New Ry Cooder Album!
Ry Cooder 's new album:
Ry Cooder and Corridos Famoses, Live in San Francisco
is out on Nonesuch/Perro Verde Records.
The master of Slack Key guitar is offering Guitar Workshops on Hawaii.
What better place to get your Slack Key instruction can you think of?
Meanwhile you can get his CD's from his website.
We heared Cyril (plus brothers Bla and Martin) are getting together with Ry to record a tribute to the late Gabby Pahinui!
It's expected to be out by late summer ....
Jackson Browne & David Lindley - Love is Strange
Okay, maybe not Cooder-related, but it's Lindley-related and extremely worthwhile.
A wide selection of friends/musicians plays on this CD.
Great music by Lindley, who gets all the attention and room he needs.
Check it out!
The Unbroken Circle - Fred Melting
A rather scientific book titled about
the Tradition and Innovation in the Music of Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal.
San Patricio - The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder
Cooder sings the legend of the San Patricios in the moving ballad "The Sands of Mexico," which he wrote for this album.
In addition to Cooder, who also contributes an original song, 'San Patricio' showcases a brilliant roster of Irish,
Mexican and American guest artists including Linda Ronstadt, actor Liam Neeson, Los Tigres del Norte,
legendary 92-year-old Mexican ranchero singer Chavela Vargas, Van Dyke Parks, and Lila Downs, among many others.
The blending of Mexican and Irish musical styles and instruments produces music of surprising depth and beauty.
The album includes canciones rancheras, boleros, norteño music, and other traditional regional music of Mexico;
as well as Irish music and other traditional forms. They are played on a dazzling array of instruments -
Mexican guitars, button accordion, bajo sexto, trumpets, double bass and drums;
and on the Irish side, Moloney's haunting Uilleann pipes and tin whistle, bodhrán, and flute.
Fiddle and harp, heard throughout, are common to both musical traditions.
Las Redadas de New Haven a David R. Koff film,
music by Ry Cooder
Early on the morning of June 6, 2007, Fugitive Operations Teams of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
division of the Department of Homeland Security conducted a series of raids in New Haven's largely immigrant neighborhood of Fair Haven.
In little more than an hour, 32 men and women were arrested -- many after ICE agents had forced their way into homes without warrants --
and "disappeared" to federal detention centers in different New England states.
Calavera Highway - Renee Tajima-Peña
When brothers Armando and Carlos Peña set off to carry their mother's ashes to south Texas,
their road trip turns into a quest for answers about a strangely veiled past.
As they reunite with five other brothers, the two men try to piece together their family's shattered history.
Calavera Highway is a sweeping story of seven Mexican-American men grappling with the meaning of masculinity,
fatherhood and a legacy of rootless beginnings.
With Music by Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder, Rene Gasca, Los Frijoles Románticos
Strat Masters - Michael Bayley Hughes / Bob Hewitt
Strat Masters is the most important audiovisual documentary to tell the story of the worlds most iconic instrument:
The Fender® Stratocaster® Guitar.
A prestigious 2 3/4 hour film tells the history of the Strat® through the words of some of the worlds greatest musicians.
It features interviews with a 'who's who' list of great Stratocaster® players for their own thoughts on the instrument, among which Ry Cooder.