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Me (Ray Stevens album)

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Released  1983
Label  Mercury
Genre  Country, Novelty
Producer  Jerry Kennedy and Ray Stevens
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Me was Ray Stevens' twentieth studio album and his third and final for Mercury Records, released in 1983. In 1982, Stevens returned briefly to Mercury to record this album (his first for that label in 20 years) before moving to MCA Records in 1984. The front of the album cover shows Stevens portraying a painter painting a self-portrait; while the back shows the finished portrait on a table along with a second self-portrait that is sketched by pencil, a cup filled with paint brushes, the paint tray, tubes of paint, a small glass filled with water and a rose, and a lamp. Two singles were lifted from the album: "Love Will Beat Your Brains Out" (which unfortunately did not chart) and a cover of Paul Petersen's hit "My Dad."

Personnel

  • Produced by: Jerry Kennedy and Ray Stevens
  • Arranged by: Ray Stevens
  • Recorded and mixed at Ray Stevens Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Engineer: Stuart Keathley
  • Mastered at Disc Mastering, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
  • Mastering Engineer: Randy Kling
  • Musicians

  • Piano, Rhodes and Gleemon Synthesizer: Rodger Morris
  • Other Synthesizers: Ray Stevens
  • Bass: Jack Williams
  • Drums: Jerry Carrigan (except "Mary Lou Nights"), James Stroud
  • Electric Guitars: Steve Gibson, John Clausi
  • Acoustic Guitars: Mark Casstevens
  • Percussion, Harmonica, and Jews Harp: Terry McMillan
  • Steel Guitar and Dobro: Weldon Myrick
  • Strings: Nashville String Machine
  • Background Vocals: the Cherry Sisters (Sheri Huffman, Diane Tidwell, Lisa Silver), Alan Moore, Hurshel Wiginton, Suzi Ragsdale (on "Love Will Beat Your Brains Out")
  • Female Vocal on "Yolanda": Suzi Ragsdale
  • Photography: Slick Lawson
  • Paintings and Sketches: Susan Scott
  • References

    Me (Ray Stevens album) Wikipedia


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