Label: CD-Maximum - CDM 0999-341 • Format: CD Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country Rock
Beaucoups of Blues is the second studio album by the English rock musician and former Beatle Ringo Starr. It was released in Septemberfive months after Dream - Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey / Beaucoups Of Blues debut solo album, Sentimental Journey. Beaucoups of Blues is very far removed in style from its pop-based predecessor, relying on country and western influences.
A longtime fan of the genre, Starr recorded the album over three days in Nashville with producer Pete Drake. Beaucoups of Blues failed to chart in Britain but achieved moderate commercial success in the United States, where it reached number 35 on Billboard ' s Country Albums list and number 65 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.
During Ringo Starr 's tenure with the Beatles he had dabbled with country music : the band covered the country song " Act Naturally ", and Starr co-wrote the country-influenced track " What Goes On " and wrote the country song " Don't Pass Me By ".
Starr promptly flew to Nashville on 22 June. Starr's original idea was to have the sessions take place in England and send the master tapes of the finished tracks to Drake. However, Drake convinced him to have the sessions take place in Nashville instead. Sessions were engineered by Scotty Moore. You know, three songs in three hours. It was go in, I Adagio – Allegro - Max Goberman, The Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - The Symponies Of Haydn - 45 S down and work.
Here's the songs, here's the chords, let's get it done. It was not a Beatles-type leisurely session. It was work. Fontana recalled that Starr "never varied from that tempo.
He had the greatest conception of tempo I've ever heard in my life. I have never heard anybody play that steady in my life, and that's a long time. Beaucoups of Blues did not perform nearly as well as its predecessor, missing the UK charts and reaching only number 65 in the US.
Writing for Rolling StoneCharles Burton remarked: "If Beaucoups of Blues reminds one of any record, it's Nashville Skylineonly 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.
In Melody MakerRichard Williams remarked on Starr's limitations as a vocalist but found that his "conviction and charm" were such that Beaucoups of Blues "forces one to abdicate from any hip posture and admit, just this once, to sheer uncomplicated enjoyment". Williams acknowledged the key roles played by Drake and guitarist Chuck Howard, before concluding: "One can imagine … that Ringo had a ball making this album.
I had a ball listening to it. Not because Ringo is a good singer, but because, this time, he's let The Story So Far - Angels & Agony - Monument be used well. Although it was only moderately successful at the time, some critics have since stated that Beaucoups of Blues is one of Starr's best albums. Bob Woffinden wrote in his book The Beatles Apart : "Ringo took his chance well and his homely lugubrious voice suited those typically maudlin country songs like a charm.
It's one of the best Beatle solo albums. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the single of the same name, see Beaucoups of Blues song. Ringo Starr. Chesterfield, MO: Scarecrow Press. London: Music Sales Group. New York: Methuen. Retrieved 4 July Archived from the original on 10 July Retrieved 1 September The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. Fab Four FAQ 2. New York: Backbeat Books.
Retrieved 23 June Archived from the original D.ysfunctional I.dentity D.isorder - Crusher - Redemption 23 October Australian Chart — Retrieved 13 March — via robertchristgau. Ladies Love Country Boys - Midland - Stone Cold Country Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th edn.
London: Omnibus Press. The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. July Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2 October Retrieved 28 June New York, NY: Fireside. The Village Voice. Retrieved 26 January London: IPC Ignite!. The Guardian. Available at Rock's Backpages subscription required. Saturday Review. The Beatles Apart. London: Proteus Books. Book Category. Hidden categories: CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt CS1 maint: extra text: authors list EngvarB from October Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Articles with attributed pull quotes Articles with album ratings that need to be turned into prose Use dmy dates from October Namespaces Article Talk.
I was only there three days recording. I'd learn five songs in the morning and I'd go and record Dream - Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey / Beaucoups Of Blues songs that night. It was really good. Christgau's Record Guide. B . Encyclopedia of Popular Music. MusicHound Rock. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. B . Side one No. Title Writer s Length 1. Side two No. Title Writer s Length
Scream - White Arrows - In Bardo, Reap (What You Sow) (Trotsky Beats) - Junior Vasquez Presents Vernessa Mitchell - Reap (What You Sow, In My Time - Julianna Raye - Something Peculiar, Salai Widnalas - NNCK* - Clomeim