Ry Cooder.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Wulfgang, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
    Here is another player I never knew much about but have always admired from afar . It's kinda of funny now I'm going back to the undiscovered music of my early youth to find inspiration. Any suggested albums to buy or check out?

    Here is a great cover of " Vigilante Man" .

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    That's some good stuff
  3. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Underrated, almost a background guy. But a giant in my world.
  4. ivar83

    ivar83 Electromatic

    Jan 5, 2018
    You can find many good records with Ry Cooder.
    I like his early Records but i like him even better in these days.
    I think he has a better expression and more intersiting voice now.
    The fact is that I am currently work on a playlist with Ry Cooder Songs, both from his own Records and works with other musicians.
    When the list is finished i can share it her.

    Two Records that i like:

    First live in SAN Francisco, then Election Special


    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I saw him together with David Lindley on a concert in Hambug in the nineties.
    Impressive artist. Wonderful music.
    BTW: This was the only open air concert in my life where smoking cigarettes was not allowed.:confused:
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "Bop Till You Drop" is a great album. Also, check out his work with John Hiatt in Little Village. Buena Vista Social Club is another.
  7. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    +1 for wabash slim's recommendation. Bop Till You Drop is very very good indeed.
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  8. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    The "Paris, Texas" soundtrack is superb.
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  9. dazzajl

    dazzajl Country Gent

    Apr 18, 2010
    +2 on the Bop. My personal favourite, though I pretty much love every note I’ve heard him play.
  10. Alianco

    Alianco Electromatic

    Feb 25, 2017
    Somewhere in France
    Have a look at Ry Cooder live at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz 1987 on youtube. I downloaded the entire concert, but that seems to have been pulled, though the individual numbers are there. A master guitar player with a masterful band. Every number is a gem.
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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    You gotta watch Crossroads with Ralph Maccio, all the slide parts are Ry!
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  12. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  13. ivar83

    ivar83 Electromatic

    Jan 5, 2018
  14. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
    Cool videos guys, thanks for sharing!

  15. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’m partial to Ry’s Chicken Skin Music.
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  16. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I bought a goldfoil PU because of him, noone else.
    The fact he hardly uses one even though he has one on his guitars is irrelevant. :)
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  18. Mag3

    Mag3 Synchromatic

    Nov 22, 2016
  19. Mudshark

    Mudshark Synchromatic

    Jul 20, 2012
    I have listened to Ry for 40 plus years. Started with “Into the Purple Valley" when that was released. My fav is likely “Jazz” or his live “Showtime”. I am also a fan of his duets with VM Bhatt “Meeting by the River, "Talking Timbuktu" with Ali Farke Toure (saw them play together live) and often go back to the Cuban album he did with Manuel Galban.
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  20. ivar83

    ivar83 Electromatic

    Jan 5, 2018
    With Randy Newman and Linda Ronstadt.
    On a Gretsch guitar

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