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The Buddy Holly Story
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You might think an album of such enduring quality was compiled with great care, but actually it was done on the fly. Norman Petty said in interview that he and Dick Jacobs had to put this collection together rather quickly over the telephone, with Jacobs in New York and Petty in Clovis, New Mexico.
If true it would seem Jacobs had the final say. All but two of Holly's Brunswick/Coral singles had been produced by Petty. The two exceptions were by Jacobs, and although neither had charted, three of their four sides (25% of the album) are here: `Raining in My Heart', `Early in the Morning,' and `It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. Happily, the last of these became a huge hit in the aftermath of Holly's death, and Jacobs' tracks surely widened the album's appeal beyond teen rock fans.
My point is that with so many good things to choose from this album could easily have come together many different ways. But its impact has been such that today it is hard to imagine "The Buddy Holly Story" other than exactly as we have it.
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While grateful for this CD, I was disappointed that only the album's front cover is reproduced. The back cover liner notes by Ren Gravett were in striking oversized print with the same distinctive red lettering as the front title.Read more ›
Let us hope and pray that "The Buddy Holly Story" Volume II will also be available in the very near future.
The CD starts with Buddy singing "Raining In My Heart." Buddy's voice never sounded better; his excellent diction enhances his performance all the more. The music that plays perfectly complements Buddy's vocals as he sings; and that's grand. "Raining In My Heart" is quite a strong opener for this album; and listen for "Early In The Morning." "Early In The Morning" has Buddy squarely front and center for a fast tempo tune with a such a catchy beat the dead just might start tapping their feet to the rhythm!
"Peggy Sue" was one of Buddy Holly's greatest hits ever; this got lots of airplay when it was originally released and the guitars work wonders for this number. "Peggy Sue" showcases Buddy as a music pioneer who was getting into true rock and roll and more; Buddy Holly delivers this faultlessly. "Maybe Baby" is another catchy tune that Buddy aces as effortlessly as if it were mere breathing--but of course we know it really wasn't all that easy. Buddy's talents always carried him through.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
was so glad to get his songs again. I wore out the 45 I had and don't have player for it anymore. So this filled that gap.Published on April 6, 2014 by Margaret D. Acosta Engels
This Buddy Holly CD is wonderful. The sound quality is very good and doesn't sound old. I would recommend this.Published on December 23, 2013 by James Farr
Very quick service. The music brings back lots of memories before "The day the music died". What a treat to listen to on a cold winter night.Published on December 7, 2011 by Carri Hoagland
As have others I've waited many years for this to be released on CD, and it is great that it is. However, in those days I consciously bought mono, instead of later-released... Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by JNagarya