Ry Cooder


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Born in Santa Monica, Ca., Ry Cooder, at the age of four had an accident which left him blind in one eye. He became a bit secluded and began playing the guitar. His biggest influences include Blind Willie Johnson, Arthur "Blind" Blake, Joseph Spence and Curtis Mayfield. Cooder has played on several albums from the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Primary Colors Composer
(1998)
Paris, Texas Composer
(1984)
Crossroads Composer
(1986)
Last Man Standing Music Department
(1996)

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 2015 A Paixão de JL (Documentary) (performer: "Paris Texas") / (writer: "Paris Texas")
 2015 Nashville (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Please Help Me, I'm Fallin' (2015) ... ("Love Her for a While", uncredited)
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Helu Pu (2012) ... (performer: "How D'ya Do" - uncredited)
 2010 The Warrior's Way (writer: "Jesse James")
 2010 Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic (TV Series short) (performer: "PARIS, TEXAS") / (writer: "PARIS, TEXAS")
 2009 Lokakuun valoa (TV Movie) (performer: "Bodas de oro")
 2009 Uutishuone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pelkistettyä todellisuutta (2009) ... (performer: "It's Gonna Work Out")
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (arranger: "This Little Light of Mine")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (arranger: "Eyes on the Prize") / (performer: "Eyes on the Prize", "Drume Negrita")
 2006 Sharkwater (Documentary) (performer: "Lasidan")
 2006 On Any Saturday (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Toldot (2006) ... (performer: "María Elena")
 2005 Leaving the Life (Short) (writer: "Last Man Standing score")
 2004 Meet the Fockers (performer: "A Meeting by The River") / (writer: "A Meeting by The River")
 2004 John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me (Video) (performer: "Hobo Blues")
 2004 Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.14 (2004) ... (performer: "Feelin' Bad Blues", "I Can't Walk This Time")
 2004 The Big Bounce (performer: "Patricia")
  Shabatot VeHagim (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Texas: Part 2 (2003) ... (performer: "Paris, Texas") / (writer: "Paris, Texas")
 2002 Our Father (performer: "Diaraby")
 2002 L'auberge espagnole (performer: "Aï Du")
 2002 Unfaithful (performer: "Ai Du" (1994))
 2002 One Hour Photo (performer: "African Queen") / (writer: "African Queen")
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle (writer: "Across the Borderline")
 1998 A Civil Action (lyrics: "Hard Workin' Man" (1978))
 1998 Besieged (performer: "Diaraby") / (producer: "Diaraby")
 1998 Phoenix (performer: "I Can't Win")
 1998 Primary Colors (performer: "HAPPY MEETING IN GLORY", "JERICHO BLUES") / (writer: "HAPPY MEETING IN GLORY", "JERICHO BLUES", "WIDE SKY")
 1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) ... (performer: "Little Sister" - uncredited)
 1997 Addicted to Love (performer: "Soukora")
 1997 The End of Violence (performer: Score Contains a Four Bar Sample) / (writer: Score Contains a Four Bar Sample)
 1997 Super Speedway (Documentary) (performer: "Highway 23", "Bomber Bash") / (writer: "Highway 23", "Bomber Bash", "Sunny's Tune")
 1996 Last Man Standing (performer: "How Long, How Long Blues", "You Got To Reap What You Sow", "Denver Blues", "Bumble Bee Blues")
 1996 Irma Vep (performer: "Soukora")
 1995 Dead Man Walking (performer: "Isa Lei") / (producer: "In Your Mind")
 1991 Video Days (Video short) (performer: "Cancion Mixteca")
 1990 Cadillac Man (performer: "TATTLER") / (writer: "TATTLER")
 1989 Steel Magnolias (performer: "I GOT MINE" (1976)) / (writer: "I GOT MINE" (1976))
 1988 Cocktail (performer: "All Shook Up") / (producer: "All Shook Up")
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (producer: "LA CHANCLA", "AY JALISCO NO TE RAJES", "QUE TE VAYA BONITO", "PERO HAY QUE TRISTE", "A TOTONILCO", "LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES", "POR UN AMOR", "RELAMPAGO", "LAS GOLONDRINAS")
 1986 Blue City (performer: "Blue City Down", "Don't Take Your Guns to Town") / (writer: "Blue City Down", "Tell Me Something Slick and Make It Quick")
 1986 Crossroads (performer: "CROSS ROADS", "WILLIE BROWN BLUES", "FEELIN' BAD BLUES", "BUTLER'S BAG", "HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL", "WALKIN' BLUES") / (writer: "WILLIE BROWN BLUES", "FEELIN' BAD BLUES", "BUTLER'S BAG", "HEAD CUTTIN' DUEL", "WALKIN' BLUES")
 1985 Brewster's Millions (lyrics: "In the Nick of Time") / (music: "In the Nick of Time")
 1985 Alamo Bay ("Too Close")
 1984 Streets of Fire (producer: "Get Out of Denver", "Hold That Snake", "You Got What You Wanted", "First Love First Tears", "Rumble") / (writer: "Hold That Snake", "You Got What You Wanted")
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Short Notice (1983) ... (writer: "Skin Game")
- Hearts of Stone (1983) ... (writer: "Skin Game" - uncredited)
 1982 The Border (writer: "Across the Borderline", "Too Late", "Skin Game")
 1980 The Long Riders (arranger: "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand" - uncredited)
 1978 Goin' South (music: "Available Space") / (performer: "Available Space")
 1978 Blue Collar (lyrics: "Hard Workin Man")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Dick Cavett/Ry Cooder (1976) ... (performer: "The Tattler", "He'll Have To Go" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Tattler" - uncredited)
 1970 Performance ("The Hashishin") / (performer: "Gone Dead Train")
 1970 Watermelon Man ("Great Guy", "Soul'd On You")
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Inspired Duane Allman to learn how to play slide guitar. See more »

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Frequently plays slide guitar. See more »

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