Live in San Francisco

Submitted by nonesuch on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:58
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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.

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.

ProductionCredits

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

534585

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
Ry Cooder
Corridos Famosos
MusicianDetails

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

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597959413BUN
Label
MP3
Price
10.00
UPC
075597959406
Label
FLAC
Price
11.00
UPC
075597949711
Label
2LP+MP3
UPC
075597959437BUN
  • 534585

News & Reviews

  • Nearly sixty years after they first played together, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, longtime friends and collaborators, reunite with an album of music from two Piedmont blues masters who have inspired them all their lives: GET ON BOARD: THE SONGS OF SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE, out today on Nonesuch Records. With Taj Mahal on vocals, harmonica, guitar, and piano and Cooder on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo—joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and bass—the duo recorded eleven songs drawn from recordings and live performances by Terry and McGhee, who they both first heard as teenagers in California. Also out today is a video them performing the song "Cornbread, Peas, Black Molasses," which you can watch here.

  • Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal have released their take on Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's "Pick a Bale of Cotton," from their upcoming album, GET ON BOARD: THE SONGS OF SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE, out April 22. You can watch a video of them performing the song here. Nearly sixty years after they first played together, the longtime friends and collaborators reunite with the album of music from two Piedmont blues masters who have inspired them all their lives. With Taj Mahal on vocals, harmonica, guitar, and piano and Cooder on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo—joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and bass—the duo recorded eleven songs drawn from recordings and live performances by Terry and McGhee, whom they both first heard as teenagers in California.

  • About This Album

    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