Music by Ry Cooder

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Music by Ry Cooder
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 11, 1995 (1995-07-11)
Recorded1980 – 1993
GenreRoots rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRy Cooder, Joachim Cooder
Ry Cooder compilations chronology
River Rescue – The Very Best of Ry Cooder
Music by Ry Cooder
The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed

Music by Ry Cooder is a compilation album of Ry Cooder's soundtracks from movies released between 1980 and 1993.[1] The movies and tracks on this album are:

  • The Long Riders (1980) — The Long Riders, Archie's Funeral, Jesse James
  • Southern Comfort (1981) — Theme from Southern Comfort, Swamp Walk, Canoes Upstream
  • The Border (1982) — Across the Borderline, Highway 23, No Quiero, Maria
  • Streets of Fire (1984) — Bomber Bash
  • Paris, Texas (1984) — Paris, Texas; Cancion Mixteca; Houston in Two Seconds
  • Alamo Bay (1985) — Theme from Alamo Bay, Klan Meeting
  • Crossroads (1986) — See You in Hell, Blind Boy; Feelin' Bad Blues; Viola Lee Blues
  • Blue City (1986) — Greenhouse, Nice Bike
  • Johnny Handsome (1989) — I Like Your Eyes, Main Theme, Angola, Sunny's Tune, Cruising With Rafe, I Can't Walk This Time/The Prestige
  • Trespass (1992) — King of the Street, East St. Louis, Goose and Lucky
  • Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) — Goyakla Is Coming, Bound for Canaan (Sieber & Davis), Bound for Canaan (The 6th Cavalry), Train to Florida

Track listing[edit]

Tracks are from the CD. All songs by Ry Cooder, except where noted.

Disc one
1."Paris, Texas"2:54
2."Theme from Southern Comfort"3:47
3."Theme from Alamo Bay"5:10
4."Across the Borderline" (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)3:05
5."Highway 23"1:57
6."Bomber Bash"4:03
8."Nice Bike"1:36
9."I Like Your Eyes"2:25
10."Main Theme"1:55
11."See You in Hell, Blind Boy"2:10
12."Feelin' Bad Blues"4:17
13."Swamp Walk"1:05
15."Viola Lee Blues" (Noah Lewis)3:10
16."The Long Riders"3:16
17."Archie's Funeral (Hold to God's Unchanging Hand)" (Traditional, arranged by Ry Cooder)2:42
18."Jesse James" (Traditional, arranged by Ry Cooder)5:06
Disc two
1."King of the Street" (Ry Cooder/Jim Keltner/Robert Zemeckis/Bob Gale)3:59
2."Sunny's Tune"2:57
3."No Quiero" (Sam Samudio)2:45
4."Cruising With Rafe" (Ry Cooder/Jim Keltner)3:03
5."Klan Meeting"2:49
6."I Can't Walk This Time/The Prestige"6:50
7."East St. Louis"2:03
8."Goose And Lucky"1:40
9."Goyakla Is Coming" (Ry Cooder/Hoon-Hoortoo/R. Carlos Nakai)1:11
10."Canoes Upstream"1:09
11."Canción Mixteca" (Joseph Lopez Alavez)4:17
13."Bound for Canaan (Sieber & Davis)" (Ry Cooder/George Clinton)1:29
14."Bound for Canaan (The 6th Cavalry)" (Ry Cooder/George Clinton)1:36
15."Train to Florida" (Hoon-Hoortoo/R. Carlos Nakai/Jones Benally)9:28
16."Houston In Two Seconds"2:03


  1. ^ All information on this page was originally taken from the insert of the CD. This includes the cover image and the tracks information. The summarized film tracks information was derived from the CD insert notes, but involved the addition of information from other Wikipedia articles on the films involved.