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Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have a Ball (1988)

Following a brief statement by Ry Cooder on his thoughts about performing - and improvising - on stage, this concert film depicts Cooder's 1987 live show in Santa Cruz, California, which ... See full summary »

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Following a brief statement by Ry Cooder on his thoughts about performing - and improvising - on stage, this concert film depicts Cooder's 1987 live show in Santa Cruz, California, which was part of his "Get Rhythm" world tour. Written by Frank Schnelle <frank.schnelle@sat1.de>

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This needs to be released in the US
13 August 2008 | by (Whitechapel after dark) – See all my reviews

This is such a great show, I would even pay list price for it, but I guess Ry Cooder doesn't want this distributed any closer to the US than New Zealand or Iran. It's really a shame, because it's a great show, & Ry has a strong lineup backing him, including El Rey de Accordion, Flaco Jimenez, Bobby King & Terry Evans, Jim Keltner, VanDyke Parks, and Jorge Calderon. Maybe The Catalyst should release a collection of videos of performances, since so many great national & international performers have played there over the years. I really can't understand why Ry refuses to allow this to be released, since the only people who would buy this would be those of us who have helped build his career & supported him for 30-plus years


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