Beaucoups of Blues

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Ringo Starr had a demonstrated affinity for country music, as heard on such Beatles recordings as "Act Naturally," and he sounded as modestly comfortable on this Nashville-recorded session as in any other musical context. The cream of the city's session players backed up the former Beatle on a set of newly written songs, and the result was a typical country effort, pleasant as long as you didn't expect too much. Of course, this was the second straight genre exercise for Starr, following his pop standards album Sentimental Journey, and now he had tackled two styles that depend on vocal stylists for much of their appeal. On both, Ringo was Ringo. But with the Beatles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Ringo Starr had a demonstrated affinity for country music, as heard on such Beatles recordings as "Act Naturally," and he sounded as modestly comfortable on this Nashville-recorded session as in any other musical context. The cream of the city's session players backed up the former Beatle on a set of newly written songs, and the result was a typical country effort, pleasant as long as you didn't expect too much. Of course, this was the second straight genre exercise for Starr, following his pop standards album Sentimental Journey, and now he had tackled two styles that depend on vocal stylists for much of their appeal. On both, Ringo was Ringo. But with the Beatles fading into history, his suddenly front-burner solo career was starting to look like a series of dabblings rather than a coherent follow-up to the group's success. What could be next, an album of Motown songs? Wisely, he returned to Beatles-style pop
ock in subsequent releases. [Beaucoups of Blues was reissued on August 1, 1995, by Captiol with two bonus tracks, "Coochy Coochy," which had been released as the B-side of the single "Beaucoups of Blues," and the six-and-a-half-minute impromptu instrumental "Nashville Jam," which was previously unreleased.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724383267521
  • Catalog Number: 32675
  • Sales rank: 45,647

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringo Starr Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Jerry Reed Guitar
The Jordanaires Background Vocals
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Jim Buchanan Fiddle, Strings
Charlie Daniels Guitar
D.J. Fontana Drums
Chuck Howard Guitar
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Bass
Jerry Kennedy Guitar
Dave Kirby Guitar
Grover Lavender Fiddle
Sorrells Pickard Guitar
Vini Poncia Guitar, Vocals
George Richey Fiddle
Jerry Shook Guitar
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Jeannie Kendall Vocals
Technical Credits
Ringo Starr Composer, Contributor
Pete Drake Engineer, Audio Production
Ben Keith Contributor
Jim Buchanan Contributor
Charlie Daniels Contributor
D.J. Fontana Contributor
Buddy Harman Contributor
Buddy Harmon Contributor
Chuck Howard Contributor
Harlan Howard Composer
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Contributor
Jeannie Kendal Contributor
Jerry Kennedy Contributor
Dave Kirby Contributor
Grover Lavender Contributor
Sorrells Pickard Composer, Contributor
George Richey Contributor
Jerry Shook Contributor
Four Jordanaires Contributor
Charlie McCoy Contributor
Staffan Olander Liner Notes
Steffan Olander Liner Notes
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