Ry Cooder Discography:

Year Album Label/Ref
1970 Ry Cooder Reprise K44093
1972 Into The Purple Valley Reprise K44142
1972 Boomer's Story Reprise K44224
1974 Paradise and Lunch Reprise 44260
1976 Chicken Skin Music Reprise K54083
1977 Show Time Warner K56386
1978 Jazz Warner K56488
1979 Bop Till You Drop Warner K56691
1980 Borderline Warner K56864
1982 The Slide Area Warner K56976
1986 Why Don't You Try Me Tonight? Warner 240 864-2
1987 Get Rhythm Warner 925639-1
1994 River Rescue - The Very Best Of Ry Cooder Warner 9362-45599-2
1995 Music by Ry Cooder Warner 9362-45987-2
2005 Chavez Ravine Nonesuch 7559798772


Year Music by... Film Title Label/Ref
1969 Melvin Van Peebles Watermelon Man Beverley Hills 26
1970 Jack Nitzsche Performance Warner K-46075 / BS-2554
1978 Jack Nitzsche Blue Collar MCA-3034
1978   Going South Not Released
1980 Ry Cooder The Long Riders Warner 7599-23448-2
1981 Ry Cooder The Border MCA MCF-3133
1981   Southern Comfort Not Released
1984 Ry Cooder Streets of Fire MCA MCF-3221
1985 Ry Cooder Alamo Bay Warner 7599-25311-1
1985 Ry Cooder Paris, Texas Warner 7599-25270-2
1985   Brewster's Millions  
1986 Ry Cooder Blue City Warner 7599-25386-1
1986 Ry Cooder Crossroads Warner 7599-25399-2
1986 Quincy Jones The Color Purple Warner 925-369-1
1988 Carole Childs Cocktail Elektra 7559-60806-2
1988 Ry Cooder Pecos Bill Windham Hill 0709
1989 Ry Cooder Johnny Handsome Warner 7599-25996-2
1989 George Delerue Steel Magnolias Polydor 841-582
1992 Ry Cooder Trespass Warner 9632-45220-2
1992   Trespass -
"Music from and inspired by..."
1992 Various Tales From the Crypt Giant 24462-2 (CD)
1993 Ry Cooder Geronimo: An American Legend Columbia 7464-57760-2
1995 David Robbins Dead Man Walking Columbia CK-65722
1995 David Robbins Dead Man Walking-
"Music from and inspired by..."
Columbia 483534-2
1995 Ry Cooder Music By Ry Cooder Warner 9362-45987-2
1996 Ry Cooder Last Man Standing Verve/Polygram 31453-34152
1997 Ry Cooder The End Of Violence Outpost OPD-30007
1997 Sharon Boyle The End Of Violence
Songs from the Original Soundtrack
Outpost OPD-30008
1998 Ry Cooder Primary Colors MCA MCAD-11775
1998 Deva Anderson & Ian Menzies Palmetto BMG 09026-63159-2

Guest Albums

1966 Paul Revere & The Raiders Midnight Ride Columbia CS 9308
1966 Rising Sons Rising Sons Columbia CK 52828
1967 Captain Beefheart Safe As Milk Buddah R-BDS 5063
1967 Captain Beefheart Dropout Boogie Buddah 2349 002
1967 Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Columbia CS 9579
1967 Ceyleib People Tanyet Drop Out DO CD 1991
1968 Anders & Poncia Anders &Poncia Warner WS 1778
1968 Dale Hawkins LA, Memphis &Tyler, TX Bell 6036
1968 John Braden John Braden A&M SP 4172
1968 Mark Levine Pilgrim's Progress Hogfat HLP 1
1968 Pat Boone Departure Teragramaton T-118
1968 Monkees Head COSO 5008 / AMCY-788
1968 Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet PGD/Abkco 7539
1969 Arlo Guthrie Running Down The Road Reprise 6346
1969 Fusion Border Town Atco SD 33-295
1969 Gentle Soul Gentle Soul Epic BN 26374
1969 Harper's Bizarre Harpers Bizarre 4 Warner WS 1784
1969 Neil Young Neil Young Reprise RS 6317
1969 Paul Revere & The Raiders Hard 'n' Heavy Columbia CS 9753
1969 Phil Ochs Greatest Hits A&M SP 4253
1969 Rolling Stones Let It Bleed London NSP-4-DECCA
1969 Ron Elliott The Candlestickmaker Warner WS 1833
1970 Alex Richman Salty Capitol ST 11004
1970 Arlo Guthrie Washington County Reprise P-8009R
1970 Eve Take It And Smile LHI l 3100
1970 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind Reprise 7599-27451-2
1970 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger Reprise RS 6392
1970 Little Feat Little Feat Warner K46072
1970 Longbranch Pennywhistle Longbranch Pennywhistle Amos AAS 7007
1970 Marc Benno Marc Benno A&M SP 4273
1970 Randy Newman 12 Songs Reprise RS 6373
1970 Ron Nagle Bad Rice Warner WS 1902
1970 Scott McKenzie Stained Glass Morning Ode SP-77007
1971 Buffy Sainte-Marie She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina Vanguard VSD 79311
1971 Crazy Horse Crazy Horse Reprise RS 6438
1971 David Blue Stories Asylum SYL 9001
1971 Don Everly Don Everly Ode 70-77007
1971 Judy Collins Living Elektra EKS 75014
1971 Possum Possum Capitol ST-648
1971 Rita Coolidge Rita Coolidge A&M SP 4291
1971 Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones 59100
1972 Arlo Guthrie Hobo's Lullaby Reprise MS 2060
1972 Everly Brothers Stories We Could Tell RCA LSP 4620-RCA
1972 Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote Reprise K4416
1972 Norman Greenbaum Petaluma Reprise MS 2084
1972 Randy Newman Sail Away Reprise MS 2064
1972 Rolling Stones Jamming With Edward ESS-63006
1973 Arlo Guthrie Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys Reprise MS 2142
1973 Billy Mernit Special Delivery Elektra EKS 75054
1973 Brenda Patterson Brenda Patterson Playboy PB 109
1973 Claudia Lennear Phew Warner BS 2654
1973 Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur Reprise MS 2148
1973 Mike Seeger The Second Annual Farewell Reunion Mercury SRM1-685
1973 Rod Taylor Rod Taylor Asylum SD 5072
1974 Arlo Guthrie Arlo Guthrie Reprise MS 2183
1974 John Sebastian Tarzana Kid Reprise MS 2187
1974 Randy Newman Good Old Boys Reprise MS 2193
1974 Terry Melcher Terry Melcher Reprise MS 2185
1975 Doobie Brothers Stampede Warner BS 2836
1975 Johnny Cash John R. Cash Columbia KC 33370
1975 Gabby Pahinui Band The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band - Vol 1 Panini PS 1007
1977 Larry Groce Please Take Me Back MC Records 6-51551
1977 Randy Newman Little Criminals Warner BS 3079
1977 Gabby Pahinui Band The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band - Vol 2 Panini PS 1008
1978 Memphis Development Foundation Beale Street Saturday Night Memphis Dev. 0-101
1978 Lenny Carlson Search For The Floor Flying High 9501
1978 Rodney Crowell Ain't Living Long Like This Warner BS 3228
1979 Van Morrison Into The Music Warner HS 3390
1980 Shoukichi Kina & Champloose Blood Line (Japan Only) Time Rec 28MZ1001
1980 Rita Coolidge Greatest Hits A&M SP 4836
1981 Little Feat Hoy Hoy Warner 2BSK3538
1981 Steve Young Seven Bridges Road Rounder 3058
1982 Peter Moon Band Cane Fire Panini PCD-1012
1983 Eric Clapton Money & Cigarettes Records / Warner 92.3773-1
1983 Paul Revere & The Raiders Kicks Edsel ED 123
1983 T-Bone Burnett Proof Through The Night Warner 1-23921
1984 Steve Douglas King Cobra Fantasy F 9632
1984 Textones Midnight Mission Gold Mtn 86010
1985 Kim Carnes Barking At Airplanes EMI
1986 Nancy Sinatra Boots Rhino RNLP 70227
1987 Duane Eddy His Twangy Guitar, And The Rebels Capitol 7774-68971
1987 Emmy Lou Harris, Dolly Parton & L. Ronstadt The Trio Warner 9-25491-1
1987 John Hiatt Bring The Family A&M CD 5158
1987 Marianne Faithfull Greatest Hits Abkco 75474
1987 Marianne Faithfull The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull Decca 820 482-2
1988 Bobby King / Terry Evans Live And Let Live! Rounder 2089
1988 Bobby King/Terry Evans Seeing Is Believing (3 Versions) Zensor/Germany
1988 Doug Legacy And The Legends Of The West Christmas In Prison/Christmas On The Range (7" Single) Some Punkins 2121
1988 Doug Legacy And The Legends Of The West Hey You! Some Punkins SP.2001
1988 James Luther Dickinson Down Home (Delta Experimental Projects Compilation, Volume 1, The Blues) Fan Club FC 044
1989 Flaco Jimenez Flaco's Amigos Arhoolie 3027
1989 Peter Case The Man With The Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo Traditionalist Guitar Geffen 7599-24238-2
1989 Syd Straw Surprise Virgin 91266-2
1990 Bobby King/Terry Evans Rhythm, Blues, Soul &Grooves Rounder 2101
1990 Doug Legacy with the Zydeco Party Band King Cake Party Demon 206
1990 Nick Lowe Party Of One Reprise 4 26132
1990 Rita Coolidge Fire Me Back PMV ACD 1291
1990 Nancy Sinatra The Hit Years Rhino RNCD 75885
1990 Van Morrison The Best of Van Morrison PGD/Polydor 8419704
1991 Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart A&M 75021 5354-2
1991 Captain Beefheart Zig Zag Wanderer Object Enterprises OR 0146
1991 John Lee Hooker Mr Lucky Pointblank 91724-2
1992 Flaco Jimenez Partners Reprise / Warner 7599-26822-2
1992 Little Village Little Village Reprise 9-26713-2
1992 Pahinui Brothers Pahinui Brothers Panini 01005-82098-2
1992 Pops Staples Peace To The Neighborhood Pointblank 92147-2
1992 Shoukichi Kina Introduction Sky Ranch 3-383006-523160
1992 Taj Mahal Taj's Blues (compilation) Columbia CK 32465
1993 Duane Eddy Twang Thang Rhino
1993 V.M.Bhatt, Ry Cooder & A Meeting By The River Water Lily Acoustics WLA-CS-29-CD
1993 Kim Carnes Gypsy Honeymoon - The Best of Kim Carnes Gold Rush 0777-7-98223-2 4
1993 Gabby Pahinui Band Best of the Gabby Band 1972 - 1977 Panini
1994 Terry Evans Blues For Thought Pointblank 7243
1994 Ali Farka Toure Talking Timbuktu Rykodisc HNCD 1381
1994 Nenes KOZA Dabasa Columbia 476824 2
1994 Pops Staples Father Father Pointblank 7243-8-39638-2
1994 Shoukichi Kina Peppermint Tea House Warner 9-45159-2
1994 Tractors The Tractors Arista 07822
1995 A.J. Croce That's Me In The Bar Private 82127-2
1995 Carla Olson Wave of the Hand Watermelon 1046
1995 Chieftains The Long Black Veil RCA 09026-62702-2
1995 Randy Newman Faust Reprise 45672-2
1995 Terry Evans Puttin' It Down AudioQuest AQ1038
1996 Carlos Nunez Brotherhood of Stars BMG/RCA 4321-45375-2
1996 Clarence Gatemouth Brown Long Way Home Verve 314 529 465-2
1996 Everly Brothers Stories We Could Tell - The RCA Recordings BMG / Camden 74321 432552
1996 Jackson Browne Looking East Elektra 61867-2
1996 Texas Tornadoes 4 Aces Reprise 46197-2
1996 Chieftains Santiago BMG/RCA 9026-68602-2
1996 Flaco Jimenez The Best of Flaco Jiminez Arhoolie 478
1997 Afro Cuban All Stars A toda Cuba le gusta World Circuit WCD 047
1997 Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club World Circuit WCD 050
1997 Harpers Bizarre The Best of Harpers Bizarre Warner Brothers 9 46261-2
1997 Terry Evans Come To The River AudioQuest AQ1044
1998 John Lee Hooker The Best of Friends Pointblank 24384 64242
1998 Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman WEA/Rhino R2 75567
1999 Eliades Ochoa Sublime Ilusion Virgin DGVIR 85
1999 Ibrahim Ferrer Buena Vista Social Club Presents.... World Circuit WCD052
1999 Bill Frisell Good Dog, Happy Man Nonesuch 79536-2
1999 Jon Hassell Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics WLA-CS-70-CD
1999 Janice Robinson The Color Within Me Warner 9-47446-2
2000 Terry Evans Walk That Walk Telarc Blues CD-83486
2000 Jon Hassell Hollow Bamboo Water Lily Acoustics WLA-CS-71-CD
2000 Ruben Gonzalez Chanchullo World Circuit WCD060
2002 James Taylor October Road Sony 63584
2002 Steve Vai The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Favored Nations 2220
2003 Manuel Galbán, Ry Cooder & Mambo Sinuendo Nonesuch / Perro Verde 7559-79691-2
2003 Ibrahim Ferrer Buenos Hermanos World Circuit WCD065
2003 Aaron Neville Nature Boy: The Standards Album Verve 0656332
2003 Warren Zevon The Wind Artemis 51156

Guest Singles
Year Artist TitleLabel
The Jazzfolk
(later Fusion)
Swamp Surfin' 
Around the Horn
Gulf Pacific Records
The Rising Sons 
Candy Man 
The Devil's got my Woman
Paul Revere
and The Raiders
Ups and downs 
John Braden 
What a friend we have in Jesus 
Hand me down man
Captain Beefheart 
Yellow Brick Road 
Abba Zaba
Pye International
Captain Beefheart 
Yellow Brick Road 
Abba Zaba
Marianne Faithfull 
Sister Morphine 
Something Better
Nancy Sinatra 
Hook and Ladder  
The Monkees 
As we go along 
You and I
The Monkees 
Porpoise Song 
As we go along
Pat Boone 
July, You're a Woman 
Break My Mind
Sal Valentino 
Song for Rochelle
Arlo Guthrie 
Ballad of Tricky Fred  
Mick Jagger 
Memo from Turner 
Natural Magic
Crazy Horse 
Crow Jane Lady 
Gordon Lightfoot 
If you could read my mind 
Me and Bobby McGee
The Rolling Stones 
Little Queenie 
Love in Vain
Arlo Guthrie 
The City of New Orleans 
Days are short
Brenda Patterson 
Jesus on the mainline 
same (mono)
David Blue 
Another one like me 
same (mono)
Bobby King 
Lookin for Love  
Maria Muldaur 
Midnight at the Oasis 
Any Old Time
Find yourself a Star, US Airforce  
Randy Newman 
Naked man 
Gabby Pahinui
with Ry Cooder
Wahine U'I 
Aloha ka manini
Randy Newman 
Rider in the Rain 
Captain Beefheart 
Hard Workin' Man  
Captain Beefheart 
Hard Workin' Man  
Captain Beefheart 
Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do 
Van Morrison 
Full Force Gale 
You Make me Feel so Free
Steve Young 
Crash on the Levy 
Sea Rock City
John Hiatt 
Have a little faith in me 
Lipstick Sunset
John Hiatt 
Thank you Girl 
Tip of my tongue
Bobby King & Terry Evans 
Saturday Night (promo)  
Doug Legacy
and the Legends Of the West
Xmas in Prison
Xmas on the Range
Some Punkins
The Beach Boys
Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
Steve Vai 
Guitar Duel (flexi)  
Guitarplayer Mag
John Lee Hooker 
This is hip 
Father was a Jockey
My Dream
Little Village 
Don't go away mad  
Little Village 
Don't go away mad 
Big Love
Little Village 
Don't go away mad 
plus two more tracks ?
Little Village 
She runs hot  
Little Village 
Solar Sex Panel 
Do With Me What You Want to Do
Haunted House
Little Village 
Solar Sex Panel 
Do With Me What You Want to Do
Haunted House
Pahinui Bros 
Jealous Guy 
(album version, and
edited video version)
Panini / Private Music
Ry Cooder
and Ali Farka Toure
Ai Du 
The Chieftains 
Long Black Veil 
Have I told you
Foggy Dew
Buena Vista Social Club 
Chan Chan 
Dos Gardenias
World Circuit


Year Artist Album Label/Ref
1972 Various Artists Woody Guthrie Tribute Part I SOPL29 (Japan)
1972 Various Artists Woody Guthrie Tribute Part II Warner BG 2586
1972 Various Artists Together Warner WB PRO 486 (US)
1972 Various Artists Fruity Warner WB K26005 (UK)
1974 Various Artists Deep Ear Warner Bros PRO 591 (US)
1975 Various Artists The Old Grey Whistle Test BBC Soundhouse BELP 004 (UK)
1978 Various Artists Interruptus Collectus Warner Bros PRO-A-726 (US)
1979 Various Artists No Nukes (Live) Asylum ML 801
1980 Various Artists Silver Meteor Sierra SRS 8706
1982 Various Artists Beale Street Saturday Night Memphis Dev. 0-101
1985 Various Artists Slash Cuts Slash SLAP 8 (UK)
1988 Various Artists Down Home (Delta Experimental Projects Compilation, Volume 1, The Blues) New Rose FC 044
1989 Various Artists New Roots Stylus Music SMR 972 (UK)
1989 Various Artists Bummed Out Christmas Rhino
1990 Various Artists (Almost) Everybody Slides Sky Ranch SK 652301
1990 Various Artists Feeding The Flame
Songs By Men To End Aids
Flying Fish 70541
1990 Various Artists Take It Easy WEA 2292 41981-1 (D)
1991 Various Artists (Japan) Ry Cooder Classics I P-Vine PCD 2535
1992 Various Artists Ferrington Guitars (Book and CD)  
1992 Various Artists (Japan) Ry Cooder Classics II P-Vine PCD 2541
1992 Various Artists The Songs Of Bob Dylan Start (France)
1992 Various Artists Tribute to the Singing Cowboys Warner 38360-3
1992 Various Artists Q the Blues Q Magazine AHLCD 1
1993 Various Artists Q Rhythm and Blues Q Magazine AHLCD 7
1993 Various Artists Feel Like Goin' Home Pointblank/Virgin VPBSM2
1993 Various Artists Masterpieces WEA Germany 9548-32251-2
1993 Various Artists Blues Masters / Vol.15: Slide Guitar Classics Rhino
1994 Various Artists High Fidelity Reference CD no. 3 FAM CD-3 (DK)
1994 Various Artists Playing The Blues Disky VI 863592
1995 Various Artists Wizard Of Oz In Concert Rhino R2.72405
1995 Various Artists Doin' Dylan Columbia 480647 2
1997 Various Artists Rock And Roll Doctor
(Lowell George Tribute Album)
KAIGAN KGCW-24 (Japan)
1997 Various Artists When Eyes Meet : Love Around The World Shanachie 64084
1998 Various Artists Byrd Parts Raven Records RVCD-77
1999 Various Artists ROUTES: Britain, Ireland, and North America Nascente NSCDD1999
1999 Various Artists ROUTES: Africa, Europe, Asia and the World Nascente NSCDD2000
1999 Various Artists Americanos: Latino Life in the United States ATL
1999 Various Artists Besieged Milan
2000 Various Artists Summertime Blues - Danish Blues Favourites Virgin 84970 (DK)
2000 Various Artists 2000 Grammy Latin Nominees RCI
2000 Various Artists The Best Blues Album in the World... Ever! Virgin
2000 Various Artists The Buena Vista Social Club Series World Circuit WCDP01
2002 Various Artists The Roots of Ry Cooder Catfish KATCD216