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Paradise And Lunch [CD]

Ry Cooder Audio CD
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RY COODER'S PULL UP SOME DUST AND SIT DOWN – SIMPLE TOOLS FOR CITIZENS UNDER SIEGE!
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THERE'S YOU, THE CITIZEN, RUNNING IN CIRCLES LIKE A HEADLESS CHICKEN. AND THERE THEY ARE, THERE THEY ALL ARE, HERDING YOU FASTER AND FASTER THROUGH THE CIRCLE MAZE OF LIES AND DISTRACTION. WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE, WHO WILL THROW OUT THE LIFE ... Read more in Amazon's Ry Cooder Store

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  • Audio CD (24 May 1974)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B000002KC4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Jesus on The Mainline 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. It's All Over Now 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Medley: Fool For A Cigarette / Feelin' Good 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
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Think of Ry Cooder as a musicologist who makes learning fun. A particularly nifty collection from 1974, Paradise & Lunch is solo Cooder at his best. The song selection is inspired and unpredictable: numbers by Burt Bacharach, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Bobby Womack mingle with ease. "Tattler" is a rare Ry original that happens to be one of the collection's highlights. Jazz legend Earl Hines guests on the dapper "Ditty Wa Ditty". --Steven Stolder

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Appreciation of a great album 27 Mar 2001
By Mr. M Errington VINE VOICE
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Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
If you were to cut Ry Cooder in half he would be lettered 'Musician' all the way through. He hardly seems to have made anything except excellent albums, apart from 'The Slide Area'. So here is another eclectic mix of blues, gospel, folk and interpretations of obscure old pop songs. All played by his early house band, with a few distinguished guests, so nothing new there. But some albums just work, and all I can suggest is that when you get the right people together at the right time the magic just happens, and it really happens here. I think the secret is in knowing what to leave out. This sort of music doesn't smack you on the forehead, it just sidles up and makes friends. The rythms are generally gentle and subtle, but still make you want first to tap your feet and then dance around the room. This mood is set in the first track, 'Tamp 'em up solid', but this is no surprize, Cooder has always been at expert at first tracks (Such as 6-3-4-5-7-8-9 and Get Rythm). 'Jesus on the main line' is one of those left field tunes that just get to you after a couple of playings, and 'Fool for a cigarette' has that depression / dust bowl feel so well done on the 2nd album (Into the Purple Valley). The guitar licks are immaculate as ever, electric accoustic and slide, but the point is not how clever they are, but how well played they are. No-one can play as sweetly or with more emotion than Ryland Peter Cooder. The final track is a duet between Cooder and the veteran jazz pianist Earl Hines. They play the Blind Blake standard 'Ditty wah ditty' with real swing. Cooder keeps the melody and rythm driving along whilst Hines plays some astonishing variations. I'm still not sure if it works, but I can't stop humming the tune.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Cooder classic 9 July 2008
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
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"Paradise and Lunch" followed a similar path to his previous release "Into the purple valley" but overall probably has a more electric, R&B sound, with either Jim Keltner or Milt Holland on drums. Again it's a very consistent record that seamlessly mixes blues, rock and roll, country and jazz to provide a varied but somehow completely unified sound.

We start with a great acoustic work-song "Tamp 'em up solid" and then Washington Phillips' beautiful ballad "Tattler" is given an R&B makeover to make it sound like the Drifters. Meanwhile the Drifters own "Mexican divorce" is taken south of the border and slowed down to produce a soulful TexMex classic. Blind Willie McTell's "Married man's a fool" is also updated with an R&B setting, although not quite as funky as the Womacks' "It's all over now" which really rocks. We also get an early version of the gospel song "Jesus on the mainline" which Ry was often to revisit. "Fool About A Cigarette/Feelin' good" is a medley of a country song and a J.B. Lenoir blues that somehow seem to fit together. Finally Ry and Earl Hines battle it out on a swinging ragtime version of Blind Blake's "Ditty Wah Ditty".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cooder's best and a classic must have 8 Jun 2010
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There are some truly excellent comprehensive reviews already here (and one off the mark) so I will not attempt duplication. However, I have to say that for me this is Ry Cooder's masterpiece and a timeless gem. Blues, gospel and country rock, sung and played with awesome skill but above all joy and a sense of humour. Although I like some of his later work, such as the Buena Vista etc, Ry Cooder peaked here with Paradise and Lunch, sandwiched in between the excellent Chicken Skin Music and good but slightly disappointing by comparison Borderline. Something really magical happened in recording Paradise. Earl Fatha Hines exquisite "Ditty Wa Ditty" just rounds it off perfectly along with a wonderful, definitive version of "It's All Over Now". Also, try: the aforementioned albums; John Hiatt's excellent "Slow Turning"; or in gentler vein Kate and Anna McGarrigle's also magical self-titled album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Puts you right in the groove 6 Oct 2011
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Yep Cooder all the way. Only Ry can produce an atmospheric feel of being right there as they play, he can turn the mood with a lick and the Cooder style shines out with every cord played.Paradise and Lunch
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