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Les in Chorlton 03 Feb 13 - 02:08 PM
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Bobert 03 Feb 13 - 04:20 PM
Allan Conn 03 Feb 13 - 04:34 PM
pdq 03 Feb 13 - 04:41 PM
GUEST,Backwoodsman 03 Feb 13 - 04:43 PM
Doug Chadwick 03 Feb 13 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 02:08 PM

I don't suppose this has much to do with Folk Music but he wrote great tunes and I suspect us Boomers who came into Folk around the 60's we fans of his too.



54 years ago?

Do you sing any of his songs?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 02:14 PM

I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. It was my 12th birthday and I was at school at the bottom of the stairs when my pal Ray Atkinson told me what he had heard. We got the full story on the TV news later that day. Sad.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Will Fly
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 02:15 PM

I occasionally sing "Every Day".

Interesting middle 8 to this - virtually the same sequence as Sonny Rollins's "St. Thomas". Play it in C and the M8 goes: F Bb Eb Ab G.

And so the Cycle of 5ths goes wheeling on...


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 02:19 PM

. . . along with JP Richardson and Richard Valenzuela. Was a shocker at the time.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 02:28 PM

Mandomad and I played a Holly tribute night for a local boys club fundraiser on the 25th anniversary - so I guess that was 29 years ago. I've got a post gig photo and we both look really young!

R


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 04:20 PM

Haven't done any in a while but over the years have done "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be the Day" & "Rave On"... There might be one more but it's not coming to me...

"Peggy Sue" seem pretty reliable if someone makes a request for a Buddy Holly song... I mean, it's very easy and you can do it in almost any key...

B~


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Allan Conn
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 04:34 PM

I do a mash of "It's So Easy To Fall In Love" and "Maybe Baby"


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: pdq
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 04:41 PM

1959 must have been a real bad year for Rock'n'Roll.

Elvis was in the Army and Buddy Holly died.

The airwaves were filled by "spaghetti" R'n'R phonies like Frankie Abalone, Bobby Ridderbelli, Fabiacae and Constance Francospumoni. {Dion was OK}

Ricky Nelson kept the music going for several more years more. He was great, my opinion.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 04:43 PM

Not any more but, over the years, I've sung most of his hits and some of his early, less-we'll-known songs with various bands I've played in.

RIP Buddy.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 05:02 PM

"I Guess it Doesn't Matter Anymore" and "Oh Boy" are a part of my repertoire for open mic. and acoustic nights.

DC


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 05:07 PM

One of the few 'I can remember' moments for me ! First bed on the right in hut 329 , RAF Locking , sat on my bed when I heard the news on the radio !
You have to wonder where he would have gone musically - There was a LOT of 'Country' in his music even then - Wat would he have made of Folk Rock ??


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 05:10 PM

I was in my last year at high school in Sydney and the radio played I Guess it Doesn't Matter Anymore. The announcer then said it was from the late Buddy Holly and I thought that he had made a mistake. Sadly, it was all true. He could have given us so many more lovely songs over the years .
AD .


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 05:26 PM

In spite of the tragic events, 1959 was still a pretty decent year for rock 'n roll...

"Battle of New Orleans"..... Johnny Horton

"Stagga Lee"..... Lloyd Price

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".... The Platters

"Sea of Love"..... ???

"Running Bear"..... Johnny Preston

"Kansas City"..... Wilbert Harrison

"Charlie Brown"..... The Coasters

"What'd I Say"..... Ray Charles

"Sea Cruise"..... ???

"Tiger"..... Fabian

"Poison Ivy"..... The Coasters

I'm sure there were lots more that escape me right now but I really enjoyed that year... Of course, that was the first year that I "made out" (Nina Willimas) so it has to be one of my favorite years in spite of the loss of Buddy Holly, Richie Valenz and the Big Booper...

Elvis??? Wasn't all that eat up with him...

B~


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 07:30 PM

Sea of Love--Phil Phillip (not his real name)

Sea Cruise--Frankie Ford

(Had to look one of 'em up.)


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: pdq
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 09:26 PM

I know that "Kansas City" was written by Lieber & Stoller, darlings of the Brill Building (the place with the "gold plated door" that Gram Parsons mentioned). The Coasters were outlets for Lieber & Stoller so assume the two songs by the Coasters are also by them. Rock 'n' Roll? More like Tin Pan Alley.

"Running Bear" and the "Battle of New Orleans" are really novelty songs, and "What'd I Say" is pure Rhythm 'n' Blues"

Not that they aren't good songs, just that they ain't Rock 'n' Roll.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Neil D
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 12:27 AM

'59 was indeed a bad year for Rock and Roll and not only because of Elvis in the army and the tragic loss of Buddy Holly. Little Richard was only playing gospel, Jerry Lee's career had come to a screeching halt from the scandal over marrying his 13 yr old first cousin and the end of the year saw the beginning of Chuck Berry's legal problems that effectively sidelined him for a few years. The new industry-groomed pop idols were pretty dismal and by the early 60's it was being said that Rock and Roll was dead. Of course all that changed with the Beatles, Motown, Folk crossover artists and the emerging California Scene in the mid to late '60's.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Rog Peek
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 03:57 AM

Nobody mentioned Eddie Cochran:

Summertime Blues
C'mon Everybody
Somethin' Else
Twenty Flight Rock
Three Steps to Heaven

All 1959.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 07:32 AM

I question whether the "folk scare" would have happened, at least to the extent it did, except for rock going into the doldrums primarily because of Elvis's temporary, and Buddy's permanent, absence; until the funny looking Brit quartet showed up.

It could have been so much worse, though - if Waylon hadn't given up his seat...

Peter


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Jack Sprocket
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 09:02 AM

Surely the day the music dies was 5 December 1791?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 09:04 AM

Meanwhile in a bedroom in Melove Avenue, Liverpool, 2 young lads had a plan


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Dave Illingworth
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 09:55 AM

A lot of Buddy Holly songs good to sing. I personally like doing the slightly lesser known ones (except to Holly fans....)    - Lonesome Tears, Fool's Paradise, That Makes It Tough, Take Your Time, Crying Waitin Hoping, Learning The Game etc .
Of course the wonderful Harvey Andrews (now retired, I believe) was a
great fan and interpreter of Holly songs.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 10:37 AM

Or "Midnight Shift" from his pre-crickets days in Nashville.

R


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: pdq
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 12:12 PM

Neil D...thanks for the supposrt on this one.

BTW, you say "The new industry-groomed pop idols were pretty dismal and by the early 60's...".

Perhaps we can separate the folks who were strongly indusrtry-supported from those who were industry-created, such as the two dweebs who did "Tiger" and "Venus".

Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers and Rick Nelson enjoyed great industry support, Buddy Holly, not.

I put those four acts as essential. They sound timeless and I have good collections CDs of all but Buddy Holly so far.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 12:49 PM

BTW, there is an excellent tribute CD entitled "not fade away" that has quite an array of artists doing Buddy's songs: Nanci Griffith, The Band, Los Lobos, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Todd Snyder just to name a few...

B~


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Neil D
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 11:07 PM

Rog, Eddie Cochran was still going strong in 1959 although only 2 of the songs you listed released in 1959 (U S release dates). Alas, another tragedy. Eddie only survived 1959 by 117 days, being killed Apr 17, 1960 in a car crash while on a British tour. Although not so recognized today, he was quite innovative and and had a major impact on Rock Music. It's been said that John let Paul join the Quarrrymen because he could play and sing "Twenty Flight Rock". Ironically, before his own death Eddie had written and recorded the song "Three Stars", a tribute to Buddy, Richie and the Bopper. It was released posthumously.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Neil D
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 11:39 PM

Incidentally, Gene Vincent was also injured in that same car accident and although he lived, his career was also sidelined for a while.

And Jack, how did the ratification of the U S Bill of Rights relate to "the day the music dies"?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Jack Sprocket
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 02:00 AM

Think not of Bill, Neill, but of Haffner, Escape from the Seraglio, Figaro, clarinet concerto and quintet, and delicious divertimenti.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 04:45 AM

How many folks join in 'bye bye Miss American Pie' but don't know what it was?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: Rog Peek
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 05:37 AM

Thanks for info' Neil, I had a copy of "Three Stars" by Ruby Wright, got lost somewhere along the way, but still remember the words of the chorus very well.

Eddie was killed not a half an hour from where I was living then so it was big local news. Very sad at the time.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Eddie1
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 01:16 PM

On my radio programme today, I played Buddy singing "Raining in My Heart", Ritchie playing "Malaguena" and The Big Bopper singing "Someone Watchin' Over You"

Not a dry eye in the house.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 10:20 PM

An interesting article about the "enigma."


www.wsj.com/articles/american-pie-and-the-history-of-mysterious-rock-lyrics-1429203760?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsFifth

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

The connection to MAX produces.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 12:50 AM

surprised I missed this thread...
must have been during one of my failed self imposed exiles from mudcat ???

Buddy and Eddie are crucial strands of my musical DNA.

When I was a post grad student back in the 80s
I stupidly blew a weeks living money on the Buddy Holly 'Complete' LP Boxset..

[In latter years some kindly international group of bootleggers
have produced a genuinely near complete 'CD quality' download collection...
thank you "Purple Chick"...]

.. and I'm sure I remember my old next door neighbour saying how he was in the audience
for Eddie's final gig in Bristol....

Eddie's songs were some of the first our band ever learned to play
when we were 15.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 01:14 AM

errrrrrrmmmm....

"The Complete Buddy Holly - 10CD - Purple Chick
The Complete Buddy Holly assembled in 2005 by a community of music fans who go by the name of Purple Chick.
Its comprehensiveness rivals the official MCA 6-LP box set, The Complete Buddy Holly, first released in 1981
and long out-of-print. The MCA set has never been issued on CD...

Volume One
1: My Two Timin' Woman (Snow)
c.1949: Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar
2: I 'll Just Pretend (Martin)
3: Take These Shackles From My Heart (King-Stewart)
c. 1952: Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock Texas
Bob Montgomery (poss. Jack Neal): lead vocal, guitar; Buddy Holly: second vocal, mandolin
4: Footprints In The Snow (Jones)
c:1953: (Prob.) Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, guitar; Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar
5: Gotta Get You Near Me Blues+ (Montgomery)
6: Flower Of My Heart* (Montgomery-Guess)
7: Door To My Heart* (Montgomery)
8: I Gambled My Heart+ (Holly-Montgomery)
9: Soft Place In My Heart+ (Montgomery)
10: Gotta Get You Near Me Blues+ (Montgomery)
c. late 1954/April 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: duet vocal, electric lead guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle; Larry Welborn: bass on *; Don Guess: steel guitar on *, bass on +
6-10: plus overdubs: 6 October, 1963 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar, Stan Lark: bass; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Lyn Bailey: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)
11: You And I Are Through* (Montgomery)
12: Memories (Montgomery)
13: You And I Are Through* (Montgomery)
14: Baby It's Love (Bob Montgomery-Ella Holley)
15: Memories (Montgomery)
16: Queen Of The Ballroom (Don Guess)
August, 1955: KDAV Studio - Lubbock, Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: duet vocal, second lead guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle, lead guitar on *; Don Guess: bass
13-16: plus overdubs: 26 June 1964 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark or Lyn Bailey: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)
17: Baby Let's Play House (Gunter)
18: Down The Line (Holly-Montgomery)
19: Baby Let's Play House (Gunter)
20: Down The Line (Holly-Montgomery)
Mid 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Bob Montgomery: vocal and guitar on *; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
19-20: plus overdubs: June 1964 - The Firebalk: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)
21: Moonlight Baby (Holly (aka Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight)
22:1 Guess I Was A Fool (Holly)
23: Don't Come Back Knockin' (Holly-Parrish)
24: Love Me (Holly-Parrish)
7 December, 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums (These acetates were sent to Decca in response to a telegram from Eddie Crandall to Dave Stone)
25: Love Me (Holly-Parrish) (Take 10)
26: Don't Come Back Knockin' (Holly-Parrish)
27: Midnight Shift (Lee-Ainsworth)
28: Blue Days, Black Nights (Hall)
26 January, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Grady Martin: rhythm guitar; Don Guess: bass; Doug Kirkham: percussion
29: Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight+ (Holly)
30: I Guess I Was Just A Fool+ ~Holly)
31: It's Not My Fault (Hall-Myrick)
32: I'm Gmlna Set My Foot Down*+ (Holly)
33: Changill' All Those Changes*+ (Holly)
34: Rock-A-Bye Rock+ (Holly)
35: Bccause I Love You+ (Holly)
February-April, 1956: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street Clovis New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar, lead guitar on *; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums on +

Volume Two
1: Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight (Holly)
2: Because I Love You (Holly)
3: Changin' All Those Changes (Holly)
4: I 'm Gonna Set My Foot Down (Holly)
5: It's Not My Fault (Hall-Myrick)
6: Rock-A-Bye Rock (Holly)
Feb-Apr 1956 session from disc 1 plus overdubs: 14 November 1962 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)
7: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (fragment)
8: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (take 8)
9: I'm Changin' All Those Changes* (Holly) (take 3 fragment)
10: I'm Changin' All Those Changes* (Holly) (take 4)
11: That'll Be The Day (Alllson-Holly-Petty) (take 19)
12: Girl On My Mind (Guess) (take 3)
13: Ting-A-Ling (Nugetre) (take 7)
22 July, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar, lead on *; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
14: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (take 12)
15: Modern Don Juan (Guess-Neil) (take 76 [sic])
16: You're My One Desire (Guess) (false start)
17: You're My One Desire (Guess) (take 2)
15 Nov, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal; Harold Bradley: guitar; Grady Martin: guitar; Don Guess: bass; Floyd Cramer: piano; Farris Coursey: drums; E.R. "Dutch" McMillin: saxophone
18: Gone (Rogers) (version one)
19: Gone (Rogers) (version two)
20: Gone (Rogers) (version three)
21: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version one)
22: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version two)
23: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose Brown) (version three)
24: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version four)
25: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
26: Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown)
27: Rip It Up (Marascalco-Blackwell)
28: Blue Monday (Bartholomew-Domino)
29: Honky Tonk (Doggett-Shepard-Butler-Scott)
30: Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins)
31: Shake, Rattle and Roll (Calhoun)
32: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
33: Ain't Got No Home (Henry)
34: Holly Hop (Holley)
35: Gone (Rogers) (version three)
36: Rip It Up (Marascalco-Blackwell)
37: Honky Tonk (Doggett-Shepard-Butler-Scott)
38: Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins)
39: Shake, Rattle and Roll (Calhoun)
40: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version one)
41: Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown)
42: Blue Monday (Bartholomew-Domino)
43: Ain 't Got No Home (Henry)
44: Holly Hop (Holley)
November-December, 1956: (Poss.) Home Recording - 1926, 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: drums and vocals; (Poss.) Don Guess: bass
35-39: plus overdubs: 10/11 October, 1963 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums); Vi Petty: piano
40-44: plus overdubs: 22 August, 1968 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Lyn Bailey or Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)

Space here to tell you a little about this collection. Over a year in the making, we snagged everything we could find from numerous sources, including What You Been A Missin' and The Music Never Died. One thing we didn't include was any of the "Picks" vocal overdubs from the 1980s, frankly because we think they suck. You can find them on all manner of budget CDs. But you really don't want to. Tracks making their CD debut include the 7" versions of "Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie", "Look At Me" and "Mailman...", and the 50s and 60s stereo mixes on Disc Nine.

As well as our new, previously unavailable stereo mixes, we managed to dig out one or two exclusives: "Take These Shackles..." on disc one is not only upgraded in sound, but appears without skips for the first time! Also making their bootleg debut (we think) are the BBC "Maybe Baby" and Florida "That'll Be The Day" fragments and the first version of "That's What They Say". We're not sure whether the Hightime fragment is lip-synched or sung live to the record, but it debuts here all the same.

We did minimal work on the source material if it warranted it - mostly de-clicking and speed-correction. Also, we fixed the tape glitch on the Palladium "Oh Boy" and combined two different sources of "My Two-Timin Woman" to get the longest version in best quality. When speed-corrected the Vigotone "Last Night" and "Send Me Some Lovin'" turn out not to be alternate takes, just undubbed.

Volume Three
1: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
2: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
3: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
4: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
December 1956-January 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; unknown: guitar
3-4: plus overdubs: 22 August, 1968 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)
5: I'm Looking For Someone To Love (Holly-Petty)
6: That'll Be The Day (Allison-Holly-Petty)
25 February, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan, Gary Tollett and Ramona Tollett: backing vocals
7: Last Night (Petty-Mauldin)
8: Maybe Baby* (Holly-Petty)
9: Words Of Love (Holly)
10: Last Night+ (Petty-Mauldin)
11: Maybe Baby* (Holly-Petty)
12 March, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar, Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan: second vocal*
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)
11: plus overdubs: 15 March, 1966 - The Fireballs: (see above - Doug Roberts: drums)
12 Words Of Love* (Holly)
13: Mailman Bring Me No More Blues+ (Roberts-Katz-Clayton)
14: Mailman Bring Me No More Blues+ ((Roberts-Katz-Clayton)
8 April, 1957 Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal (double-tracked on *), guitar (double-tracked on *); Jerry Allison: drums; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: piano on +
14: plus echo overdub for 7": October 1961: Decca Record Co., Ltd., 254 Belsize Road, London, England
15: Not Fade Away (Hardin-Petty) (incomplete alternate)
16: Not Fade Away+ (Hardin-Petty)
17: Everyday* (Hardin-Petty)
29 May, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: cardboard-box (knee slapping on *); (Prob.) Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: celeste on *; Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Niki Sullivan: overdubbed vocals on +
18: Ready Teddy* (Blackwell-Marascalco)
19: Valley Of Tears# (Domino-Bartolomew)
20: Tell Me How+ (Hardin-Allison-Petty)
May-July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Niki Sullivan: guitar on * and +; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano on * and #; Norman Petty: organ on #
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)
21: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty) (alternate)
22: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
23: Listen To Me* (Hardin-Petty)
24: That'll Be The Day - for Bob Thiele (Holly-Allison)
25: That'll Be The Day - for Murray Deutch (Holly-Allison)
26: That'll Be The Day - for Bill Randall (Holly-Allison)
27: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
28: Oh Boy+ (West-Tilghman-Petty)
30 June, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar (double-tracked v & g on *), Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 19 August '57)
29: I'm Gonna Love You Too (Mauldin-Petty-Sullivan)
1 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Cricket: chirp
30: Send Me Some Loving (Marascalco-Price)
31: It's Too Late (Willis)
32: Send Me Some Loving+ (Marascalco-Price)
33: It's Too Late+ (Willis)
20 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)
34: Am Empty Cup+ (Petty-Orbison)
35: Rock Me My Baby+ (Long-Heather)
36: You've Got Love+ (Wilson-Orbison-Petty)
37: Maybe Baby+ (Holly-petly)
28-29 September, 1957: The Officers Club Lounge - Tinker U.S. Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar, Niki Sullivan: guitar, Joe B. Mauldin: bass, Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)
38: That'll Be The Day (Holly-Allison-Petty) (fragment)
22 October, 1957: KPTV Hightime, Portland Oregon
Buddy Holly: mimed (double-tracked?) vocal; Joe B. Mauldin and Jerry Allison: mimed vocal
39: That'll Be The Day (Holly-Allison-Petty)
40: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
41: Interview with Ed Sullivan
1 December, 1957: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Television Studios, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan: guitar

Volume Four
1: Little Baby (Holly-Petty-Kendall)
2: (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Leiber-Stoller)
3: Look At Me (Holly-Petty-Allison)
4: Look At Me (Holly-Petty-Allison)
7 December, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin; bass, Jerry Allison: drums; C.W. Kendall Jr.: piano
4: plus echo overdub for 7: October 1961: Decca Record Co. Ltd. 254 Belsize Road London England
5: Mona (McDaniel) (warm up)
6: Mona (McDaniel) (take one)
7. Mona (McDaniel) (take two)
8: Mona (McDaniel) (take three)
December, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: drums; guitar at beginning
9: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
29 December, 1957: Arthur Murray Dance Party, TV Show - New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
10: Rave On (West-Tilghman-Petty) (take 3)
11: That's My Desire (Kresa-Loveday) (rehearsal)
12: That's My Desire (Kresa-l.oveday) (take I - false start)
13: That's My Desire (Kresa-Loveday) (take 2 breakdown)
14: That's My Desire (Kresa-l.oveday) (take 3)
15: That s My Desire+ (Kresa-Loveday) (take 3)
25 January, 1958: Bell Sound Studios - 237 W. 54th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Norman Petty: piano; Al Caiola: lead guitar; Donald Arnone: rhythm guitar; The Jivetones: (William Marine, Robert Bollinger, Robert Harter, Abby Hoffer, Merrill Ostaus): backing vocals
15: plus overdubs: 15 March 1966 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)
16: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
26 January, 1958: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Television Studios, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
17: Well... All Right (Holly-Allison-Petty-Mauldin)
12 February, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: cymbals
18: Take Your Time* (Holly-Petty) (take I breakdown)
19: Take Your Time* (Holly-Petty) (take 2 - breakdown)
20: Take Your Time* (Holly-Peity) (take 3)
21: Take Your Time* (Holly-Pelty) (take 4)
22: Fool's Paradise (Leglaire-Petty-l.insley) (take 1)
23: Fool's Paradise (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 2)
24: Fool's Paradise (I.eglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 3)
25: Thhlk It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 1 - false start)
26: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 2 - false start)
27: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 3)
28: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 4)
29: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 5)
30: Fool's Paradise+ (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 3)
31: Think It Over+ (Holly-Petty- Allison) (take 5)
14 February, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums, cardboard-box on *; Norman Petty: organ on *- plus The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush, David Bigham) backing vocals on +; Vi Petty: piano on + (overdubbed: 19 February, 1958)
32: That'll Be The Day* (Allison-Holly-Petty) (fragment)
33: Everyday* (Hardin-Petty) (fragment)
34: Drown In My Own Tears+ (fragment)
35: Hallelujah, I Love Her So + (Charles) (Glover) (fragment)
24 February, 1958: "Big Gold Record Stars Show" - Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass on *; Jerry Allison: drums on *; Jerry Lee Lewis: piano and vocal on +
36: That'll Be The Day (Allison-Holly-Petty)
37: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
38: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
2 March, 1958: The London Palladium - Argyle Street, London, England
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
39: Maybe Baby (Holly-Petty) (fragment)
14 March,1958: BBC Television studios - Lime Grove, London, England
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
40: Heartbeat* (Montgomery-Petty)
41: Lonesome Tears+ (Holly)
42: It's So Easy+ (Holly-Petty)
25 May, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass on +; Jerry Allison: drums on +; George Atwood: bass on *; plus The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush, David Bigham): backing vocals on + (overdubbed: 27 May, 1958)
43: Love's Made A Fool Of You (Holly-Montgomery)
44: Wishing (Holly-Montgomery)
45: Love's Made A Fool Of You+ (Holly-Montgomery)
46: Wishing ++ (Holly-Montgomery)
2 June, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal, guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums - 45-46: plus overdubs: January 7, 1964 - handclaps on +; 1963 guitar overdubs on ++

Volume Five
1: Early In The Morning (Darin-Harris)
2: Now We're One (Darin) (fragment)
3: Now We're One (Darin)
19 June, 1958: Coral Records Studios - The Pythian Temple, 80th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; George Barnes: lead guitar; Al Chernet: acoustic guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; David "Panama" Francis: drums; Philip Kraus: drums; Sam Taylor: alto saxophone; Helen Way Singers: (Helen Way, Harriett Young, Maeretha Stewart, Theresa Merritt): backing vocals
4: Everyday KLLL Jingle (Holly)
5: Peggy Sue KLLL Jingle (Holly-Alllson)
1 September, 1958: Radio KLLL - Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar
6: Come Back Baby (Petty-Nell)
7: Reminiscing (Curtis) (Buddy wrote this, but gave King Curtis the credit for flying down to the session)
8: Reminiscing + (Curtis)
10 September, 19S8: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Curtis "King Curtis" Ousley: saxophone
8: plus overdubs: 14 November, 1962 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Eric Budd: drums)
9: True Love Ways (Holly-Petty) (stereo)
10: It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Anka) (stereo)
11: Raining In My Heart (B & F Bryant) (stereo)
12: Moondreams (Petty) (stereo)
13: True Love Ways (Holly-Petty) (mono)
14: It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Anka) (mono)
15: Raining In My Heart (B & F Bryant) (mono)
16: Moondreams (Petty) (mono)
21 October, 1958: Coral Records Studios - Pythian Temple,80th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; Al Caiola: acoustic guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; Doris Johnson: harp; Clifford Leeman: drums; Abraham Richman: tenor saxophone; Sylvan Shulman, Leo Kruczek, Leonard Posner, Irving Spice, Ray Free, Herbert Bourne, Julius Held, Paul Winter: violin, David Schwartz Howard Kay: viola, Maurice Brown, Maurice Bialkin: cello
9-12 Mixed for stereo 1979. Alternate stereo mixes of 9, 10 and 11 from 1959 and 1967 on disc nine.
17: That's What They Say (Holly) (version I - incomplete)
18: That's What They Say (Holly) (version 2)
19: What To Do (Holly)
20: Peggy Sue Got Married (Holly)
21: That Makes It Tough (Holly)
22: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Holly)
23: Learning The Game (Holly)
3 December, 1958 (17-19); S December, 1958 (20); 8 December, 1958 (21); 14 December, 1958
(22); 17 December, 1958 (23): Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort, 8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar
24: You're The One (Holly-Jennings-Corbin)
27 December, 19S8: Radio KLLL. - Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Waylon Jennings: handclapping; Ray "Slim" Corbin: handclapping
25: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie* (Sterling-Von Tilzer)
26: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (Slow version # 1)
27: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (slow version # 3)
28: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Snulh) (slow version # 2)
29: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (fast version)
30: Drown In My Own Tears (Glover) (fragment)
31: Maria Elena
32: Dearest (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 1 - incomplete)
33: Dearest (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 2)
34: Love Is Strange (Smith-Baker)
35: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Leiber-Stoller)
36: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Leiber-Stoller) (unedited)
37: Buddy's Guitar (Holly) (aka I Know I'll Have
The Blues Again aka Leave My Womam Alone)
1-20 January, 1959: Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort,8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on *
38: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 1)
39: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 3)
40: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 2)
1-20 January, 1959: Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort, 8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on *
Buddy deliberately recorded these songs at a slow tempo, with the tape running at half-speed (71/2 i.p.s. versus 15 i.p.s.) so they would sound like The Chipmunks when played back!

Volume Six
1: Peggy Sue Got Married (Holly)
2: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Holly)
overdubbed 30 June, 1959: Coral Records Studio A, New York City, New York
Andrew Ackers: piano; David 'Panama' Francis: drums; Sandford Block: bass; The Ray Charles Singers: backing vocals; C. John "Jack" Hansen: producer
3: That's What They Say (Holly) (take 2)
4: What To Do (Holly)
5: Learning The Game (Holly)
6: That Makes It Tough (Holly)
overdubbed 1 January, 1960: Coral Records Studlo A, New York City, New York
Andrew Ackers: piano; David 'Panama' Francis: drums; Sandford Block: bass; The Ray Charles Singers: backing vocals; C tohn "Jack" Hansen: producer
Mixed for stereo in 1979. Alternate stereo mixes of 4 and 5 from 1967 are on disc nine of this set.
7: What To Do (Holly)
8: Peggy Sue Got Married (Holly)
9: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Holly)
10: That Makes It Tough (Holly)
11: That's What They Say (Holly) (version 2)
12: Learning The Game (Holly)
overdubbed June 1962-December 1963: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, NM
The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums); Norman Petty: producer
13: You're The One (Holly-Jennings-Corbin)
overdubbed June 1962-December 1963: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, NM
The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Jimmy Glimer: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums); Norman Petty: Onedeoline, Producer
14: Umm, Oh Yeah (Dearest) (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 2)
15: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (slow version #2)
overdubbed 1962-1963: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums); Norman Petty: producer
16: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie (Sterling-Von Tilzer) (single version)
17: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie (Sterling-Von Tilzer) (album version with additional overdubbing)
overdubbed 29 October 1962: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums); poss. Vi Petty, George Tomsco, Homer Tankersley: backing vocals; Norman Petty: producer
18: Love Is Strange+ (Smith-Baker)
19: Slippin ' And Slidin ' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (fast version)
20: Dearest* (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 2)
21: Smokey Joe's Cafe* (Leiber-Stoller)
overdubbed 1968: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums); Norman Petty: Onedeoline on +; poss. Vi Petty, Barbara Tomsco, George Tomsco, Homer Tankersley: backing vocals on *; Norman Petty: producer
22: Peggy Sue Got Married (Holly)
overdubbed 1995, Abbey Road Studios, London, England
The Hollies: (Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks: vocals; Tony Hicks: rhythm and lead guitar; Bobby Elliott: drums; Ian Parker: keyboards; Ray Stiles: bass; Alan Coates: percusslon)
23: Got To Get You Near Me Blues (Montgomery)
24: Memories (Montgomery)
25: Baby Let's Play House (Gunter)
26: Last Night (Petty-Mauldin)
27: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
28: Send Me Some Loving (Marascalco-Price)
29: It's Too Late (Willis)
30: That's My Desire (Kresa-Loveday)
31: Fool's Paradise (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley)
32: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison)
33: Love's Made A Fool Of You (Holly-Montgomery)
34: Wishing (Holly-Montgomery)
True stereo versions - For The First Time Anywhere!!
Created by Purple Chick synchronizing the dubbed and undubbed versions that appear earlier on this set.
(Undubbed versions are panned mostly left, the dubbed versions mostly right.)

Volume Seven
1: I Saw The Moon Cry Last Night (Neal) - Jack Neal
2: I Hear The Lord Callin' For Me (Neal) - Jack Neal
c. 10 November 1953: Radio KDAV - 6602 Quirt Avenue, Lubbock, Texas
Jack Neal: vocal, guitar; Buddy Holly: guitar
3: All From Loving You* Hall) - Ben Hall
4: Rose Of Monterey+ (Hall) - Ben Hall
c. 1955: Radio KSEL, Lubbock, Texas(*); Radio KDAV - 6602 Quirt Avenue, Lubbock, Texas(+)
Ben Hall: vocal; Buddy: guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle; Weldon Myrick: steel guitar; Dena Hall: bass
5: Because You Love Me (Curtis) - Sonny Curtis
6: I'll Miss My Heart (Inman) - Sonny Curtis
7: Queen Of The Ballroom (Guess) - Sonny Curtis
8: This Bottle (Curtis) - Sonny Curtis
9: Dallas Boogie (Curtis) - Sonny Curtis
10: One In A Million (Curtis) - Sonny Curtis
7 June 1955: (Prob.) Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls, Texas;
Sonny Curtis: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
1l: Go Boy Go* (Wilson) - Gary Dale
12: Gone* (Rogers) - Gary Dale
13: Go Boy Go+ (Wilson) - Gary Dale
14: Gone+ (Rogers) - Gary Dale
15: The Golden Rocket+ (Snow) - Gary Dale
16: 1 Overlooked An Orchid+ (Story-Smith-Lyn) - Gary Dale
21 February, 1957: Radio KDAV - Lubbock Texas (*)
1 March, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -13i3 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico (+)
Gary Dale Tollett: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; 3erry Allison: drums; Ramona Tollett, June Clark, Niki Sullivan: backing vocals
17: A Whole Lot Of Lovin' (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) (take I ) - Jim Robinson
18: A Whole Lot Of Lovin' (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) (take 2) - Jim Robinson
19: A Wbole Lot Of Lovin' (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) (take 3) - Jim Robinson
20: A Whole Lot Of Lovin'+ (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) (take 3) - Jim Robinson
21: It's A Wonderful Feeling* (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) - Jim Robinson
28 April, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Jim Robinson: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; Jerry Allison: cardboard-box percussion, drums on *; Vi Petty: piano on *; (Poss.) Joe B. Mauldin: bass; The Bowman Brothers: backing vocals on *, plus The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush, David Bigham) backing vocals on + (dubbing date unknown)
22 Starlight (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) - Jack Huddle
23: Believe Me* (Petty-Robinson) - Jack Huddle
28 April, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Jack Huddle: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Jerry Allison: drums; (Poss.) Joe B. Mauldin: bass; The Bowman Brothers: backing vocal on *; Vi Petty: piano on *
24: By The Mission Wall (Cline) - Fred Crawford
April-June, 1957 (or 14 July, 1957): Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, NM
Fred Crawford: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; 3erry Allison: drums; (Poss.) Joe B. Mauldin- bass; (Poss.) Norman Petty: organ; (Poss.) The Bowman Brothers: backing vocals
25: A Man From Texas (Russell-Petty-Dougherty)- Jim Robinson
24 June, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Jim Robinson: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; (Poss.) George Atwood: bass; Unknown: drums; Vi Petty: piano; The Picks: backing vocals (overdubbed mid-August, 1957)
26: Broken Promises (Davis) - Sherry Davis
27: Humble Heart* (Davis) - Sherry Davis
prob. 12 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Sherry Davis: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Jack Vaughn: rhythm guitar; Jerry Allison: drums; Unknown: bass; The Picks: backing vocals; Gene Medley: backing vocals on *
28: Look To The Future* (Petty-Sullivan) - Gary Dale
29: Houey Honey (Tollett) - Gary Dale
14 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Gary Dale Tollett: vocal, guitar on *; Buddy Holly: guitar; 3erry Allison: drums; (Poss.) Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Ramona Tollett: backing vocal; The Picks: backing vocals (overdubbed mid-Aug.1957)
30: Sugartime (Phillips-Echols) (version 1) - Charlie Phillips
31: Sugartime (Phillips-Echols) (version 2) - Charlie Phillips
32: One Faded Rose* (Echols-Baggett-Phillips) (version 1) - Charlie Phillips
33: One Faded Rose* (Echols-Baggett-Phillips) (version 2) - Charlie Phillips
July 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Charlie Phillips: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar, harmony vocal on *; Jack Vaughn: acoustic guitar; Jerry Allison: drums; Jimmy Blakely: steel guitar; George Atwood: bass

Discs Seven and Eight compile all circulating sessions featuring Buddy as a side musician and/or producer, plus songs Buddy wrote that he never recorded, with others finishing the compositions posthumously. Others exist, and may yet escape ( "I Sent You Roses" by Jerry Engler is due to be released later in 2005).

Some tracks, which erroneously appeared on previous compilations, have been excluded:
Buddy shared a session with Billly Walker on 12 March, 1957, but does not feature on Billy's recordings.
"When Sin Stops" by The Nighthawks (Hamilton 50006), on the Vigotone set does not feature Buddy.
Similarly, "Oh Boy!" on the Vigotone Set is by Billy And The Glens (Jaro 77006), not Sonny West.
The contemptible "Ni**er Hatin' Me" was recorded in the late 60s(!) by Johnny Rebel (CJ. Trahan).

Volume Eight
1: Moondreams (Petty) (album version) - The Norman Petty Trio
2: Moondreams* (Petty) (single version) - The Norman Petty Trio
3: Moondreams+ (Petty) (alternate version) - The Norman Petty Trio
20-22 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; Norman Petty: organ; Vi Petty: piano; Mike Mitchell: percussion; Unknown: bass; The Picks: overdubbed vocals on *; The Roses: overdubbed vocals on +
(1 and 2 are the same version, but 3 is a different recording/take entirely.)
4: Don't Do Me This Way (Tucker) - Rick Tucker
5: Patty Baby (Baker-Tucker) - Rick Tucker
25 August, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Rick Tucker: vocal, poss. guitar; Buddy Holly: lead guitar or (Poss.) Roy Orbison: lead guitar; (Poss.) Bo Clarke: drums; (Poss.) Don Guess: bass; Bill Pickering and Bob Lapham: backing vocal
6: Don't Do Me This Way (Tucker) Rick Tucker
12 September, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Rick Tucker: vocal; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar or (Poss.) Rick Tucker: acoustic guitar; Vi Petty: piano; (Poss.) Bo Clarke: drums; (Poss.) Don Guess: bass; The Picks: backing vocals
7: Real Wild Child (O'Keefe-Greenan-Owens) (take 1)- Ivan
8: Real Wild Child* (O'Keefe-Greenan-Owens) (take 2) - Ivan
9: Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Brown-Ayer) (take 1) - Ivan
10: Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Brown-Ayer) (take 2) - Ivan
11: Oh, You Beautiful Doll+ (Brown-Ayer) (take 2) - Ivan
19 February, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - i313 West 7th Street, Clovis New Mexico
Jerry "Ivan" Allison: vocal, overdubbed drumsticks on +; Buddy Holly: guitar, overdubbed lead guitar, backing vocal on *, Joe B. Mauldin: bass, backing vocal on *; Bo Clarke: drums, backing vocal on *; Norman Petty: overdubbed water-filled wine glasses on +
12: Scarlet Ribbons (.Siegal-Danzig) - Carolyn Hester
13: Wreck Of The Old '97* (traditional) - Carolyn Hester
1958: Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Carolyn Hester: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; George Atwood: bass (*); Jerry Allison: percussion (*)
14: What A' You Gonna Do (Engler) - Jerry Engler
7 September, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Jerry Engler: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar, bells; George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums
15: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take I - instrumental) - Waylon Jennings
16: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 2 - instrumental) - Waylon Jennings
17: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 3 - instrumental) - Waylon Jennings
18: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 4 - vocal) - Waylon Jennings
19: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 5 - vocal) - Waylon Jennings
20: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 6 - vocal) - Waylon Jennings
21: When Sin Stops+ (Venable) (take 2) - Waylon Jennings
22: Jole Blon (Choates-York) - Waylon Jennings
10 September, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Waylon Jennings: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums; Curtis "King Curtis" Ousley: tenor saxophone; The Roses backing vocals overdubbed on +
23: Stay Close To Me (Holly) (false start) - Lou Giordano
24: Stay Close To Me (Holly) (take 4) - Lou Giordano
25: Don't Cha Know* (Everly) - Lou Giordano
30 September, 1958: Beltone Recording Studio, New York City, New York
Lou Giordano: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; Phil Everly: guitar; Unknown: bass guitar; Unknown: drums; Buddy Holly, Joey Villa, Phil Everly: falsetto vocals on *
26: More And More (Jennings) - Waylon Jennings
27: When You Are Lonely (Jennings) - Waylon Jennings
27 December, 1958: Radio KLLL. - Lubbock, Texas
Waylon Jennings: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar
28: My Best Friend (My Baby's Coming Home) (Holly-Turner-Nilsson)
29: My Baby's Coming Home (Holly-Turner-Nilsson)
May, 1962: American Studios, Hollywood, California
Harry Nilsson: vocal; Scotty Turner: guitar, production
29: plus overdubs: 1994 Nashville Tennessee - Michael Blaustone: drums; Steve Bryant: guitar; James A. Wilson: bass; Troy Lancaster: guitar; Scotty Turner: guitar; Woody Wright: guitar
30: I Know I'll Have The Blues Again (Holly-Mackey) - Whitesidewalls
c. 1980: Cookhouse Recording Studios - 2541 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pat Brown: guitar, drums, vocal; Karl Ausland: guitar, vocal; Dan Melford: bass, vocal; Jeff Schmahl, guitar, keyboards, vocal; Dave Swanson: sax, vocal; Dale Menten: piano
31: Monetta (Holly-Curtis) - Sonny Curtis
September, 1990: BBC Radio Merseyside, Liverpool, England
Sonny Curtis: guitar, vocal
32: A Whole Lot Of Lovin' (Huddle-Petty-Robinson) - Jim Robinson
33: Moondreams (Petty) - The Norman Petty Trio
34: Moondreams (Petty) - The Norman Petty Trio
35: Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Brown-Ayer) - Ivan
36: When Sin Stops (Venable) (take 2) - Waylon Jennings
True stereo versions - For The First Time Anywhere!! Created by Purple Chick

Volume Nine
1: The Paul Cohen Phone Call
28 February, 1957: Jerry Allison's Home, 2215 6th Street, Lubbock, Texas
2: Bill Randle WERE promo
3: Bill Randle WERE promo
30 June, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
4: Don Passerby promo
5: Don Passerby promo
6: Don Passerby promo
7: Don Passerby promo
15 September, 1957: recorded at The Forum, Montreal, Canada for 1230 Cornwall Radio
8: Red Robinson promo
9: Red Robinson interview
23 October, 1957: recorded Georgia Auditorium, Vancouver, Canada for the for the "Teen Canteen" show
10: Freeman Hover interview
11: Freeman Hover promo
2 November, 1957: recorded at the Albany Hotel, Denver, Colorado for KCSR radio, Chadron, Nebraska
12: Dale Lowery interview
5 November, 1957: recorded at Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, Kansas for KTOP radio
13: Pat Barton interview
31 January, 1958: recorded Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, Australia for Radio 2KO, Newcastle, AUS
14: Bob Chesney interview
15: Bob Chesney/WTRL promo
24 February, 1958: "Big Gold Record Stars Show", Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florlda
16: KSYD Wichita Falls promo
17: Dick Arlen WACK promo
unknown dates: unknown locations
18: Alan Freed interview
23 September, 1958 (broadcast 2 October, 1958) WNEW TV Studio, New York City, New York
19: Ronnie King interview
17 October, 1958: recorded at the Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania for "Teen Time", WGH, 739 Boush, Norfolk, Virginia
20: Dick Clark interview
28 October, 1958: American Bandstand, WFIL Studios 46th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21: Big Bopper Winter Dance Party promo
22: Ritchie Valens Winter Dance Party promo
23: Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party promo
1958/1959: unknown locations
24: Newscast about the plane crash
25: WNOE Newscast about the plane crash
26: Newscast about the plane crash
27: A Message To The Dutch Buddy Holly Fan Club From Ella And Lawrence Holley
28: Norman Petty Defends Himself
unknown dates: unknown locations
29: Raining In My Heart (alternate stereo mix from 1959)
30: True Love Ways (alternate stereo mix from 1967)
31: It Doesn't Matter Anymore (alternate stereo mix from 1967)
32: What To Do (alternate stereo mix from 1967)
33: Learning The Game (alternate stereo mix from 1967)
34: Not Fade Away ('complete' alternate take with no backing vocals - outfake by Purple Chick)
35: Peggy Sue Got Married (Jack Hansen's overdubs in stereo for the first time - by Purple Chick)
36: Crying Waiting Hoping (Jack Hansen's overdubs in stereo for the first time - by Purple Chick)
Various odds and ends that there wasn't room for on the other discs.
37: Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie (Sterling-Von Tilzer) - Bing Crosby
38: Slippin' and Slidin (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) - Little Richard
39: Dearest (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) - Mickey and Sylvia
40: Love Is Strange (Smith-Baker) - Mickey and Sylvia
41: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Leiber-Stoller) - The Robins
42: Leave My Woman Alone (Charles) - Ray Charles
(supposedly Buddy's Guitar from the Aparment Demos is based upon this)

Continued from Disc 10 - "Buddy's Record Collection"

Volume Ten
1: My Two Timin' Woman (Snow) - Hank Snow
2:1'11 Just Pretend (Martin) - Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers
3: Take These Shackles From My Heart (King-Stewarl) - Pee Wee King
4: Footprints In The Snow (Jones) - Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys
5: Baby, Let's Play House ((,Gunter) - Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill
6: Blue Days, Black Nights (Hall) - Ben Hall, Weldon Myrick, Dena Hall
7: I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler-Feathers) - Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill
(the sole acetate of Buddy's version was scratched at Buddy's request to prevent its airplay competing with his first Decca single )
8: Ting A Ling (Nugetre) - The Clovers
9: Gone (Rogers) - Ferlin Husky
10: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) - Ernest Tubb
11: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry) - Chuck Berry
12: Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown) - Elvis Presley
13: Rip It Up (Marascalco-Blackwell) - Little Richard
14: Blue Monday (Bartholomew-Domino) - Fats Domino
15: Honky Tonk (Part 1) (Doggett-Shepard-Butler-Scott) - Bill Doggett
16: Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins) - Elvis Presley
17: Shake Rattle and Roll (Calhoun) - Elvis Presley
18: Bo Diddley (McDaniel) - Bo Diddley
19: Ain't Got No Home (Henry) - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
20: Ready Teddy (Blackwell-Marascalco) - Little Richard
21: Valley Of Tears (Domino-Bartholomew) - Fats Domino
22: All Of My Love (Oh Boy) (West-Tilghman) - Sonny West
23: Send Me Some Lovin' (Marascalco-Price) - Little Richard
24: It's Too Late (Willis) - Chuck Willis
25: An Empty Cup (Petty-Orbison) - Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings
26: (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Leiber-Stoller) - Elvis Presley
27: Mona (McDaniel) - Bo Diddley
28: Rave On (West-Tilghman-Petty) - Sonny West
29: That's My Desire (Kresa-l.oveday) - Frankie Laine
30: Drown In My Own Tears ((Charles) - Ray Charles
31: Hallelujah! I Love Her So (Glover) - Ray Charles
32: Early In The Morning (Darin-Harris) - Bobby Darin
33: Now We're One (Darin) - Bobby Darin
The original versions of some of the songs Buddy covered elsewhere in this set. Some very familiar, others hardly ever heard.
The records Buddy took on tour (see tray picture) will make a great CD some day.
Jesus Never Fails Me /1'll Be Alright - Angelic Gospel Singers
Padre / All at Once - Toni Arden
With You / My Screamin' Screamin' Mimi! - Ray Campi with Johnny Maddox, Henry Hill, and the Debs
Look Forward / Bad Girl - Valerie Carr with Hugo Peretti and His Orchestra
Should I Ever Love Again? / Till the Well Runs Dry - Wynona Ca
Stay as You Are / That's My Desire - The Channels
Mary Ann / Drown in My Tears - Ray Charles
What Would I Do Without You / Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Swanee River Rock / I Want a Littie Girl - Ray Charles
You Be My Baby / My Bonnie - Ray Charles
I Want to Know / Ain't That Love - Ray Charles
Come Back / I've Got a Woman - Ray Charles
Bend a Little My Way / Non Dimenticar - Nat King Cole
Everybody Loves a Lover / Instant Love - Doris Day with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra
A Very Precious Love / Teacher's Pet - Doris Day with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra

Heart Full of Love / The Sound of Music - Doris Day with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra
(My Baby Don't Love Me) No More / Theresa (The Little Flower) - De John Sisters
Hey! Bo Diddley / Mona - Bo Diddley
Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)/Say (Boss Man) - Bo Diddley
Bird Dog / Devoted to You - The Everly Brothers
Problems / Love of My Life - The Everly Brothers
Nothin' Shakin' / Don't Ya Know - Eddie Fontaine
All Night Long / You Got Me Whistling - Johnny Fuller and Band
Honolulu Lu / La Plume de Ma Tante - Hugo and Luigi
Have You Any Rivers / For My Good Fortune - Mahalia Jackson
I Traded Her Love /1'11 Be with You - Roland Johnson
No One Home / Mary Smith - The Jones Boys
Come Live with Me / Be True to Me - Kitty Kallen
Party Doll / I'm Stickin' with You - Buddy Knox with the Orchids /Jim Bowen with the Orchids
You Don't Know / Fever - Peggy Lee
Good Golly, Miss Molly / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! - Little Richard
Thunder Bird / My Babe - Little Walter and His Jukes
I Got to Go / Roller Coaster - Little Walter and His Jukes
I Can't Stand It Any Longer / Number One in Your Heart - Skeets McDonald
Banana Split / Sugartime - The McGuire Sislers
Love Song from 'Houseboat' (Almost in Your Arms) / Almost in Your Arms (Love Song from 'Houseboat') - Mantovani
Work with Me Annie / Until I Die - The Midnighters
Don't Say Your Last Goodbye / Sexy Ways - The Midnighters
Annie Had a Baby / She's the One - The Midnighters
Honey, Don't Let Me Go / You've Got Me Dizzy - Jimmy Reed
You Got Me Crying / Go on to School - Jimmy Reed
Now That It's Over / I Feel Good - Shirley and Lee
You Gambled / No Time - The Slades
La Bamba / Donna - Ritchie Valells
Dizzy, Miss Lizzy / Slow Down - Larry Williams
Thunder and Lightning / My Life - Chuck Willis
Take Care / Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Cast Iron Arm / You've Got Love - Peanuts Wilson
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Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 02:26 AM

I can't listen to Buddy Holly!
His vocal style is far too gimmicky!
The black singers back then sounded very natural...even Little Richard!

The problem with Buddy is that he took one small element of Elvis's singing style - the hiccups - and then over used it.
Indeed, he drove it into the ground.

But, as an arranger/guitarist/songwriter, Buddy was terrific.

It's just a pity about the singing.


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