- Released: September 16, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Rhino
- 1.Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick Disolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green And Purple Pil
- 2.The Ahab Arab
- 3.Santa Claus Is Watching You
- 4.Harry The Hairy Ape
- 6.Mr. Businessman
- 8.Along Came Jones
- 9.Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
- 10.Everything Is Beautiful
- 11.America, Communicate With Me
- 12.Sunset Strip
- 13.Bridget The Midget (The Queen Of The Blues)
- 14.Turn Your Radio On
- 15.The Streak
- 16.Moonlight Special
- 18.I Need Your Help Barry Manilow
- 19.Shriner's Convention
- 20.In The Mood
Producers: Shelby Singleton, Fred Foster, Ray Stevens, Jim Malloy.
Compilation producer: Dr. Demento.
Personnel: Ray Stevens (vocals, piano).
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Dr. Demento.
Rhino's The Best of Ray Stevens is a thorough overview of the vocalist/comedian's peak, containing 20 tracks recorded between 1961 and 1977. All of his best-known songs, from "The Streak" to "Everything Is Beautiful," are included on this single disc, making it the one definitive Ray Stevens compilation. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine