Maybe Baby (song)
|Single by The Crickets|
|from the album The "Chirping" Crickets|
|B-side||"Tell Me How"|
|Recorded||15 October 1957|
|Genre||Rock and Roll|
|Writer(s)||Buddy Holly and Norman Petty|
|The Crickets singles chronology|
"Maybe Baby" was originally recorded by The Crickets (with Buddy Holly) in 1957. It was written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty and reached 17th in the US charts but 4th in the UK charts (where Holly toured that year) — see Buddy Holly discography. The single also reached no. 8 on the Billboard R&B chart and no. 9 on the Canadian charts. The rather simple lyrics are augmented by a characteristic twangy percussive accompaniment (rockabilly), especially effective in the 8-bar instrumental introduction, and the short conclusion.
- Jackie DeShannon released a version of the song on her 1964 Breakin' It Up On the Beatles Tour! album
- Folksinger Phil Ochs played the song in concert in early 1970, during a phase in which Ochs used electric instruments and covered many songs from the 1950s
- The cover by Gallery (band) was released on their 1972 album Nice to Be With You
- A cover was released in 1978 by country music artist Susie Allanson, whose version peaked at #7 on the U.S. country charts and #14 on the Canadian country chart.
- Bobby Vee released a version in 1963.
- The Hollies recorded the song in 1980.
- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covered the song in 1996.
- Skeeter Davis recorded the song in 1967.
- Queen guitarist Brian May covered the song on the b-side of his single "Business" in 1998 and released the song on his EMI album Red Special released only in Japan.
- Paul McCartney covered the song on the soundtrack for the British film Maybe Baby (2000 film)
- Hank Marvin released a version of the song in 1996.
- Esquerita covered this song in 2010, on the album Esquerita!
- Pat Monahan of Train contributed a cover version for the tribute album Listen to Me: Buddy Holly, released in September 2011
- The Beatles recorded this song during the Let It Be/Get Back Sessions on January 29th, 1969.
- The Serbian band Eva Braun covered this song in an unplugged session in 1993.
- Connie Francis recorded the song in 1996.
- Don McLean recorded the song in 1989.
- The Beatles jammed a version at Apple during the Get Back sessions (Sulphy and Schweighardt 29.8)
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