Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music 180g Import LP

Ry Cooder

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180g Audiophile Vinyl LP!

Legendary American musician Ry Cooder played together with the world's greatest artists, such as John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young and Eric Clapton. Cooder is known for his slide guitar work, and was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Chicken Skin Music was his fifth studio album. The title serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. For this record, Cooder decided to ignore traditional boundaries and instigated lasting cross-cultural communication through music, which was unusual for 1976. Chicken Skin Music blends gospel, folk, blues and Hawaiian with the help of his backing band (Jim Keltner, Milt Holland, Chris Ethridge, and George Bohannon) and two eminent Hawaiian musicians, Gabby Pahinui and Atta Isaacs. In addition, to throw in some Mexican styles, Ry Cooder is assisted by Norteño musician Flaco Jimenez.

Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders - geographical or musical - presenting 'Stand By Me' as a gospel song with a norteño arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves country-pop classic, 'He'll Have to Go,' a bolero rhythm, featuring the interplay of Flaco Jimenez's accordion and Pat Rizzo's alto sax... Chicken Skin Music is probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining.
-Brett Hartenbach, AllMusic


  • 180g Audiophile Vinyl
  • Insert
  • Import
  • Made in the EU


Side One:

  1. The Bourgeois Blues
  2. I Got Mine
  3. Always Lift Him Up
  4. He'll Have To Go

Side Two:

  1. Smack Dab In The Middle
  2. Stand By Me
  3. Yellow Roses
  4. Chloe
  5. Goodnight Irene

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