Track ListingClick tracks with speaker icon to listen
|1||No Banker Left Behind||3:34|
|2||El Corrido de Jesse James||4:15|
|5||Humpty Dumpty World||4:17|
|6||Christmas Time This Year||2:47|
|7||Baby Joined the Army||6:34|
|8||Lord Tell Me Why||3:00|
|9||I Want My Crown||2:36|
|10||John Lee Hooker for President||6:06|
|13||If There's a God||3:06|
|14||No Hard Feelings||5:52|
News & Reviews
- Monday, December 9, 2013
Ry Cooder to Join The Chieftains for The Celtic Sessions, Immersive Fan Experience in Saratoga Springs, July 7–11
Ry Cooder will join The Chieftains as their very special guest for The Celtic Sessions, a five-day event at Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York, July 7–11. The Celtic Sessions will be an opportunity for fans—both musicians of all levels and non-musicians—to participate in master classes, breakout sessions on songwriting and authentic Irish dance, private shows with the band, and Q&As. There will also be a rare show with The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder.
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ry Cooder's first live record in more than 35 years, Live in San Francisco, is featured in an article from The New Yorker's Alec Wilkinson titled "Ry Cooder, Live Again." Wilkinson traces Cooder's career through his studio recordings—"Cooder’s catalogue, reflecting his capacious intelligence, is the broadest and deepest in popular music"—to the new live album. "The solos open like rooms, one into another," writes Wilkinson. "Some of the rooms are still as night, and in others the audience shouts like congregants cheering a preacher."
About this AlbumTHERE'S YOU, THE CITIZEN, RUNNING IN CIRCLES LIKE A HEADLESS CHICKEN. AND THERE THEY ARE, THERE THEY ALL ARE, HERDING YOU FASTER AND FASTER THROUGH THE CIRCLE MAZE OF LIES AND DISTRACTION. WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE, WHO WILL THROW OUT THE LIFE LINE?
YOU NEED SIMPLE TOOLS, AND THAT'S WHAT THESE SONGS ARE ALL ABOUT. LEARN HOW JOHN LEE HOOKER WILL FIX THE SUPREME COURT IF ELECTED. LEARN A STIRRING NEW WAR-WITHOUT-END CHRISTMAS SING ALONG. STUDY THE REPORT ON THE NEW-TIME JIM CROW HEAVEN BILL #1070. WHAT DOES THE OUTLAW JESSE JAMES HAVE IN MIND FOR GOLDMAN SACHS? WHY DOES GOD HATE TELEVISION? AND THERE'S MORE...
EVERY SONG A REVELATION, A BEACON OF LIGHT IN THE ENDLESS TUNNEL OF MODERN LIFE, AND IT CAN BE YOURS.
Ry Cooder's new album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, was released by Nonesuch/Perro Verde Records on August 30, 2011. Uncut calls it "one of his best albums ever ... an impassioned portrait of 21st century America and its injustices" in which Cooder is "remade as a modern-day Woody Guthrie, fearless and funny, for like Guthrie he nails his targets with droll humour while empathising with society's underdogs."
Ry Cooder premiered the album's opening track "No Banker Left Behind" on Truthdig Radio. On the program, Truthdig's Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer said of the album: "It's right up there with John Lennon's Working Class Hero, which I think trumps just about anything else as far as taking serious, political observations and putting them to music ... It's just a great album."
You can listen to "No Banker Left Behind" here:
Ry Cooder, vocal (1-13), guitar (1, 3-5, 7-13), mandola (1, 5), banjo (1), bass (1-4, 8, 12), bajo sexto (2, 6, 10), marimba (5, 11), keyboards (8), mandolin (12)
Joachim Cooder, drums (1-6, 10-13), bass (5)
Flaco Jimenez, accordion (2, 6, 10)
Arturo Gallardo, clarinet (2), alto sax (10)
Erasto Robles, trombone (2)
Carlos Gonzales, trumpet (2)
Pablo Molina, sousaphone, alto horn (2)
Edgar Castro, percussion (2)
Juliette Commagere, background vocals (4, 11)
Jesus Guzman, Raul Cuellar, Jimmy Cuellar, Ismael Hernandez, violins (4)
Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, Willie Green, background vocals (5, 8, 13)
Robert Francis, bass (6)
Jim Keltner, drums (8)
Rene Camacho, bass (10, 11)
Robert Francis, bass (13)
Produced by Ry Cooder
Recorded and mixed by Martin Pradler at Wireland Studios, Chatsworth, CA, Ocean Studios, Burbank, CA, and Drive-By Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Grundman Mastering
All songs written by Ry Cooder, Hi-Lo Shag Music, BMI, except for “Lord Tell Me Why,” by Ry Cooder, Hi-Lo Shag Music, BMI / Jim Keltner, OOOEEE Music, ASCAP
Art Direction: Ry Cooder, Al Quattrocchi & Jeff Smith
Design: Tornado Design, Los Angeles