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The Comedy of Ray Stevens and How to Cheat on Slots on the Next Dave White Presents! [Feb. 9th, 2013|11:42 am]
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It's not often Dave White Presents showcases only one celebrity guest, but that's just what we're doing for our Special Ray Stevens Extravaganza next Tuesday, Feb. 12!

"The Streak." "Gitarzan." "Ahab the Arab." "Harry the Hairy Ape." "Along Came Jones." "Everything is Beautiful." "Mr. Businessman." "Misty." "Mississippi Squirrel Revival."

In 1957, Harold "Rags" Ragsdale signed his first recording contract thinking he might be the next doo-wop R&B hitmaker. But, under the name Ray Stevens, a song came out called "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving, Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills." After that, the Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist not only kept topping the charts with novelty, Adult Contemporary, and country hits, Ray Stevens became a producer and A&R man for the likes of Brenda Lee, Patti Page, Dusty Springfield, and Dolly Parton.

On the next DWP, Ray shares an in-depth conversation with Wes Briton and not only talks about his musical history and legacy, but also his thoughts on the changing music business, especially his ongoing series of comic videos. To put it mildly, 78 year old Ray isn't slowing down! For example, there's his new 108 song The Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music. And he has a brand-new television show, "Ray-ality TV." We'll get into all that and more—that's because DWP will also play the songs of Ray Stevens all through the 90 minute Tribute!

But we got other hot features for you as well! For example, Dave White has fun with Steve Squires of Squires and Corrie Slot Machines who shares the history of slots, how they operate, and how the odds are formulated. He'll tell you some of the methods used to cheat, schemes to try to disguise the machines as non-gambling devices, and of course how to win playing slot machines. That alone is worth your price of admission . . .

All this, and the usual unusual "predictably unpredictable" humor of DWP comes your way Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--

But if you miss the premiere broadcast, on Wed. Feb. 13, the 90 minute Ray Stevens Special will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO, Feedburner, and Sticher.com, or on the player at--

So the comedy of Ray Stevens and how to cheat on the slots—what more can you ask in Variety Entertainment?

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