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Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man. Boomer's Story Traditional. Ry Cooder. Evoking the timeless rusticism and "weird, old America" vibe of Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes , Boomer's Story unfolds with a relaxed ease and back-porch chemistry underlined by the musicians' unpretentious demeanors and potent abilities.
Drummer Jim Keltner, percussionist Milt Holland, and bassist Jim Dickinson also a producer are among the cast fleshing out Cooder's visions. The headliner also welcomes country-blues legend Sleepy John Estes to sing on his own "President Kennedy" and leans on pianist Randy Newman to help him transform the normally bellicose "Rally 'Round the Flag" into a patient, mournful protest. Cooder attains equally meaningful, emotional results on a definitive wordless interpretation of the staple soul ballad "The Dark End of the Street," expressing unfathomable depths of regret and longing via slide-guitar work that draws a line back to Blind Willie McTell's immortal spiritual "Dark Was the Night" — a song Cooder called "the most transcendent piece in all American music.
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