An Unusual Pressing of “An Evening in Copenhagen”

I recently obtained an unusual copy of Ray's first album, the 10" lp, "An Evening in Copenhagen".  I had seen photos of another copy of this release before, but it was interesting to see it up close. The jacket uses different artwork than the normal pressing of the album and features a drawing of a unicorn. … Continue reading An Unusual Pressing of “An Evening in Copenhagen”

The Censored Tracks on “An Evening in Copenhagen”

When I first obtained a copy of "An Evening in Copenhagen" in the early 1990s, I could tell that most of the tracks on the lp were actually dubs from Ray's 78 releases - you can hear the surface noise of the original 78 rpm records in the tracks. I wasn't sure about "The Wedding" … Continue reading The Censored Tracks on “An Evening in Copenhagen”

Ray Bourbon, Bill Barclay, and Hollywood Phone Pranks

Prank phone calls have been a staple of comedy for many years, ever since little boys started calling their local store and asking, "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?". Steve Allen is famous for his prank calls on his tv show (listen to some of them here and here).  Remember Allen and Johnny … Continue reading Ray Bourbon, Bill Barclay, and Hollywood Phone Pranks