iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Joey Bishop Sings Country Western by Joey Bishop, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Joey Bishop Sings Country Western

Joey Bishop

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

A classic album of the Golden Throats genre, Joey Bishop Sings Country & Western has everything the ironic listener could want in a celebrity vocal record: a woeful mismatch of artist and material, inept performances, and a hilarious album cover. Sporting a photo of the Bronx-born comedian/actor posing in a gaudy Nudie suit against a Western backdrop, Joey Bishop Sings Country & Western features the weak-voiced singer warbling country standards, with a particular emphasis on the songs of Hank Williams. "Born to Lose" could be the theme song for Bishop's singing career, and "Listen, They're Playing My Song" makes one wish they weren't. Ernie Freeman produced and arranged the album in the countrypolitan style with a pop vocal chorus and strings, so that portion of the production is as slick and professional as any major-label country album. Bishop's voice is low in the mix, perhaps to minimize its impact, which was a poor artistic choice in retrospect for today's listeners who want to hear Bishop's incompetence in all its glory. The liner notes by Dean Martin, Ernie Freeman, and Glen Campbell are additional sources of hilarity — especially Martin's, which are backhanded enough (in a good-natured way) to convey something of the absurdity of the endeavor. Of course, if the whole project weren't so serious, it wouldn't be as funny.

Listeners Also Bought

Joey Bishop Sings Country Western, Joey Bishop
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries