Good Wednesday morning all the Ray Stevens fans!! A few hours ago an article about Ray became available on the Taste of Country web-site. The article promotes Ray's 9-CD box set, The Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music. You can read the article by clicking the following: Taste of Country. The page includes a music video of "Shriner's Convention" that Ray did in 1995 for his Get Serious! movie.
A few weeks back Ray had mentioned that the long out of print movie will probably see a DVD release by the end of the year. I hope it becomes available on DVD, as I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, for the simple fact that the VCR that I still have isn't getting any younger and you just can't walk into a shopping store nowadays and find VCR's readily available. I have a DVD player as well but a lot of my older products are in VHS format...and thankfully, for the most part, the VHS titles have been re-released in DVD format...but there are just some things that were issued on VHS that have not made it to DVD...and Get Serious! is one of them.
Next month, July, marks the Golden Anniversary of "Ahab the Arab" reaching the Top-10 on the Hot 100. It would reach it's Top-5 peak position the first week of August 1962. The song debuted on the Hot 100 in May 1962. I wrote a blog entry a few weeks back detailing the song reaching it's 50th anniversary. I'll write some more in the coming months about the song and list a few of the other songs that were in the Top-10 on the Hot 100 that week, too.