Holly in the Hills/Giant

Holly in the Hills/Giant

by Buddy Holly
     
 

England's Beat Goes on Records has done listeners a service with this two-on-one release, though some listeners may hesitate to buy this disc based on the relatively low-ranking reputations of the two Buddy Holly albums featured here. The truth is that while neither Holly in the Hills nor Giant represent Holly's music as he would have wanted it known, orSee more details below

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England's Beat Goes on Records has done listeners a service with this two-on-one release, though some listeners may hesitate to buy this disc based on the relatively low-ranking reputations of the two Buddy Holly albums featured here. The truth is that while neither Holly in the Hills nor Giant represent Holly's music as he would have wanted it known, or even would necessarily have recognized it, it's all good listening; the first 12 cuts, off Holly in the Hills, veer from hard rockabilly to soft country ballads and feature lots of harmony singing shared by Holly and his then-performing partner, Bob Montgomery, and the last ten are mostly heavily redubbed Holly demos and song fragments, the added accompaniment generally approximating his instrumental style to varying degrees and showing him off in renditions of songs associated with Little Richard, Fats Domino, Mickey & Sylvia, and more, and having fun, in particular, with Clarence "Frogman" Henry's "Ain't Got No Home." It's all a lot of fun to hear and enjoyable enough, if not a serious Holly release, and it's never sounded better, nor are any of these tracks likely to show up anywhere else (like in the U.S. catalog) anytime soon, and the annotation by John Tobler is worth a few reads.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261205636
catalogNumber:
563
Rank:
140269

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Tracks

  1. I Wanna Play House With You  - Bob Montgomery
  2. Door to My Heart  - Bob Montgomery
  3. Baby It's Love  - Bob Montgomery
  4. I Gambled My Heart  - Bob Montgomery
  5. Memories  - Bob Montgomery
  6. Wishing  - Bob Montgomery
  7. Down the Line  - Bob Montgomery
  8. Soft Place in My Heart  - Bob Montgomery
  9. Queen of the Ballroom  - Bob Montgomery
  10. Gotta Get You Near Me Blues  - Bob Montgomery
  11. Flower of My Heart  - Bob Montgomery
  12. You and I Are Through  - Bob Montgomery
  13. Love Is Strange
  14. Good Rockin' Tonight
  15. Blue Monday
  16. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
  17. Slippin' and Slidin'
  18. You're the One
  19. (Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest
  20. Smokey Joe's Cafe
  21. Ain't Got No Home
  22. Holly Hop

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