9 thoughts on “ Smack Dab In The Middle - Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music

  1. I remembered its title with great fondness, and the song "Smack Dab in the Middle" is part of my "permanent soundtrack." Of course, Ry Cooder has always been a master guitarist, and Flaco Jimenez plays a mean accordion, so you can't go too wrong/5(39).
  2. Apr 21,  · This effort contains some of Cooder's most compelling work and finds him reexploring some of the fundamental influences on a musician known for remarkable eclecticism. Most notable are "Always Lift Him Up," "Smack Dab in the Middle," and a beautiful adaptation of "Stand By Me" (which includes Flaco Jimenez on accordion.)/5(41).
  3. Ry Cooder is not frequently considered a prolific recording artist, yet he has amassed a sizeable catalog of original albums and film scores over the decades. He has also participated in some truly and even historic projects from the s on, including the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal, the Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Little Village, and the Buena Vista Social Club.9/
  4. Apr 21,  · The title of Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music - Hawaiian slang for goosebumps - serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. But it barely scratches the surface of a effort that triggered an interest in 'world music' a decade before the term became commonplace and a genre into and of itself/5(41).
  5. Lyrics to Smack Dab in the Middle by Ry Cooder from the Chicken Skin Music album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more!
  6. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Chicken Skin Music on Discogs.
  7. May 27,  · The band, a supergroup comprising Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, and Jim Keltner, released the album, went on a tour of the US and Europe to support it, and disbanded the year of its release. They had previously worked as a group while recording Hiatt's 4/5(3).
  8. Ry Cooder has always believed in the "mutuality in music," and this may be no more evident in his career than with his fifth album, Chicken Skin Music (a Hawaiian colloquialism, synonymous with goosebumps). Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders -- geographical or musical -- presenting "Stand By Me" as a gospel song with a norteño arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves.
  9. Apr 21,  · I remembered this recording from when it was first released. I remembered its title with great fondness, and the song "Smack Dab in the Middle" is part of my "permanent soundtrack." Of course, Ry Cooder has always been a master guitarist, and Flaco Jimenez plays a mean accordion, so you can't go too wrong/5(42).

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