Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night Videos

What would Christmas be without Ray Stevens? Well, I suppose it'd still be Christmas, but I suspect it wouldn't be as much fun. Here's the piano-playing funnyman with his remake of "Santa Claus is Watching You" from his album "I Have Returned." I have to say, "I Have Returned" is one of Ray's most inspired efforts top to bottom, and the inclusion of "Watching..." (which is, oddly enough, a remake of Ray's own classic from the 60s) is just icing on the cake.

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Eartha Kitt.

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1 comment:

  1. Ray re-recorded this song a third time with a more jazzy saxophone solo in 1997 on his comedy Christmas album called "Christmas Through a Different Window". It's available as an MP3 download at most on-line music stores. The album was re-released this year along with a serious Christmas album from Ray simply called "Ray Stevens Christmas" where he sings the traditional Christmas songs but with a jazzy-classic R&B flair.

    The Christmas comedy MP3/CD, first released in 1997 and re-released this year, has 11 comedy songs on it. The non-comedy Christmas MP3/CD, brand new this year, has 10 songs on it.