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Guitarist Ry Cooder.

Guitarist Ry Cooder. In the 60s he collaborated with Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart, the Rolling Stones and became known for his fingerpicking and slide playing. In the 70s he went solo -- putting together ten albums that explored American roots music including blues, vintage jazz, and gospel. In the 80s he wrote the soundtracks for the films, "The Long Riders,"The Border," Alamo Bay," "Southern Comfort," and "Paris, Texas," and "Johnny Handsome." Now he's joined up with fellow musicians, Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder, and Nick Lowe to form the group "Little Village."

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Other segments from the episode on May 22, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 22, 1992: Interview with Ry Cooder; Interview with David Bianculli; Interview with Tommy Newsom.

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