Chávez Ravine (album) Jump to navigation Jump to search. Chávez Ravine: A Record by Ry Cooder is the twelfth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the first concept album and historical album by Ry Cooder which tells the story of Chávez Ravine, a Mexican-American community demolished in the 1950s in order to build public housing.
Hardcore Ry Cooder fans will probably like this regardless, but I recommend Chavez Ravine as well to the musically adventurous and to old fans of Don Tosti and Lalo Guerrero. Had there been a little more pachuco music, I’d have given it five stars. But even as a four star effort, Chavez Ravine deserves a place in your collection.
Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine. Then there are songs from an even more distinguished veteran, Lalo Guerrero, who was once known as “the original Chicano hepcat” and named as a “national folk treasure” by the Smithsonian Institute for his 60-year career singing for …
Album: Chavez Ravine . POOR MAN’S SHANGRI-LA. Tell you ‘bout a friend of mine that you don’t know. He lives way up a road that’s lost in time. Don’t know his name, or where he’s coming from. Only thing you know, he’s a real gone cat, This friend of mine. …
Ry Cooder: Chávez Ravine A deeply-moving literary and artistic project from Ry Cooder, part of a formidable series of works exploring the past of Los Angeles’s humanity. Those works include My Name Is Buddy and I, Flathead (The Songs Of Kash Buk And The Klowns)
The second record is Ry Cooder’s Chávez Ravine Sure, genre-wise, Cooder’s Latin-laden “Chavez Ravine” has little in common with Stevens’ poptastic “Illinois”. They are, however, united by ambition, scope and great song writing – alongside tales of UFOs.
Chavez Ravine,1949: A Los Angeles Story (1999) collects interviews and photos by Don Normark documenting the Ravine’s culture at the time. Chávez Ravine is an album recorded by Ry Cooder in 2005, as a soundtrack to a PBS documentary directed by Jordan Mechner.
About This Album Ry Cooder’s Chávez Ravine—a post World War II–era American narrative of “cool cats,” radios, UFO sightings, J. Edgar Hoover, red scares, and baseball—is a tribute to the long-gone Los Angeles Latino enclave known as Chávez Ravine.
I had been looking all over for Ry Cooder. He wanted me to write something about his new record, but he’s a hard guy to find when he doesn’t want to be found. “Ry,” I said, “for God’s sake – I’ve been looking all over for you. We need to talk about the new record.” “Sounds a little like Chavez Ravine,” I …
Ry Cooder Talks to NY Times About Chávez Ravine As Dodger Stadium Marks 50th Anniversary As the Los Angeles Dodgers marked the 50th anniversary of their stadium, Dodger Stadium, this week, the New York Times writer George Vecsey recently took a look back at some of the more checkered moments of the team’s history and wonders whether it might
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Jun 14, 2005 · Metacritic Music Reviews, Chavez Ravine by Ry Cooder, The guitarist’s latest is a concept album about the residents of 1940’s Chavez Ravine, a Mexican-American community near downtown Los Angeles that