In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Reprise” label released “Paradise and Lunch”, the fourth Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Warner Brothers Studios” in Hollywood and “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder- vocals, guitars, mandolin
  • Ronnie Barron– piano, organ
  • Earl Hines- piano
  • Russ Titelman, Chris Ethridge– electric bass
  • Red Callender, John Duke – bass
  • Milt Holland– drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Plas Johnson– alto saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– cornet
  • Bobby King, Gene Mumford, Bill Johnson, George McCurn, Walter Cook, Richard Jones, Russ Titelman, Karl Russell – voices
  • George Bohanon- horn arrangement
  • Nick DeCaro – string arrangement
  • Susan Titleman– cover paintings, photography

Track listing:

  1. Tattler – Washington Phillips, Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman
  2. Married Man’s a Fool – Blind Willie McTell
  3. Jesus on the Mainline – traditional
  4. It’s All Over Now – Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack
  5. Fool for a Cigarette/Feelin’ Good – Sidney Bailey,  B. Lenoir, Jim Dickinson (medley)
  6. If Walls Could Talk – Bobby Miller
  7. Mexican Divorce – Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
  8. Ditty Wah Ditty – Arthur Blake

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