|Beaucoups Of Blues - Front Cover
|Beaucoups Of Blues - Rear Cover
|Beaucoups Of Blues - Inner Gatefold (right side)
(The other side of the gatefold contains the lyrics)
TC-PAS 10002 (cassette)
|25th September 1970
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :
|Did NOT Chart
|Ringo Starr's second solo album release.
Credited to Ringo Starr.
Produced by Pete Drake.
Ringo - Lead Vocals, drums and acoustic guitar
Charlie Daniels - Guitar
Chuck Howard - Guitar
Sorrels Pickard - Guitar
Jerry Reed - Guitar
Dave Kirby - Guitar
Jerry Kennedy - Guitar
Jerry Shook - Guitar
Buddy Harman - Bass
Roy Huskey Jr. - Bass
Charlie McCoy - Harmonica
George Richey - Fiddle
Grover Lavender - Fiddle
Jim Buchanan - Fiddle
Pete Drake - Pedal steel guitar
Ben Keith - Steel guitar
D.J. Fontana - Drums
Jeannie Kendall - Duet vocal on "I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way"
The Jordanaires - Backing vocals.
In 1970 Ringo worked with George on his "All Things Must Pass", during these sessions Peter Drake the steel-guitar player from Nashville was brought in. When Ringo sent his car to pick him up from the airport, Pete was amazed that Ringo had so many country music tapes in the car along with the rock'n'roll, and Ringo and Pete discussed making a country album. Ringo wanted to make the album in London but Pete persuaded Ringo to record the album in Nashville as he knew it could be made much quicker. Pete also arranged for a wide selection of C&W writers to compose songs especially for Ringo, to which end they came up with dozens, and Ringo chose 14 to record (plus a jam session).
Eleven of the twelve on the album came from the specially written songs, just one being written two years previously which
was "Wine, Women And Loud Happy Songs". Eight of the published recordings were written by contributing musicians.
Plus the lengthy jam session mentioned above, which also turned up on the C.D. and titled "Nashville Jam".
Plus, the Vigotone bootleg "Through Many Years" (Vigotone 181), made up of unreleased material by George and Ringo,
quotes this following detail as being a track recorded by Ringo and intended for this album ...
No single was taken from the album, although the title track was announced in the music press that it was to be released in 1970.
Recording took place in just two days, on 30th June and 1st July 1970 in Nashville at the Music City Recorders Studio.
Scotty Moore (of Elvis fame) engineered the sessions.
Cover photographs are by Marshall Fallwell Jr. and includes most of the musicians on the album. The sleeve design was by John Kosh.
|Beaucoups Of Blues
|Love Don't Last Long
|Fastest Growing Heartache In The West
|Woman Of The Night
|I'd Be Talking All The Time
|Wine, Women And Loud Happy Songs
|I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way
May 1995, a first C.D. issue on Apple with catalogue number CDPAS 10002.
It comes with a 12 page booklet, 9 pages of which are the lyrics, plus some pictures and a summary by Staffan Olander.
Having two bonus tracks, this took the running time up to 44:59.
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