Music Video of the Day: Those Memories Of You by Dolly Parton & Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris (1987, dir. White Copeman)


Is there a single one of these videos that doesn’t have Harry Dean Stanton playing a sad looking old man?

Spoiler! There’s only one that I can find.

This time around we see Stanton hanging around a black-and-white house with a dog and a fiddle.

While Stanton goes about his normal routine, we see Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris in color as ghosts trolling Stanton. I wonder if this was for the same reason that Bob Dylan wasn’t in the Bob Dylan video that stars Stanton.

Stanton still finds a way to have some enjoyment by doing a bit of Gene Kelly mop/broom dancing from Thousands Cheer (1943).

Thousands Cheer (1943, dir. George Sidney)

Thousands Cheer (1943, dir. George Sidney)

That’s really all there is to the video. It has Stanton and it’s a nice recognizable Country song. Stanton does a fine job as always. I kind of like the idea of Parton, Ronstadt, and Harris being ghosts even if I can’t keep myself from wondering if the video is this way because they couldn’t get them in the same room together. It works anyways.

Unlike almost any video I cover, this one comes with credits.

I can’t find anything about White Copeman except that he seems to have directed at least one other video for Dolly Parton.

There’s a little more information on producer Caldwell. He and his wife sold a house in Venice, Los Angeles back in 2014 for about 2.56 million dollars. I can also find some scattered mentions of him online that amount to the fact that he works as a music video producer. There are at least producing credits on three videos and graphics work on another one.

Enjoy!

Harry Dean Stanton Retrospective:

  1. Heart Of Stone by Dwight Yoakam (1996, dir. Dwight Yoakam)
  2. Sorry You Asked? by Dwight Yoakam (1996, dir. Dwight Yoakam)
  3. Nothing To Believe In by Cracker (1996, dir. Samuel Bayer)
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