GW Beatles Blog: Top 5 Guitar Solos on Ringo Starr Songs
Obviously, we don't mean songs on which Ringo Starr plays guitar. We mean Ringo songs that feature great solos by guitarists playing on his sessions.
02. $15 DRAW from Beaucoups of Blues (1970). Guitarist: Jerry Reed.
This is one of the killer songs from Ringo's second solo album, 1970's Beaucoups of Blues, which he recorded in Nashville with some of the city's best studio musicians. Charlie Daniels is on this album, as are D.J. Fontana, Pete Drake and Sorrells Pickard, who wrote this song.
Anyway, this song sums up Jerry Reed's playing style to a T. You can hear Reed master this same sort of picking in his song "Guitar Man." He plays on his own version and Elvis Presley's version.
I've always thought this song could be a hit for someone; it tells a great story, it evokes emotions and it has a super-catchy guitar riff. Someone just needs to change the song's title. It might be cool if a young female country artist were to try it out ... (Please credit me with the idea!)
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