Friday, September 07, 2007
Today 1936 : Buddy Holly was born
Anyone else can stay.... :-)
Bruce Eder of AllMusicGuide writes in his Buddy's biograpy
Born in Lubbock, TX, on September 7, 1936, Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (he later dropped the "e") was the youngest of four children. A natural musician from a musical family, he was proficient on guitar, banjo, and mandolin by age 15 and was working as part of a duo with his boyhood friend Bob Montgomery, with whom he had also started writing songs. By the mid-'50s, Buddy & Bob, as they billed themselves, were playing what they called "western and bop"; Holly, in particular, was listening to a lot of blues and R&B and finding it compatible with country music. He was among those young Southern men who heard and saw Elvis perform in the days when the latter was signed to Sam Phillips' Sun Records — indeed, Buddy & Bob played as an opening act for Elvis when he played the area around Lubbock in early 1955, and Holly saw the future direction of his life and career.
With a new wife — who was pregnant — and no settlement coming in from Petty, Holly decided to earn some quick money by signing to play the Winter Dance Party package tour of the Midwest. It was on that tour that Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash, on February 3, 1959.
Two external links to read more about Buddy Holly.
Back in 1978 I became the proud owner of a 6LP box containing all of Buddy's recordings. How wrong that turned out to be nowadays.
Lately I made a 3GB DVD for a friend with literally all Buddy's recorded works.
To remember Buddy Holly today I offer ya the first LP of my 6LP box.
This album contains some of Buddy's earliest recordings and therefore were not considered of a high enough quality for general release until much later when Norman Petty was running out of further items that were suitable for release. However when given a hearing they represent a growing talent that was to attain stardom just a couple or so years later.
To me the nice thing is you don't hear the obvious songs like Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue got married, That'll be the day, Heartbeat & It Doesn't Matter Anymore.
Instead there are (acetate !) recordings like Flower Of My Heart, Door To My Heart, Queen Of The Ballroom & Baby Let's Play House.
In the text file I put additional info to every song of this LP !
I have to admit that, although I have those 6LP's and ripped them in 1999, this particular rip is made last year by my 'australian friend aussi'. So credits go to him.
To be continued in the comments......
Labels: buddy holly
The cover photograph shows Buddy (left), Larry Welborn (centre) and Bob Montgomery (right)
01. Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
02. Soft Place In My Heart
03. Door To My Heart
04. Flower Of My Heart
05. Baby It's Love
07. Queen Of The Ballroom
08. I Gambled My Heart
09. You And I Are Through
11. Have You Ever Been Lonely
12 Down The Line
13. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
14. Bo Diddley
15. Good Rockin' Tonight
16. Rip It Up
17. Blue Monday
18. Honky Tonk
19. Blue Suede Shoes
20. Shake, Rattle and Roll
21. Ain't Got No Home
22. Holly Hop
23. Baby Let's Play House
Of course you understand to replace twice the '#' in an 'a' otherwise you don't have a 'valid' link !!
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File is a small 40MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits
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I too have that 6 LP Set with the album sized 64 page booklet inside. What a treasure it was (is). I also have several other albums I bought when I was very young including a Decca album called "That'll Be The Day" black label (valued today at $1000.00). Thank you for posting the 6 Lp Collection for everyone to have the joy of listening to Buddy Holly. Like you said if you don't know Buddy Holly....then leave!deGallo
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