Chicken Skin Music

Ry Cooder


Barcode: 8719262012042

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Chicken Skin Music is the fifth studio album by the American musician Ry Cooder. This album, which consists of only highlights, is a fusion of all kinds of music, from bolero rhythms, slack key guitars to gospel tunes. The early landmark in his way to popularise roots music from both North as Central America is the equivalent of the Buena Vista Social Club, which was released 20 years later. Besides his standard backing band (Jim Keltner, Milt Holland, Chris Ethridge, and George Bohannon) he collaborated with two eminent Hawaiian musicians, Gabby Pahinui (steel guitar) and Atta Isaacs (slack-key guitar), and Norteño musician Flaco Jimenez. He’s also looking way into the past by covering Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene” and “Bourgeois Blues”. World music at its best in the early days, by combining all his influences and working together with different musicians.

Legendary American musician Ry Cooder played together with the worlds 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 is available limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on yellow coloured vinyl. The package includes an insert.

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Track Listings

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

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

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