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Ry Cooder Part 2: The Prospect Before Us

John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1977

Since the first half of this interview was written, there's been an opportunity to see Ry and the Chicken Skin Band in action, which was a totally worthwhile experience. I'm sure that those of you who are interested have already read the reviews, seen the concerts and so on, but for me the high points were Ry's quite blistering solo on 'Dark End Of The Street', and the three vocalists' astounding handclaps. If any of you missed the gigs, I'm really sorry, but it seems there's a strong chance of Ry returning to this country by the end of the year, in which case you are strongly recommended to be there.

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