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Best Ry Cooder Songs

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Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live Report Abuse
You'd think Cooder was poor himself singing this song.
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Little Sister Report Abuse
26 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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Not better than Elvis' version, but good nonetheless.
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He'll Have to Go Report Abuse
Great cover of a country classic.
26 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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His only hit record in the Netherlands.
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Goodnight Irene Report Abuse
Here Cooder takes an old classic and makes it his own. Whether you like accordion or not (Flaco Jiminez), this is a stunning recording.
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Tattler Report Abuse
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Paris, Texas Report Abuse
16 points - added 11 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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This is based on a Blind Willie Johnson song. Truely emotional stuff.
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Feelin' Bad Blues Report Abuse
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crying because it is so damn beautiful
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The Very Thing That Makes You Rich Report Abuse
Cooder's observation of the human condition made for some excellent songs.
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Jesus on the Mainline Report Abuse
Virtuoso guitar work from a true master.
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Drive Like I Never Been Hurt Report Abuse
best song ever!
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3rd Base, Dodger Stadium Report Abuse
Heartbreaking song about Chavez Ravine being developed for a baseball stadium.
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At the Dark End of the Street Report Abuse
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Do Re Mi Report Abuse
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Get Rhythm Report Abuse
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I Got Mine Report Abuse
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I Think It's Going To Work Out Fine Report Abuse
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All Shook Up Report Abuse
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Here Ry surpasses Elvis. What a amazing version!
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Mexican Divorce Report Abuse
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Always Lift Him Up Report Abuse
Another 'Blind Alfred Reed' song from the 1930s' given the modern treatment. Taken from the wonderful 'Chicken Skin Music'
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Volver, Volver Report Abuse
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Alimony Report Abuse
Noboby sings about tough financial times quite like Cooder.
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3 Cool Cats Report Abuse
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Available Space Report Abuse
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I Can't Win Report Abuse
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Poor Man's Shangri-La Report Abuse
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