Once more I bring the latest installment of Rayality TV from Ray Stevens! This time around it's ebisode 13 and it spotlights the hysterical music video of "The Blue Cyclone, Part 1". I imagine Part 2 is going to be on next week's installment of Rayality TV. You'll never want to cross paths with The Cyclone...especially not in a darkened parking lot...after he believes you've attacked him from your ringside seat.
Earlier this morning Ray Stevens gave an interview on KMOX radio on The Charlie Brennan Show. Ray had given an interview on this program several years earlier during the TSA body scan scandals. At the time of that interview Ray's current single/video happened to be "The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore". In this latest interview Ray discusses his book and his upcoming gospel CD. The interview is broken into 2 parts and you can access both of them HERE. Ray also discusses "Ahab the Arab", "The Streak", "Gitarzan", "Misty", and the story behind "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". The thing that's consistently overlooked is the fact that Ray eventually recorded the song a year after it had become a big hit for B.J Thomas. Ray's recording of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" can be found on his Everything Is Beautiful album (1970).
Ray's upcoming gospel project, hich is going to be released in 2 separate Volumes, is going to be marketed by Bill Gaither and associates. Ray mentions in Part 2 of the audio clip that they'll be in complete charge of the project's distribution, marketing, publicity. Earlier I posted a link to the gospel project. Here's the link once more: Ray Stevens Gospel Collection, Volume One. The CD isn't to be released until August 19th. I have no idea if this product page is the only place a customer has to place an order or if it'll become available all over the internet in late August.