Full Album Stream: Ry Cooder's "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down"

When it comes to musical genres, Ry Cooder can play just about anything -- and does. From rock 'n' roll to country to Dixieland jazz, Cooder has mastered multiple genres on many albums. He does it again with his latest production, "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down." His songs' lyrics are a statement on our current economic times, but the music offers a tour of the country's musical heritage. He starts off with a '30s banjo tune called "No Banker Left Behind," channeling the likes of Uncle Dave Macon and Woody Guthrie with his Dust Bowl ballads. Then he takes on blues' giants with "John Lee Hooker for President" and the best mariachi band you've ever heard with "El Corrido de Jesse James." Take a listen to the entire album, and an interview with Cooder, here:

  • The entire album, "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down"Stream
  • 1. No Banker Left BehindStream
  • 2. El Corrido de Jesse JamesStream
  • 3. Quick SandStream
  • 4. Dirty ChateauStream
  • 5. Humpty Dumpty WorldStream
  • 6. Christmas Time This YearStream
  • 7. Baby Joined the ArmyStream
  • 8. Lord Tell Me WhyStream
  • 9. John Lee Hooker for PresidentStream
  • 10. DreamerStream
  • 11. Simple ToolsStream
  • 12. If There's A GodStream
  • 13. No Hard FeelingsStream
  • Listen to the interview with Ry Cooder on MarketplaceListen Now

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