Nonesuch publish Ry Cooder’s twelfth album : ‘Chávez Ravine’ (2005)

Ry Cooder’s ‘Chávez Ravine’ is his twelfth (and a concept and historical) studio album released on June 7, 2005 by Nonesuch.

Track Listing : 1.Poor Man’S Shangri-La (Ry Cooder, William Garcia, Gene Aguilera) – 05:28 . 2.Onda Callejera (David Hidalgo, William Garcia) – 03:50 . 3.Don’T Call Me Red (Ry Cooder) – 04:58 . 4.Corrido De Boxeo (Lalo Guerrero) – 03:21 . 5.Muy Fifí (William Garcia, Joachim Cooder, Juliette Commagere) – 04:03 . 6.Los Chucos Suaves (Lalo Guerrero) – 03:08 . 7.Chinito Chinito (Elena Felguérez) – 04:52 . 8.3 Cool Cats (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 02:57 . 9.El U.F.O. Cayó (Juliette Commagere, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Jared Smith) – 08:22 . 10.It’S Just Work For Me (Ry Cooder) – 05:54 . 11.In My Town (Ry Cooder) – 05:40 . 12.Ejército Militar (Rita Arvizu) – 03:16 . 13.Barrio Viejo (Lalo Guerrero) – 04:42 . 14.3Rd Base, Dodger Stadium (Ry Cooder, William Garcia, Joe Kevany) – 05:45 . 15.Soy Luz Y Sombra (The Cloud Forest, William Garcia, Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder) – 03:15


Michael C. McMillen

Musicians : Ry Cooder – Vocal, Guitar, Organ, Tres On (1 – 9), Laud On (2), Bajo Sexto On (4 – 12) . Juliette Commagere – Vocal On (1 – 7 – 9 – 15), Vocal Chorus On (2 – 3 – 8) . Jim Keltner – Drums On (1 – 6 – 8), Bongos On (3) . Mike Elizondo – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 13 – 14) . Joachim Cooder – Timbales On (1 – 3 – 8), Percussion On (2), Drums On (4 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15), Sampling On (5 – 9 – 15) . Little Willie G. – Vocal On (2 – 8 -15), Vocal Chorus On (5) . Carla Commagere – Vocal Chorus On (2 – 3 – 8), Vocal On (7) . Joe Rotondi – Piano On (2 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 14) . Gil Bernal – Tenor Saxophone On (2 – 6 – 8 – 14) . Mike Bolger – Trumpet On (2 – 14), Valve Trombone On (14) . Ledward Kaapana – Guitar On (2 – 13 -14) . Jon Hassell – Trumpet On (3) . Lalo Guerrero – Vocal On (4 – 6 -13) . Flaco Jiménez – Accordion On (4 – 12 -13) . Ersi Arvizu – Vocal On (5 – 12 – 13 – 15) . Jacob Garcia – Vocal Chorus On (5) . Chucho Valdés – Piano On (5) . Jared Smith – Bass On (7 – 8 – 15), Keyboard On (9) . Mike Bolger – Organ On (7 – 8), Trumpet, Valve Trombone On (7) . Rudy Salas – Vocal Chorus On (8) . Michael Guerra – Vocal Chorus On (8) . Don Tosti – Vocal On (9) . Sunny D. Levine – Drum Programming On (11) . Jacky Terrasson – Piano On (11) . Bla Pahinui – Vocal, Guitar, Ukulele On (14) . David Hidalgo – Guitar On (15)

Production : Produced By Ry Cooder Jerry Boys – Engineer . Stephen Marcussen – Mastering . Rail Jon Rogut – Engineer . Don Smith – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Harry Chase – Photography . Nelson R. Farmer – Photography . Robert C. Imbrecht – Illustrations . Walt Kelly – Illustrations . James Kollar – Photography . Michael C. McMillen asterisques RVM – Illustrations . Don Normark – Photography . Susan Titelman – Photography

Recorded 2004B – 2005 At Village Recorders, Sound City Studios.

Released On June 7, 2005 By Nonesuch.

Ry Cooder

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Tiny Mix Tapes
Through each of the Latin-flavored tracks, the album rhumbas, bops, and tangos along to its eventually simple conclusion: Despite the abject conditions that its inhabitants faced, Chavez Ravine existed with bustling and blooming life, but it no longer does. […]

No Depression
The result is a rich, bilingual, eclectic street opera peppered with English and Spanish sound bites, poetry, sampling, and even a UFO. It is easily Cooder’s most personal and passionate recorded work yet. […]

The Guardian
Cooder has created a powerful sense of time and place by mixing his new compositions with anything from late 1940s and 1950s pop songs, in both English and Spanish, through to blues, ballads and a variety of Mexican styles. […]

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