Ry Cooder

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  1. telekaster1999

    telekaster1999 Tele-Holic

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    Why am I 52 and just now discovering Ry Cooder? Just great music!
     
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    So good.

    Thank you for this.

    ;)
     
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    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

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    Ry's the guy!

    Even if he didn't play the solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
     
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    I was a voice in the wilderness about Ry for many years.
    "Ry Cooder? Who is he?"
    Not anymore.

    King
     
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    Always thought he had great tone, and great taste. What else can you ask for?
     
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    I cannot answer your question “why?” What matters is that you have found Ry. Enjoy.
     
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    I was in my 30's before I discovered balsamic vinegar. All you can do is try to make up for lost time.
     
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    Sigh... Fifty years ago when I was first learning to play guitar I heard Ry play live and said to myself, "That's how I want to play!"
    Talk about aiming high, but I was a kid without a clue other than I knew I liked Mr. Cooder.
    Pure bliss was a concert with just Ry and his D-45.


    King
     
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    Killer tone always.
     
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    Ry in my top five.
     
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    Love his sountrack work for Paris, Texas
     
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    LOVE the "California Trilogy"!

    1. Chavez Ravine.
    2. My Name is Buddy.
    3. I, Flathead.

    I, Flathead my favorite!

     
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    Thanks. That put a BIG smile on my face. God bless Ryland Peter Cooder.
     
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    I had just re-found this site with discussion about his gear!

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

    Check out the Fretboard Journal cover issue featuring him and the Electric Annual #1 I think has even more on Ry!
     
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    Always liked this movie.

     
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    although off the wall and not mainstream
    I fell in love with this album ,what a fantastic colaboration

     
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    Ry Cooder! Wow, a treasure trove of really awesome music!
     
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    in 1976, I was in high school. I'd seen Ry probably 10 times in concert. I sat in 5th period and I wrote his name on my peechee. I opened it up and I wrote down: I will name my first son, Ryland Kenton and my second son Joaquin Jackson. I never had the second son, but Ry did have a son and, interestingly enough, named him Joaquin.

    my brother and I went to see him during the bob til you drop era, man, what a band.... but that was true of all of his bands. Later, I saw him Mr. Dave in a duo, they were both playing takamines (which was the Takamine that Glenn Frey later made into his sig model--> reduced bottom end) and it was just MUSIC!

    So many eras and deep shifts in his music. Linda Ronstadt kind of did a similar thing of constant reinvention and chasing the sounds she loved and bringing in genius who immediately recognized genius.

    I only wish I could have seen him in San Antonio with Flaco.

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    My ry trying out his coodercaster...
     
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