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Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE
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Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE
Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE
Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE
Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE

Ray Stevens - He Thinks He's Ray Stevens 1984 CRC MCA A21C 8-TRACK TAPE

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He Thinks He's Ray Stevens was Ray Stevens' twenty-first studio album and his first for MCA Records, released in 1984. The front of the album cover shows Stevens spoofing French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

The track "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" is the only Top 40 single from this album, reaching No. 20 on Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) in early 1985. Stevens uses comic storytelling to frame what occurs when a young adolescent boy catches a squirrel (while visiting his grandmother in Pascagoula, Mississippi), brings it into church, where several self-righteous members – all with sinful secrets to hide – are prominent members ... and the squirrel breaks loose from a box the boy has kept it in. As the squirrel wreaks havoc, several members admit to their fellow congregation members their faults, and by song's end they all make a vow to change.

"Furthermore" is a re-recording and partial rewrite of Stevens' 1962 single of the same name, this time done as a more serious down-tempo country music piece. "The Monkees (Theme From)" is a cover of the theme song to The Monkees but sung by Ray in broad German dialects under the guise of two fictional singers, Wolfgang and Fritzy. "It's Me Again, Margaret" is a cover of a Paul Craft song about an obscene phone caller. "Ned Nostril" is a parody of Johnny Cash and borrows motifs from Cash's "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues." "Erik the Awful" is done in the style of Stevens's earlier hit, "Ahab the Arab," with a Viking marauder as the subject.

Harold Ray Ragsdale (born January 24, 1939), known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian, known for his Grammy-winning recordings "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Misty", as well as comedic hits such as "Gitarzan" and "The Streak". He has worked as a producer, music arranger, songwriter, television host, and solo artist; been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the Christian Music Hall of Fame; and received Gold Albums for his music sales.

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