Unwind - Ray Stevens - Unwind (Vinyl)

Sure, many so-called serious artists had one or two humorous tunes in their repertoire. But Ray went off the rails with his strange sense of humor, populating his songs with a comic-strippish cast of characters including a flashy desert nomad, a little lady who wails the blues, a fleet-footed flasher, a yard full of chickens, a teen idol ape and a band with an ape man frontman!

In between he protested the practices of tycoon advantage-takers, lamented his weak-in-the-knees romantic tendencies and touched on topics of patriotism, alcoholism and life's daily struggles while insisting the world is a beautiful place. This one-of-a-kind musical nonconformist was born Harold Ray Ragsdale in the small mill town of Clarkdale, just west of Atlanta, Georgia, in A fan of all styles of music, he formed a group called The Barons in the mid-'50s, about the time rock and roll was becoming the rage, playing for parties and town events.

Immediately after finishing high school he moved to Atlanta, contacted local radio and TV personality Bill Lowery with a demo of "Silver Bracelet," a country-pop ballad he'd written, and within weeks found himself recording, as Ray Stevens, for the Prep label, a subsidiary of Capitol.

He had one more single release before Prep was scrapped in Moving to Capitol, his singles "Chickie-Chickie Wah Wah," "Cat Pants" were gimmicky but very good rock and roll efforts; "School," written by Ray, utilized the "Song of the Volga Boatman" chant to protest the daily grind of going to class.

They were clever songs, but there wasn't a hit in the bunch. Texas Tyler in and pop hit in '59 for disc jockey Wink Martindale that would have best been left on the shelf. Sign up Sign in. All rights reserved. Play All Start Radio. We Are the Government. The Global Warming Song. We the People. Caribou Barbie. Come to the U. Cooter Brown. Info Connections Comments Shares. Search Myspace Start typing Please try again. Photo from. You're now in slide show mode. Scrobble from Spotify?

Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Related Tags country comedy singer-songwriter humour Add tags View all tags. Artist images 8 more. Ray Stevens born Harold Ray Ragsdale, 24th January is an American country and pop singer-songwriter , best known for a series of irreverent, quirky singles such as " Mississippi Squirrel Revival " and " The Streak ".

His recording career began with two singles released on Prep Records, followed by a short stint with Capitol Records. Both contracts were made with the help of Atlanta, Georgia music maven Bill Lowery. The novelties are something that most listeners will either love or hate depending on their affinity for dumb humor, with Stevens' remake of "Along Came Jones" being one of his better comedy efforts.

Misty hits all the high points and has more tracks than most domestic collections without being more expensive, which makes it a superior anthology.

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Run to you girl and unwind (I can unwind) In your arms baby I can smile yeah I can unwind Your love makes it all worthwhile Cozy room Your hand in mine Love's sweet perfume Sweeter than wine Everything is gonna be fine As long as you are mine You make my little world shine I can unwind Unwind Unwind.

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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Unwind on Discogs. Label: Monument - • Format: Vinyl 7 Ray Stevens - Unwind (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(4).
  2. Ray Stevens - Unwind: Tracklist (Vinyl) A: Unwind: B: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow: * Items below may differ depending on the release. Ray Stevens Discography Price Guide Recently Listed Email Alerts Refine Search Results. Artist: Title: Label: Cat Num: Barcode: Genre.
  3. out of 5 stars Ray Stevens Unwind. Reviewed in the United States on January 28, Verified Purchase. Ray Stevens more known for his novelty songs like Ahab the Arab and Gitarzan, sings a song about the work-a-day world and romance in this lesser known gem from the spring of '/5(1).
  4. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Ray Stevens - Unwind at Discogs. Complete your Ray Stevens collection/5(8).
  5. The Varese CD is is the concert album released in on the Monument label and later on Ray Steven's Barnaby label. It includes the original 11 songs, Yakety Yak, Little Egypt, Mr. Custer, Freddie Feelgood, prinartetintiosab.fornahollharspirendvavantdetestmostthe.co-a-Lot, Gitarzan, Along Came Jones, Alley Oop, Harry the Hairy Ape, Bagpipes-That's My Bag, and Ahab the Arab, plus bonus /5(15).
  6. Gitarzan / Unwind by Ray Stevens - 7' Vinyl / 45 [Limited / Original / Recent] for $ from prinartetintiosab.fornahollharspirendvavantdetestmostthe.co - Order by Phone Price: $
  7. Unwind, a song by Ray Stevens on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.
  8. May 27,  · " Unwind " came along in January and it started making some noise and had some chart action peaking at 52 on the Hot the highest charting position of any of his singles since and his highest ranking for a non-comedic song to date. A previous Mercury Records single, " Furthermore ", peaked at 91 late in

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