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    Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records release Ry Cooder’s first live record in more than 35 years, Live in San Francisco, on September 10, 2013. Recorded in 2011 during a special two-night engagement at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, the album includes 12 songs and was produced by Cooder. The Corridos Famosos band includes Joachim Cooder on drums; Robert Francis on bass; vocalists Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, and Juliette Commagere; Flaco Jimenez on accordion; and the ten-piece Mexican brass band La Banda Juvenil. The vinyl edition includes the complete album on two 140-gram LPs plus a CD in the sleeve.

    Live in San Francisco includes original songs and interpretations of other material ranging across Cooder’s entire career, from classics like “Boomer’s Story” and “Dark End of the Street” to more recent originals such as “Lord Tell Me Why” and “El Corrido de Jesse James,” with a detour for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully” and Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene." Cooder’s only previous live album was the 1977 release Show Time, on which Evans and Jimenez were also featured. Show Time was also recorded at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Ry Cooder, vocals, guitar
    Terry Evans, vocals
    Arnold McCuller, vocals
    Juliette Commagere, vocals
    Joachim Cooder, drums
    Robert Francis, bass
    Flaco Jimenez, accordion

    “La Banda Juvenil”
    Edgar Castro, timbale, snare
    Everardo Rodriguez, bass drum
    Pablo Molina, sousaphone
    Carlos “Carlitos” Gonzalez, trumpet
    Arturo Gallardo, clarinet, alto sax, bass sax
    Julian Diaz, trumpet
    Abel Guerra, trombone
    Alonso Chavez, alto horn
    Gilberto Carbajal, trumpet
    Willie Jimenez, clarinet

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Ry Cooder
    Recorded August 31 & September 1, 2011 at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
    Recorded by Martin Pradler
    Mixed and mastered by Martin Pradler at Wireland Studios, Chatsworth, CA

    Art Direction: Ry Cooder, Al Quattrocchi & Jeff Smith
    Design: Tornado Design, Los Angeles
    Photography: Susan Titelman

on July 16, 2013 - 12:58pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

534585

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Ry Cooder
Corridos Famosos
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597959413BUN
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597959406
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597959406FL
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
FLAC (Lossless)
UPC: 
075597959437BUN
Price: 
30.00
Label: 
2LP+CD+MP3
Description: 

Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records release Ry Cooder’s first live record in more than 35 years, Live in San Francisco, on September 10, 2013. Recorded in 2011 during a special two-night engagement at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, the album includes 12 songs and was produced by Cooder. The Corridos Famosos band includes Joachim Cooder on drums; Robert Francis on bass; vocalists Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, and Juliette Commagere; Flaco Jimenez on accordion; and the ten-piece Mexican brass band La Banda Juvenil. The vinyl edition includes the complete album on two 140-gram LPs plus a CD in the sleeve.

Live in San Francisco includes original songs and interpretations of other material ranging across Cooder’s entire career, from classics like “Boomer’s Story” and “Dark End of the Street” to more recent originals such as “Lord Tell Me Why” and “El Corrido de Jesse James,” with a detour for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully” and Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene." Cooder’s only previous live album was the 1977 release Show Time, on which Evans and Jimenez were also featured. Show Time was also recorded at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Ry Cooder’s first live record in more than 35 years, Live in San Francisco was recorded in 2011 during a special two-night engagement with the Corridos Famosos band and a ten-piece Mexican brass band at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. "One of those nights when you wish you'd been in Row A," says the Times of London. The album, produced by Cooder, includes original songs and interpretations of other material from throughout his career, as well as Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully" and Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene." The vinyl edition includes the album on two 140-gram LPs plus a CD in the sleeve.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Ry Cooder, vocals, guitar
Terry Evans, vocals
Arnold McCuller, vocals
Juliette Commagere, vocals
Joachim Cooder, drums
Robert Francis, bass
Flaco Jimenez, accordion

“La Banda Juvenil”
Edgar Castro, timbale, snare
Everardo Rodriguez, bass drum
Pablo Molina, sousaphone
Carlos “Carlitos” Gonzalez, trumpet
Arturo Gallardo, clarinet, alto sax, bass sax
Julian Diaz, trumpet
Abel Guerra, trombone
Alonso Chavez, alto horn
Gilberto Carbajal, trumpet
Willie Jimenez, clarinet

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Ry Cooder
Recorded August 31 & September 1, 2011 at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Recorded by Martin Pradler
Mixed and mastered by Martin Pradler at Wireland Studios, Chatsworth, CA

Art Direction: Ry Cooder, Al Quattrocchi & Jeff Smith
Design: Tornado Design, Los Angeles
Photography: Susan Titelman