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© Fiddle Fish Music Records
Year of Release: 1995
Let It Be Me
Cold Cold Heart
Mr. Tambourine Man
Carol Lee Cooper)
You Lay So Easy
On My Mind
(withBobby G. Rice)
Please Help Me
Carrie Moore &
Jerry Springer related sites:
ANOTHER Fair Warning:
Yes, the Jerry Springer who was one-time
campaign aide to Senator Robert Kennedy, lawyer, political reporter and
Yes, the Jerry Springer who was Mayor of Cincinnati...
And most importantly...
Yes, the Jerry Springer that everyone
just loves to help out the audience on his talk show by yelling "JER-RY! JER-RY!"...
(Didn't they get this idea when another talk show host, Wally George's
audience yelled, "WAL-LY! WAL-LY!" ???)
YES, this is the talk show host
you either love or hate, Jerry Springer, who has added "Country Singer" to his
But is this new reference a good one?
The Fair Warning is... This is a category we put Jerry in as, "You Better
Keep Your Day Job..." Jerry Springer released an all-Country CD, Dr. Talk,
an album of one original Country song (co-written by Springer), and the rest are
well-know Country songs, sung by Springer. (Ahem, yes, Springer sings!) We've
all heard of it, and the outcome was pretty much expected... Jerry Springer is
far better a talk show host than a singer. Rhino Records' Golden Throats
could have easily added Jerry to their own Country CD (I>Sweethearts Of Rodeo
Drive, but I think they had released that album already before Springer's
Dr. Talk. (In looking it up, Sweethearts was released in early
1995; my guess is Springer's CD was released afterwards.)
The title track consists of talk show concepts, and how one's life maybe
taking for the worse, yet the lyrics explain just watch the talk shows, and how
their main problems are far from watching the guests and how their lives are
"Let It Be Me," the Everly Brothers song, Jerry sings this song
as a duet with Colene Walters. And actually, this duet isn't really that bad.
"Cold Cold Heart," the Hank Williams Sr. tune -- I think I'd rather
hear Hank's version instead. "Mr. Tambourine Man" defintely the Byrds
version is better, likewise the writer of this song, Bob Dylan. (We know Dylan
was never a great singer himself, but please, Jerry just doesn't swing it on
this version either.)
"Changing Partners" -- (seems like a talk show concept in itself,
and obviously a topic most likely covered on Springer's show), is a duet with
Carol Lee Cooper, and like the duet with Colene Walters, it's not as bad, yet
"Let It Be Me" is a better recording than "Changing Partners,"
given the choice. "You Lay So Easy On My Mind" -- a duet with Bobby G.
Rice, it's another bad song, and sometimes you wonder who's singing, Bobby or
Jerry. "Talk Back Trembling Lips" is a duet with the original singer of
this song, Ernest Ashworth, whose version was a #1 Country hit in 1963. I think
it's obviously clear you can tell the difference of the two singers. Ashworth
was an actual country singer (and easy to listen to), and Jerry just isn't.
"Please Help Me I'm Falling" -- Jerry sings (or tries to) with Carrie
Moore & Debbie Moore, and the Moores are much easier to listen to than Jerry.
I'd rather hear John Fogerty's version of this song, or even the #1 Country hit
by Hank Locklin, ANYONE's version than Jerry Springer's!!
It's quite obvious as the critics said, and I have to agree also... This
album is just plain BAD. Another talk show host, the late Wally George, also
recorded an album, but he was smart, and not sing. He just talked over the
music, siimilar to what John Wayne did on his America, Why I Love Her
album. (Wally George also recorded his own version of America, Why I Love
Her.) And, another talk show host that took a shot at singing, and like
Springer, he was better in keeping his day job as a talk show host, was Morton
Downey Jr. His father, Morton Downey Sr. may have been known as a better singer
than his son, yet we all know, like Springer, Downey Jr. and Springer are much
better at being talk show hosts, than singing.
The Rhino Golden Throats series come to mind on Dr. Talk.
You just can't help but try and stomach his singing, but thank God, we can
cherish Springer with his regular job as a talk show host, and not remember
him as a bad singer. (Although Springer's topics are considered "trash,"
we still respect him better as a talk show host, or don't we?)
BTW: This CD is obviously out of print, most likely you'll find it on ebay.
In looking at Amazon.com, they have used copies, but (get this), their starting
price is $77.00! Yes, $77.00 and up if you REALLY want to purchase it! ebay
should have a more affordable price, say $7.00, but does that INCLUDE shipping
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