Description of Ry Cooder's Music:
Recommended CDs by Ry Cooder:
Rising Sons with Taj Mahal (Columbia, 1992) compare prices
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down (Nonesuch, 2011) compare prices
Purchase/Downlaod Ry Cooder MP3s:
"I Think It's Going to Work Out Fine" (from Bop Til You Drop)
"Feelin' Bad Blues" (from the Crossroads motion picture soundtrack)
List of Ry Cooder's Collaborations:
Ry Cooder Biography:
In fact, Cooder became a standard session player for the Stones in '68-69 during production of their rather successful efforts Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers. As the decade turned over to the 1970s, Cooder was seen collaborating with everyone from Mick Jagger to Little Feat - his remarkable slide guitar work earning him attention across the board.
So much so, in fact, that Cooder inked a deal with Warner Brothers Records, who released a number of his "solo" albums throughout the 1970s. During this time, he started cementing his style as a roots-affiliated player, toying with everything from calypso to country and the blues. Though he briefly visited the jazz realm, much of Cooder's work has since been considered rootsy with a strong blues influence. Later, in the '80s, he would develop a habit of contributing to film soundtracks - lending his slide guitar tunes and compositions to films like Performance, Last Man Standing, and even some work with Tibetan throat singers for the film Geronimo.
In addition to his film work, Cooder has produced albums for Mavis Staples, collaborated with Nick Lowe and Ali Farka Toure, and performed on albums by artists as variant as Arlo Guthrie, John Hiatt, Judy Collins, Bill Frisell, and Eric Clapton. He's received four Grammy Awards (plus a nomination for his 2011 release Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down) and two honorary doctorate degrees - from Queens University in Canada and the California Institute for the Arts, respectively.
In 2011, Cooder also released a collection of short stories titled Los Angeles Stories (published by City Lights Publishers). The book includes eight stories and was part of the City Lights Noir collection.
Cooder's discography is rather impressive, including 15 solo studio albums, nine collaborative albums (including his monster hit Buena Vista Social Club, which he also produced), and 15 film soundtracks.