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Wednesday, June 19th

what’s new

Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder (with John Leventhal [guitar], Joachim Cooder [drums], et al.), live, last night, Chicago (Chicago Theatre)

“Long Black Veil” (Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin)

 

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“Ring of Fire” (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore)

 

Friday, September 21st

sweet soul music

Ry Cooder featuring The Hamiltones, “I Can’t Win,” Danbury, Conn., 2018

 

Wednesday, June 27th

more

Robert Ward, “Your Love Is Real” (R. Ward)

Live (with Ry Cooder [guitar], Nick Lowe [bass], et al.), Mill Valley, Calif., 1991

 

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Recording, 1964

 

Friday, June 22nd

Sunday night in Chicago

He’s playing at Thalia Hall.

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 2018

“The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder)

 

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“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

 

Sunday, May 20th

six takes

“Nobody’s Fault but Mine” (aka “It’s Nobody’s Fault but Mine”)

Ry Cooder, 2018

 

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Pops Staples, 2015 (recorded 1998)

 

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Willie Nelson, 2010

 

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Nina Simone, 1969

 

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1949

 

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Blind Willie Johnson, 1927

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 30th

two takes

“Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (W. Johnson)

Ry Cooder, live (studio), 4/18/18 (published)

 

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Blind Willie Johnson (with Willie B. Harris), 4/20/1930 (recorded)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, April 9th

what’s new

Ry Cooder, “The Prodigal Son” (trad., arr. R. Cooder, J. Cooder), live (studio), 3/30/18 (published)

 

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lagniappe

random sights 

today (opening day at Wrigley Field), Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, 8/5/11

three takes

“Grown So Ugly” (Robert Pete Williams)

I got so ugly, I don’t even know myself . . .

Black Keys
Live, Nashville (Grimey’s Record Store), 2006

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here.

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (with Ry Cooder, guitar)
Safe As Milk, 1967

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here. And here.

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Robert Pete Williams
Free Again, 1961

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here. And here.

This is, to these ears, one of the greatest—most vivid, most haunting—songs in all of blues.

Friday, 1/1/10

Whatever it is Dylan’s doing these days when he opens his mouth, it’s beyond singing.

Bob Dylan (with Ry Cooder, guitar; Van Dyke Parks, piano), “Do Re Mi,” live (TV broadcast), 2009

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