Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos’ 'Live in San Francisco' due September 10

Cooder’s first live record in more than three decades was recorded during special two-night engagement at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall

Nonesuch/Perro Verde Records releases Ry Cooder’s first live record in more than 30 years, Live in San Francisco, on September 10, 2013. Recorded in 2011 during a special two-night engagement at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, the album includes 12 songs and was produced by Cooder. The Corridos Famosos band includes Joachim Cooder on drums; Robert Francis on bass; vocalists Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, and Juliette Commagere; Flaco Jimenez on accordion; and the ten-piece Mexican brass band La Banda Juvenil. Live in San Francisco is available to pre-order on vinyl and CD at nonesuch.com with an instant download of the track “Lord Tell Me Why” as well as a download of the complete album available on release day.

Live in San Francisco includes original songs and interpretations of other material ranging across Cooder’s entire career, from classics like “Boomer’s Story” and “Dark End of the Street” to more recent originals such as “Lord Tell Me Why” and “El Corrido de Jesse James,” with a detour for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully” and Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene” (complete track list below). Cooder’s only previous live album was the 1977 release Show Time, on which Evans and Jimenez were also featured. Show Time was also recorded at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos
Live in San Francisco

1. Crazy ’Bout an Automobile (Every Woman I Know)
(Billy “The Kid” Emerson)

2. Why Don’t You Try Me
(Billy Young)

3. Boomer’s Story
(Trad./Carson Robison)

4. Lord Tell Me Why
(Ry Cooder)

5. Do Re Mi
(Woody Guthrie)

6. School Is Out
(Gene Barge & Gary Anderson)

7. The Dark End of the Street
(Chips Moman & Dan Penn)

8. El Corrido de Jesse James
(Ry Cooder)

9. Wooly Bully
(Domingo Samudio)

10. Volver Volver
(Fernando Maldonado)

11. Vigilante Man
(Woody Guthrie)

12. Goodnight Irene

(Huddie Ledbetter & John Lomax)