Ry Cooder Boomer's Story

Boomer's Story

Ry Cooder

Released on June 25, 2010 by Warner Bros.

Main artist: Ry Cooder

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:39:06

  1. 1 Boomer's Story

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Arranger, Vocals, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  2. 2 Cherry Ball Blues

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Skip James, Writer - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  3. 3 Crow Black Chicken

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer - Lawrence Wilson, Writer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  4. 4 Ax Sweet Mama

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - SLEEPY JOHN ESTES, Writer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  5. 5 Maria Elena

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - Lorenzo Barcelata, Writer - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  6. 6 Dark End Of The Street

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - Chips Moman, Writer - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals, Writer - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  7. 7 Rally 'Round The Flag

    George F. Root, Writer - Randy Newman, Piano - Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  8. 8 Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - Harold Adamson, Writer - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer - Jimmie McHugh, Writer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  9. 9 President Kennedy

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - SLEEPY JOHN ESTES, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  10. 10 Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Vocals, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - George Bohanon, Horn - Dan Penn, Vocals - Tommy McClure, Bass Guitar - JIM DICKINSON, Producer, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals - John Fry, Engineer - Charles Lawing, Clarinet - Gene Finney, Harmonica - Jerry Lee Masters, Engineer - Judy Maizel, Co-ordinator Production - Richard Rosebrough, Engineer Copyright : 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

About

Boomer's Story, Ry Cooder's third record, continues his archeological dig through music's familiar and forgotten past. As was the case with his previous recordings, he not only looks to the masters -- including blues legend Sleepy John Estes, songwriter Dan Penn (both of whom appear here) and the great Skip James -- for material, but to lost and neglected pieces of American folk and blues, as well. Cooder adds the traditional title-track, which opens the album, and Lawrence Wilson's "Crow Black Chicken," which dates back to the late 1920s, to this collection of discoveries -- both of which are handled with just the right balance of personality and reverence. Elsewhere, he injects a dark irony into the jingoistic "Rally 'Round the Flag," with its slow, mournful piano (played by Randy Newman) and slide guitar, while the Joseph Spence-style guitar arrangement of the World War II standard "Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer" has a sense of hope and conviction. Often criticized for possessing a less than commanding voice, Cooder steps back from the microphone for four of the album's ten tracks -- three instrumentals and one featuring Sleepy John Estes on his own "President Kennedy." And while all of the instrumentals presented here are fine renditions of great tunes, it's "Dark End of the Street" which truly stands out. Here, Cooder realizes that the only thing in his arsenal that can do justice to James Carr's definitive version is his own remorseful slide guitar. Without uttering a single lyric, he's able to convey the shame and deep regret of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman classic. Thanks to moments like this, along with Cooder's consistently strong choice of material and brilliant guitar work, Boomer's Story -- less eccentric than his first, and less eclectic than Into the Purple Valley -- ranks among his best work ~ Brett Hartenbach

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