In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – vocals, guitar, vibes
  • William D. Smith – vocals, piano, organ
  • John Hiatt – vocals, guitar
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Bobby King– vocals
  • Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings

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