Misty was Ray Stevens' twelfth studio album as well as being his seventh and final for Barnaby Records. It was released in 1975. This album contains primarily cover versions of various songs that were popular from the 1920s to the 1950s, though there are two original songs for the album as well ("Sunshine" and "Take Care of Business"). Four singles were lifted from the album: the title track, "Indian Love Call," "Young Love," and "Mockingbird Hill" (the last of which failed to chart).

On November 15, 2005, Collectables Records re-released this album and his 1972 album Turn Your Radio On together on one CD.

Track listing[edit]Edit

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Misty"   Erroll GarnerJohnny Burke 2:53
2. "Indian Love Call"   Rudolph FrimlOtto HarbachOscar Hammerstein II 3:26
3. "Over the Rainbow"   Harold ArlenE.Y. Harburg 3:08
4. "Oh, Lonesome Me"   Don Gibson 2:58
5. "Sunshine"   Ray Stevens 2:45
6. "Cow-Cow Boogie"   Don RayeGene DePaulBenny Carter 2:27
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Young Love"   Carole JoynerRic Cartey 3:48
2. "Deep Purple"   Mitchell ParishPeter DeRose 3:12
3. "Mockingbird Hill"   Vaughn Horton 3:21
4. "Take Care of Business"   Layng Martine, Jr. 4:00
5. "Lady of Spain"   Robert HargreavesTolchard EvansStanley DamerellHenry B. Tilsley 2:40

Album credits[edit]Edit


  • Keyboards: Ray Stevens (piano, organ, clarinet, arp synthesizer, vibes, bells, etc.)
  • Bass: Jack Williams (except for "Misty" and "Sunshine" and "Indian Love Call")
  • Bass for "Misty" and "Sunshine": Stuart Keathley
  • Bass for "Indian Love Call": Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Jerry Carrigan (except for "Misty" and "Sunshine" and "Indian Love Call")
  • Drums for "Misty and "Sunshine": Jerry Kroon
  • Drums for "Indian Love Call": Kenneth Buttrey
  • Rhythm guitar: Johnny Christopher (except for "Misty" and "Sunshine")
  • Rhythm guitar for "Misty" and "Sunshine": Mark Casstevens
  • Banjo for "Misty" and "Sunshine": Mark Casstevens
  • Banjo for "Deep Purple": Bobby Thompson
  • Fiddle: Lisa Silver
  • Steel: Hal Rugg (except for "Misty" and "Sunshine")
  • Steel for "Misty" and "Sunshine": Jay Dee Maness
  • Saxophone: Norman Ray
  • Backup voices: Ray Stevens, Toni Wine, Lisa Silver
  • Engineer: Tom Knox
  • Arranged and produced by: Ray Stevens for Ahab Productions, Inc.
  • Art director: Neil Terk
  • Photography: Keats Tyler
  • Production supervisor: Bob Scerbo


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 The Billboard 200 106
1975 Billboard Top Country Albums 3

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Misty" UK Singles Chart 2
1975 "Misty" Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
1975 "Misty" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 3
1975 "Misty" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
1975 "Misty" Billboard Adult Contemporary 8
1975 "Misty" Billboard Hot 100 14
1975 "Misty" Canadian RPM Top Singles 15
1975 "Indian Love Call" UK Singles Chart 34
1975 "Indian Love Call" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 38
1975 "Indian Love Call" Billboard Hot 100 68
1976 "Young Love" Billboard Adult Contemporary 44
1976 "Young Love" Canadian RPM Country Tracks 47
1976 "Young Love" Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 48
1976 "Young Love" Billboard Hot 100 93

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