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Vinyl Choice: Ry Cooder

Mick Brown, Sunday Times Magazine, November 1980

RY COODER was once described as a "curator of American music". A fair assessment, but it hardly captures the joy and affection of his modern interpretations of old traditions in blues, popular and folk music. A brilliant guitarist, he has played on records by the Rolling Stones, Captain Beefheart and many others, and has made nine solo albums. His recent tour of Britain, in October, was a great critical and popular success.

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