Tag: Ry Cooder

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Buena Vista Social Club, “Lost and Found”

In 1997, Ry Cooder worked with World Circuit, a record label based in London, to record some of Cuba’s great musicians. The idea was to...

Soul Serenade - The Staple Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “Let’s Do It Again”

The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic...


Spin Cycle: Ry Cooder, Election Special

Cooder takes on the conservative establishment with some of his most direct and pointed political work to date. ...

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs With John Common

A little classical, a little jazz, a little Leonard Cohen...singer/songwriter John Common gives us his five Desert Island Discs....


Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Ry Cooder in Sausalito, July ’74

I love Ry Cooder’s music in almost all of its many guises, as you may already know, so I was thrilled to find this terrific in-studio...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: Revisiting “Paris, Texas”

1984 was a great year for foreign-language and independent cinema in the U.S. Off the top of my head I can recall seeing the following at...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Where the Action Is! L.A. Nuggets 1965 – 1968”

Just a week or so after tackling Rhino’s massive Big Star release, Keep An Eye on the Sky, I’m back writing about another huge...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Joachim Cooder

Joachim Cooder produced his dad Ry’s new retrospective double disc The UFO Has Landed; he got to make the ultimate mixtape by picking...


Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Ry Cooder, “The UFO Has Landed”

Ry Cooder – The UFO Has Landed (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) It’s a hundred degrees in the shade, easy, and you’ve...


Mix Six, Music

(Vinyl Record Day) Mix Six: “Soundtrack Sounds of the ’80s”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE When you’re a young adult and trying to find your way in the world, it can be a very liberating...


Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Ry Cooder, “I, Flathead”

The final entry in Ry Cooder’s California trilogy, I, Flathead finds Cooder exploring the Southern California drag-racing culture...


Freshly Unwrapped, Music

Freshly Unwrapped: New Music Releases, 6/24/08

Gerald Albright, Sax for Stax (Peak) purchase this album (Amazon) He’s become known mainly for his smooth jazz sides, but...


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Ry Cooder

I’ve been working up to a Ry Cooder Idiot’s Guide for awhile now. He’s one of my longtime, all-time favorites, but...