Album 3 - Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues (1970) - Part Two
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1. Beaucoups Of Blues
2. Love Don't Last Long
3. Fastest Growing Heartache In The West
4. Without Her
5. Woman Of The Night
6. I'd Be Taking All The Time
7. $15 Draw
8. Wine, Women And Loud Happy Songs
9. I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way
10. Loser's Lounge
12. Silent Homecoming
|Songwriter/Musician Chuck Howard|
Here we have a song that is about the feelings people have when a relationship has completely died disastrously. There was no love left here, only hatred - one of those break-up's. Music wise it's relatively simple chord wise, but with some great surprises musically. Firstly I will say that Starr's vocal on here is great, including his perfect use of the twang, so to speak. What I mean by that is where country singers particularly (and some rock 'n' rollers such as Buddy Holly) bend their voices in a way, whilst throwing in what are I suppose blue notes. What I mean by that are notes that aren't part of the key, such as the note slide from Bb to B (the flattened fifth note in G major to the natural fifth). It is something that gives country music it's particular sound and style.
|Ringo during the Nashville sessions|
|1972 Eponymous solo album by Sorrells|
Pickard. writer of four songs on here
|Ringo with acoustic guitar, which|
he played on some of the songs.
Song number eight then is the Larry Kingston written Wine, Women & Loud Happy Songs. The song is another simple song musically which in this case is about a drunkard who likes to go out, get drunk, pick women up, and sing bar songs. However, the sad part of it all is that his alcohol consumption means that he goes to far and irritates the people who are at first attracted to him, because they leave him after so long and he is left alone. This person is an alcoholic, which is ironic considering that Ringo himself very soon would be one himself.
|The late great Jerry Reed|
|One of two bass players on the|
album - Roy Huskey Jr
|Best of The Kendalls, featuring|
Jeannie Kendall - harmony singer on
the song I Wouldn't Have You Any
Next time I will be looking at the rest of this second album by Ringo, which are songs ten to twelve, plus the two songs that were bonus tracks on the CD. I will only touch on the second of those two songs because it is a jam session, but the first one is the largely overlooked Coochy Coochy, which Ringo wrote himself.
Sorrells Pickard's eponymous album on Amazon US
The Best of The Kendalls on Amazon US and Amazon UK