Ry Cooder Documentary from 1970

Ry Cooder Documentary from 1970


Wow, fans of Ry Cooder and classic American blues, folk and also the roots revival of the ‘70s, will want to check out this amazing 14 minute documentary on Ry, made in 1970 by Reprise Records.

The film was actually made by another Warner artist of the time, Van Dyke Parkes, who also worked for Warner briefly making mini-documentaries about the label artists.

This is a great little film, with great interview footage and performance of some classic material that Ry made his own like Blind Alfred Reed’s “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?”,  Woody Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi,” and Sleepy John’s “Goin’ to Brownsville.”

If you dig Ry you might also want to check out our great Classic Americana playlist on Spotify:

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