From Ry Cooder's album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, illustrated with images from the 2008 Great Recession.
Ry Cooder's Feelin' Bad Blues, from his album Crossroads, set to images that, person by person, put a face to heartbreak.
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.
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!