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Peace Post: Ry Cooder

Just needing me some Ry Cooder – peace entwined within rhythm, amid the blues.

Ry Cooder – iconic working musician

The father asked the prodigal…did you hear the angel band?

The Prodigal Son


  1. Jane's Heartsong

    This is a good start to the day. Thank you.

    • laura bruno lilly

      There’s just something about Ry Cooder and this song, I agree! Happy you clicked on the suggested post and discovered it.

      • Jane's Heartsong

        I just heard today that Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal have released a new album.

        • laura bruno lilly

          Thanks for the heads up, Jane. I didn’t know this. Turns out its release date was 4/22/22!!! A good link for a brief background of this long overdue reunion collaboration is here:

          • Jane's Heartsong

            And they are doing Sonny terry and Brownie Mcghee-old favourites. I had a couple of Cassettes but they went by the wayside.

  2. merrildsmith

    I haven’t heard Ry Cooder in a while. Thanks. I know he’s done music for lots of soundtracks. I remember Paris, Texas. . .

    • laura bruno lilly

      Yeah, that’s a good one!

  3. Jennie

    I hadn’t heard of him before, Laura. He’s good!!

    • laura bruno lilly

      Glad to introduce you to one of my favs, Jennie!

      • Jennie


  4. snakesinthegrass2014

    I love Ry Cooder. He plays and sings with such passion. Have you ever seen the “Buena Vista Social Club”? I assume you probably have. It’s wonderful. – Marty

    • laura bruno lilly

      Oh yeah, we saw BVSC when it was considered a sort of ‘cult’ film at an art theatre back in the day. Took the whole family, in fact.
      Of course we bought the soundtrack cd fresh off the press and both a video (first to come out at the time) and DVD when it was put in that format. Geez……dates one, doesn’t it?
      Fantastic music is timeless.

  5. Jill Weatherholt

    Very nice Laura. Thanks for sharing.

    • laura bruno lilly

      You’re welcome, Jill.

  6. So strange you posted this as I was just telling my partner John about Ry Cooder and how he had to watch Buena Vista Social Club with me (I’ve watched it a zillion times).

    • laura bruno lilly

      Ahhh, then you remember when it was a sort of cult film? Us, too.
      Ry is a real musician’s musician…I like that we have another common interest along with quilting & rummaging through stacks of books!

  7. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet

    Laura, my late husband was a huge fan of the blues. We used to listen to blues when we lived in DC and frequented street fairs and hung out at Eastern Market on Capital Hill. Those were the days! I enjoyed this recording. Thanks for posting! All the best!

    • laura bruno lilly

      It sounds like the vid evoked powerfully positive memories…
      (so sorry to hear of your loss…)
      The blues: timeless.

  8. Lavinia Ross

    I enjoyed listening to it. Thanks, Laura! šŸ™‚

  9. Laura

    Bebopping here! Never heard this and love it! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

    • laura bruno lilly

      Bebop your way into a carefree weekend, Laura. We all need the respite from all things 2020 and 1/6/2021.

  10. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections

    Oh I like that one. Thanks.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Happy to oblige, Frank!

  11. Jane's Heartsong

    His words are spoken clearly with great rhythm. Enjoyed the video.

  12. Jane's Heartsong

    Ry has a way of saying it. Enjoy the clear words with the rhythm. Nice way to end the week.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Your observation on the clarity of the sung words is worth noting…hadn’t thought of that before.
      We do need ‘nice ways to end’ our week, don’t we?
      Enjoy your weekend, Jane.

      • Jane's Heartsong

        Thanks. It has been quite the week. Thinking Peace.

        • laura bruno lilly

          Just when you think it can’t get any worse…right?
          Hang in there, my friend.

  13. petespringerauthor

    Oh, that’s good! I’ve never heard that song. I love the blusey sound, Laura.

    • laura bruno lilly

      I’m thrilled to share, Pete!

  14. Marie A Bailey

    Oh, Laura, this was wonderful! I love Ry Cooder. One of my favorite local bands in Berkeley, CA (back in the late 70s) covered a lot of his songs. Oddly, that’s how I got to know his music. He’s one of those true, enduring musical souls.

    • laura bruno lilly

      I am amazed how many **don’t** know him…perhaps because the genre is outside the realm of pop culture and the reach of that audience?
      Seems we both are atuned (like the pun?) to the ‘true’ musical world – HA!
      Yep, we’re cool.

  15. Ally Bean

    Delightful. I’m grooving on this. Thanks.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Groove on, Ms Bean, groove on…

  16. marissthequilter

    I hope he does find his way home. Was tickled by the idea of Buddha playing the guitar. Thanks for alerting me to this lovely piece of music

    • laura bruno lilly

      Aha, so you heard that, too…it does tweek one’s visual, doesn’t it?

  17. L. Marie

    It takes a great musician to point out great songs by other great musicians. ? I thoroughly enjoyed that video! We definitely need peace these days!

    • laura bruno lilly

      L.Marie, what a sweet compliment discreetly inserted within your comment…I am most humbled.
      I am also thrilled to have introduced you (and Frog Yoga lady?!) to a new-to-you musician.
      I hope you have a comfy weekend!

  18. Puzzles of the Soul

    Love this music thanks for sharing.

    • laura bruno lilly

      But, of course!

  19. piecefulwendy

    Thanks for sharing – I thoroughly enjoyed the listen!

    • laura bruno lilly

      Something to quilt by, right?

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