Ritchie Valens/Ritchie [Bonus Tracks]

Ritchie Valens/Ritchie [Bonus Tracks]

by Ritchie Valens

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Ritchie Valens/Ritchie [Bonus Tracks]

Ritchie Valens was only 17 when he died in 1959 in the same plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, and he had only been working in a recording studio for about seven months when the tragedy occurred; thus, his musical legacy rests on about an album-and-a-half of completed studio material, a poorly recorded high school concert, and a handful of demos and rehearsal tapes. This set combines Ritchie Valens, Valens' first album for Bob Keane's Del-Fi label (essentially the only truly finished work Valens recorded), with his second, Ritchie, which was cobbled together from demos, rehearsal sessions, and other odds and ends, and ended up with an internal coherence that is pretty remarkable given the circumstances. The set then adds in eight additional tracks, mostly solo demos and live tracks, to present a pretty complete look at Valens' woefully short career. Virtually everything is here.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436542011884
catalogNumber: 4201188
Rank: 56880

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ritchie Valens   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Clark   Bass
Red Callender   Bass
Ernie Freeman   Piano
Rene Hall   Guitar
Carol Kaye   Rhythm Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums,Wood Block
Don Phillips   Drums

Technical Credits

Eddie Cochran   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Bob Keene   Producer,Liner Notes
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Rene Hall   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Composer
Ritchie Valens   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
John Hyman   Memorabilia
Traditional   Composer
Michael Crocker   Memorabilia
Roger Garfunki   Memorabilia
James Garro   Memorabilia
Gary Blailock   Liner Notes
Santi Comelles   Memorabilia
Dave Mathis   Memorabilia
Steve Baird   Memorabilia

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