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Ry Cooder On World Cafe

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    Ry Cooder on World Cafe Ry Cooder has been playing music for fifty years, with everybody from The Rolling Stones to Neil Young, and made some pretty impressive albums along the way. He’s found inspiration from gospel and blues, but also some of his own personal revelations. He joins the World Cafe to play some songs from his new album, Prodigal Son, and to talk about how he first started listening to music, how he was inspired by a talent scout in his early career, and how he brings his beliefs into his music. On the next World Cafe.
Cooder and his band re-imagine some of those classic blues and gospel songs he loved as boy. He discusses how his latest album 'Prodigal Son' is ultimately about reverence.
For Ry Cooder, records were not only a first love, but an escape. As a boy growing up in Santa Monica, Calif. in the 1950's, listening to records was a lens into a wider world. He says the first albums that caught his imagination were from traveling blues and gospel musicians.


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