Bop till You Drop
Bop Till You Drop is Ry Cooder's eighth album, released in 1979. The album was the first digitally recorded major-label album in popular music. Bop Till You Drop was recorded on a digital 32-track machine built by 3M.
|Bop Till You Drop|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Warner Brothers Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA|
|Ry Cooder chronology|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
The album consists almost entirely of covers of earlier rhythm and blues and rock and roll classics, including Elvis Presley's "Little Sister" and the 1965 Fontella Bass-Bobby McClure hit "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing", on which Cooder duetted with soul star Chaka Khan. Khan also performed on the only original track on the album, "Down in Hollywood".
|2.||"Go Home, Girl"||Arthur Alexander||5:10|
|3.||"The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor)"||Sidney Bailey||5:32|
|4.||"I Think It's Going to Work Out Fine"||4:43|
|5.||"Down in Hollywood"||4:14|
|6.||"Look at Granny Run Run"||3:09|
|7.||"Trouble, You Can't Fool Me"|
|8.||"Don't Mess Up a Good Thing"||Oliver Sain||4:08|
|9.||"I Can't Win"||4:16|
- Jimmy Adams – vocals, backing vocals
- David Alexander – photography
- Ronnie Barron – organ, guitar, keyboards
- Loyd Clifft – assistant engineer
- Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, vocals, background vocals, producer
- Tim Drummond – bass
- Vicki Fortson – production coordination
- Cliff Givens – vocals, backing vocals
- Rev. Patrick Henderson – organ, keyboards
- Lee Herschberg – engineer
- David Kraai - Technical support
- Milt Holland – percussion, drums
- Bill Johnson – backing vocals
- Herman E. Johnson – vocals, backing vocals
- Jim Keltner – drums
- Chaka Khan – vocals
- Bobby King – vocals, backing vocals
- David Lindley – guitar, mandolin
- Randy Lorenzo – vocals, backing vocals
- George "Biggie" McFadden – vocals, backing vocals
- Simon Pico Payne – vocals
- Greg Prestopino – vocals, backing vocals
- Penny Ringwood – production coordination
- Mike Salisbury – design
- "Bop Till You Drop by Ry Cooder". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
- Allmusic review
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Rolling Stone review
- Roger Nichols I Can’t Keep Up With All The Formats II "The Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop album was the first digitally recorded pop album"
- "1978 3M Digital Audio Mastering System". NewBay Media, LLC. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
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