When Buddy Holly died, his record label Coral released in the following month, The Buddy Holly Story, a collection that reflected his music of fast-tempo singles and love songs. Holly died in a tragic plane crash Feb 3, 1959, 47 years ago. He was a recording artist for only the last three years of his life. In that short period, he and his band The Crickets managed only three albums - The Chirping Crickets [Nov 1957], Buddy Holly [Mar 1958] and That’ll Be The Day [Apr 1958] also known as The Great Buddy Holly. But from the time his plane crashed till now, there have been many attempts to resell Buddy Holly. But time is running short.

In February 2009, all of Buddy Holly’s recordings will enter the public domain and be free to be sold by any music company. Countries which are still governed by the Copyright Act that limits copyright to 50 years after publication include Europe and Asia with the exception of those that have signed a free trade agreement with USA which extended copyright to 70 years.

We have just come across a 10-CD collection The Complete Buddy Holly assembled in 2005 by a community of music fans who go by the name of Purple Chick. Its comprehensiveness rivals the official MCA 6-LP box set, The Complete Buddy Holly, first released in 1981 and long out-of-print. The MCA set has never been issued on CD.

Like the official LP box set, Purple Chick cover the same ground but offer the extras of alternates, demos, home recordings, live performances and radio spots that MCA decided to overlook. In general, what you get are Holly’s Nashville sessions with his friend Bob Montgomery that later was posthumously released as Holly In The Hills [1965], the demos for Decca, the Clovis recordings, the first sessions with Norman Petty in 1957 and the sessions that resulted in the three albums released in his lifetime.

Holly’s final demos, often called the Apartment Tapes, are also here. These were first overdubbed by Norman Petty using a Texas band called The Fireballs when new Holly material was needed.

The extra mile Purple Chick have taken are to assemble sessions produced by Buddy Holly for his friends including Sonny Curtis, Waylon Jennings, Carolyn Hester and Harry Nilsson and also those on which he played in [Buddy For Others Pt 1 and 2]. There are also two CDs worth of songs from Holly’s record collection, we presume to give the listener an idea of what influenced Holly. There is also a disc of interviews with Buddy Holly that includes various newscasts about the plane crash.

Soon a set like this might emerge as a real product - pressed on silver disc, housed in a jewel box and with printed covers. But for now, The Complete Buddy Holly exists only in virtual reality waiting to be downloaded.
- Professor Red


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Volume One

1: My Two Timin' Woman (Snow)
c.1949: Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar

2: I 'll Just Pretend (Martin)
3: Take These Shackles From My Heart (King-Stewart)
c. 1952: Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock Texas
Bob Montgomery (poss. Jack Neal): lead vocal, guitar; Buddy Holly: second vocal, mandolin

4: Footprints In The Snow (Jones)
c:1953: (Prob.) Home Recording, 3315, 36th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, guitar; Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar

5: Gotta Get You Near Me Blues+ (Montgomery)
6: Flower Of My Heart* (Montgomery-Guess)
7: Door To My Heart* (Montgomery)
8: I Gambled My Heart+ (Holly-Montgomery)
9: Soft Place In My Heart+ (Montgomery)
10: Gotta Get You Near Me Blues+ (Montgomery)
c. late 1954/April 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: duet vocal, electric lead guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle; Larry Welborn: bass on *; Don Guess: steel guitar on *, bass on +
6-10: plus overdubs: 6 October, 1963 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar, Stan Lark: bass; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Lyn Bailey: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)

11: You And I Are Through* (Montgomery)
12: Memories (Montgomery)
13: You And I Are Through* (Montgomery)
14: Baby It's Love (Bob Montgomery-Ella Holley)
15: Memories (Montgomery)
16: Queen Of The Ballroom (Don Guess)

August, 1955: KDAV Studio - Lubbock, Texas
Bob Montgomery: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: duet vocal, second lead guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle, lead guitar on *; Don Guess: bass
13-16: plus overdubs: 26 June 1964 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark or Lyn Bailey: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)

17: Baby Let's Play House (Gunter)
18: Down The Line (Holly-Montgomery)
19: Baby Let's Play House (Gunter)
20: Down The Line (Holly-Montgomery)
Mid 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Bob Montgomery: vocal and guitar on *; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
19-20: plus overdubs: June 1964 - The Firebalk: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)

21: Moonlight Baby (Holly (aka Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight)
22:1 Guess I Was A Fool (Holly)
23: Don't Come Back Knockin' (Holly-Parrish)
24: Love Me (Holly-Parrish)
7 December, 1955: Nesman Recording Studio - Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums (These acetates were sent to Decca in response to a telegram from Eddie Crandall to Dave Stone)

25: Love Me (Holly-Parrish) (Take 10)
26: Don't Come Back Knockin' (Holly-Parrish)
27: Midnight Shift (Lee-Ainsworth)
28: Blue Days, Black Nights (Hall)
26 January, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Grady Martin: rhythm guitar; Don Guess: bass; Doug Kirkham: percussion

29: Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight+ (Holly)
30: I Guess I Was Just A Fool+ ~Holly)
31: It's Not My Fault (Hall-Myrick)
32: I'm Gmlna Set My Foot Down*+ (Holly)
33: Changill' All Those Changes*+ (Holly)
34: Rock-A-Bye Rock+ (Holly)
35: Bccause I Love You+ (Holly)
February-April, 1956: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street Clovis New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar, lead guitar on *; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums on +








Volume Two

1: Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight (Holly)
2: Because I Love You (Holly)
3: Changin' All Those Changes (Holly)
4: I 'm Gonna Set My Foot Down (Holly)
5: It's Not My Fault (Hall-Myrick)
6: Rock-A-Bye Rock (Holly)
Feb-Apr 1956 session from disc 1 plus overdubs: 14 November 1962 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)

7: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (fragment)
8: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (take 8)
9: I'm Changin' All Those Changes* (Holly) (take 3 fragment)
10: I'm Changin' All Those Changes* (Holly) (take 4)
11: That'll Be The Day (Alllson-Holly-Petty) (take 19)
12: Girl On My Mind (Guess) (take 3)
13: Ting-A-Ling (Nugetre) (take 7)
22 July, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar, lead on *; Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

14: Rock Around With Ollie Vee (Curtis) (take 12)
15: Modern Don Juan (Guess-Neil) (take 76 [sic])
16: You're My One Desire (Guess) (false start)
17: You're My One Desire (Guess) (take 2)
15 Nov, 1956: Bradley's Barn Studio - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee (Owen Bradley: producer)
Buddy Holly: vocal; Harold Bradley: guitar; Grady Martin: guitar; Don Guess: bass; Floyd Cramer: piano; Farris Coursey: drums; E.R. "Dutch" McMillin: saxophone

18: Gone (Rogers) (version one)
19: Gone (Rogers) (version two)
20: Gone (Rogers) (version three)
21: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version one)
22: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version two)
23: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose Brown) (version three)
24: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version four)
25: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
26: Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown)
27: Rip It Up (Marascalco-Blackwell)
28: Blue Monday (Bartholomew-Domino)
29: Honky Tonk (Doggett-Shepard-Butler-Scott)
30: Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins)
31: Shake, Rattle and Roll (Calhoun)
32: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
33: Ain't Got No Home (Henry)
34: Holly Hop (Holley)
35: Gone (Rogers) (version three)
36: Rip It Up (Marascalco-Blackwell)
37: Honky Tonk (Doggett-Shepard-Butler-Scott)
38: Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins)
39: Shake, Rattle and Roll (Calhoun)
40: Have You Ever Been Lonely (De Rose-Brown) (version one)
41: Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown)
42: Blue Monday (Bartholomew-Domino)
43: Ain 't Got No Home (Henry)
44: Holly Hop (Holley)
November-December, 1956: (Poss.) Home Recording - 1926, 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: drums and vocals; (Poss.) Don Guess: bass
35-39: plus overdubs: 10/11 October, 1963 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums); Vi Petty: piano
40-44: plus overdubs: 22 August, 1968 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Lyn Bailey or Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)

Space here to tell you a little about this collection. Over a year in the making, we snagged everything we could find from numerous sources, including What You Been A Missin' and The Music Never Died. One thing we didn't include was any of the "Picks" vocal overdubs from the 1980s, frankly because we think they suck. You can find them on all manner of budget CDs. But you really don't want to. Tracks making their CD debut include the 7" versions of "Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie", "Look At Me" and "Mailman...", and the 50s and 60s stereo mixes on Disc Nine.

As well as our new, previously unavailable stereo mixes, we managed to dig out one or two exclusives: "Take These Shackles..." on disc one is not only upgraded in sound, but appears without skips for the first time! Also making their bootleg debut (we think) are the BBC "Maybe Baby" and Florida "That'll Be The Day" fragments and the first version of "That's What They Say". We're not sure whether the Hightime fragment is lip-synched or sung live to the record, but it debuts here all the same.

We did minimal work on the source material if it warranted it - mostly de-clicking and speed-correction. Also, we fixed the tape glitch on the Palladium "Oh Boy" and combined two different sources of "My Two-Timin Woman" to get the longest version in best quality. When speed-corrected the Vigotone "Last Night" and "Send Me Some Lovin'" turn out not to be alternate takes, just undubbed.








Volume Three

1: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
2: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
3: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (Berry)
4: Bo Diddley (McDaniel)
December 1956-January 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; unknown: guitar
3-4: plus overdubs: 22 August, 1968 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts or Eric Budd: drums)

5: I'm Looking For Someone To Love (Holly-Petty)
6: That'll Be The Day (Allison-Holly-Petty)
25 February, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan, Gary Tollett and Ramona Tollett: backing vocals

7: Last Night (Petty-Mauldin)
8: Maybe Baby* (Holly-Petty)
9: Words Of Love (Holly)
10: Last Night+ (Petty-Mauldin)
11: Maybe Baby* (Holly-Petty)
12 March, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar, Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan: second vocal*
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)
11: plus overdubs: 15 March, 1966 - The Fireballs: (see above - Doug Roberts: drums)

12 Words Of Love* (Holly)
13: Mailman Bring Me No More Blues+ (Roberts-Katz-Clayton)
14: Mailman Bring Me No More Blues+ ((Roberts-Katz-Clayton)
8 April, 1957 Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal (double-tracked on *), guitar (double-tracked on *); Jerry Allison: drums; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: piano on +
14: plus echo overdub for 7": October 1961: Decca Record Co., Ltd., 254 Belsize Road, London, England

15: Not Fade Away (Hardin-Petty) (incomplete alternate)
16: Not Fade Away+ (Hardin-Petty)
17: Everyday* (Hardin-Petty)
29 May, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: cardboard-box (knee slapping on *); (Prob.) Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: celeste on *; Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Niki Sullivan: overdubbed vocals on +

18: Ready Teddy* (Blackwell-Marascalco)
19: Valley Of Tears# (Domino-Bartolomew)
20: Tell Me How+ (Hardin-Allison-Petty)
May-July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Niki Sullivan: guitar on * and +; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano on * and #; Norman Petty: organ on #
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)

21: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty) (alternate)
22: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
23: Listen To Me* (Hardin-Petty)
24: That'll Be The Day - for Bob Thiele (Holly-Allison)
25: That'll Be The Day - for Murray Deutch (Holly-Allison)
26: That'll Be The Day - for Bill Randall (Holly-Allison)
27: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
28: Oh Boy+ (West-Tilghman-Petty)
30 June, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar (double-tracked v & g on *), Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 19 August '57)

29: I'm Gonna Love You Too (Mauldin-Petty-Sullivan)
1 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Cricket: chirp

30: Send Me Some Loving (Marascalco-Price)
31: It's Too Late (Willis)
32: Send Me Some Loving+ (Marascalco-Price)
33: It's Too Late+ (Willis)
20 July, 1957: Norman Petty Studios -1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)

34: Am Empty Cup+ (Petty-Orbison)
35: Rock Me My Baby+ (Long-Heather)
36: You've Got Love+ (Wilson-Orbison-Petty)
37: Maybe Baby+ (Holly-petly)
28-29 September, 1957: The Officers Club Lounge - Tinker U.S. Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar, Niki Sullivan: guitar, Joe B. Mauldin: bass, Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks (Bill Pickering, John Pickering, Bob Latham) backing vocals on + (dubbed 12-14 Oct '57)

38: That'll Be The Day (Holly-Allison-Petty) (fragment)
22 October, 1957: KPTV Hightime, Portland Oregon
Buddy Holly: mimed (double-tracked?) vocal; Joe B. Mauldin and Jerry Allison: mimed vocal

39: That'll Be The Day (Holly-Allison-Petty)
40: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
41: Interview with Ed Sullivan
1 December, 1957: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Television Studios, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Niki Sullivan: guitar








Volume Four

1: Little Baby (Holly-Petty-Kendall)
2: (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Leiber-Stoller)
3: Look At Me (Holly-Petty-Allison)
4: Look At Me (Holly-Petty-Allison)
7 December, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin; bass, Jerry Allison: drums; C.W. Kendall Jr.: piano
4: plus echo overdub for 7: October 1961: Decca Record Co. Ltd. 254 Belsize Road London England

5: Mona (McDaniel) (warm up)
6: Mona (McDaniel) (take one)
7. Mona (McDaniel) (take two)
8: Mona (McDaniel) (take three)
December, 1957: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Jerry Allison: drums; guitar at beginning

9: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
29 December, 1957: Arthur Murray Dance Party, TV Show - New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

10: Rave On (West-Tilghman-Petty) (take 3)
11: That's My Desire (Kresa-Loveday) (rehearsal)
12: That's My Desire (Kresa-l.oveday) (take I - false start)
13: That's My Desire (Kresa-Loveday) (take 2 breakdown)
14: That's My Desire (Kresa-l.oveday) (take 3)
15: That s My Desire+ (Kresa-Loveday) (take 3)

25 January, 1958: Bell Sound Studios - 237 W. 54th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Norman Petty: piano; Al Caiola: lead guitar; Donald Arnone: rhythm guitar; The Jivetones: (William Marine, Robert Bollinger, Robert Harter, Abby Hoffer, Merrill Ostaus): backing vocals
15: plus overdubs: 15 March 1966 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Doug Roberts: drums)

16: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
26 January, 1958: Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Television Studios, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

17: Well... All Right (Holly-Allison-Petty-Mauldin)
12 February, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: cymbals

18: Take Your Time* (Holly-Petty) (take I breakdown)
19: Take Your Time* (Holly-Petty) (take 2 - breakdown)
20: Take Your Time* (Holly-Peity) (take 3)
21: Take Your Time* (Holly-Pelty) (take 4)
22: Fool's Paradise (Leglaire-Petty-l.insley) (take 1)
23: Fool's Paradise (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 2)
24: Fool's Paradise (I.eglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 3)
25: Thhlk It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 1 - false start)
26: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 2 - false start)
27: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 3)
28: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 4)
29: Think It Over (Holly-Petty-Allison) (take 5)
30: Fool's Paradise+ (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley) (take 3)
31: Think It Over+ (Holly-Petty- Allison) (take 5)
14 February, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums, cardboard-box on *; Norman Petty: organ on *- plus The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush, David Bigham) backing vocals on +; Vi Petty: piano on + (overdubbed: 19 February, 1958)

32: That'll Be The Day* (Allison-Holly-Petty) (fragment)
33: Everyday* (Hardin-Petty) (fragment)
34: Drown In My Own Tears+ (fragment)
35: Hallelujah, I Love Her So + (Charles) (Glover) (fragment)
24 February, 1958: "Big Gold Record Stars Show" - Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass on *; Jerry Allison: drums on *; Jerry Lee Lewis: piano and vocal on +

36: That'll Be The Day (Allison-Holly-Petty)
37: Peggy Sue (Holly-Allison-Petty)
38: Oh Boy (West-Tilghman-Petty)
2 March, 1958: The London Palladium - Argyle Street, London, England
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

39: Maybe Baby (Holly-Petty) (fragment)
14 March,1958: BBC Television studios - Lime Grove, London, England
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

40: Heartbeat* (Montgomery-Petty)
41: Lonesome Tears+ (Holly)
42: It's So Easy+ (Holly-Petty)
25 May, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass on +; Jerry Allison: drums on +; George Atwood: bass on *; plus The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush, David Bigham): backing vocals on + (overdubbed: 27 May, 1958)

43: Love's Made A Fool Of You (Holly-Montgomery)
44: Wishing (Holly-Montgomery)
45: Love's Made A Fool Of You+ (Holly-Montgomery)
46: Wishing ++ (Holly-Montgomery)
2 June, 1958: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal, guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums - 45-46: plus overdubs: January 7, 1964 - handclaps on +; 1963 guitar overdubs on ++








Volume Five

1: Early In The Morning (Darin-Harris)
2: Now We're One (Darin) (fragment)
3: Now We're One (Darin)
19 June, 1958: Coral Records Studios - The Pythian Temple, 80th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; George Barnes: lead guitar; Al Chernet: acoustic guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; David "Panama" Francis: drums; Philip Kraus: drums; Sam Taylor: alto saxophone; Helen Way Singers: (Helen Way, Harriett Young, Maeretha Stewart, Theresa Merritt): backing vocals

4: Everyday KLLL Jingle (Holly)
5: Peggy Sue KLLL Jingle (Holly-Alllson)
1 September, 1958: Radio KLLL - Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar

6: Come Back Baby (Petty-Nell)
7: Reminiscing (Curtis) (Buddy wrote this, but gave King Curtis the credit for flying down to the session)
8: Reminiscing + (Curtis)
10 September, 19S8: Norman Petty Studios - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Curtis "King Curtis" Ousley: saxophone
8: plus overdubs: 14 November, 1962 - The Fireballs: (George Tomsco: guitar; Keith McCormack: rhythm guitar; Stan Lark: bass; Eric Budd: drums)

9: True Love Ways (Holly-Petty) (stereo)
10: It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Anka) (stereo)
11: Raining In My Heart (B & F Bryant) (stereo)
12: Moondreams (Petty) (stereo)
13: True Love Ways (Holly-Petty) (mono)
14: It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Anka) (mono)
15: Raining In My Heart (B & F Bryant) (mono)
16: Moondreams (Petty) (mono)
21 October, 1958: Coral Records Studios - Pythian Temple,80th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal; Al Caiola: acoustic guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; Doris Johnson: harp; Clifford Leeman: drums; Abraham Richman: tenor saxophone; Sylvan Shulman, Leo Kruczek, Leonard Posner, Irving Spice, Ray Free, Herbert Bourne, Julius Held, Paul Winter: violin, David Schwartz Howard Kay: viola, Maurice Brown, Maurice Bialkin: cello
9-12 Mixed for stereo 1979. Alternate stereo mixes of 9, 10 and 11 from 1959 and 1967 on disc nine.

17: That's What They Say (Holly) (version I - incomplete)
18: That's What They Say (Holly) (version 2)
19: What To Do (Holly)
20: Peggy Sue Got Married (Holly)
21: That Makes It Tough (Holly)
22: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Holly)
23: Learning The Game (Holly)
3 December, 1958 (17-19); S December, 1958 (20); 8 December, 1958 (21); 14 December, 1958
(22); 17 December, 1958 (23): Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort, 8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar

24: You're The One (Holly-Jennings-Corbin)
27 December, 19S8: Radio KLLL. - Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal, guitar; Waylon Jennings: handclapping; Ray "Slim" Corbin: handclapping

25: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie* (Sterling-Von Tilzer)
26: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (Slow version # 1)
27: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (slow version # 3)
28: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Snulh) (slow version # 2)
29: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (fast version)
30: Drown In My Own Tears (Glover) (fragment)
31: Maria Elena
32: Dearest (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 1 - incomplete)
33: Dearest (McDaniel-Polk-Baker) (version 2)
34: Love Is Strange (Smith-Baker)
35: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Leiber-Stoller)
36: Smokey Joe's Cafe (Leiber-Stoller) (unedited)
37: Buddy's Guitar (Holly) (aka I Know I'll Have
The Blues Again aka Leave My Womam Alone)
1-20 January, 1959: Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort,8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on *

38: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 1)
39: Slippin' And Slidin'* (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 3)
40: Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) (sped-up version # 2)
1-20 January, 1959: Apartment 4-H, The Brevoort, 8th Street, New York City, New York
Buddy Holly: vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on *
Buddy deliberately recorded these songs at a slow tempo, with the tape running at half-speed (71/2 i.p.s. versus 15 i.p.s.) so they would sound like The Chipmunks when played back!


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