This affordable import offers 22 of Ray Stevens' late '60s and early to mid-'70s recordings, including his biggest hits "The Streak" and "Misty," as well as several other charting singles. The collection offers a good balance between Stevens' comedy - which combines the silliest aspects of Roger Miller's and Jerry Reed's novelty records - and his straight material. Misty hits all the high points and has more tracks than most domestic collections without being more expensive, which makes it a superior anthology.
Misty" is a jazz standard written in 1954 by pianist Erroll Garner. He composed it as an instrumental on the traditional 32-bar format and recorded it for the album Contrasts (1955). Lyrics were added later by Johnny Burke. It became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, appearing on his 1959 album Heavenly and reaching number 12 on the . Pop Singles chart later that year.
Misty was Ray Stevens' twelfth studio album as well as being his seventh and final for Barnaby Records. It was released in 1975. This album contains primarily cover versions of various songs that were popular from the 1920s to the 1950s, though there are two original songs for the album as well ("Sunshine" and "Take Care of Business"). Four singles were lifted from the album: the title track, "Indian Love Call," "Young Love," and "Mockingbird Hill" (the last of which failed to chart).
Arranged By, Producer – Ray Stevens. Art Direction – Neil Terk. Backing Vocals – Lisa Silver, Ray Stevens, Toni Wine. Banjo – Bobby Thompson (tracks: B2), Mark Casstevens (tracks: A1, A5). Bass – Jack Williams (tracks: A3, A4, A6 to B5), Norbert Putnam (tracks: A2), Stuart Keathley (tracks: A1, A5). Drums – Jerry Carrigan (tracks: A3, A4, A6 to B5), Jerry Kroon (tracks: A1, A5), Kenneth Buttrey (tracks: A2). Engineer – Tom Knox. Fiddle – Lisa Silver.
Misty (LP, Album, San). 9109 401. Ray Stevens.
This very listenable and often fun. Ray Stevens always seems to have a twinkle in his eye when he arranges, plays and sings.
Watch the video for Misty from Ray Stevens's Greatest Hits for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Misty Ray Stevens (Erroll Garner/Johnny Burke) Covered many times, this song has had at least four top 40 appearances, with one of the best-known b. iew full lyrics. The Bellamy Brothers. Blanket on the Ground.
Misty is a tune written in 1954 by Errol Garner. This ballad has become very popular both in and out of the jazz world. This song had a key role in the plot of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film Play Misty For Me. Johnny Burke later wrote lyrics to Misty. This tune is played in many different keys but the most common jam session key is Eb major. Videos to learn the melody/changes. Misty" performed by Tal Farlow.