1983 Dolly Parton – Burlap & Satin

Burlap & Satin is the twenty-fifth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on May 2, 1983, by RCA Records. The album straddled the line between pop and country sounds. Consisting mostly of Parton’s own compositions, two tracks were outtakes from the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas film: “A Cowboy’s Ways” (a song intended for costar Burt Reynolds to perform in the film that was ultimately cut out of the film) and “A Gamble Either Way”. The album’s single, “Potential New Boyfriend” was a top 20 country single and was accompanied by Parton’s first ever music video. Willie Nelson duetted on a cover of the Eddy Arnold hit “I Really Don’t Want to Know”.

As part of Parton’s 2007 European tour, the album was re-released for the first time on CD by BMG Germany (a division of Sony/BMG) in a two-fer CD. It was paired with 1985’s Real Love.


1  Ooo-eee (Annie McLoone) 03:33
2  Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On (Hank Locklin) 03:04
3  Jealous Heart (Dolly Parton) 03:19
4  A Gamble Either Way (Dolly Parton) 03:29
5  Appalachian Memories (Dolly Parton) 04:12
6  I Really Don’t Want To Know (Don Robertson; Howard Barnes) 02:58
7  Potential New Boyfriend (John Lewis Parker; Steve Kipner) 03:33
8  A Cowboy’s Ways (Dolly Parton) 04:11
9  One Of Those Days (Dolly Parton) 03:54
10  Calm On The Water (Dolly Parton) 03:19


BassLeland Sklar
BassMichael Rhodes
BassTommy Cogbill
DrumsEddy Anderson
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarMitch Humphries
GuitarMike Severs
GuitarPete Bordonali
GuitarTom Rutledge
Steel GuitarJoe McGuffee
KeyboardsGregg Perry
KeyboardsMitch Humphries
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsRon Oates
SynthesizerRon Oates
HornDewayne Pigg
SaxDenis Solee
PercussionEddy Anderson
Background VocalsAnita Ball
Background VocalsDonna McElroy
Background VocalsJudy Rodman
Background VocalsKaren Taylor
Background VocalsLea Jane Berinati
Background VocalsLisa Silver
Background VocalsMichael Black
Background VocalsRay Walker
Background VocalsRichard Dennison
VocalsDolly Parton

Other Musicians

6 I Really Don’t Want To Know

VocalsWillie Nelson

Liner Notes

Producer – Gregg Perry
Producer (Executive) – Dolly Parton
Arranged By – Gregg Perry
Engineer (Recording) – Ernie Winfrey, Phil Jamtaas
Engineer (Assistant) – Fran Overall, Jim Scott
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Mixed By – Ernie Winfrey
Strings – The Nashville String Machine

Art Direction, Design – Ed Caraeff

Mastered At Woodland Studios
Recorded At The Sound Shop
Recorded At Castle Studio
Recorded At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Phonographic Copyright (p) RCA Records
Copyright (c) RCA Record