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Buddy Holly Collection
     

The Buddy Holly Collection

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by Buddy Holly
 
Given the reluctance of MCA to release a CD version of the complete Buddy Holly recordings (due to either legal issues or a skepticism of its commercial worth), the double-disc 1993 set The Buddy Holly Collection stands as the most comprehensive and greatest CD-era retrospective of the legendary rock & roller. Though

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Given the reluctance of MCA to release a CD version of the complete Buddy Holly recordings (due to either legal issues or a skepticism of its commercial worth), the double-disc 1993 set The Buddy Holly Collection stands as the most comprehensive and greatest CD-era retrospective of the legendary rock & roller. Though it contains all the big hits, this is not the place to turn if you're only looking for "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Rave On," "Well All Right," and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" -- they're all here, but they don't start unrolling until track 15 on the first disc. No, this collection is for listeners who know the hits but need more; namely, they need proof that Holly was one of the greatest, most inventive artists in the first wave of rock & roll, which this collection certainly illustrates, through its selection of lesser-known sides that showcase both his wild-man rockabilly ways and his sensitive songwriting. If the set takes a little while to get going -- it kicks off with the dynamite "Down the Line," but then the collection, and Holly, take a little while to find a groove -- there are also no bum tracks here, and taken as a whole, Buddy's gifts as a songwriter and a rocker are staggering. Until the complete box is finally issued on CD, this will have to stand as the most comprehensive Holly collection on CD, and as such, it's absolutely necessary for anybody who loves American music of the 20th century.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1993
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811088323
catalogNumber:
10883
Rank:
55467

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Holly   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Sonny Curtis   Fiddle,Guitar
Grady Martin   Rhythm Guitar
Norman Petty   Organ,Piano,Celeste
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Fireballs   Group
Jerry Allison   Drums,Background Vocals
Owen Bradley   Piano
Bobby Clarke   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums
Joe Mauldin   Bass
Boots Randolph   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Rush   Background Vocals
Niki Sullivan   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Farris Coursey   Drums
Roses   Background Vocals
Lyn Baily   Bass
David Bingham   Background Vocals
Don Guess   Bass
C.W. Kendall   Piano
Bob Lapham   Background Vocals
Stan Lark   Bass
Bob Linville   Background Vocals
Keith McCormack   Rhythm Guitar
Vi Petty   Piano
Bill Pickering   Background Vocals
John Pickering   Background Vocals
Picks   Background Vocals
George Tomsco   Guitar
Helen Way   Background Vocals
Larry Welborn   Bass
Bobby Montgomery   Guitar,Vocals
Gary Tollet   Background Vocals
Ramona Tollet   Background Vocals
June Clark   Background Vocals
Helen Way Singers   Background Vocals
Doug Roberts   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer,Producer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Owen Bradley   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Glen D. Hardin   Composer
Dick Jacobs   Director,Producer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Johnny Wilson   Composer
Don Guess   Composer
Mark Matlock   Cover Art
Charles Hardin   Composer
Bob Montgomery   Composer

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The Buddy Holly Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This 2 disk set does a fine job of presenting the big hits and it gives you a sense of how great this man's art really was. Yes, of course it's sad to have lost him so young, but listening to this set brings out the real JOY of what he wrote and performed.