Ry Cooder - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live

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  1. EllroyJames

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    -it's like you and I are sharing the same vinyl collection......:)
     
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    Ry playing a basically stock strat. That was a LOOOOONNG time ago.
     
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    And still sounds like Ry...
     
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    Saw him in Amsterdam last year. Still doing that song. Bad pic but this was it.
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    File under: Timeless tracks

    That still sounds brilliant.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    No - There's a P-90 in the bridge position. He was evolving in his tone journey at this point (in the wrong direction, IMHO).

    1972's "Into The Purple Valley", features the Ry playing this same Strat, but with the original single coil pickup in the bridge position. That's my favorite Cooder tone.
     
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    Note the mic aimed at the guitar strings.
    That's funny.
     
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    Here's a couple more from the same gig
    That's the great Jim Keltner on drums and Russ Titelman on bass


     
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    Joseph Spence lives on in Ry Cooder.
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    Does the neck on that strat have binding?
     
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    It's a 1967 strat in Daphne Blue and a rosewood fingerboard. I've see a few 60s era strats that had binding, usually only on the ones with rosewood fingerboards. Ry got it at the Fender factory. It was his first electric.

    Here's an article and then an interview which discusses that guitar and the famous Cooder-Caster

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    http://rycooder.nl/pages/ry_cooder_Instruments_gear_amps_effects.htm

    Interview:
     
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    Ry Cooder could have really benefited from a good lead singer. Imagine his stuff with maybe Paul Rodgers.
     
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    I caught that tour. Ry and band opened for Clapton. Fortunately their collaboration w Clapton and band on a Beefheartesqe Crossroads as an encore redeemed the most depressing 45 minutes of my life which was Rys performance. I guess if you were there for the Depression those songs would help because you knew you were not alone, but my gawd, I never before concidered suicide before or after, but another hour of that and I d have done it.
    Rys playing, like always, was excellent, tho.
     
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