Meet the Beatle: A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

A crash course in the last 45 years of the most under-appreciated Beatle

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"Beaucoups of Blues" (1970)

Country music has always suited Starr's wry warble best, and with the encouragement of legendary pedal-steel session man Pete Drake, he recorded his second solo album, Beaucoups of Blues, in Nashville, a city he'd somehow never visited before. The presence of Presley looms over this recording: Elvis's first guitarist, Scotty Moore, was the engineer at Music City Recorders, a studio he partly owned, and the King's backup boys, the Jordanaires, harmonize smartly behind Ringo.

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