Brenda Lee / Dolly Parton / Kris Kristofferson / Willie Nelson

The Winning Hand

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The Winning Hand Review

by Greg Adams

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 Stream
1
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:58 Amazon
2
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:20 Amazon
3 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:01 Amazon
4 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:55 Amazon
5
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:44 Amazon
6 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:50 Amazon
7
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:21 Amazon
8
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:49 Amazon
9
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:07 Amazon
10 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:52 Amazon
11
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:17 Amazon
12
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:52 Amazon
13 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:28 Amazon
14 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:24 Amazon
15 Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 04:10 Amazon
16
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 03:20 Amazon
17
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:36 Amazon
18
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:27 Amazon
19
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 02:41 Amazon
20
Kris Kristofferson / Brenda Lee / Willie Nelson / Dolly Parton 04:18 Amazon
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