- From Santa Monica, California, Ryland “Ry” Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer.
- Known for his slide guitar work, Ry is a multi-instrumentalist and an exponent of most stringed instruments.
- Ry has tended to leap between genres and embraced many different ethnic styles.
- Ry has worked with a number of musicians, including: Captain Beefheart, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, and The Doobie Brothers.
- As a producer he was responsible for the Buena Vista Social Club album (1997), which became a worldwide hit.
- In 2003, Ry was ranked 8th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
- Ry has won six Grammy awards including one for Best Recording for Children, and a couple in the Latin American genre.
- Ry’s 8th album, Bop Till You Drop, was the first major-label digitally recorded album of Pop music.
- Ry has been playing the guitar when he was three years old, and has had a glass eye since he was four, when he accidentally stuck a knife in his left eye.
- Little Sister was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.
- Little Sister was originally released as a single in 1961 by Elvis Presley.
- Ry Cooder’s version is the first track on his 1979 album, Bop Till You Drop.
- Little Sister lyrics.
little sister – ry cooder – 1979 – video
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