Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine 2LP
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Nonesuch
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine 2LP

Ry Cooder

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SKU:
NONLP92599
UPC:
075597925999

Grammy Nominated Album On Double LP!

The 12th studio album from Ry Cooder was his first concept album and historical album telling the story of Chavez Ravine. The Mexican-American community was demolished in the '50s in order to make way for public housing. That housing was never built and, instead, the Brooklyn Dodgers stadium was erected on that site when they moved to L.A.

Chavez Ravine was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2006.

Ry Cooder's Chavez Ravine is a post-World War II-era American narrative of "cool cats", radios, UFO sightings, J. Edgar Hoover, red scares, and baseball. The album, released here on vinyl LP, is a tribute to the long-gone Los Angeles Latino enclave known as Chavez Ravine. Using real and imagined historical characters, Cooder and friends creates an album that recollects various aspects of the poor but vibrant hillside Chicano community, which was bulldozed by developers in the 1950s in the interest of 'progress'; Dodgers Stadium ultimately was built on the site. Cooder says, "Here is some music for a place you don't know, up a road you don't go. Chavez Ravine, where the sidewalk ends."

The musical strains of Los Angeles, including conjunto, corrido, R&B, Latin pop, and jazz, conjure the ghosts of Chavez Rvine and Los Angeles at mid-century. On this 15-track album, sung in Spanish and English, Cooder is joined by East L.A. legends like Chicano music patriarch Lalo Guerrero, Pachuco bookie king Don Tosti, Three Midniters front man Little Willie G., and Ersi Arvizu, of The Sisters and El Chicano.

A Los Angeles native, Cooder had been working in Cuba since 1998, producing The Buena Vista Social Club, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ferrer's Buenos Hermano, and Mambo Sinuendo - all Grammy Award winners. Three years in the making, Chavez Ravine marked his musical homecoming.

"Los Angeles was paved over, malled up, high-rised, and urban-renewed, as fortunes were made, power was concentrated, and everything got faster and bigger," comments Cooder. "But there is a lot I miss now. The texture of certain older neighborhoods, like Bunker Hill, a rural feel in urban places, like Chavez Ravine and the timbre of life there, and just peace and quiet," he says.

a magical-realist street opera celebrating the life and death of the barrio that the Dodgers killed.
-Mike Davis, author, city of Quartz, Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket
  • Manufactured in the EU
  • Printed in the USA

Selections

Side A:

  1. Poor Man's Shangri-La
  2. Onda Callejera
  3. Don't Call Me Red
  4. Corrido de Boxeo

Side B:

  1. Muy Fifi
  2. Los Chucos Suaves
  3. Chinito Chinito
  4. 3 Cool Cats

Side C:

  1. El U.F.O. Cayo
  2. It's Just Work For Me
  3. In My Town

Side D:

  1. Ejercito Militar
  2. Barrio Viejo
  3. 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium
  4. Soy Luz y Sombra
Description

Grammy Nominated Album On Double LP!

The 12th studio album from Ry Cooder was his first concept album and historical album telling the story of Chavez Ravine. The Mexican-American community was demolished in the '50s in order to make way for public housing. That housing was never built and, instead, the Brooklyn Dodgers stadium was erected on that site when they moved to L.A.

Chavez Ravine was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2006.

Ry Cooder's Chavez Ravine is a post-World War II-era American narrative of "cool cats", radios, UFO sightings, J. Edgar Hoover, red scares, and baseball. The album, released here on vinyl LP, is a tribute to the long-gone Los Angeles Latino enclave known as Chavez Ravine. Using real and imagined historical characters, Cooder and friends creates an album that recollects various aspects of the poor but vibrant hillside Chicano community, which was bulldozed by developers in the 1950s in the interest of 'progress'; Dodgers Stadium ultimately was built on the site. Cooder says, "Here is some music for a place you don't know, up a road you don't go. Chavez Ravine, where the sidewalk ends."

The musical strains of Los Angeles, including conjunto, corrido, R&B, Latin pop, and jazz, conjure the ghosts of Chavez Rvine and Los Angeles at mid-century. On this 15-track album, sung in Spanish and English, Cooder is joined by East L.A. legends like Chicano music patriarch Lalo Guerrero, Pachuco bookie king Don Tosti, Three Midniters front man Little Willie G., and Ersi Arvizu, of The Sisters and El Chicano.

A Los Angeles native, Cooder had been working in Cuba since 1998, producing The Buena Vista Social Club, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ferrer's Buenos Hermano, and Mambo Sinuendo - all Grammy Award winners. Three years in the making, Chavez Ravine marked his musical homecoming.

"Los Angeles was paved over, malled up, high-rised, and urban-renewed, as fortunes were made, power was concentrated, and everything got faster and bigger," comments Cooder. "But there is a lot I miss now. The texture of certain older neighborhoods, like Bunker Hill, a rural feel in urban places, like Chavez Ravine and the timbre of life there, and just peace and quiet," he says.

a magical-realist street opera celebrating the life and death of the barrio that the Dodgers killed.
-Mike Davis, author, city of Quartz, Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket
  • Manufactured in the EU
  • Printed in the USA

Selections

Side A:

  1. Poor Man's Shangri-La
  2. Onda Callejera
  3. Don't Call Me Red
  4. Corrido de Boxeo

Side B:

  1. Muy Fifi
  2. Los Chucos Suaves
  3. Chinito Chinito
  4. 3 Cool Cats

Side C:

  1. El U.F.O. Cayo
  2. It's Just Work For Me
  3. In My Town

Side D:

  1. Ejercito Militar
  2. Barrio Viejo
  3. 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium
  4. Soy Luz y Sombra
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ry Cooder
Title
Chavez Ravine
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-16-2019
Release Date
09-05-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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