Reminiscing (Buddy Holly album)

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Compilation album by Buddy Holly
Released February 1963 (1963-02)[1]
Recorded 1956–1959 and 1962 at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico[2][3]
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 24:49 (original)
40:13 (reissue)
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty
Buddy Holly chronology
The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2
Singles from Reminiscing
  1. "Reminiscing"
    Released: August 1962
  2. "Bo Diddley"
    Released: March 1963
  3. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
    Released: July 1963

Reminiscing is a compilation album by American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly. The album was released as an LP record in both mono and stereo formats in February 1963 (see 1963 in music).[1]

Reminiscing was Buddy Holly's third posthumously released album and the second album to feature previously unreleased material. The original recordings were overdubbed by the Fireballs in 1962[1] and many of the undubbed recordings appeared on For the First Time Anywhere in 1983.[2][3]

Track listings[edit]

Original album
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Reminiscing" King Curtis 1:57
2. "Slippin' and Slidin'" Little Richard, Eddie Bo, Al Collins, James Smith 3:29
3. "Bo Diddley" Ellas McDaniel 2:23
4. "Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling 1:57
5. "Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight" Buddy Holly, Don Guess 1:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" Chuck Berry 2:07
2. "Because I Love You" Holly 2:41
3. "It's Not My Fault" Ben Hall, Weldon Myrick 1:52
4. "I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down" Holly 2:19
5. "Changing All Those Changes" Holly 1:44
6. "Rock-A-Bye Rock" Holly 2:22
1999 Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Come Back Baby" Holly, Norman Petty 1:48
2. "Maybe Baby" (original take) Holly, Petty 1:58
3. "Rock-A-Bye Rock" Holly 2:23
4. "It's Not My Fault" (1983 overdubbed version) Hall, Myrick 1:21
5. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" Berry 2:03
6. "Slippin' and Slidin'" (single version) Richard, Bo, Collins, Smith 3:32
7. "Bo Diddley" (overdubbed version) McDaniel 2:22


The following people contributed to Reminiscing:[2][3]


Reminiscing reached #40 on the Billboard 200[4] and reached #2 on the UK Albums Chart.[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States February 1963 Coral Records mono LP CRL 57426
stereo LP CRL 757426
United Kingdom March 1963 Coral Records mono LP LVA 9212
United States February 1989 MCA Records Cassette MCAC 1826
CD MCAD 1826
United Kingdom November 1992 Castle Records CD CLACD 308
Japan 1999 MCA Records CD UICY-112099


  1. ^ a b c Rolontz, Robert, ed. (February 16, 1963). "Album Reviews: Reminiscing by Buddy Holly". Billboard. Vol. 75 (No. 7): 25. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c The Buddy Holly Collection: 50 Classic Recordings (CD liner). Buddy Holly. United States: MCA Records. 1993. MCAD2-10883. 
  3. ^ a b c Memorial Collection (CD liner). Buddy Holly. United States: Decca Records/Geffen Records. 2008. B0011337-02 |url= missing title (help). 
  4. ^ "Charts & Awards: Buddy Holly – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart for 13th April 1963". UK Albums Chart. United Kingdom: The Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 

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