Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder



Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947)[1] 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 has been eclectic, encompassing many genres. He has collaborated with many musicians, notably including Captain Beefheart, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, and The Doobie Brothers, Carla Olson & the Textones (both on record and in film). He briefly formed a band named Little Village. He 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"[2] (David Fricke's Picks). A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.[3]



Election Special
Election Special is the fifteenth studio album by American musician Ry Cooder, released on August 16, 2012, by Perro Verde Records and Nonesuch Records.
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down is the fourteenth studio album by American musician Ry Cooder.
A Meeting by the River
A Meeting by the River is an album recorded by Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt; it was recorded in September 1992 and released in April 1993 through the record label Water Lily Acoustics.
Jamming with Edward!
Jamming with Edward! is a 1972 album by three Rolling Stones band members (Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman) accompanied by Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder.

Photos - Ry Cooder27

Popular Albums23

Album Appearances & References36

Live Album Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References8

Musical Groups1

Musical Group References3


Minor Film Appearances & References13

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers18

Other Music-Related Relationships27

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles32


Spotify - Appears On10


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles5

Music by Ry Cooder CD
cduniverse.com  –  August 14, 2016
Music by Ry Cooder album for sale by Ry Cooder was released Jul 11, 1995 on the Reprise label. Personnel includes: Ry Cooder (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, mandola, mandolin, fiddle, accordion, piano, bowed piano, keyboards, synthesizer, bass ...
Live music by Hick'ry Switch planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden
Nevada Appeal  –  August 12, 2016
The four-piece band Hick’ry Switch will perform bluegrass and Americana music at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Hick’ry Switch is comprised of musicians who love to play music. Over the past 10 years the band has ...
Ry Cooder
ranker.com  –  August 16, 2016
Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder is an American musician and composer. He is a multi-instrumentalist, but is known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United ... on the top blues artist... ]Roots rock artists list, with photos, ranked ...
Watch Jamie Foxx perform Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound of Music with Barbra Streisand
gaytimes.co.uk  –  August 15, 2016
Another day, another Babs duet! Earlier this year, we heard that Babs and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx were making music to be released this summer. And it seems the wait is finally over! Jamie joined Barbra on stage at the Barclays Center on ...
Jamie Foxx And Barbra Streisand Cover "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."
Realtime Business News  –  August 14, 2016
Barbra Streisand and Jamie Foxx have a project in the works. The actress and songstress have teamed up with Foxx for a duet version of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." The ballad from The Sound Of Music will be featured on Streisand's upcoming record.

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