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A gem of a live album,
This review is from: Show Time (Audio CD)Firstly - you need to like Ry Cooder's voice. A lot of people don't and can't get past that. Even with his wonderful slide work and the singing of his stalwart backers, his voice just seems to ... grate on some people.
Me, I love it. A real individual voice which is laced with a love of the music and rhythm. Of course, with a Ry Cooder album it is the brilliance of the playing which really matters - and this album is no exception. Listening to the band play you only feel bad that you weren't there to experience it first hand.
Special highlights are "do re mi" and "alimony".
A real treat for Cooder fans, but others beware - try Get Rhythm first for his most accessible album.