Ringo Starr – Scouse the Mouse (1977)

History: As I mentioned in previous review, Polydor Records were not too happy with the performance of Ringo’s records on their label and decided to fulfill the last of his contract by having him appear on this ensemble children’s record. The story was narrated and written by Donald Pleasence with songs primarily by Roger Brown. […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo the 4th (1977)

History: With Ringo’s Rotogravure not performing well, a shift was made for Ringo’s follow up to that album, with his friends no longer writing songs for him this time. The album contains a few covers as well as songs written by Ringo with Vini Poncia. The majority of them are done in a dance/disco style. […]

Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna (1974)

History: Ringo recorded this album in Los Angeles in 1974, not long after John had recorded Walls and Bridges, and also using a lot of the same musicians. John contributed a song (two if you include its reprise) as did Harry Nilsson and Elton John. Ringo also worked with Vini Poncia again on a couple […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo (1973)

History: While Ringo released the singles “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Backoff Boogaloo” in 1971 and ’72, he chose to focus most of the time period on his acting career. By 1973 he was ready to record again, and he called a huge host of friends to help him, including all three former bandmates, Randy […]

Ringo Starr – Beaucoups of Blues (1970)

History: George Harrison invited pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake to record some parts of his upcoming album All Things Must Pass, and in the midst of those sessions Drake and Ringo met for the first time. Ringo’s love of country music had been well documented up to this point, and Drake invited Ringo to come […]