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Ry Cooder Special – February 27, 2012

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KPFA presents the ultimate “Ry Cooder Special,” four hours of the guitar legend’s most influential recordings, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Host Larry Kelp leads listeners through this roots music upstart’s recording with such artists as Randy Newman, the Rolling Stones, Captain Beefheart and Taj Mahal by the time he was 21; to his unique style incorporating Tex-Mex, blues, R&B and Hawaiian sounds; plus his award-winning film soundtracks (“Paris, Texas,” “The Border”) and on to his world collaborations with Ireland’s Chieftains, India’s V.M. Bhatt, Mali’s Ali Farka Toure and the creation of Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club. An American musical activist, Cooder’s own recordings have brought out some of the oldest and newest political songs, Woody Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi” on his 1970 debut album, to last year’s viral video, “Mutt Romney Blues.”

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
sekou sundiatashout outthe blue oneness of dreamsmouth almighty
dave holland quartetnemesisextensionsecm
ronnie burrageubiquitousspirit guides: truth and love musicmimikalana records
robert glasper experimentcherish the dayblack radioblue note
christian mcbride banduhura's moment returnedsci-fiverve
nils landgrensix beauties on a rooftop5000 milesact
jeff beckyou know what i meanblow by blowepic
robert glasper experimentgonna be alrightblack radioblue note
marcus millerpantherthe sun don't liepra
grover washington, jr.maracas beachreed seedmotown
nicholas paytonindigobitchesin & out
warthe seven tin soldiersgalaxyavenue records
robert glasper experimentmove loveblack radioblue note

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