Holly in the Hills/Giant

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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: 8/20/2002
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261205636
  • Catalog Number: 563
  • Sales rank: 162,978

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Play House With You - Bob Montgomery (2:22)
  2. 2 Door to My Heart - Bob Montgomery (2:23)
  3. 3 Baby It's Love - Bob Montgomery (1:51)
  4. 4 I Gambled My Heart - Bob Montgomery (2:43)
  5. 5 Memories - Bob Montgomery (2:16)
  6. 6 Wishing - Bob Montgomery (2:02)
  7. 7 Down the Line - Bob Montgomery (2:04)
  8. 8 Soft Place in My Heart - Bob Montgomery (2:15)
  9. 9 Queen of the Ballroom - Bob Montgomery (2:22)
  10. 10 Gotta Get You Near Me Blues - Bob Montgomery (1:54)
  11. 11 Flower of My Heart - Bob Montgomery (2:36)
  12. 12 You and I Are Through - Bob Montgomery (2:07)
  13. 13 Love Is Strange (3:04)
  14. 14 Good Rockin' Tonight (2:01)
  15. 15 Blue Monday (2:02)
  16. 16 Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) (1:26)
  17. 17 Slippin' and Slidin' (2:32)
  18. 18 You're the One (2:03)
  19. 19 (Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest (1:53)
  20. 20 Smokey Joe's Cafe (2:13)
  21. 21 Ain't Got No Home (2:04)
  22. 22 Holly Hop (1:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Holly Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Curtis Fiddle
The Fireballs Ensemble
Jimmy Gilmer Guitar
Jerry Allison Drums
Don Guess Bass Guitar, Steel Guitar
George Tomsco Guitar
Larry Welborn Bass Guitar
Bob Montgomery Guitar, Vocals
Stan Lark Bass Guitar
Doug Roberts Drums
Technical Credits
Norman Petty Original Sleeve Design
John Tobler Liner Notes
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