The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets

The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets

by Buddy Holly & the CricketsBuddy Holly & the Crickets


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Buddy Holly's career as a rock & roll star lasted only a year-and-a-half before he lost his life in a 1959 plane crash, but during that time, he wrote a batch of great songs and left behind a legacy of recordings that still sound fresh, heartfelt, and exciting 50 years later. The Very Best of Buddy Holly collects 50 songs from Holly's catalog, from hits to rare collectors' items, including recordings with his band the Crickets and later solo material. Selections include "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Not Fade Away," "It's so Easy," "Well … All Right," "Love's Made a Fool of You," and many more.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0600753057216
catalogNumber: 1321076
Rank: 12266

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Holly & the Crickets   Primary Artist
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Buddy Holly   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
George Barnes   Guitar
King Curtis   Saxophone
Caiola   Guitar
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Sonny Curtis   Guitar
Grady Martin   Rhythm Guitar
Norman Petty   Organ,Piano,Celeste
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Fireballs   Background Vocals
Jerry Allison   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Maurice Bialkin   Cello
Maurice Brown   Cello
Panama Francis   Drums
Ray Free   Violin
Julius Held   Violin
Dick Jacobs   Conductor
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Joe Mauldin   Bass,Bass Guitar
Leonard Posner   Violin
Abraham Richman   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Rush   Background Vocals
David Schwartz   Viola
Irving Spice   Violin
Niki Sullivan   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Farris Coursey   Drums
Roses   Background Vocals
Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin   Tenor Saxophone
Don Guess   Bass,Bass Guitar
Howard Kay   Viola
Bob Lapham   Background Vocals
Bob Linville   Background Vocals
Vi Petty   Piano
Bill Pickering   Background Vocals
John Pickering   Background Vocals
Picks   Background Vocals
Larry Welborn   Bass
Chernet   Guitar
Gary Tollet   Background Vocals
Ramona Tollet   Background Vocals
Robert Harter   Background Vocals
Paul Winter   Violin
Robert Bollinger   Background Vocals
Abby Hoffer   Background Vocals
Merril Ostrus   Background Vocals
Joe Benson Mauldin   Bass,Bass Guitar
George Atwood   Bass
Donald Armone   Rhythm Guitar
Herbert Bourne   Violin
Helen Way Singers   Background Vocals
Clifford Leman   Drums
Sanford Bloch   Bass Guitar
William Marine   Background Vocals
Ray Bush   Background Vocals
Ernest Hayes   Piano
Bo Clarke   Drums
Doug Kirkham   Drums
Doris Johnson   Harp
David Bigham   Background Vocals
Julius Field   Violin
Sylvia Shulman   Violin
Phillip Kraus   Drums

Technical Credits

Waylon Jennings   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Woody Harris   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer,Producer
Fireballs   Producer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Dick Jacobs   Producer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Niki Sullivan   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Johnny Wilson   Composer
Don Guess   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
Sonny LeGlaire   Composer
Horace Linsley   Composer
Jimmie Ainsworth   Composer
Slim Corbin   Composer
Sonny West   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Joe Benson Mauldin   Composer
Bob Montgomery   Composer
Ethel "Cookie" Smith   Composer
Leo Price   Composer
Sunny West   Composer
Bill Tighman   Composer
Joe Parrish   Composer
Sylvie Robinson   Composer

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