Into the Purple Valley

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Into the Purple Valley
Studio album by Ry Cooder
Released January 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Roots rock, blues, folk, Americana
Length 37:06
Label Reprise
Producer Jim Dickinson, Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker
Ry Cooder chronology
Ry Cooder
(1970)
Into the Purple Valley
(1972)
Boomer's Story
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+ link
Rolling Stone favorable link

Into the Purple Valley is the second studio album by roots rock musician Ry Cooder, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too)" (Agnes "Sis" Cunningham) – 2:25
  2. "Billy the Kid" (Traditional, arr. Ry Cooder) – 3:45
  3. "Money Honey" (Jesse Stone) – 3:28
  4. "FDR in Trinidad" (Fitz Maclean) – 3:01
  5. "Teardrops Will Fall" (Dickey Doo, Marion Smith) – 3:03
  6. "Denomination Blues" (George Washington Phillips) – 3:58
  7. "On a Monday" (Lead Belly) – 2:52
  8. "Hey Porter" (Johnny Cash) – 4:34
  9. "Great Dream from Heaven" (Joseph Spence) – 1:53
  10. "Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All" (Traditional, arr. Ry Cooder) – 3:52
  11. "Vigilante Man" (Woody Guthrie) – 4:15

Personnel[edit]

Billboard charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Pop albums 113

References[edit]