It Don't Come Easy

It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr)

Producer: Scott Bennett
Arrangement: Scott Bennett
Studio: Buzz Smith Music
Bass/Drums: Buzzy Smith
B-3 Organ: Buzzy Smith
Guitar: Paul Chester
Sax: Kelly Dean
Vocal: Vernon Jones
BGVs: Patty Greene and Kelly Dean
Key: Bb
BPM: 126
Chart: #4 US Hot 100 Chart, April 1972
Original: YouTube

ASD Music Review:

Soft guitars open to a 32-beat intro that includes background vocals. Great dance beat. A contemporary country/rock sound. Tune is easy to find with strong leads played by organ, saxophone, and guitar. Plenty of fill notes from the same instruments plus keyboard. The tune is a seventies Ringo Starr hit that will be recognized by most dancers. Could be a rocker of a singing call. Vernon does his best-ever vocal using proper word meter.