Ringo Starr – Beaucoups of Blues

Second time enters this list during a half year, first time in March with Sentimental Journey. Beaucoups of Blues was recorded in only 2 days, from 25 to 27 June 1970, at Music City Recorders studio in Nashville. And released 3 months later. Somehow it is also pretty straight forward and as Sentimental Jurney, it will never become a favorite album for me. That said, Beaucoups of Blues is much much better than Sentimental Jurney, and I even liked a tunes in a few songs in the listening moment, and might listen them again in a sentimental mood…. Loser’s Lounge as the best song.

Not so much more to say, this second Ringo Starr album only entered the list because of the relationship with The Beatles. I will add two quotes that kind of underline my listening experience, with both the first and second Ringo Starr solo albums:

Charles Burton:

 If Beaucoups of Blues reminds one of any record, it’s Nashville Skyline, only instead of being lovable, spaced-out Bobby Dylan in front of those luxurious Nashville backups, it’s lovable Richard Starkey who is crooning his heart out

John Lennon:

Didn’t feel as embarrassed as I did about Starr’s first record”

Ringo Starr – vocals, drums, acoustic guitar
Chuck Howard – guitar
Charlie Daniels – guitar
Jerry Kennedy – guitar
Dave Kirby – guitar
Sorrells Pickard – guitar
Jerry Reed – guitar
Jerry Shook – guitar
Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar
Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
Roy Huskey – upright bass
Buddy Harman – drums
D.J. Fontana – drums
Jim Buchanan – fiddle
George Richey – fiddle
Grover Lavender – fiddle
Charlie McCoy – harmonica
The Jordanaires – backing vocals
Jeannie Kendall – backing vocals


Side one:

Beaucoups of Blues 2:33
Love Don’t Last Long 2:44
Fastest Growing Heartache in the West 2:33
Without Her 2:34
Woman of the Night 2:21
I’d Be Talking All the Time 2:10

Side two:

$15 Draw 3:27
Wine, Women and Loud Happy Songs 2:17
I Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way 2:57
Loser’s Lounge 2:23
Waiting 2:54
Silent Homecoming 3:53

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