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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

2007 My Name is Buddy

2008 I, Flathead

2010 Quicksand (download only)

2011 Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

2013 Live in San Francisco




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















































































1965 The Jazzfolk (later Fusion)

Swamp Surfin'

Around the Horn

Gulf Pacific Records

1966 The Rising Sons

Candy Man

The Devil's got my Woman


1967 Paul Revere and The Raiders

Ups and downs



1968 John Braden

What a friend we have in Jesus

Hand me down man


1968 Captain Beefheart

Yellow Brick Road

Abba Zaba

Pye International

1968 Marianne Faithfull

Sister Morphine

Something Better


1968 Nancy Sinatra

Hook and Ladder


1968 The Monkees

As we go along

You and I


1969 Pat Boone

July, You're a Woman

Break My Mind


1969 Sal Valentino


Song for Rochelle


1970 Arlo Guthrie

Ballad of Tricky Fred


1970 Mick Jagger

Memo from Turner

Natural Magic


1971 Crazy Horse

Crow Jane Lady



1971 Gordon Lightfoot

If you could read my mind

Me and Bobby McGee


1971 The Rolling Stones

Little Queenie

Love in Vain


1972 Arlo Guthrie

The City of New Orleans

Days are short


1972 Brenda Patterson

Jesus on the mainline

same (mono)


1972 David Blue

Another one like me

same (mono)


1973 Bobby King

Lookin for Love


1973 Maria Muldaur

Midnight at the Oasis

Any Old Time


1973 Various

Find yourself a Star, US Airforce


1974 Randy Newman

Naked man



1978 Captain Beefheart

Hard Workin' Man


1978 Captain Beefheart

Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do



1979 Van Morrison

Full Force Gale

You Make me Feel so Free


1981 Steve Young

Crash on the Levy

Sea Rock City


1987 John Hiatt

Have a little faith in me

Lipstick Sunset


1987 John Hiatt

Thank you Girl

Tip of my tongue


1988 Bobby King & Terry Evans

Saturday Night (promo)


1988 Doug Legacy and the Legends Of the West

Xmas in Prison

Xmas on the Range

Some Punkins

1988 The Beach Boys

Little Richard


Tutti Frutti


1988 Steve Vai

Guitar Duel (flexi)

Guitarplayer Mag

1991 John Lee Hooker

This is hip

Father was a Jockey

My Dream


1992 Little Village

Don't go away mad

Big Love


1992 Little Village

She runs hot


1992 Little Village

Solar Sex Panel

Do With Me What You Want to Do

Haunted House


1992 Pahinui Bros

Jealous Guy

(album version, and

edited video version)

Panini / Private Music

1994 Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure

Ai Du




1994 The Chieftains

Long Black Veil

Have I told you

Foggy Dew


1997 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