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River Rescue: Very Best of [Import]

Ry CooderAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Whether serving as a session musician, solo artist, or soundtrack composer, Ry Cooder's chameleon-like fretted instrument virtuosity, songwriting, and choices of material encompass an incredibly eclectic range of North American musical styles, including rock & roll, blues, reggae, Tex-Mex, Hawaiian, Dixieland jazz, country, folk, R&B, gospel, and vaudeville. The 16-year-old Cooder ... Read more in Amazon's Ry Cooder Store

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  • Audio CD (October 11, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Australia
  • ASIN: B000026HDM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. River Come Down (PKA Bamboo)
2. UFO Has Landed In The Ghetto
3. Low-Commotion
4. Smack Dab In The Middle
5. Tattler
6. Dark End Of The Street
7. The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor)
8. Going Back To Okinawa
9. Money Honey
10. Why Don't You Try Me
11. Paris, Texas
12. Chloe
13. The Pearls/Tia Juana
14. I Think It's Going To Work Out Fine
15. Down In Hollywood
16. Which Came First
17. Crazy 'Bout An Automobile (Every Woman I Know)
18. Get Rhythm
19. Little Sister

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Ry Cooder has many influences - from the early days as part of Taj Mahal's backing group (Ryland P Cooder, Rhythm Guitar) to the global success of Buena Vista Social Club. This collection pre-dates the latter and post-dates the former. This import only collection features 19 of his best tracks from his recordings on Warner from, 1972-1994. Includes 'Paris, Texas', 'Little Sister', 'The Pearls/ Tia Juana' and more! Warner. 2003.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Impossible task? January 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I guess you acquire samplings like this to get some sort of overview. In most of the 'best ofs' I've heard & reviewed, despite the difficulty of reducing the choice of tracks from prolific artists, this has been achieved, even at the cost of 'rupturing' the contexts from which the tracks have been drawn. They manage to reweave an aesthetic tapestry. Not so with this, I feel. It's just too eclectic, a likely result of how varied the maps are that Cooder has covered. It isn't that this is a poor sampling. Just that I prefer so many of the complete originals; Boomer's Story, Paradise & Lunch, Purple Valley, and no compilation that pulls a single track from them can reflect their emotive hold.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of December 18, 2012
By Lauri
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I think this is a great CD. I love Ry Cooder, who defies definition. A great mix of some of his best stuff over a number of years.
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3 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great! May 11, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
You can listen to it over and over again!
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