Buddy Holly (album)

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Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly album, 1958 - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Buddy Holly
Released February 20, 1958
Recorded April 8, 1957 – January 26, 1958, Clovis, New Mexico, New York City
Genre
Length 24:35
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
The "Chirping" Crickets
(1957)
Buddy Holly
(1958)
That'll Be the Day
(1958)
Singles from Buddy Holly
  1. "Words of Love"
    Released: 20 June 1957
  2. "Peggy Sue"
    Released: 20 September 1957
  3. "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
    Released: 5 February 1958
  4. "Rave On!"
    Released: 20 April 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Buddy Holly is a studio album by Buddy Holly. It was released by Coral Records on February 20, 1958. The album collects Holly's four hit singles released on the Coral label; "Words of Love", "Peggy Sue", "I'm Gonna Love You Too", and "Rave On!". The backing group was Buddy Holly's band, the Crickets.

Some re-releases include the tracks from Holly's next single, "Early in the Morning" backed with "Now We're One", and "Take Your Time", the B-side of the single "Rave On".

Re-released again with different cover art in 2015 By WaxTime Records on 180 Gram Vinyl includes the original liner notes and two extra tracks, which are "Now We're One" (issued as the B side of Holly's "Early in the Morning") and "Ting-A-Ling" . It also included new liner notes written by Gary Blailock on September 2014. Released as WaxTime Catalog # 772006 with bar code 84365442 017596.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Gonna Love You Too"Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty2:14
2."Peggy Sue"Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty2:30
3."Look at Me"Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty2:07
4."Listen to Me"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:22
5."Valley of Tears"Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew2:09
6."Ready Teddy"Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco1:32
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Everyday"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:09
2."Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues"Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton2:12
3."Words of Love"Buddy Holly1:56
4."You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:37
5."Rave On!"Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty1:50
6."Little Baby"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, C.W. Kendall Jr.1:57
1999 Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."That's My Desire"Loveday, Kresa2:25
2."Think It Over"Holly, Allison, Petty1:45
3."Fool's Paradise"Linsley, Petty, Leglaire2:30
4."Well... All Right"Holly, Allison, Mauldin, Petty2:14
5."Take Your Time"Holly, Petty1:58

Personnel[edit]

The Crickets

Additional personnel

  • Norman Petty - organ (track 3), piano (track 11)
  • Vi Petty - piano (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8), celesta (track 7)
  • C. W. Kendall Jr. - piano (tracks 3, 10, 12)
  • Al Caiola - guitar (track 11)
  • Donald Arnone - guitar (track 11)
  • William Marihe - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Robert Bollinger - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Robert Harter - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Merrill Ostrus - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Abby Hoffer - backing vocals (track 11)

Charts[edit]

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1957 "Peggy Sue" Billboard Pop Singles 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds.) (1979). The Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House, Rolling Stone Press. p. 173.

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