The "Chirping" Crickets

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The "Chirping" Crickets
Chirping Crickets.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 1957
RecordedFebruary 25 – September 28, 1957
Genre
Length28:27
LabelBrunswick
ProducerNorman Petty
The Crickets chronology
The "Chirping" Crickets
(1957)
Buddy Holly
(1958)
Alternative Cover
Australian cover
Australian cover
Reissue Cover
Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Coral, 1962)
Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Coral, 1962)
Singles from The "Chirping" Crickets
  1. "That'll Be The Day"
    Released: 27 May 1957
  2. "Oh, Boy!"
    Released: 27 October 1957
  3. "Maybe Baby"
    Released: January 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

The "Chirping" Crickets is the self-titled debut album from the American rock and roll band The Crickets, led by Buddy Holly. In 2003, the album was ranked number 421 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The LP was released in the US in 1957, and in the UK in 1958. It was re-released by Coral in 1962 as Buddy Holly and The Crickets. After being out of print for many years, it was reissued as a remastered CD in 2004 with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Oh, Boy!"Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty2:07
2."Not Fade Away"Buddy Holly, Petty2:21
3."You've Got Love"Roy Orbison, Johnny Wilson, Petty2:05
4."Maybe Baby"Holly, Petty2:01
5."It's Too Late"Chuck Willis2:22
6."Tell Me How"Holly, Petty, Jerry Allison1:58
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."That'll Be the Day" (May 27, 1957 Brunswick version)Holly, Allison, Petty2:14
8."I'm Looking for Someone to Love"Holly, Petty1:56
9."An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)"Orbison, Petty2:11
10."Send Me Some Lovin'"John Marascalco, Leo Price2:33
11."Last Night"Joe B. Mauldin, Petty1:53
12."Rock Me My Baby"Shorty Long, Susan Heather1:47

Personnel[edit]

Buddy Holly and The Crickets
Additional personnel
  • Larry Welborn – contrabass on 7 and 8
  • The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering and Bob Lapham) - backing vocals, except on 2, 7 and 8
  • Ramona and Gary Tollett – backing vocals on 7 and 8

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1968 UK Albums Chart 5[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Position
Billboard Hot 100[4] R&B Singles[5] UK Singles Chart[6]
1957 "That'll Be the Day" 1 2 1
1958 "Oh Boy" 10 13 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. The "Chirping" Crickets at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  2. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (Editors). The Rolling Stone Record Guide, 1st edition, Random House/Rolling Stone Press, 1979, p. 174.
  3. ^ "Crickets - Chirping Crickets". Chart Stats. 1958-04-19. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  4. ^ Buddy Holly at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  5. ^ The Crickets at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
  6. ^ "Crickets". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2011-08-06.

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