Review: Ry Cooder. Election Special

I have listened to this ten times and on each hearing it gets a little better. Tracks I did not like at first become essential in the make up of the album and songs like Brother is Gone get better and better. On his most recent albums his guitar playing has been blended in with other instruments that have been well used over the years in many of his records from Flaco Jimenez accordion, Juliette Commagere keyboards, Terry Evans background vocals and Jim Keltner on drums. On Election Special his guitar is to the fore totally stripped bare and...

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