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Dolly's Off To Church!

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Dolly's Off To Church!#1
Posted: 9/25/09 at 8:44pm
Dolly's Off To Church!
At the ripe old age of 88, Miss Carol Channing is about to release what could very well be here last album. She has recorded a brand new album of among all things religious numbers?!?
The album is called 'For Heavens Sake' and these are the track listings!
1. Intro
2. He Ain't Never Done Me Nothing But Good
3. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
4. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
5. Roll Jordan Roll
6. Modesto, You're My Hometown!
7. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
8. Razzle-Dazzle
9. Old Time Religion
10. God's Peace Is Like A Gentle Rose
11. Medley Of Memories
12. Saint James Infirmary
13. Shine God's Love To Everyone
14. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
15. One More Valley
16. I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal
17. The Show Must Go On
18. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Maybe that parade really has passed her by, bless the dear.


Updated On: 9/25/09 at 08:44 PM
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#2
Posted: 9/26/09 at 7:14pm
I guess at the age of 88 you want to keep all the friends you've got!!!

Some bugger tell her that when she closes her eyes for the last time, she will be long remembered here on earth for more than her rendition of "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho"!!!
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#2
Posted: 9/27/09 at 4:58pm
Praise be!
I will never forget the last time I saw her on stage.
The revival of 'Hello Dolly' in New York.
An absolute 'doll' on stage. I honestly felt like I was watching her do the performance for the first time in her life.
I was in tears at the curtain call- I had just seen a legend perform a legendary performance.

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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#3
Posted: 9/30/09 at 7:21pm
I was there Mama - Miss Channing got a standing ovation on her entrance just for being alive - and she was wheeled on, Jonathan Frakes (of 'Star Trek, The Next Generation' fame) sat next to me and proved to be as big a Dolly fan as anyone of us queens. The highlight of the Saturday night had to be our post-show dinner at Sardi's when Dolly herself entered the restaurant and occupied the table next to ours - she did, however, appear to have taken her own food with her (I think she was on a macrobiotic diet at the time).
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#4
Posted: 9/30/09 at 7:25pm
Oh John i so want to tell the food story of her backstage at Drury Lane when she brought Dolly over in the late 70s but Im not sure if its suitable!
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#5
Posted: 9/30/09 at 9:49pm
This album is a must have!
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#6
Posted: 10/1/09 at 12:14pm
Oh, go for it Mama. I don't suppose Carol Channing reads this forum!
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#7
Posted: 10/2/09 at 9:11am
CD now delayed until Jan 20th incase you were all gonna rush out on Monday!!!!
Updated On: 10/2/09 at 09:11 AM
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#8
Posted: 10/2/09 at 9:12am
CD now delayed until Jan 20th incase you were all gonna rush out on Monday!!!!
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#9
Posted: 10/2/09 at 2:24pm
Do tell Mama.

It can't be any worse than anything that Sam posts.
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re: Dolly's Off To Church!#10
Posted: 10/2/09 at 3:44pm
Oh God!
It could be too unsavoury for some on here!

Heres another story of our Carol during the 'Dolly' run at the Shaftesbury Theatre (it was so successful at Drury Lane in the 1978 revival that it transfered for 6 months to the Shaftesbury!)
Anyways, she was always one to stand in the wings whenever not on stage and was always camping it up with the rest of the cast and then would just slip into Dolly for the next entrance.
One day, a friend of mine, who was in the chorus, saw her take her shoes off to relax and decided to be camp and try it on!
He did. Now his shoe size is 12/13- his foot was lost in Ms Channings gigantic shoe. As the boys giggled at this she slipped them back on for the next entrance but as she swept away she looked at them and said 'you know what they say about big feet boys! Huge c***!?
A legend!
Updated On: 10/2/09 at 03:44 PM