Song Of The Day – “Tamp ‘Em Up Solid” by Ry Cooder

27 Jul

 

Ry Cooder should be named a living national treasure. Aside from being a master multi-instrumentalist on guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, accordian, the man is an expert historian on American music. At ease in any style from the blues, gospel, jazz, folk,hawaiian slack-key he can do it all. “Tamp ‘Em Up Solid”,  a traditional off his classic album Paradise and Lunch, shows  combines elements of  gospel, country, and jaw dropping finger picking into a foot stomping good time. For this live performance Cooder does a stripped down version, with just himself, guitar and his backing singer allowing his  finger picking to have all the spotlight.

They don't make album covers like this anymore.

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2 Responses to “Song Of The Day – “Tamp ‘Em Up Solid” by Ry Cooder”

  1. madryy July 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I actually enjoyed this! 😀

  2. Thanks I'll Eat It Here July 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    I’m glad you did. Ry’s an amazing musician.

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