Get Rhythm

Get Rhythm

by Ry CooderRy Cooder


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"The Musician's Musician." "The Master of the Eclectic." There are probably a dozen more titles by which this "guitar player" is known. To even refer to him as a guitar player is probably a gross mislabeling of this musician. He defies any sort of categorization; this is his greatest strength and for some his weakness. The theme for these nine cuts is rhythm of all different ilk. I won't even give the parameters because he seems to have none. I wondered how many different instruments he played on this album (I thought I counted five different types of guitar); it only says guitar and vocal for his credits. Listen to his version of "All Shook Up," more bop and rhythm than Elvis could put into four of his songs. It seems musicians line up to play with him, and they feel he did them a favor by letting them play on his albums. He always gives them plenty of space to do what they do. This CD will make the dead start tapping their toes.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0075992563925
catalogNumber: 25639
Rank: 8571

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ry Cooder   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Bobby King   Bass,Background Vocals
Van Dyke Parks   Keyboards
Jorge Calderon   Electric Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Larry Blackmon   Vocals,Track Performer
Miguel Cruz   Percussion
Terry Evans   Vocals,Background Vocals
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
William "Bill" Greene   Vocals
Buell Neidlinger   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Harry Dean Stanton   Vocals,Track Performer
Arnold McCuller   Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Green   Background Vocals
Steve Douglas   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ry Cooder   Producer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Clark German   Engineer
Steven M. Martin   Art Direction

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