Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Not Fade Away



Bruce Springsteen said, "I play Buddy Holly every night before going onstage. It keeps me honest." I don't know if I believe him or not, but I know exactly what he means. Fifty years after his demise, Buddy Holly's records still resonate as no bullshit slabs of purity. Here's a few selections from an impressive body of work made in about a year and a half. Notice, these sides are credited to The Crickets. This was a band, and there's a direct line between these records and what The Beatles and Stones did a few years later. Buddy Holly died fifty years ago yesterday at the age of 22. Rave on Buddy.


Download:



"That'll Be The Day" mp3
by The Crickets, 1957.
available on Buddy Holly Gold



"I'm Looking For Someone To Love" mp3
by The Crickets, 1957.
available on Buddy Holly Gold



"Maybe Baby" mp3
by The Crickets, 1958.
available on Buddy Holly Gold



"Tell Me How" mp3
by The Crickets, 1958.
available on Buddy Holly Gold



"Oh Boy!" mp3
by The Crickets, 1958.
available on Buddy Holly Gold



"Not Fade Away" mp3
by The Crickets, 1958.
available on Buddy Holly Gold

5 comments:

JSG said...

Amen.

The Hound said...

check out here for 10 disc box set:
http://www.croz.fm/files/category-buddy-holly.php

John Ellis said...

The new 2cd set "Down The Line" is really incredible. It seems the focus is to let you hear the original (pre-overdub) takes. In many cases, the more stripped down versions (gtr, bass, drums, vcls) are superior, and certainly rock a lot harder and clearer than the officially released versions.

The best Holly set in years.

DSM III (g.a.e.t.) said...

I miss the Big Bopper!
Sunday suppers singing Chantilly Lace w/ the siblings in the 70s. Oy!

John Rosenfelder said...

wow are those the actual singles? awesome.