Bop Till You Drop

by Ry Cooder

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.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”.


  1. Little Sister (3:49)
  2. Go Home, Girl (5:10)
  3. The Very Thing That Makes Your Rich (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 (4:55)
  8. Don’t You Mess Up A Good Thing (4:08)
  9. I Can’t Win (4:16)

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Format Vinyl LP Album
Label Warner Bros. Records
Catalog Number K56691
Notes Cat.# K 56691 on rear cover and spine, K 56691 on the labels; additional US cat.# BSK 3358 on rear sleeve and on labels in parentheses.
Discogs URL Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop