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Ry Cooder

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The Resume

    (March 15, 1947- )
    Birth name is Ryland Peter Cooder
    Recorded 'Ry Cooder,' 'Into The Purple Valley,' 'Boomer's Story,' 'Paradise And Lunch,' 'ChickenSkin Music,' 'Bop Till You Drop,' 'Talking Timbuktu,' and 'Buena Vista Social Club'

Why he might be annoying:

    He has one son, Joachim, who has played several percussion instruments on his recent albums and soundtracks.
    Despite being being born in America, he's virtually unknown across North America.
    He smokes cigars.

Why he might not be annoying:

    At the age of four, an accident left him blind in one eye.
    He started playing guitar at three.
    He became a session musician at 19.
    The same year he became a session musician, he played on Captain Beefheart's first album.
    He is self-taught.
    Cooder's trademark slide guitar work graced the recordings of such artists as Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, Little Feat, Van Dyke Parks, the Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal, and Gordon Lightfoot
    He inspired Duane Allman to learn how to play slide guitar.
    He won the 1994 Grammy for Best World Music Recording.
    He experimented with jazz, gospel, world and country music.
    He is currently a successful solo artist and frontman for the 'Buena Vista Social Club.'

Credit: Jughead

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 27.78% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 62 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 108 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 42.38% Annoying