Brenda Lee / Dolly Parton / Kris Kristofferson / Willie Nelson

The Winning Hand

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Recorded for Monument in 1983 thanks to the leniency of the artists' respective labels, Brenda, Dolly, Kris & Willie brought together Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson for a double album of duets featuring every possible combination of the four, as well as a handful of solo numbers. Certainly a delight for fans of the individual performers, this album is nonetheless too redolent of a various-artists anthology to truly succeed as a piece. Much of the music is highly enjoyable, however, particularly the Dolly and Kris novelty, "Ping Pong," and Brenda and Dolly's duet on What Do You Think About Lovin'." As a bizarre bonus, Johnny Cash provided the half-poetry, half-prose liner notes.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:58
2
2:20
3 3:01
4 2:55
5
3:44
6 3:50
7
2:21
8
2:49
9
3:07
10 2:52
11
3:17
12
2:52
13 2:28
14 2:24
15 4:10
16
3:20
17
2:36
18
2:27
19
2:41
20
4:18
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