May 9, 2014

Ray Stevens: Rayality TV webisode 8...

It's Friday...and that means another installment of Rayality TV!!! This one is more of a hodgepodge of sketches and video clips rather than a look-in at The Encore retirement home. In the clip below you'll see Ray in a psychiatric theme as Sickmind Fraud, then Ray tells us about a certain phone call to a lady named Margaret, and then Ray and company tackle the tabloid gossip papers. Sprinkled throughout is a video clip of Ray and Sylvia performing "Makin' Cookies", a parody of an early pop song titled "Makin' Whoopee". Sylvia had a string of country music hits in the early to mid '80s.

The sketch about The National Supermarket Checkout Examiner is based on a very funny song Ray recorded in 1991 called "Tabloid News". The video footage had been taped during that point in time, too. The song can be found on Ray's 1991 comedy album on Curb Records, #1 with a Bullet. You can buy the digital download of "Tabloid News" HERE. Once there you can click the audio sample and here a 30 second clip. If you prefer to purchase the entire Mp3 album, rather than just the individual song, you can click HERE. The project originally became available on cassette and CD in 1991. Later, both were unavailable (out of print). In 2005 Curb Records re-released Ray's 1990 and 1991 studio albums on CD format. Several years later the material became available in Mp3 on-line format.

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