The Record Collection

Ry Cooder: Boomer’s Story

Reprise K44224

Track list:

01 – Boomer’s Story
02 – Cherry Ball Blues
03 – Crow Black Chicken
04 – Ax Sweet Mama
05 – Maria Elena
06 – Dark End of the Street
07 – Rally ‘Round the Flag
08 – Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer
09 – President Kennedy
10 – Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man


Jim Dickinson – Piano, Bass
Jim Keltner – Drums
Milt Holland – Percussion
Tommy McClure – Bass
Roger Hawkins – Drums
Gene Finney – Harmonicas
Charles Lawing – Clarinet
Randy Newman – Piano (“Rally ‘Round the Flag”)
Sleepy John Estes – Vocal, Guitar (“President Kennedy” recorded in Collierville, Tennessee)
George Bohanon – Horns
Voices – Dan Penn, Jim Dickinson

Produced by : Jim Dickinson and Lenny Waronker

Photography : Susan Titelman
Photo of Sleepy John courtesy of Swaggie Records, Australia

Released 1972

Ryland Peter Cooder (born 15 March 1947, Los Angeles, California) is a US guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work, his interest in blues-rock and native North American roots music.