The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Buddy Holly was essentially rock & roll's first singer/songwriter, and he ended up being arguably the most interesting and unique of the early stars of the genre, the man responsible for such gems as "That'll Be the Day," "Words of Love," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Not Fade Away," "Heartbeat," "Love's Made a Fool of You" which makes use of the same Bo Diddley rhythm as "Not Fade Away", and "Rave On," among many others, all of which are included here in this nice overview of Holly's Decca/MCA career. That career, which really only lasted a couple years, was built on quality songs, and any anthology of his material will be more than ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Buddy Holly was essentially rock & roll's first singer/songwriter, and he ended up being arguably the most interesting and unique of the early stars of the genre, the man responsible for such gems as "That'll Be the Day," "Words of Love," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Not Fade Away," "Heartbeat," "Love's Made a Fool of You" which makes use of the same Bo Diddley rhythm as "Not Fade Away", and "Rave On," among many others, all of which are included here in this nice overview of Holly's Decca/MCA career. That career, which really only lasted a couple years, was built on quality songs, and any anthology of his material will be more than listenable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602517975811
  • Catalog Number: 1797581

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartbeat (2:11)
  2. 2 That'll Be the Day (2:17)
  3. 3 Peggy Sue (2:31)
  4. 4 Oh Boy (2:09)
  5. 5 Rave On (1:50)
  6. 6 Think It Over (1:47)
  7. 7 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:05)
  8. 8 Love's Made a Fool of You (2:01)
  9. 9 True Love Ways (2:50)
  10. 10 Raining in My Heart (2:48)
  11. 11 Everyday (2:08)
  12. 12 Wishing (2:02)
  13. 13 It's So Easy (2:11)
  14. 14 Listen to Me (2:22)
  15. 15 It Doesn't Matter Anymore (2:04)
  16. 16 Words of Love (1:56)
  17. 17 I'm Gonna Love You Too (2:14)
  18. 18 Well... All Right (2:14)
  19. 19 Bo Diddley (2:20)
  20. 20 Blue Suede Shoes (1:54)
  21. 21 Shake Rattle & Roll (1:23)
  22. 22 What to Do (1:54)
  23. 23 Midnight Shift (2:11)
  24. 24 Love Is Strange (3:04)
  25. 25 Crying, Waiting, Hoping (2:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Peggy Sue Got Married (2:07)
  2. 2 Maybe Baby (2:03)
  3. 3 Early in the Morning (2:08)
  4. 4 Baby I Don't Care (1:36)
  5. 5 Reminiscing (2:01)
  6. 6 Valley of Tears (2:08)
  7. 7 Learning the Game (2:02)
  8. 8 Look at Me (2:05)
  9. 9 Fool's Paradise (2:30)
  10. 10 Take Your Time (1:58)
  11. 11 Not Fade Away (2:23)
  12. 12 Blue Monday (2:02)
  13. 13 Girl on My Mind (2:18)
  14. 14 Love Me (2:06)
  15. 15 Baby Won't You Come out Tonight (1:54)
  16. 16 Rock-A-Bye Rock (2:23)
  17. 17 Send Me Some Lovin' (2:35)
  18. 18 Moondreams (2:41)
  19. 19 You've Got Love (2:06)
  20. 20 Ready Teddy (1:32)
  21. 21 You're the One (2:03)
  22. 22 You Are My One Desire (2:23)
  23. 23 Changing All Those Changes (1:41)
  24. 24 That Makes It Tough (2:28)
  25. 25 It's Too Late (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Holly Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Waylon Jennings Track Performer
George Barnes Guitar
King Curtis Saxophone
Al Caiola Guitar
Tommy Allsup Guitar
Sonny Curtis Guitar
Grady Martin Rhythm Guitar
Norman Petty Organ, Piano, Celeste
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Allison Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Maurice Bialkin Cello
Maurice Brown Cello
Panama Francis Drums
Ray Free Violin
Ernie Hayes Piano
Julius Held Violin
Dick Jacobs Conductor
Douglas Kirkham Drums
Phil Kraus Drums
Leo Kruczek Violin
Joe Mauldin Bass
Leonard Posner Violin
David Schwartz Viola
Irving Spice Violin
Niki Sullivan Guitar, Background Vocals
Farris Coursey Drums, Tenor Saxophone
Don Guess Bass
Howard Kay Viola
Vi Petty Piano
Larry Welborn Bass
Paul Winter Consort Violin
Al Chernet Guitar
Gary Tollet Background Vocals
Slim Corbin Track Performer
Robert Harter Background Vocals
Robert Bollinger Background Vocals
Abby Hoffer Background Vocals
Merril Ostrus Background Vocals
George Atwood Bass
Donald Armone Rhythm Guitar
Herbert Bourne Violin
Clifford Leman Drums
William Marine Background Vocals
Bob Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Waylon Jennings Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Bobby Darin Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
King Curtis Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Woody Harris Composer
Norman Petty Composer, Producer
Jerry Allison Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Dick Jacobs Producer
Joe Mauldin Composer
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Ray Rush Contributor
Mike Stoller Composer
Niki Sullivan Composer
Bob Thiele Producer
Don Guess Composer
Bob Lapham Contributor
Bob Linville Contributor
Bill Pickering Contributor
John Pickering Contributor
Bobby Montgomery Composer
Charles Hardin Composer
Earl Bud Lee Composer
Sonny LeGlaire Composer
Horace Linsley Composer
Bill Tilghman Composer
Slim Corbin Composer
Sonny West Composer
Mickey "Guitar" Baker & His House Rockers Composer
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