Friday, February 20, 2015

Ry Cooder - 1979-07-28-29 - Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, UK

Ry Cooder
July 28-29, 1979
Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, UK

Audience and FM Broadcast recordings, very good quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

Moving forward in the performing career of Ry Cooder, here are Ry's complete performances (3 short sets over 2 days) from the 1979 Cambridge Folk Festival. Although by this time, Cooder's recordings were moving in various different musical directions directions, encompassing Tex-Mex and Hawaiian music (Showtime-1977), Jazz (Jazz-1978), and Rock and R&B (Bop Till You Drop-1979, Borderline-1980), Ry sticks strictly to his roots of Folk and Blues for these mostly acoustic and wonderful performances at the Folk Festival. Drawing heavily from his 1972 and 1974 albums, Into the Purple Valley and Paradise Lunch, and his knowledge of old blues songs, Ry presents a clinic on folk-blues guitar-playing here. Although there is considerable repetition of songs among the 3 sets, it is still a delight to be able have all 3 sets and his complete performances at this wonderful event. [Historical note: Ry's 1979 album, Bop Till You Drop was the very first popular music album (after some limited release classical albums) to be recorded, mixed, and mastered completely digitally, and also yielded Ry's biggest hit to date, a cover of 'Little Sister'. It was also around this time that Ry began branching out into film scores and soundtracks, doing moody, atmospheric music for films such as The Long Riders (1979), Southern Comfort (1981), The Border (1982), Streets of Fire (1984), and Paris, Texas (1985), among many others to follow.] 

Saturday July 28, Afternoon Set, 3 PM
1. Ditty Wah Ditty
2. Tamp'em Up Solid
3. Fool For a Cigarette
4. Crazy 'bout an automobile
5. Billy The Kid
6. Ax Sweet Mama
7. Hard Ridin' Papa
8. Stranger in My House
9. Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer
10. Jesus on the Mainline

Saturday July 28, Evening Set, 11:15 PM
1. Programme Intro
2. Tamp'em Up Solid
3. Fool For a Cigarette
4. Crazy 'Bout an Automobile
5. Taxes on the Farmer
6. Great Dream from Heaven.
7. Billy The Kid
8. Denomination Blues
9. Bourgeois Blues

Sunday, July 29, Evening Set, 10:30 PM
1. Ditty Wah Ditty
2. Tamp'em Up Solid
3. Fool For a Cigarette
4. Crazy 'bout an automobile
5. Billy The Kid
6. Ax Sweet Mama
7. Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All
8. Great Dream From Heaven
9. Denomination Blues
10. The Bourgeois Blues
11. Jesus on the Mainline

Ry Cooder_1979 Cambridge Folk Festival_7-28 sets.rar
Ry Cooder_1979 Cambridge Folk Festival_7-29 set.rar


Narrow Dog said...

Some of my fave albums on this. Thank you very much.

g said...

I have had a version of these for a while but yours is a much better quality - and thanks so much. Also want to thank you for the live T-Bone shows.
One question - bothering me for years,
Can somebody tell me what Ditty Wah Ditty means???? (Had to ask it - you don't very often get the chance!!!!)

La Piazza Gancio said...

This will serve as breakfast!