Stotzem Cooder

Fantastic performance of Ry Cooder’s theme from “Paris, Texas” by the great Jacques Stotzem (whom I was lucky to meet a few years ago at the Islwyn Acoustic Club).

Cooder’s song, of course, was a loose adaptation of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” – a chilling piece of Gospel- influenced Blues and included aboard Voyager when launched by NASA in 1977.

I’d never seen Jacques playing slide until I saw this today. I’d love to find more!


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