Ry Cooder The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed

The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed

Ry Cooder

Released on November 3, 2008 by Rhino - Warner Bros.

Main artist: Ry Cooder

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

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Album : 1 disk - 34 tracks Total length : 02:13:54

  1. 1 Get Rhythm (Remastered Version)

    Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Johnny Cash, Writer - Arnold McCuller, Background Vocals - Terry Evans, Background Vocals - Flaco Jimenez, Accordion - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Miguel Cruz, Percussion - Van Dyke Parka, Keyboards - Jorge Calderson, Bass - Steven Douglas, Saxophone - Willie Greene Jr., Background Vocals Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1987 Warner Bros. Record Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  2. 2 Low--Commotion

    Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Arnold McCuller, Background Vocals - Terry Evans, Background Vocals - Flaco Jimenez, Accordion - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Miguel Cruz, Percussion - Buell Niedlinger, Bass - Van Dyke Parka, Keyboards - Jorge Calderson, Bass - Steven Douglas, Saxophone - Willie Greene Jr., Background Vocals - Jim Kettner, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1987 Warner Bros. Record Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  3. 3 Available Space (Remastered Version)

    Van Dyke Parks, Producer, Piano - Chris Ethridge, Performance - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Performance - Ry Cooder, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Max Bennett, Performance - Ritchie Hayward, Performance - Kirby Johnson, Orchestration - Roy Estrada, Performance - John Barbeda, Performance Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 On a Monday (Remastered Version)

    LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Ry Cooder, Slide Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Huddie Ledbetter, Writer - JIM DICKINSON, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

  5. 5 Do Re Mi (Remastered Version)

    Van Dyke Parks, Producer, Piano - Chris Ethridge, Performance - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Performance - Ry Cooder, Bass Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Max Bennett, Performance - Woody Guthrie, Writer - Ritchie Hayward, Performance - Kirby Johnson, Orchestration - Roy Estrada, Performance - John Barbeda, Performance Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 Which Came First (Remastered Version)

    Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Dixon, Writer - JIM DICKINSON, Keyboards - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Tim Drummond, Bass - William D Smith, Keyboards - Cooder, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1982 Warner Bros Records

  7. 7 The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor) [Remastered Version]

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Recorded by - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - David Lindley, Guitar - Ronnie Barron, Guitar - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Tim Drummond, Bass - Sidney Bailey, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Down in Hollywood (Remastered Version)

    Chaka Kahn, Vocals - Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Recorded by - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - DRUMMOND, Writer - David Lindley, Guitar - Ronnie Barron, Guitar - Tim Drummond, Bass - Cooder, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 Smells Like Money (from Johnny Handsome) [Remastered Version]

    Jim Keltner, Writer - Ry Cooder, Writer, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  10. 10 Let's Work Together

    Mike Elizondo, Bass - Don Smith, Recorded by - Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Buckwheat Zydeco, Accordion, Vocals - JIM DICKINSON, Piano - WILBERT HARRISON, Composer - Wilbur Harrison, Composer, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 2008 Nonesuch Records, Inc.

  11. 11 I Got Mine (Remastered Version)

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - Russ Titelman, Producer - Ry Cooder, Accordion, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Bass, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - Red Callender, Tuba - George Bohannon, Arranger - Atta Isaacs, Guitar - Flaco Jimenz, Accordion - Hugo Gonzales, Banjo Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1976 Warner Brothers Records

  12. 12 Cherry Ball Blues (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  13. 13 Jesus on the Mainline (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  14. 14 Tattler (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  15. 15 Teardrops Will Fall (Remastered Version)

    Marion Smith, Writer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Ry Cooder, Slide Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - JIM DICKINSON, Producer - Dickie Doo, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

  16. 16 Maria Elena (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  17. 17 Jesse James (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1980 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  18. 18 Paris, Texas (from Paris, Texas) [Remastered Version]

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Musicians, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Masterer - ALLEN SIDES, Recorded by - David Lindley, Musicians - JUDY CLAPP, Second Engineer - JIM DICKINSON, Musicians - Mark Ettel, Recorded by, Remix - Tony Chiappa, Second Engineer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  19. 19 Theme from Southern Comfort (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  20. 20 Tamp' Em Up Solid (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  21. 21 Billy the Kid (Remastered Version)

    LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Ry Cooder, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - JIM DICKINSON, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

  22. 22 Crazy 'Bout an Automobile (Remastered Version)

    Jesse Harms, Synthesiser - Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Mixer, Recorded by - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Stuart Gitlin, Assistant Engineer - John Hiatt, Guitar, Vocals - Willie Green Jr., Vocals - Bobby King, Vocals - Reggie McBride, Bass - Tim Drummond, Bass - William D Smith, Organ, Piano, Vocals - George Pierre, Percussion - William R. Emerson, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1980 Warner Bros Records Inc

  23. 23 Drive Like I Never Been Hurt (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Bass, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Drums - Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Writer - Mariachi Los Camperos, Additional Musicians Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 2008 Perro Verde Records LLC, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

  24. 24 Feelin' Bad Blues (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Writer, MainArtist Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  25. 25 Boomer's Story (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  26. 26 How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too) [Remastered Version]

    LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Ry Cooder, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - JIM DICKINSON, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

  27. 27 Alimony (Remastered Version)

    Van Dyke Parks, Producer, Piano - Chris Ethridge, Performance - JONES, Writer - LENNY WARONKER, Producer - Milt Holland, Performance - Ry Cooder, Bass Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Young, Writer - Max Bennett, Performance - Ritchie Hayward, Performance - Higginbotham, Writer - Kirby Johnson, Orchestration - Roy Estrada, Performance - John Barbeda, Performance Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  28. 28 Always Lift Him Up / Kanaka Wai Wai (Remastered Version)

    Chris Ethridge, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - Russ Titelman, Producer - Ry Cooder, Accordion, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Bass, MainArtist - Red Callender, Tuba - Traditonal, Writer - George Bohannon, Arranger - Atta Isaacs, Guitar - Flaco Jimenz, Accordion - Hugo Gonzales, Banjo - Alfred Reed, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1976 Warner Brothers Records

  29. 29 Theme from Alamo Bay (Remastered Version)

    Ry Cooder, Producer, Writer, Performance, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Producer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  30. 30 Dark End of the Street (Remastered Version)

    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 : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1972 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  31. 31 Why Don't You Try Me (Remastered Version)

    Jesse Harms, Synthesizer - E. Young, Writer - Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Mixer, Recorded by - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Vibes, MainArtist - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Stuart Gitlin, Assistant Engineer - John Hiatt, Guitar, Vocals - Willie Green Jr., Vocals - Bobby King, Vocals - Reggie McBride, Bass - Tim Drummond, Bass - William D Smith, Organ, Piano, Vocals - George Pierre, Percussion Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1980 Warner Bros Records Inc

  32. 32 Poor Man's Shangri-La (Remastered Version)

    Mike Elizondo, Bass - Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Organ, Vocals, MainArtist - JOACHIM COODER, Musicians - Juliette Commagere, Vocals - Ry Cooder/William Garcia/Gene Aguilera, Writer Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 2005 Perro Verde Records LLC, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

  33. 33 Dark End of the Street (Remastered Version)

    Jim Keltner, Drums - Ry Cooder, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Arnold McCuller, Background Vocals - Terry Evans, Background Vocals - Flaco Jimenez, Accordion - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Miguel Cruz, Percussion - Van Dyke Parka, Keyboards - Jorge Calderson, Bass - Steven Douglas, Saxophone - Willie Greene Jr., Background Vocals Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1987 Warner Bros. Record Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

  34. 34 Little Sister (Remastered Version)

    Jim Keltner, Drums - LEE HERSCHBERG, Recorded by - Milt Holland, Percussion - Ry Cooder, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Doc Pomus, Writer - Mort Shuman, Writer - David Lindley, Guitar - Ronnie Barron, Guitar - Bobby King, Background Vocals - Tim Drummond, Bass Copyright : 2008 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

About

The first multi-label spanning, American released Ry Cooder compilation does its best to present a coherent portrait of a musician whose wildly eclectic recordings and broad, four decade (and counting) list of releases makes that job all but impossible. Certainly the guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer and coordinator of the successful Buena Vista Social Club reunion deserves a comprehensive box set. But even then it would be difficult to follow his diverse recorded accomplishments that range from '60s work with Captain Beefheart and Taj Mahal, to sessions with Little Feat and the Rolling Stones, world music side projects, outside productions of other artists, and over a dozen solo albums that mix folk, soul, funk, rock, country blues, gospel, and Tex-Mex, among other styles. This 34-cut double-disc package, compiled by Cooder's son and musical companion Joachim, does an excellent job cherrypicking well-known nuggets along with a batch of obscurities from his father's voluminous output, resulting in an intriguing, enlightening, and above all listenable sonic résumé. Rather than arrange his father's songs in chronological order, the younger Cooder decided to take the organic approach of presenting the material in a more cohesive fashion. He mixes and matches items from papa Cooder's 1970 debut through 2008's I, Flathead to maximum effect without the jarring segues that might occur if sequencing was done in a time based manner. The elder Cooder provides short, occasionally odd, usually humorous blurbs about each track in the accompanying booklet, shedding a bit of light on the tunes, and in the case of the selections from films such as Southern Comfort, The Long Riders, and Paris, Texas, the directors he worked with. One previously unreleased tune, a passable version of "Let's Work Together" performed with Buckwheat Zydeco is here, perhaps as an enticement to collectors. But it's Joachim's excavations into his dad's deep catalog to resurrect oddities such as "Smells Like Money" from the Johnny Handsome flick and gems like the Willie Dixon/Cooder jointly composed "Which Came First" from The Slide Area that make this collection so enjoyable. Eagle eyed admirers might lament that nothing from 1978's impressive genre excursion Jazz is included, but Cooder's phenomenal slide guitar skills, and somewhat limited vocal abilities, are well displayed throughout the two-and-a-quarter hour running time. The song that helps provide the unusual title for the disc, "UFO Has Landed in the Ghetto," is M.I.A. and surely there are fan favorites that didn't make the cut due to limited space, but this is an impressive and relatively inclusive recap that is a fine starting point for anyone interested in delving into Ry Cooder's extensive and influential career. ~ Hal Horowitz

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