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Very Best of Richie Valens [Import]

Ritchie ValensAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 21, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000023XRE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Come On Lets Go
2. La Bamba
3. Thats My Little Suzie
4. Boney Maronie
5. Ooh My Head
6. Framed
7. Cry Cry Cry
8. Paddi Wack Song
9. Hurry Up
10. Fast Freight
11. Dooby Dooby Wah
12. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
13. Big Baby Blues
14. Rockin All Night
15. Hi Time
16. In A Turkish Town
17. Donna
18. Little Girl
19. We Belong Together
20. Stay Beside Me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ritchie may have been another Buddy, if he'd lived... December 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have this collection, but under the title "Rockin' All Night" on Del-Fi and it is a bit shorter, but has all of RV's best work.In 1959, shortly after THE CRASH, I bought Richie's only existing LP on vinyl. I wore it out and eventually gave it away, so I was glad to find this compilation on CD a couple of years ago. I have always been a great Buddy Holly fan, and have everything he ever recorded. However, when you listen to this album and realize that Ritchie was not yet l8 when he died, you conclude that we lost a musical genius who, if he had lived, may well have surpassed Buddy in his influence on rock and roll. Ritchie had IT, whatever IT is...poetry, soul, passion, charisma. Of course, "La Bamba" and "Donna" are the great hits of his brief lifetime, but "In a Turkish Town" and "Malaguena" show the promise of an adult, accomplished, self-confident RV that alas, was never to be realized. This is a fine collection, and essential to anyone who wants the best of the 1950's. Thank God that Ritchie laid down so many tracks before he left us, but I will always wonder what he could have done had he lived through his next decade. He and Buddy died together after having briefly performed together, and each was a true giant.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD August 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Good CD, but even better is the Ritchie Valens Story. It has Bob Keane doing wonderful naration of Ritchie's recording history and life. As far as "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," that is not the song that comes over the radio when you learn of Ritchie's death in the movie La Bamba. The song interrupted by the radio bulletin is "Over the Mountain and Across the Sea" performed by Johnnie and Joe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation! September 15, 2013
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Great cd, as it had a.couple songs not on my other greatest hits CD. His sound never gets old....pure vintage Rock and Roll!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ritchie is cool July 24, 2013
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When you like it mixed-up strong with licks to the good-vibes of the days when the music spoke to you- try this one on,too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare treat March 9, 2012
By Mark
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Great compilation of Ritchie Valens that lives up to its title.

Tracks 21-28 are his personal rehearsal tapes made at home. Ritchie and his guitar, stripped to bare essentials, are equal to much of his studio work. My impression is Bob Keene pushed him a little in the studio to pick things up. At home his great voice is accompanied by an instinctive and more natural slow bop rhythm that makes for a rare treat indeed.

Pacoima's own Ritchie Valens at seventeen was truly phenomenal.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the best May 24, 2010
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Great album to hear Valens best for the first time or to relive his music for the millionth time!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 2, 2014
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Three really good songs. The others I had never heard before.
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