My favorite Ray Stevens video is Mr. President. I didn't realize this wasn't the first time I had heard Ray Stevens. He had a hit I had listened to decades ago. Flash from the past: Ahab the Arab. Though these days, there would be complaints about cultural appropriation or such.
Tangentially a propos the times, there's also Stevens' The Streak.Eric Hines
From another time when we needed to get rid of some hypocritical politicians.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ohvqwsNkkValerie
I used "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" during religion class last year. The students (15-17 year olds) were first stunned, then laughing so hard they had tears in their eyes. The two Southern Baptists and I were nodding along, grinning. LittleRed1
Gringo, I had the same feeling. A friend played "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" for me the other day and I didn't think I'd ever heard of Ray Stevens before. Then I checked on YouTube and saw "I'm My Own Grandpa" and "The Streak" and figured out I'd known his music for decades, just not his name. His stuff was on the old Dr. Demento show regularly."Mr. President" is good. Try "Grandpa Voted Democrat."Good one, Valerie. I figure Timex, you?LittleRed, that sounds like a successful lesson plan.
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