Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
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Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Ry Cooder - guitars, mandolin, bottleneck guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ry Cooder]

Tommy McClure - bass

Charles Lawing - clarinet

Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins - drums

Sleepy John Estes - guitar and vocals on "President Kennedy" (recorded in Collierville, Tennessee)

Gene Finney - harmonica

George Bohanon - horns

Milt Holland - percussion

Randy Newman - piano on "Rally 'Round the Flag"

Jim Dickinson - piano, bass, backing vocals

Dan Penn - backing vocals

 

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited to 3,000 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Reprise Records

Recorded at Amigo Studios, Hollywood

Engineered by Jerry Lee Masters, John Fry, Lee Herschberg, Richard Rosebrough

Produced by Jim Dickinson, Lenny Waronker

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1972

Reissued in 2017

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Boomer's Story
  2. Cherry Ball Blues
  3. Crow Black Chicken
  4. Ax Sweet Mama
  5. Maria Elena

 

Side B :

  1. The Dark End of the Street
  2. Rally ‘Round the Flag
  3. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer
  4. President Kennedy
  5. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Ma

 

 

Reviews :

"Boomer's Story, Ry Cooder's third record, continues his archeological dig through music's familiar and forgotten past. As was the case with his previous recordings, he not only looks to the masters -- including blues legend Sleepy John Estes, songwriter Dan Penn (both of whom appear here) and the great Skip James -- for material, but to lost and neglected pieces of American folk and blues, as well. Cooder adds the traditional title-track, which opens the album, and Lawrence Wilson's "Crow Black Chicken," which dates back to the late 1920s, to this collection of discoveries -- both of which are handled with just the right balance of personality and reverence. Elsewhere, he injects a dark irony into the jingoistic "Rally 'Round the Flag," with its slow, mournful piano (played by Randy Newman) and slide guitar, while the Joseph Spence-style guitar arrangement of the World War II standard "Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer" has a sense of hope and conviction. Often criticized for possessing a less than commanding voice, Cooder steps back from the microphone for four of the album's ten tracks -- three instrumentals and one featuring Sleepy John Estes on his own "President Kennedy." And while all of the instrumentals presented here are fine renditions of great tunes, it's "Dark End of the Street" which truly stands out. Here, Cooder realizes that the only thing in his arsenal that can do justice to James Carr's definitive version is his own remorseful slide guitar. Without uttering a single lyric, he's able to convey the shame and deep regret of the Dan Penn/Chips Moman classic. Thanks to moments like this, along with Cooder's consistently strong choice of material and brilliant guitar work, Boomer's Story -- less eccentric than his first, and less eclectic than Into the Purple Valley -- ranks among his best work." AllMusic Review by Brett Hartenbach

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,19 / 5

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