Ry Cooder Paradise And Lunch

Paradise And Lunch

Ry Cooder

Released on July 21, 2014 by Warner Bros.

Main artist: Ry Cooder

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

Distinctions: Stereophile: Record To Die For (February 2013)

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Album : 1 disk - 9 tracks Total length : 00:37:15

  1. 1 Tamp' Em Up Solid

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 Tattler

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Phillips, Writer - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Titelman, Writer - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  3. 3 Married Man's A Fool

    Willie McTell, Writer - Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 Jesus on The Mainline

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  5. 5 It's All Over Now

    Shirley Womack, Writer - Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - BOBBY WOMACK, Writer - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 Medley: Fool For A Cigarette / Feelin' Good

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass - Sidney Bailey, Writer - J B Lenoir, Writer - Jim Dickenson, Writer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  7. 7 If Walls Could Talk

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass - Bobby Miller, Writer Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Mexican Divorce

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Burt Bacharach, Writer - Bob Hilliard, Writer - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 Ditty Wah Ditty

    Arthur Blake, Writer - Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Percussion - Russ Titelman, Producer, Bass - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Plas Johnson, Alto Saxophone - Ronnie Barron, Piano - John DUKE, Bass - Red Callendar, Bass Copyright : 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

About

Ry Cooder understands that a great song is a great song, whether it was written before the Depression or last week. Still, at the same time he isn't afraid to explore new avenues and possibilities for the material. Like his three previous records, Paradise and Lunch is filled with treasures which become part of a world where eras and styles converge without ever sounding forced or contrived. One may think that an album that contains a traditional railroad song, tunes by assorted blues greats, and a Negro spiritual alongside selections by the likes of Bobby Womack, Burt Bacharach, and Little Milton may lack cohesiveness or merely come across as a history lesson, but to Cooder this music is all part of the same fabric and is as relevant and accessible as anything else that may be happening at the time. No matter when it was written or how it may have been done in the past, the tracks, led by Cooder's brilliant guitar, are taken to new territory where they can coexist. It's as if Washington Phillips' "Tattler" could have shared a place on the charts with Womack's "It's All Over Now" or Little Milton's "If Walls Could Talk." That he's successful on these, as well as the Salvation Army march of "Jesus on the Mainline" or the funky, gospel feel of Blind Willie McTell's "Married Man's a Fool," is not only a credit to Cooder's talent and ingenuity as an arranger and bandleader, but also to the songs themselves. The album closes with its most stripped-down track, an acoustic guitar and piano duet with jazz legend Earl "Fatha" Hines on the Blind Blake classic "Ditty Wah Ditty." Here both musicians are given plenty of room to showcase their instrumental prowess, and the results are nothing short of stunning. Eclectic, intelligent, and thoroughly entertaining, Paradise and Lunch remains Ry Cooder's masterpiece. ~ Brett Hartenbach

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