Wonderful work from Dorothy Shay – a very unusual singer for her time, and in a backwards way, almost a force in mainstreaming country music in later years! As the title implies, Dorothy's a bit of a "Park Avenue Hillbill
y" – in that she sings country themes, but in a style that's less hillbill
y and more in the mode of some of the straighter female vocalists of the time. She's working here with orchestral backings from Buddy Freed, with a sound that gives another take on the term countrypolitan! There's 12 tracks in all, including "Mountain Gal", "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes", "The Saga Of Jenny", "Experience", "Feudin'", "Country Girl", "Lucy Medley
", "Whatever Happened To The Man That I Married", "Stouthearted Men", "Other Woman", "Uncle Fud", and "Efficiency".
(Red label Harmony pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)