Cybill Shepherd is at her comedic best with this collection of songs and soundbites from her hit sitcom Cybill. It's a definite "must have" for Cybill show fans.
Liner Notes: by Cybill Shepherd
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" has always been one of my favorite songs written by George Gershwin. I had to fight to use it as the Cybill Show theme song ...(展开全部) Cybill Shepherd is at her comedic best with this collection of songs and soundbites from her hit sitcom Cybill. It's a definite "must have" for Cybill show fans.
Liner Notes: by Cybill Shepherd
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" has always been one of my favorite songs written by George Gershwin. I had to fight to use it as the Cybill Show theme song because my co-producers wanted me to do Peggy Lee's "I'm A Woman" instead. "Toasted Chickies" was the first of numerous bogus radio spots I would sing on the show. On this one, I got a job imitating a chicken for a snack food jingle. It didn't go so well! "Funny How Time Slips Away" is from the last episode of the first season when my first ex-husband Ira wanted to reconcile with me and my second ex-husband Jeff wanted whoever he could get. Burt Reynolds and everybody else just wanted a big bar fight. "Granny's Snack Cakes" was another snack food jingle, but this time I'm an angel on roller skates. Listen and you'll hear the skates just before I fly into the willing arms of a local union member. "Secret Love" is a great song to frame the montage of date scenes with my brief and secret fling for two episodes, played by Chad Everett. It's an old favorite that I've sung for years. I actually had no trouble getting the producers to put it in the show, maybe because I wasn't singing on camera. Thanks to Ronald Reagan we now know that ketchup is a vegetable, and on "Coulson's Vegetable Soup" I get to play a life-size tuber. It was an eighteen carrot performance. In "That's Life" I dance on a sushi bar and finish a performance I started twenty-some years earlier. As a scantily clad island babe, my "Twin Coconuts" steal the show. I use my chest voice so well. Maryann and I prove that "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" when we venture to Japan and cavort with the repressed wife of a Japanese CEO and a very large Sumo wrestler who has a crush on me (not literally!). The studio insisted that I sing the exact Japanese translation provided by the music publisher. I have included that version here. However, the studio decided not to include my Japanese singing in the episode because they feared a lawsuit from the publisher. Why? Judge for yourself. Maryann gets a whole lot more "Respect" when I impersonate her at her high school reunion. Although I was flushed with anticipation, my career was going down the pipes when I took a job as a singing toilet and sang "The Potty Song". But later that same episode things were looking up as I get to belt out a rousing high B-flat on "St. Louis Blues" at a local club. I just sang a few phrases of "One Boy" in the third show of the fourth season, but here is the full version of the song. "Hi De Diddle" is a bawdy song from a dream sequence where time, gender and familial relations are totally skewed. This acoustic version of "Talk Memphis To Me" was intended to go with some wonderful video footage the network refused to air. "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" was to have been my swan song, my farewell to my fans, but it was cut out of the last episode by the studio. For the details, read my upcoming book, Cybill Disobedience to be published by Harper Collins late 99. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" was way too expensive to use in the foreign version or syndication so I came up with "Gonna Make It" as an alternative. I have no idea if they are actually using "Gonna Make It" in the foreign version as I've never seen my show outside the USA. They tell me the chances of syndicating the show are slim. Oh well, I guess I won't be able to afford that ranch after all. Yes folks once again, the Cybill Show theme song, "Nice Work If You Can Get It".
A Personal Note From Cybill Shepherd:
Dear Fans, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to entertain you. I'm grateful for every one of the 87 episodes of the Cybill show. I would like to have done 87 more but it probably would have killed me.