A Collection (Crickets album)

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A Collection
Compilation album by The Crickets
Released 1965 (1965)
Recorded 9 March (track 14) & 17 October 1962 (tracks 8-9); 3 April (12-13), 1 August (10-11) & 12 December 1963 (6-7); 23 March (1-2), 27 (4-5) & 28 (3) August 1964 [1]
Studio United Recorders, 6050 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Pacific Enterprises Studio, Hollywood, CA; Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Western Recorders, 6000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Gold Star Recording Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA; and Norman Petty Studio, 1313 West 7th St., Clovis, NM [2]
Genre Rock and roll
Length 29:29
Label Liberty LBY 1258
Producer Snuff Garrett, Buzz Cason
The Crickets chronology
California Sun / She Loves You
(1964)
A Collection
(1965)
Rockin' 50's Rock'n'Roll
(1970)

A Collection is a rock and roll compilation album by the Crickets, gathering singles recorded between 1962 and 1965 for Liberty Records.

Originally released as an LP record in the UK in 1965, the album was re-released on CD in 1995 by BGO Records alongside the UK-only LP California Sun – She Loves You which compiled non-album singles.

The Crickets appeared in two jukebox musicals: the British movie Just for Fun (1963) in which they performed "My Little Girl" and "Teardrops Feel Like Rain", and The Girls on the Beach (1965) in America, where they performed "La Bamba".


Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."La Bamba"Traditional, arr. J. Allison2:17
2."All Over You"G. Robinson, N. Levenson2:10
3."Everybody's Got A Little Problem"Allison1:45
4."I Think I've Caught The Blues"Tommy Stewart1:53
5."We Gotta Get Together"Allison, Cason2:18
6."Playboy"David Gates1:59
7."Lonely Avenue"Doc Pomus2:09
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."My Little Girl"Sonny Curtis1:59
9."Teardrops Fall Like Rain"T. Lesslie, J. Allison, G. Hardin1:47
10."Right Or Wrong"Sheeley, DeShannon2:09
11."You Can't Be In-Between"Buzz Cason, Jerry Allison2:10
12."Don't Try To Change Me"Pomus, Ponci, Andreoli2:07
13."Lost And Alone"J. I. Allison, P. S. Allison2:01
14."I'm Not A Bad Guy"Jerry Allison2:14

Personnel[edit]

The Crickets
Additional personnel
  • Glen Campbell - vocals track 14
  • Ernie Freeman - arranger
  • Buzz Cason - producer (tracks 1–7, 10–11)
  • Snuff Garrett  - producer (tracks 8–9, 12–14)

[3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2015/10/crickets.html
  2. ^ http://countrydiscoghraphy2.blogspot.com/2015/10/crickets.html
  3. ^ "California Sun/The Crickets: A Collection – The Crickets – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic. Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Crickets (2) – A Collection". Discogs. Retrieved December 8, 2017.

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