1980 Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs

9 to 5 and Odd Jobs is the twenty-third solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on November 17, 1980, by RCA Records. A concept album about working, the album was centered on Parton’s hit “9 to 5”, which served as the theme song to the film of the same name (co-starring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), and topped both the U.S. country and pop charts. The album’s two additional singles—a cover of Mike Settle’s “But You Know I Love You” and a reading of “The House of the Rising Sun” – provided further country hits, with “But You Know I Love You” also reaching #1.

The understated pop-country arrangement of most of the songs was seen as a welcome return to form for Parton by critics, after the overly-polished pop sound of Parton’s previous albums. In addition to five Parton compositions, the album contained a number of folk and country classics, including work by Woody Guthrie, Mel Tillis and Merle Travis.

The album was produced by Mike Post (with the exception of “9 to 5”, which was produced by Parton’s bandleader Gregg Perry).


9 To 5 (Dolly Parton) 02:42
2  Hush-A-Bye Hard Times (Dolly Parton) 03:48
3  The House Of The Rising Sun (Traditional) 04:02
4  Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (Dolly Parton; Mike Post) 04:41
5  Sing For The Common Man (Freida Parton; Mark Anderson) 03:47
6  Working Girl (Dolly Parton) 03:17
7  Detroit City (Danny Dill; Mel Tillis) 03:35
8  But You Know I Love (Mike Settle) 03:18
9  Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis) 03:26
10  Poor Folks Town (Dolly Parton) 02:58


BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarReggie Young
Steel GuitarJoe McGuffee
BanjoSonny Osborne
KeyboardsRon Oates
SynthesizerIan Underwood
Background VocalsAnita Ball
Background VocalsJoey Scarbury
Background VocalsRichard Dennison
VocalsDolly Parton

Other Musicians

1 9 To 5

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarJeff Baxter
PianoLarry Knechtel
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxTom Saviano
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill

2 Hush-A-Bye Hard Times

Background VocalsBobby Osborne
Background VocalsSonny Osborne

3 The House Of The Rising Sun

GuitarLarry Carlton
Slide GuitarJohn Goux

6 Working Girl

GuitarLarry Carlton

8 But You Know I Love

SynthesizerMike Post

10 Poor Folks Town

OrganGregg Perry

Drill Team – Dolly Parton, Eddie Bayers, Judy Ogle, Leland Sklar, Mike Post, Reggie Young (Track 6)

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Post
Producer – Gregg Perry (Track 1)
Producer (Associate) – Gregg Perry
Arranged By – Mike Post
Arranged By – Dolly Parton (Track 3)
Arranged By – Gregg Perry (Track 1)
Contractor – Frank DeCaro (Track 1)
Engineer (Mastering) – Mike Reese
Engineer (Mixing) – Doug Parry
Engineer (Recording) – Chuck Britz, Larry Carlton, Marshall Morgan, Paul Dobbe
Engineer (Recording) – Armin Steiner (Track 1)
Engineer (Second, Mixing) – Rick Romano
Engineer (Second, Recording) – Pat McMakin

Art Direction – George Corsillo, Gribbitt!, Tim Bryant
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Recorded At Audio Media
Recorded At Western Recorders
Recorded At Studio 335, Hollywood
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Smoketree Ranch
Phonographic Copyright (p) RCA Records