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Ry Cooder No Banker Left Behind

From Ry Cooder's album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, illustrated with images from the 2008 Great Recession. 

Friday Nite Videos -- November 14, 2014

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Ry Cooder: Feelin' Bad Blues. Citizen Four: Edward Snowden Documentary. The Inspiration Project. John Oliver: The Lottery. 90-Year-Old Arrested for Feeding Homeless.

Ry Cooder: Feelin' Bad Blues

Ry Cooder's Feelin' Bad Blues, from his album Crossroads, set to images that, person by person, put a face to heartbreak.

Freddy Fender -- Across the Borderline

Across the Borderline, written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson, highlights the pain and uncertainty of emigration. Freddy Fender (Baldemar Garza Huerta) was a Texas son of a Mexican immigrant. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the movie The Border.  For more Songs of Immigration, Deportation and Identity, go here.

Ry Cooder -- Jesus on the Mainline

From "Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have A Ball", a film by Les Blank taped at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA on March 25, 1987. Awesome solos by George Bohannon and Ry using slide on mandoguitar!

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