Ray Stevens

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Harold Ray Ragsdale (born January 24, 1939), known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian, known for his Grammy-winning song "Everything is Beautiful" as well as various comedic hits such as "Gitarzan" and "The Streak". Over a career spanning multiple decades, he has worked as a background artist, producer, and music arranger for prominent acts, and as a solo artist on his albums, videos and short-lived television show. Stevens has released audio and video works in differing genres including Gospel, Adult Contemporary, and political satire. He has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the Christian Music Hall of Fame, and has received Gold Albums for his works.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Ray "Ahab the Arab" Stevens Ray Stevens & Hal Winters 1
1963 This Is Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
1968 Even Stevens Ray Stevens 1
1969 Gitarzan Ray Stevens 2
1974 Boogity Boogity Ray Stevens 1
1975 Misty Ray Stevens 1
1985 I Have Returned Ray Stevens 1
1986 Surely You Joust Ray Stevens 5 1
1992 Ahab the Arab Ray Stevens 1
2000 Ear Candy Ray Stevens 1
#1 With a Bullet Ray Stevens 1
Crackin Up Ray Stevens 1
He Thinks He's Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
Hum It Ray Stevens 1
I Never Made a Record I Didn't Like Ray Stevens 1
Lend Me Your Ears Ray Stevens 1
Mississippi Squirrel Revival Ray Stevens 1
Osama-Yo'-Mama Ray Stevens 1
Ray Stevens Christmas: Through a Different Window Ray Stevens 1
Serious Side of Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Greatest Hits Ray Stevens 1
1990 His All-Time Greatest Comic Hits Ray Stevens 1
1990 Greatest Hits Ray Stevens 1
1993 The Best of Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
1997 Ray Stevens: Collector's Edition Ray Stevens 1
2003 The Collection Ray Stevens 1
2006 Box Set Ray Stevens 1
2007 The Very Best of... Ray Stevens 1
2008 Greatest Hits (The 50th Anniversary Collection) Ray Stevens 2 1
1,837 Seconds of Humor / This Is Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
20 Comedy Hits Ray Stevens 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
All-Time Greatest Hits Ray Stevens 1
At His Best Ray Stevens 1
Classic Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
Collection Ray Stevens 1
Collector's Series Ray Stevens 1
Great Gospel Songs Ray Stevens 1
Ray Stevens Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Ray Stevens 1
The Best Of Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1
The Best of... Ray Stevens 1
The Very Best of Ray Stevens Ray Stevens 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Get Serious! The ORIGINAL Movie Soundtrack Ray Stevens 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Five More Steps / Tingle Ray Stevens 1
1957 Silver Bracelet / Rang Tang Ding Dong Ray Stevens 1
1970 Everything Is Beautiful Ray Stevens 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Last Laugh Ray Stevens 1
The Ray Stevens Collection Ray Stevens 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Greatest Hits Ray Stevens 1
1989 Beside Myself Ray Stevens 1

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