The Very Best of Ritchie Valens [Repetoire]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With only two brief albums, a poorly recorded live high school show, and some demos and rehearsal tapes to draw from, the legacy of the late Ritchie Valens rests on an extremely small canon. Most collections of his work, like this one, are mix and match affairs from these few sources, and while Valens' charismatic talent is everywhere evident, he simply didn't live long enough to refine and develop it. His huge hit "La Bamba" is here, of course, and his halting, touching version of "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" shows that Valens knew his way around a ballad, but tracks like "Ritchie's Blues," which is an obvious rehearsal take, indicate how bare the cupboard actually is. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With only two brief albums, a poorly recorded live high school show, and some demos and rehearsal tapes to draw from, the legacy of the late Ritchie Valens rests on an extremely small canon. Most collections of his work, like this one, are mix and match affairs from these few sources, and while Valens' charismatic talent is everywhere evident, he simply didn't live long enough to refine and develop it. His huge hit "La Bamba" is here, of course, and his halting, touching version of "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" shows that Valens knew his way around a ballad, but tracks like "Ritchie's Blues," which is an obvious rehearsal take, indicate how bare the cupboard actually is. Not that this is a bad anthology. It isn't. It simply shares the problem all collections of Ritchie Valens face: He died too young.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2002
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910482025
  • Catalog Number: 4820
  • Sales rank: 7,809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come on Let's Go (2:04)
  2. 2 La Bamba (2:08)
  3. 3 That's My Little Suzie (1:51)
  4. 4 Boney Maronie (2:47)
  5. 5 Ohh! My Head (1:51)
  6. 6 Framed (2:12)
  7. 7 Cry Cry Cry (2:13)
  8. 8 Paddi-Wack Song (2:26)
  9. 9 Hurry Up (1:51)
  10. 10 Fast Freight (1:59)
  11. 11 Dooby-Dooby Wah (1:56)
  12. 12 Bluebirds Over the Mountain (1:46)
  13. 13 Big Baby Blues (1:55)
  14. 14 Rockin' All Night (2:21)
  15. 15 Hi-Tone (2:07)
  16. 16 In a Turkish Town (2:17)
  17. 17 Donna (2:31)
  18. 18 Little Girl (2:21)
  19. 19 We Belong Together (1:57)
  20. 20 Stay Beside Me (2:22)
  21. 21 Ritchie's Blues (1:32)
  22. 22 My Darling Is Gone (2:36)
  23. 23 Now You're Gone (2:55)
  24. 24 That's My Little Suzie (1:56)
  25. 25 Rhythm Song (1:05)
  26. 26 Rock Little Darlin' (1:17)
  27. 27 Let's Rock and Roll (1:29)
  28. 28 Malaguena (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ritchie Valens Primary Artist
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