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Ry Cooder on Composing and Arranging American Music.

Guitarist Ry Cooder. His career consisted of one-night stands until he began writing the scores for films. His credits include "Paris, Texas" and "Crossroads." He's just come out with a solo album, his fist in six years. (INTERVIEW BY LIANE HANSEN)


Other segments from the episode on December 11, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 11, 1987: Interview with Sally Kirkland; Commentary on the life of Adrienne Kennedy; Interview with Ry Cooder; Review of Penn and Teller's show "Penn & Teller."


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