From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Slide on Down with Ry Cooder

Time to feature a little guitar work, specifically a little slide guitar. Today we have a few tastes from The Slide Man...

Mr. Ry Cooder began his career playing with the likes of Taj Mahal, Randy Newman and a band you might have heard of ...The Rolling Stones.  The slide guitar on "Sister Morphine," yeah that's Ry. He has written soundtracks, produced, recorded his own albums and been a studio musician for...well everybody.

His music has transcended all genres. Pulling influences from American roots, soul and gospel...over the years his music has had more global influences. African, Indian and Cuban rhythms can be felt in his music. And throughout, you have the guitar...usually playing slide.

Just some delicious work.

"Crazy About An Automobile" the man says, it's a car song
"Smack Dab in the Middle" slide, just a whole lotta fun
"Jesus on the Mainline" there's some sweet sliding
"Maria Elena" ...stay with this to enjoy the wonderful accordion and trombone
"Just a Little Bit" ...sitting in with some friends

No slip sliding here...just some sweet guitar.


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