Boogity Boogity

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Boogity Boogity
Boogity Boogity.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1974[1]
GenrePop, country, novelty, comedy
LabelBarnaby, Janus
ProducerRay Stevens
Ray Stevens chronology
Nashville
(1973)
Boogity Boogity
(1974)
Misty
(1975)

Boogity Boogity was Ray Stevens' eleventh studio album, released in 1974, as well as his sixth for Barnaby Records. For this album, Stevens returns to the genres of novelty and comedy. The album was released to capitalize on the success of his hit single "The Streak", which was inspired by the fad of streaking during that time period. Stevens' two songs, "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)" and "Bagpipes That's My Bag," were taken from his album Gitarzan and were reissued on this album. The front of the album cover shows Stevens running in a blur, seemingly in the nude, and also contains the phrases "Woosh!!" and "Don't look Ethel!" the latter of which is part of the lyrics to the primary single of the album.

"The Streak" proved to be an even bigger success than Stevens' 1970 hit "Everything Is Beautiful," reaching #1 in the US, Canada, UK, and New Zealand. Its follow-up single, "The Moonlight Special," was lifted from this album but did not fare as well on the charts. Stevens' 1971 single, "Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)," first appeared on a collection called Ray Stevens' Greatest Hits but was reissued on this album, making its first appearance on a studio album.

Janus Records released a version of the album (#6310 301) with the same artwork but with an extended track listing.[2] Both Barnaby Records and Janus Records were issued by the GRT (General Recorded Tape) Group.

On May 17, 2005, this album and Stevens' album Nashville were re-released together on one CD.

Track listing (Barnaby Records)[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Streak"Ray Stevens3:15
2."Smith and Jones"Ray Stevens4:53
3."Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"Ray Stevens2:42
4."Bagpipes That's My Bag"Ray Stevens2:56
5."Don't Boogie Woogie"Layng Martine2:37
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Moonlight Special"Ray Stevens5:12
2."Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues)"Ray Stevens3:37
3."Heart Transplant"Ray Stevens, Elkin Rippey3:38
4."Just So Proud to Be Here"Ray Stevens3:17

Track listing (Janus Records)[2][edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Streak"Ray Stevens3:15
2."Smith and Jones"Ray Stevens4:53
3."Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"Ray Stevens2:42
4."Bagpipes That's My Bag"Ray Stevens2:56
5."Don't Boogie Woogie"Layng Martine2:37
6."Alley Oop"Frazier3:13
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Moonlight Special"Ray Stevens5:12
2."Sir Thanks-A-Lot"Ray Stevens3:02
3."Heart Transplant"Ray Stevens/Elkin Rippey3:38
4."Just So Proud to Be Here"Ray Stevens3:17
5."Mr. Custer"Darian/Delony/Van Winkle3:23
6."Little Egypt"Leiber/Stoller3:23

Album credits[edit]

  • All songs published by: Ahab Music Co., Inc. (BMI)
  • Arranged and Produced by: Ray Stevens for Ahab Productions, Inc. and GRT Corp.
  • Engineer: Tom Knox
  • Art direction: Neil Terk
  • Cover photo: John Donegan
  • Cover art: Kristin Mull
  • Vocals, Siren whistle: Ray Stevens

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 The Billboard 200 159
1974 Billboard Top Country Albums 10
1974 Canadian Albums Chart 82

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Hot 100 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
1974 "The Streak" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
1974 "The Streak" UK Singles Chart 1
1974 "The Streak" New Zealand Singles Chart 1
1974 "The Streak" Irish Singles Chart 2
1974 "The Streak" Australian Singles Chart 2
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 3
1974 "The Streak" Billboard Adult Contemporary 12
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Billboard Hot 100 73
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Canadian RPM Top Singles 59
1974 "The Moonlight Special" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP Discography: Ray Stevens". LP Discography. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Original album sleeve notes