Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ry Cooder, have I heard the wrong albums?
This is my first personal post/rant. I love listening to slide guitar players and I'm always looking for new slide players to listen to. I have many that I like such as Duane Allman, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Bob Brozman, Eric Sardinas, etc... Throughout all of my research, one name keeps coming up. Ry Cooder. I have heard and read all kinds of great things about this musician, however, every time I have listened to him I have not been impressed. I even have a couple of his albums and everything seems to be lackluster. A friend of mine even loaned me the soundtrack from the movie "The Crossroads". I loved that movie and the music that was in it, but the album seems drab and boring. What I want to know is, where are these great examples of his playing?