The 11-track set features three Ry Cooder originals sitting along his personal selection of favorite spirituals from the last century. The new set further extends the deep contribution made by Cooder to modern music and culture that dates back nearly 50 years.
His latest album, The Prodigal Son, is all America, our spiritual, hopeful voices, our raw cries and our sly provocations, voiced through the songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, and Ry Cooder himself. This is black and white gospel church music, our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder's expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. Aided by his son, drummer and chief collaborator, Joachim Cooder.
Ry Cooder produced the highly successful album, Buena Vista Social Club. He was ranked 8th on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (by David Fricke).
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1. Straight Street
2. Shrinking Man
4. Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right
5. The Prodigal Son
6. Nobody's Fault But Mine
1. You Must Unload
2. I'll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called
3. Harbor Of Love
4. Jesus And Woody
5. In His Care