Ry Cooder - 2018 - The Prodigal Son (HDtracks) [[email protected]]
Artist: Ry Cooder
Title: The Prodigal Son (HDtracks)
Format: 11 × File, FLAC, Album, Remastered, 24bit 88.2kHz, (HDtracks)
Producer: Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Recorded: 2018 at Sage & Sound Recording Studios, Hollywood and Wirlend Studios, Chatsworth, CA
Label: Concord Records, Inc.
Genre: Rock, Roots Rock, Blues, Folk, Americana
Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.
Cooder's solo work draws upon many genres. He has played with Captain Beefheart, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, The Doobie Brothers, and Carla Olson & the Textones (on record and film). He formed the band Little Village. He also produced the Buena Vista Social Club album (1997), which became a worldwide hit. Wim Wenders directed the documentary film of the same name (1999), which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000.
Cooder was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (David Fricke's Picks). A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.
The Prodigal Son:
RollingStone Review by Jonathan Bernstein:
Guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder has spent the majority of his 50-year career as one of the country's most vital communal historians and champions of roots music, illuminating and reanimating everything from bolero to bluegrass. Over the past decade or so, Cooder has also emerged out of his group of Sixties and Seventies contemporaries as one of folk music's preeminent polemicists, channeling Occupy Wall Street angst on 2011's recession-era lament Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down and, more recently, lambasting the GOP on 2012's Election Special.
On The Prodigal Son, however, Cooder returns to his foundation as vital roots music re-furbisher, spending the majority of the album dismantling and reassembling a series of 20th-century gospel, blues, folk and bluegrass traditionals. The never-predictable results range from rousing (see Cooder's partially rewritten title track) to revelatory ("Straight Street," "Harbor of Love").
And although there are no condemnation as literal as 2012's "Mutt Romney Blues" to be found this time around, Cooder is far from apolitical. In his mere three originals, the singer-songwriter-arranger, fueled by a mix of offbeat humor and righteous crankiness, crams references to climate change, third-world sweatshops, gentrification and fascists – the latter, most pointedly, on his six-minute epic "Jesus and Woody."
The Prodigal Son, Cooder's first album in six years, serves both as an urgent commentary on our current dystopia and a satisfying window into the interpretive process of a musical mastermind.
01. Straight Street (4:01)
02. Shrinking Man (4:09)
03. Gentrification (3:16)
04. Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right (3:48)
05. The Prodigal Son (4:39)
06. Nobody's Fault But Mine (6:12)
07. You Must Unload (5:27)
08. I'll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called (3:14)
09. Harbor Of Love (5:49)
10. Jesus And Woody (6:00)
11. In His Care (3:39)
Ry Cooder - Arranger, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin, Vocals, Producer
Joachim Cooder Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Producer
Terry Evans - Vocals
Robert Francis - Bass
Aubrey Haynie - Violin
Bobby King - Vocals
Arnold McCuller - Vocals [/size]
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