“Borderline” is an album by Ry Cooder and is possibly the closest World Music will ever come to Texas swing.
From the reggae-inflected “Down in the Boondocks” to the rollicking polka “Girls From Texas” to the masterful reading of John Hiatt’s “The Way We Make A Broken Heart” this one deserves to be sent along on the next Voyager launch.
Cooder was ranked 8th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Promotional Copy. LP. Warner BSK 3489. VG****