Unsanitized Folk Blues,
This review is from: Ry Cooder (Audio CD)
If you have heard a lot of Ry Cooder, and like his stuff - you will like this. It's generally authentic folk/blues with some occasional of the wall arrangements added to give some tracks a decidedly leftfield sound.
I started with the "Get Rhythm" album.Both this and the likes of Bop Till You Drop are to my ears more accessible to the casual music fan.By the eighties Ry had developed a more mainstream R&B sensibility , especially with his voice.
Here,he adopts the kind of wailing that you might hear on the old folk and blues records that he is covering.Not his best, but an impressive 1st album for sure. The last track "Dark Was The Night", a bottleneck acoustic guitar solo is essential, and totally indicative of his sound and style.(later used on the soundtrack of Paris Texas etc)
If you don't already have any of Ry's stuff, start with "Get Rhythm", "Bop Till You Drop", "Borderline" ,or "I Flathead" - and then work your way back to the early stuff like this.