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RAY STEVENS —FACE THE MUSIC: The Complete Monument Singles 1965-1970 (Ace Records)

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Placed together for the first time, our friends at Ace Records have come through with all singer-songwriter, producer and more Ray Stevens’ Monument singles. Among the 24 songs are six top 100 American hits!

 

While Stevens gained much of his fame with his humourus songs he never tired of covering and writing songs more akin to everyday life. The struggles of people in relationships and covers of (the first) Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” some R&B and songs with a message as in his own “Have A Little Talk With Myself” and clever ode “Mary My Secretary”. He even did one song from Bob Dylan “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” to go with sing-a-longs “Along Came Jones” and “Yakety Yak”.   

 

Big productions complete with catchy vocal harmonies help make up a feel good factor is present in much of his work as in “Party People” , “Mr. Business Man” and the funky “Freddie Feelgood (And his Funky Little Five Piece Band)”. Aided by the mellow, thought provoking “Face The Music” before dropping back to the quirky “Gitarzan” and real wacky “Bagpipes — That’s My Bag”. Stevens through his versatility and inbuilt desire to entertain these attributes may have been a distraction but he was in all honesty, he was a musical genius.      

 

I await volume two. Maybe they will take a look at his work of the 1980s? I recall he did some interesting and often humorus country recordings. It was during a big transition period on the country music front. Exciting times they were too as you had the New Traditionalists come to the aid of the established stars of Willie (Nelson) and Waylon (Jennings) George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash. Plus those who were left to bridge the gap between the old and new Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs and Vern Gosdin (though older than the others mentioned) as older acts found themselves dropped by their respective labels. But that is another story. One ACE might one day give their attention. 

 

                                                Maurice Hope       

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1
Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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