Ry Cooder - Into The Purple Valley (1972)

Ry Cooder is an American musician, best known for his skill as a slide guitarist and his interest in American roots music.

By 1972 Ry Cooder had extended his résumé by appearing on albums by Arlo Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot, Judy Collins, David Blue, Crazy Horse, The Everly Brothers and Randy Newman, among others. His second album was another treck back into the most obscure corners of American roots music. Dust bowl folk, blues, R&B, country and calypso got the Ry Cooder treatment, being recast in innovate new arrangements featuring various diverse instrumentation, but dominated throughout by his fantastic slide guitar work (and a good dose of mandolin). Features Van Dyke Parks and Jim Dickinson on keyboards, Fritz Richmond and Chris Ethridge on bass, John Craviotta on drums and Milt Holland on percussion, along with various backing singers and horn players.

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