Ry Cooder

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Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician. He is known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and, more recently, his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

His solo work has been eclectic, encompassing folk, blues, Tex-Mex, soul, gospel, rock, and much else. He has collaborated with many musicians, notably including Captain Beefheart, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, and The Doobie Brothers. He briefly formed a band named Little Village.

Ry Cooder produced the Buena Vista Social Club album (1997), which became a worldwide hit. Wim Wenders directed the documentary film of the same name (1999), which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000.

He was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1970 Ry Cooder Ry Cooder 2 4
1972 Boomer's Story Ry Cooder 6
1972 Into the Purple Valley Ry Cooder 5
1972 Jamming With Edward! Nicky Hopkins, Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts 2
1974 Paradise and Lunch Ry Cooder 5 6
1976 Chicken Skin Music Ry Cooder 5 5
1978 Jazz Ry Cooder 4
1979 Bop Till You Drop Ry Cooder 6
1980 Borderline Ry Cooder 5
1982 The Slide Area Ry Cooder 5
1987 Get Rhythm Ry Cooder 2
1993 A Meeting by the River Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt 5 1
1994 Talking Timbuktu Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder 4 2
2003 Mambo sinuendo Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán 1
2005 Chávez Ravine Ry Cooder 1
2007 My Name Is Buddy Ry Cooder 2
2008 I, Flathead Ry Cooder 3 2
2010 San Patricio The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder 3
2011 Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Ry Cooder 4
2012 Election Special Ry Cooder 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Why Don't You Try Me Tonight: The Best of Ry Cooder Compilation Ry Cooder 3
1994 River Rescue: The Very Best of Ry Cooder Compilation Ry Cooder 2
2006 The Soundtracks: The Border / Alamo Bay Compilation Ry Cooder 1
2008 The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed Compilation Ry Cooder 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Music by Ry Cooder Compilation Soundtrack Ry Cooder 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1977 Show Time Live Ry Cooder 4
2013 Live in Hamburg 1977 Live Ry Cooder & The Chicken Skin Band 1
2013 Live in San Francisco Live Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 The Long Riders Soundtrack Ry Cooder 2
1985 Alamo Bay Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1
1985 Paris, Texas Soundtrack Ry Cooder 4 8
1986 Blue City Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1
1986 Crossroads Soundtrack Ry Cooder 4
1989 Johnny Handsome Soundtrack Ry Cooder 2
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1
1993 Trespass Soundtrack Ry Cooder 4 1
1996 Last Man Standing Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1
1997 The End of Violence Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1
1998 Primary Colors Soundtrack Ry Cooder 2
The Border Soundtrack Ry Cooder 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 634 - 5789 Ry Cooder 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Pecos Bill Soundtrack Robin Williams & Ry Cooder 1

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