Ry Cooder Biography (Wikipedia)
Ryland Peter 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 John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart, Gordon Lightfoot, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, 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.
- "Where do you begin?" - Nick Lowe celebrates Ry Cooder's lifetime of musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04z56hy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04z56hy.jpg2017-04-05T18:03:00.000ZNick Lowe recalls his early work with Ry Cooder and how the American roots musician branched from blues and folk to rock and more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04z55b0
"Where do you begin?" - Nick Lowe celebrates Ry Cooder's lifetime of music
- Celebrating Buena Vista Social Clubhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pj1q0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pj1q0.jpg2015-04-19T13:48:00.000ZCerys chats to World Circuit's Nick Gold about the phenomenal success of Buena Vista Social Club.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02pj1sl
Celebrating Buena Vista Social Club
Ry Cooder Tracks