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Guitarist Ry Cooder.

Guitarist Ry Cooder. In the 60s he collaborated with Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart, and 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," "Paris, Texas," and "Johnny Handsome." He also joined up with fellow musicians Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder, and Nick Lowe to form the supergroup-of-sorts, Little Village. (REBROADCAST FROM 5/22/92)


Other segments from the episode on July 23, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 23, 1993: Interview with Charlie Rich; Interview with Ry Cooder; Review of the film "Coneheads."


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