Product Code: MS 2179
Artist: Ry Cooder
Origin: USA
Label: Reprise (1974)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: NM (M-)
Genre: Blues , Rock U

Paradise And Lunch

Very smart clean vinyl housed in a bright crisp cover.

Paradise and Lunch is the fourth album by roots rock musician Ry Cooder, released on June 8, 1974 on Reprise Records.[4][5] The album is composed of cover versions of jazz, blues and roots standards and obscurities recorded at the Warner Brothers Studios.[4] The final track, "Ditty Wah Ditty," showcases a duet between Cooder and jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines.[6] It was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.[7] The album reached #167 on the Billboard 200.[8]

The album also includes Cooder's updated arrangement of bluesman Washington Phillips' "The Tattler" that stands out for its guitar playing.[9] It was subsequently covered by Linda Ronstadt on her 1976 album Hasten Down the Wind.[10] In 1990 the album was released on CD,[11] while a remastered version appeared in 2007.[12]