We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



Ryland P. Cooder, or Ry Cooder as we all know him. Session Musician, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Collaberator, Soundtrack Composer, are just some of the strings That Ry has plucked.
You could be forgiven for thinking that he was a jack of all trades but master of none but
that's not the case. Whatever Ry has turned his hand to, he seems to have mastered, as I hope these CDs will show. I have opted for a non chronological order and also resisted the tempation to compile by theme. Some songs from whatever period or project he was on seemed to naturally follow. I think it works best this way, but you be the judge.
Ry stared out his career as a 17yr old with Captain Beefheart and soon earned a reputation as
hot player playing with everyone over the years from Little Feat to The Chieftains and an infamous encounter with The Rolling Stones where it was claimed he was asked to join, he didn't but left Keith with new style of playing.
After a succession of criticaly acclaimed albums and a growing cult following he moved into
the world of movie soundtracks and his solo work slowed down. When he wasn't doing soundtracks, he was collaborating with musicians form all over the world, the most acclaimed of course "The Bueno Vista Social Club" which spawned an industry in itself.
He recently returned to solo work and the last three albums stand comparisons with anything
else he has done. I think these 4 CDs represent the diversity of Ry Cooder as an artist.


TT's Ry Cooder TOP4 (this week) :
1. Mambo Sinuendo (2003) [w/ Manuel Galbán]
2. Bop Till You Drop (1979)
3. Paradise and Lunch (1974)
4. I, Flathead (2008)

The image for the inside cover of the Ry Cooder baistophe was wrong. We changed it as soon as we were notified of our mistake. However, the images in the link are not necessary the ones shown on the blog, you will, thus, have to take the right images from this very page to have a correct set.
Sorry for the inconvenience and stay tuned at BAISTOPHE.


John said...

I've downloaded a number of your compilations. They are always enjoyed, appreciated and sometimes unexpected in terms of track choice, but this is a good thing as it reflects a level of your individuality. Ry Cooder is one of my favourites so I am looking forward to this compilation. I'm a little bemused, however, why you have chosen a picture of John Hiatt for the back cover(track listing)?

S.F.P. said...

Well... I think TT has been fooled in his search for the right picture...
Indeed, this is not Ry Cooder but John Hiatt. Granted, the two don't look too different, still, it's very unprofessional of us.
Be sure new inside and back will be added soon.
Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Hey, i didnt choose the Hiatt pict, my original (and incomplete) artwork was improved by ny BAISTOPHE mates, and as usual they did a great job, I noticed the Hiatt picture as well and was a wee bit amused. does how got a print of it now have a collecters item. :)


YankeeBoy said...

You folks never need to apologize for anything. Mistakes will happen. While your musical tastes and my own don't always coincide, I certainly appreciate the work you put in to your compilations and the depth of your musical knowledge. Keep up the great work and thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is a great set...well done..keep it up..Johannes

shadreck said...

Thanks for this interesting compilation. regards.

Anonymous said...

This is a great compilation. Very much appreciated!