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Ry Cooder recently spoke with Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson about his latest Nonesuch release, I, Flathead, the third in his California trilogy of records, as well as the many facets of his rich career. Cooder tells Anderson of, among other things, his earliest professional gigs in his hometown of Los Angeles while still in high school in the 1960s. "My fate was sealed, so to speak," he says, "because I had participated in this most miraculous thing I had ever seen ... that being a record studio."Read more|Journal Topics:Radiory cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ap-ry-cooders-i-flathead-keeps-alive-unique-la-soundJuly 24, 2008|0 comments
Ry Cooder spoke with Associated Press writer John Rogers about his most recent release, I, Flathead, the third in his trilogy of albums about often overlooked aspects of 20th-century California history. Rogers asserts that with the trilogy, which also includes Chavez Ravine (2005) and My Name Is Buddy (2007), "Cooder has, nearly single-handedly, been keeping alive" the unique sound of mid-century Los Angeles.Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sf-chronicle-wild-applause-for-genius-ry-cooders-i-flatheadJuly 22, 2008|3 comments
Ry Cooder's I, Flathead, the third and final album in his "California trilogy," receives "wild applause" from the San Francisco Chronicle. "Of course, Ry Cooder really is all that," writes reviewer David Wiegand. "People toss the word 'genius' around far too often and too easily, but Cooder has more than earned that distinction with a long and consistently adventurous career."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/boston-globe-ry-cooder-takes-listeners-on-a-fascinating-journey-in-best-of-trilogyJuly 08, 2008|0 comments
On I, Flathead, as with the previous two discs in his California trilogy, Ry Cooder addresses a number of often overlooked topics in the history of mid-20th century, multi-ethnic California, and, says the Knoxville News Sentinel, "he delivers them with subtlety and humanity." The Boston Globe calls the new trilogy album "the best of the lot ... a fascinating journey by a maverick who won't be harnessed."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hartford-courant-ry-cooder-has-outdone-himself-with-i-flatheadJuly 01, 2008|0 comments
Ry Cooder's latest Nonesuch release, I, Flathead, receives four stars from The Independent (UK). The Philadelphia Daily News gives the album an A, with reviewer Jonathan Takiff finding Ry "really in his element," and the Hartford Courant's rock critic Eric R. Danton says Ry's "outdone himself." Pasadena Weekly sums up the new album and the accompanying novella as "a juicy celebration of hot rods, desert rats, sci-fi, and So Cal culture."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ap-ry-cooders-new-album-an-unqualified-successJune 24, 2008|1 comments
Ry Cooder's new album, I, Flathead, releases today and follows Chavez Ravine (2005) and My Name Is Buddy (2007) as the third and final album in Cooder's California trilogy. Two versions of the new record are available: the standard CD as well as a deluxe package with both the CD and the accompanying 95-page novella that Ry wrote in conjunction with the album songs, told from the perspective of the fictitious musician Kash Buk and featuring an oddball cast of characters and car obsessives from California's drag-racing salt flats in the 1960s.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-tops-billy-braggs-ny-times-playlistApril 06, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Reviewsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nellie-mckay-ry-cooder-of-the-ukuleleOctober 23, 2007|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooders-el-chavez-ravine-in-museum-exhibitOctober 17, 2007|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Newsry cooderhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-on-prarie-home-companionMarch 26, 2007|0 comments
Ry Cooder gave a rare live performance this past Saturday, March 24, on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, which was broadcasting from New York’s Town Hall. Ry and his band played songs from his new Nonesuch release, My Name Is Buddy.