The Prodigal Son


Format: CD

See all of this week’s releases here

In stock

Release date: 11 May 2018
Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
SKU: 100622
Bookmark and Share

One-time Buena Vista Social Club member Ry Cooder’s career spans over 50 years ‘The Prodigal Son’, his latest album, finds him ploughing a roots music furrow that digs deep through a selection of gospel, blues, folk and bluegrass traditionals from the likes of Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves and the Stanley Brothers among others, all the while making the music his own thanks to a life lived in the music. ‘Straight Street’ brings to mind recent Boz Scaggs, the hymnal feel of ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ is bleak and evocative while his take on Graves’ ‘I’ll Be Rested When The Roll Is Called’ is a rousing blues-gospel effort. Cooder displays his worldly influences throughout this album that refuses to be pinned down to one genre.

Track listings:


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Prodigal Son”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.