Ry Cooder is an American musician, best known for his skill as a slide guitarist and his interest in American roots music. During the 1980s Ry Cooder was kept busy with a lot of film soundtrack work alongside his solo career, beginning with his brilliant music. "The Border", composed and released in 1982, was the soundtrack to Tony Richardson's film "The Border". The Border features one of Cooder's greatest songs, a rare original he co-wrote with Jim Dickinson and John Hiatt. "Across The Borderline" was sung by Freddy Fender, and the score also featured smaller pieces quoting the memorable melody. The soundtrack also featured a wonderful little-known Dan Penn song, "Building Fires".
Tracklist: 1. Earthquake 2. Across The Borderline 3. Maria 4. Texas Bop 5. Highway 6. Palomita 7. Rio Grande 8. Too Late 9. No Quiero 10. Skin Game 11. El Scorcho 12. Building Fires 13. Nino
Personnel: Bass – Tim Drummond Drums – Jim Keltner Guitar – John Hiatt, Ry Cooder Organ – Sam "The Sham" Samudio Percussion – Ras Baboo Piano – Jim Dickinson And: Willie Greene Jr.: Vocals Freddy Fender: Vocals Bobbie King: Vocals Brenda Patterson: Vocals