1970-1987

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Ry Cooder is not frequently considered a prolific recording artist, yet he has amassed a sizeable catalog of original albums and film scores over the decades. He has also participated in some truly and even historic projects from the 1960s on, including the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal, the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Little Village, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Likewise, many of his collaborative dates are regarded as particularly noteworthy, especially his albums with Ali Farka Touré, V.M. Bhatt, Manuel Galban, and the Chieftains. This box collects in encyclopedic fashion Cooder's solo records for Warner beginning with his self-titled debut album and continues through ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Ry Cooder is not frequently considered a prolific recording artist, yet he has amassed a sizeable catalog of original albums and film scores over the decades. He has also participated in some truly and even historic projects from the 1960s on, including the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal, the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Little Village, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Likewise, many of his collaborative dates are regarded as particularly noteworthy, especially his albums with Ali Farka Touré, V.M. Bhatt, Manuel Galban, and the Chieftains. This box collects in encyclopedic fashion Cooder's solo records for Warner beginning with his self-titled debut album and continues through his final album for the label proper, the brief yet classic Get Rhythm. In between, are Into the Purple Valley, Boomer's Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music, Show Time, Jazz, Bop 'Til You Drop, Borderline, and The Slide Area. None of his soundtracks from this period are included -- too bad, actually. When tolled and juxtaposed with more recent recordings for Nonesuch, including his L.A. trilogy -- Chávez Ravine, My Name Is Buddy, I, Flathead: The Songs of Kash Buk & the Klowns -- and even Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, it is obvious that Cooder has been mining a deep, rich vein in his exploration of North American, Hawaiian music, country, folk, blues, mariachi, Tejano, Norteño, rock & roll, swing, and more, placing them in a variety of contexts, all of which yield meaning as they underscore musical and cultural history and what gets lost as it evolves. He is not a preservationist, but one of our great historians. Each chapter in his recorded legacy is worthy of investigation. As is de rigueur in this Rhino series, each album is presented bare bones, in a paper LP-cover sleeve with original, scaled-down art contained in a cardboard slipcase sans bonus material or booklet. That said, given the price, having these records in one place -- as they've all been in and out of print over the past couple of decades -- is a real plus for fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2013
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227962418
  • Catalog Number: 537580
  • Sales rank: 14,863

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alimony (2:55)
  2. 2 France Chance (2:48)
  3. 3 One Meat Ball (2:29)
  4. 4 Do Re Mi (3:03)
  5. 5 Old Kentucky Home (1:48)
  6. 6 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Time and Live? (2:46)
  7. 7 Available Space (2:14)
  8. 8 Pig Meat (3:08)
  9. 9 Police Dog Blues (2:46)
  10. 10 Goin' To Brownsville (3:23)
  11. 11 Dark is the Night (2:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 How Can You Keep On Moving (2:28)
  2. 2 Billy the Kid (3:48)
  3. 3 Money Honey (3:29)
  4. 4 F.D.R. in Trinidad (3:05)
  5. 5 Teardrops Will Fall (3:05)
  6. 6 Denomination Blues (4:00)
  7. 7 On a Monday (2:57)
  8. 8 Hey Porter (4:42)
  9. 9 Great Dreams From Heaven (1:55)
  10. 10 Taxes On the Farmer Feeds Us All (3:56)
  11. 11 Vigilante Man (4:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Boomer's Story (4:15)
  2. 2 Cherry Ball Blues (4:13)
  3. 3 Crow Black Chicken (2:20)
  4. 4 Ax Sweet Mama (4:27)
  5. 5 Maria Elena (4:32)
  6. 6 Dark End of the Street (3:27)
  7. 7 Rally 'Round the Flag (3:39)
  8. 8 Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer (3:03)
  9. 9 President Kennedy (4:38)
  10. 10 Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man (4:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Tamp 'Em Up Solid (3:22)
  2. 2 Tattler (4:19)
  3. 3 Married Man's a Fool (3:14)
  4. 4 Jesus On the Mainline (4:10)
  5. 5 It's All Over Now (4:53)
  6. 6 I'm a Fool For a Cigarette/Feelin' Good (4:28)
  7. 7 If Walls Could Talk (3:15)
  8. 8 Mexican Divorce (3:57)
  9. 9 Ditty Wa Ditty (5:42)
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Bourgeious Blues (3:24)
  2. 2 I Got Mine (4:28)
  3. 3 Always Lift Him Up (6:03)
  4. 4 He'll Have To Go (5:09)
  5. 5 Smack Dab In the Middle (3:19)
  6. 6 Stand By Me (3:43)
  7. 7 Yellow Roses (6:12)
  8. 8 Chloe (3:04)
  9. 9 Goodnight Irene (4:32)
Disc 6
  1. 1 School is Out (2:41)
  2. 2 Alimony (4:51)
  3. 3 Jesus On the Mainline (5:19)
  4. 4 The Dark End of the Street (6:31)
  5. 5 Viva Sequin/Do Re Mi (5:27)
  6. 6 Volver, Volver (3:59)
  7. 7 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live (6:33)
  8. 8 Smack Dab In the Middle (8:01)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now (3:36)
  2. 2 Face To Face That I Shall Meet Him (3:21)
  3. 3 The Pearls/Tia Juana (4:21)
  4. 4 The Dream (5:06)
  5. 5 Happy Meeting In Glory (3:16)
  6. 6 In a Mist (2:09)
  7. 7 Flashes (2:18)
  8. 8 Davenport Blues (2:05)
  9. 9 Shine (3:45)
  10. 10 Nobody (5:12)
  11. 11 We Shall Be Happy (3:13)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Little Sister (3:52)
  2. 2 Go Home, Girl (5:13)
  3. 3 The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor) (5:32)
  4. 4 I Think It's Going To Work Out Fine (4:44)
  5. 5 Down In Hollywood (4:19)
  6. 6 Look At Granny Run Run (3:12)
  7. 7 Trouble, You Can't Fool Me (4:57)
  8. 8 Don't You Mess Up a Good Thing (4:06)
  9. 9 I Can't Win (4:14)
Disc 9
  1. 1 634-5789 (3:01)
  2. 2 Speedo (3:23)
  3. 3 Why Don't You Try Me (4:58)
  4. 4 Down In the Boondocks (3:24)
  5. 5 Johnny Porter (5:22)
  6. 6 The Way We Make a Broken Heart (4:32)
  7. 7 Crazy 'Bout an Automobile (Every Woman I Know) (5:06)
  8. 8 The Girls From Texas (4:44)
  9. 9 Borderline (3:23)
  10. 10 Never Make Your Move Too Soon (6:08)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Ufo Has Landed In the Ghetto (5:02)
  2. 2 I Need a Woman (4:37)
  3. 3 Gypsy Woman (4:04)
  4. 4 Blue Suede Shoes (5:21)
  5. 5 Mama, Don't Treat Your Daughter Mean (5:59)
  6. 6 I'm Drinking Again (4:38)
  7. 7 Which Came First (3:46)
  8. 8 That's the Way Love Turned Out For Me (5:46)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Get Rhythm (3:17)
  2. 2 Low--Commotion (3:09)
  3. 3 Going Back To Okinawa (4:42)
  4. 4 13 Question Method (3:39)
  5. 5 Women Will Rule the World (5:51)
  6. 6 All Shook Up (3:30)
  7. 7 I Can Tell By the Way You Smell (4:33)
  8. 8 Across the Border Line (6:17)
  9. 9 Let's Have a Ball (5:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ry Cooder Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Harp, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vibes, tiple, Bottleneck Guitar
John Hiatt Guitar, Vocals
Bobby King Vocals, Background Vocals, Voices
David Lindley Guitar, Mandolin
Van Dyke Parks Piano, Keyboards
Tom Collier Marimbas, Vibes
Earl Hines Piano
Plas Johnson Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Barron Organ, Guitar, Piano
Jorge Calderon Electric Bass
Gloria Jones Voices
Jim Keltner Drums
Joseph Byrd Conductor
Jimmy Adams Background Vocals
Randall Aldcroft Trombone
Larry Blackmon Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Barbeda Musician
Oscar Brashear Cornet
Stuart Brotman Cymbalom
Bobby Bruce Musician
Red Callender Bass, Tuba
Chaka Khan Vocals
Walter Cook Voices
Miguel Cruz Percussion
Chuck Domanico Bass
Tim Drummond Bass
John Duke Bass
Roy Estrada Musician
Chris Ethridge Electric Bass, Musician
Terry Evans Vocals
Flaco Jiménez Accordion
Isaac Garcia Drums
Mario Guarneri Cornet
Jesse Harms Synthesizer
Richie Hayward Musician
Milt Holland Percussion, Drums, Musician
Bill Hood Bass Saxophone
Bill Johnson Background Vocals, Voices
Eldridge King Vocals
Randy Lorenzo Background Vocals
Reggie McBride Bass
George McCurn Voices
George McFadden Background Vocals
Gene Mumford Voices
Tom Pedrini Bass
George Pierre Percussion
Harvey Pittel Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jesse Ponce Bajo Sexto
Pat Rizzo Alto Saxophone
John Rodby Piano
Karl Russell Voices
Willie Schwartz Clarinet
David Sherr Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Harry Dean Stanton Vocals, Guest Appearance
Barbara Starkey Pump Organ
Russ Titelman Electric Bass, Voices
William D. "Smitty" Smith Organ, Piano, Vocals
Max Bennet Musician
Arnold McCuller Vocals
Mark Stevens Drums
Willie Green Jr. Vocals
Pico Payne Background Vocals
George Bohanon Trombone, Baritone Horn
Steve Douglas Saxophone
Richard Jones Voices
Cliff Givins Background Vocals
Chuck Berghoffer Bass
Patrick Henderson Organ
Henry "Big Red" Ojeda Bass
Frank Villarreal Alto Saxophone
Herman Johnson Background Vocals
Greg Prestopine Background Vocals
Buell Niedlinger Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Walter Davis Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Sleepy John Estes Composer
Blind Willie Johnson Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Joseph Spence Adaptation
Chuck Berry Composer
Ry Cooder Arranger, Composer, Producer, Adaptation
Bob Dylan Composer
John Hiatt Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Van Dyke Parks Arranger, Producer
Carl Perkins Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Jim Keltner Composer
Joseph Byrd Arranger, Producer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Mississippi Joe Callicott Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Bix Beiderbecke Composer
Arthur Blake Composer
Ed Cherney Engineer
Quinton Claunch Composer
Nick DeCaro String Arrangements
Ken Deane Recording Assistant
James Luther Dickinson Composer, Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Dave Hall Composer
Wally Heider Engineer
Lee Herschberg Engineer, Mastering
Rudy Hill Engineer
Jack the Bear Composer
Bill Johnson Arranger
Kirby Johnson Orchestration
Bob Kovacs Engineer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Mark Linett Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Allen Sides Engineer
Ray Thompson Engineer
Russ Titelman Producer
Lenny Waronker Producer
Bert Williams Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Hy Zaret Composer
Raymond Quevedo Composer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Ken Veeder Cover Photo
John Cabalka Art Direction
Frank Bez Cover Photo
Mickey Ingalls Music Librarian
Alfred Reed Composer
Susan Titelman Paintings, Back Cover Photo
Ford Dabney Composer
Cecil Mack Composer
Louis Singer Composer
Steven M. Martin Art Direction
Traditional Composer
George Bohanon Horn Arrangements
Jess Pickett Composer
Douglas Decker Engineer
Doug Botnick Engineer
B.L. Jones Composer
Jim Lowe Engineer
David Rivas Recording Assistant
Masaru Mera Cover Photo
Kalan Brunink Paintings
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