Greatest Hits (1983 Ray Stevens album)

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Greatest Hits
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 1983[1]
GenreCountry, Novelty, Comedy
LabelRCA
ProducerRay Stevens
Ray Stevens chronology
Don't Laugh Now
(1982)
Greatest Hits
(1983)
Me
(1983)

Greatest Hits is a collection of ten previously released singles by Ray Stevens, released in 1983 by RCA Records. This collection contains three singles that were released by Monument Records, four by Barnaby Records, and two by RCA. One of the selections is not an original recording; "Ahab the Arab" is a re-recording of Stevens' 1962 hit for Mercury Records that was included on his album Gitarzan, which was released by Monument in 1969. Additionally, there are two selections featured on this collection that are album versions; "Gitarzan" is the album version that begins with cheering and applauding with an audience; "Freddie Feelgood" is the version that contains audience noises and was first featured on the album Gitarzan.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Dooright Family"Ray Stevens5:05
2."Ahab the Arab"Ray Stevens3:32
3."The Streak"Ray Stevens3:17
4."Everything Is Beautiful"Ray Stevens3:32
5."Mr. Businessman"Ray Stevens3:22
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Moonlight Special"Ray Stevens5:13
2."Misty"Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke2:53
3."Gitarzan"Ray Stevens, Bill Everette3:14
4."Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)"Ray Stevens2:49
5."Shriner's Convention"Ray Stevens5:33

Album credits[edit]

  • Arranged and Produced by: Ray Stevens
  • "Ahab the Arab," "The Streak," "Everything Is Beautiful," "Mr. Businessman," "The Moonlight Special," "Misty," "Gitarzan," "Freddie Feelgood (And His Funky Little Five Piece Band)," under license from Barnaby Records, Inc.
  • Remastering Engineer: Bill Vandevort, Music City Music Hall, Nashville, TN
  • Disc Mastering Engineer: Randy Kling, Disc Mastering, Inc. (Randy's Roost), Nashville, TN
  • Art Direction: Herb Burnette, Pinwheel Studios, Nashville, TN
  • Photography: Graham Henman

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LP Discography: Ray Stevens". LP Discography. Retrieved August 21, 2011.