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Album : Buddy Holly – From The Original Master Tapes

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In the famous words of John Milner.                                                                                               “I don’t like that surfin’ shit. Rock n roll’s been going downhill since Buddy Holly died”.     CB doesn’t know about that, but it is a cool quote.

When I listen to Buddy Holly he has a way of making me forget about other music and I get caught up in his (I guess a few people do that to me). A lot of the artists I dig give a nod to Buddy. Is there a better song than ‘Not Fade Away’?  I’ve heard it a million times and here’s to another million.

This compilation was something I picked up and I listened to the heck out of it. This was way before all the playlists and formats you can get today. I had a few Buddy records but I picked this up on that new CD format. 20 tunes that give you a pretty good idea on Holly’s music. Songs like ‘Words Of Love’, ‘It Doesn’t Matter anymore’, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Heartbeat’ (stuck in my head forever) could be a little lightweight but he could pull it off. Part of the Holly package. When he busts out songs like ‘Rave On’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Maybe Baby’ those really do it for me.

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One of the first Buddy Holly songs I ever heard was ‘Well … Alright’ and I didn’t even know it was one of his. It was done by Blind Faith. You can hear why Steve Winwood did it. Sounds just as fresh today. What a beautiful simple piece of music. There was a time when I got locked into his music and stayed there for a while. I like his sound. I just really like his over all style. Hey I like the guy.

He is one of the many great musicians that came from Texas. He was there in the early days of rock n roll and is a true pioneer and original. I can’t help feeling good when I hear his music. Like all unique talents he had something that separated him from the pack. I like his combination of those clean guitar licks, vocals, songwriting and his rock n roll vibe.

Like all music today it’s at our finger tips. This might be a good place to start or just enjoy. Lots of other good BH material out there. Make your own playlist or pick up some vinyl etc. Just do it. I used to mix Buddy into my kids listening when they were just little gaffers. I could have done worse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 comments on “Album : Buddy Holly – From The Original Master Tapes

  1. tref
    December 15, 2019

    And just 22 years old when he died. An amazing body of work for someone so young. And a shout out to Universal Music for treating his legacy so recklessly the master tapes were destroyed in 2008.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 15, 2019

      I always forget how young he was. Unbelievable on his output.
      The second part of your comment is just one of those things that’s wrong. Unbelievable. Hey, good thing is we still have his music kicking around.

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  2. Chris
    December 15, 2019

    Agree his songs get stuck in your head. “Well…All right” is very catchy. Interesting to speculate what Bully Holly’s career would have looked like if he had lived longer. Surely a few more classics on the CV

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  3. hotfox63
    December 15, 2019

    From today’s perspective, some things sound a bit antiquated, but all in all (although sometimes with a slight smile) definitely worth listening to …

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  4. deKE
    December 15, 2019

    True Story CB..
    My dad who is turning 80 next year got right into Buddy Holly when he was 15-16 years young. Huge Fan Boy. When Holly went down in that plane crash my Dad gave up on rock n roll! My Dad walked away from Rock N Roll when Buddy died.
    A few years back my Dad and Mom went to Clear Lake Iowa where Buddy Died to see the crash site and to see the auditorium where his last show was played.
    It boggles my mind that my Dad said that is it! in regards to rock n roll!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 15, 2019

      So you could relate to the quote I used at the start. Very cool story. I know how much he influenced people like Springsteen, Joe Ely, Stones etc. He had a huge impact on people. Not Elvis huge but he moved a lot of folk. I have an aunt who was a big fan. Same generation as your pop.

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  5. Phil Strawn
    December 15, 2019

    In Texas, Buddy is near sainthood in the music world. There were, and are quite a few Texas artists that influenced and were groundbreakers in Rock. Buddy and his Crickets, Bill Haley ( Rock Around The Clock), Ronnie Dawson, Waylon Jennings to name a few. Glad you’re a Holley fan CB.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 15, 2019

      I’ll have to check out Dawson. And yes I’m a big Buddy guy. Love him. Thanks for stopping by Phil

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  6. Yeah, Another Blogger
    December 15, 2019

    Great songwriter. His stuff is timeless.

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  7. christiansmusicmusings
    December 16, 2019

    I dig Buddy Holly – great rock & roll pioneer and talented songwriter!

    It’s amazing how much great music he recorded during his short career. And, yes, what a tragedy he died so early!

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  8. Jim S.
    December 16, 2019

    John Milner. American Grafitti. Great flick. I see now why you mentioned we were on the same wavelength in reference to my Elvis piece. Buddy Holly is revered to this day. And let us not forget Gary Busey in The Buddy Holly Story. “That’ll Be the Day” is probably my favorite. I always like the Beatles’ version of “Words Of Love.”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 16, 2019

      The opening licks of ‘That’ll Be The Day’ just puts me in a good head space. Like I said on your take, guys like Holly, Elvis, Everley’s … will never die and all those bands that came after always give credit where it’s due. Those bands always seem to do great covers of Buddy’s songs. It was years later when I was digging Waylon that I found out he was in The Crickets. Fate and luck played a part in his life.
      I figured you’d pick up the Milner tag. Actually Busey isn’t bad with guitar and vocals.

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      • Jim S.
        December 16, 2019

        That classic beginning of “That’ll Be The Day” is a pretty standard blues lick, a turnaround. But it works. Old Waylon always felt guilty about that crash ‘coz he joked about Holly’s plane crashing. Never really got over it.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 16, 2019

        You sure talk pretty when you talk that musician talk.
        Yeah something like that would shake anyone up.

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  9. J.
    December 16, 2019

    You know what I say, CB… cannae beat some Buddy Holly. I’m awfy find kind of a lot of the early rock n roll… as much as I like Elvis (heading to your place soon, Jim!) it’s Buddy and The Everly Brothers all the way.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 16, 2019

      I’m in hog heaven with all that Jerry Lee, Chuck, Gene stuff but right now I’m doing the Buddy Holly thang!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. 1537
    December 17, 2019

    Perfect music CB.

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