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Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut) - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee - January 26, 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal
Sonny Curtis : elec. lead guitar
Grady Martin : acoustic rhythm guitar
Don Guess : string bass
Doug Kirkham : percussion

LOVE ME (Holly-Parrish) - 2:06 - (take 10) # 089280 M/NA 9280 M (26/1/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

DON'T COME BACK KNOCKIN' (Holly-Parish) - 2:07 - (take 4)
(Rollercoaster RCCD 3056-1/2)

DON'T COME BACK KNOCKIN' (Holly-Parrish) - 2:14 - (take 5) - # 089281 M/NA 9281 M (26/1/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

MIDNIGHT SHIFT (Lee-Ainsworth) - 2:09 - (take 4) - # 089282 M/NA 9282 M (26/1/56)
(Earl Lee and Jimmie Ainsworth would be in fact two pen names for Luke McDaniels)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

MIDNIGHT SHIFT (Lee-Ainsworth) - False start 0:24 - (take 10)
(Rollercoaster RCCD 3056-1/5)

MIDNIGHT SHIFT (Lee-Ainsworth) - 2:08 - (take 11)
(Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-1/6)

BLUE DAYS BLACK NIGHTS (Hall) - 2:02 - (take 6) - # 089283 M/NA 9283 M (26/1/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

Radio Station K.L.L.L. - Suite 2001, Great Plains Life Building, Lubbock Texas - circa 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, guitar
Unknown musicians

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET (Kessler-Feathers) - ? - <unissued>
(This recording was probably destroyed at Holly's request during 1956 when he thought broadcast of it would violate his Decca contract)
Note : However, the acetate does survive. It has several deep scratches with run from the center hole to the edge sot it cannot be played. The scratch damage appears to have been done with a very large nail.

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - February/April 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar ; acoustic guitar (on C)
Sonny Curtis : acoustic guitar ; elec. lead guitar (on C)
Don Guess : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

BABY WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT (C) (Holly) - 1:55 - # 110997 (21/8/61)
(Credited to Don Guess on "The First Time Anywhere" LP)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

BABY WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT (C) (Holly) - 1:52 - # 112766 M (14/11/62)

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (Holly) - 2:37 - # 111006 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (Holly) - 2:37 - # 112768 S (14/11/62)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : June, 1984

CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES (C) (Holly) - 1:40 - # 111003 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES (C) (Holly) - 1:40 - # 112771 S (14/11/62)

I GUESS I WAS JUST A FOOL (Holly) - 2:13 - # 110999 M (21/8/61)

I'M GONNA SET MY FOOT DOWN (C) (Holly) - 2:17 - # 111002 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

I'M GONNA SET MY FOOT DOWN (C) (Holly) - 2:16 - # 112770 S (14/11/62)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : June, 1984

IT'S NOT MY FAULT (Hall - Myrick) - 1:20 - # 111001 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

IT'S NOT MY FAULT (Hall - Myrick) - 1:50 - # 112769 S (14/11/62)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : June, 1984

ROCK-A-BYE-ROCK (Holly) - 2:22 - # 111004 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

ROCK-A-BYE-ROCK (Holly) - 2:22 - # 112772 S (14/11/62)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : June, 1984

Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut) - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee - July 22, 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar, acoustic guitar (on C)
Sonny Curtis : acoustic guitar, elec. lead guitar (on C)
Don Guess : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE (C) (Curtis) - 0:02 fragment - (take 1)
(Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-1/15)

ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE (C) (Curtis) - 2:12 (take 8) # 100440 M/NA 9453 M (22/7/56)

I'M CHANGIN' ALL THOSE CHANGES (C) (Holly) - ? - (take ?) <unreleased>

I'M CHANGIN' ALL THOSE CHANGES (C) (Holly) - 2:11 - (take 4) # 100441 M/NA 9454 M (22/7/56)

THAT'LL BE THE DAY (Allison - Holly - Petty) - 2:28 (take 19) # 100442 M/NA 9455 M (22/7/56)

GIRL ON MY MIND (Guess) - 2:17 (take 3) # 100443 M/NA 9456 M (22/7/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

TING-A-LING (Ertegun) - 2:41 (take 7) # 100444 M/NA 9457 M (22/7/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut) - Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee - November 15, 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal
Harold Bradley : guitar
Grady Martin : elec. lead guitar
Don Guess : string bass
Floyd Cramer : piano (on C)
Farris Coursey : drums
E.R. "Dutch" McMillin : alto saxophone (it was thought for a long time that it was Boots Randolph playing on this recording, but it was proven it was in fact McMillin)

ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE (Curtis) - 2:16 (take 12) # 101033 M/NA 9586 M (15/11/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

MODERN DON JUAN (C) (Guess - Neil) - 2:38 - # 101034 M/NA 9587 M (15/11/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

YOU'RE MY ONE DESIRE (C) (Guess) - 0:02 False start - (take 2)
(Rollercoaster RCCD 3056-1/23)

YOU'RE MY ONE DESIRE (C) (Guess) - 2:20(take 2) # 101035 M/NA 9588 M (15/11/56)
Overdubbed backing vocals by The Picks : February 18/19, 1984

Poss. Home Recording - 1926, 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas - late November / early December 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, electric rhythm guitar (on R), acoustic guitar (on A)
Jerry Allison : drums
Poss. Don Guess : string bass (on G)

GONE (R) (Rogers) # 1 - 1:03 - Incomplete
Vigo 134-26
Purple Chick PC92-18

GONE (R) (Rogers) # 1 - 1:15 - Complete (with intro)
Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-2/6

GONE (R, G) (Rogers) # 2 - 1:13
Vigo 134-27
Purle Chick PC92-19

October 10, 1963 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

GONE (Rogers) - 1:09 - # 114095 S (11/10/63)

GONE (A) (Rogers) # 3 - 1:10
Buddy Holly on acoustic gtr. with drums. Two verses are different with regard to undubbed version # 2. Issued on the Prism CD "The Music Never Died".
And : Purple Chick PC92-20
Rollercoster RCCD 3056-2/5

GONE (R, G) (Rogers) # 4 - 1:12
Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-2/7

Home Recording - 1926, 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas - poss. late November / early December 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar
Jerry Allison : drums
Unknown : string bass

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (De Rose - Brown) # 1 - 1:26
Purple Chick PC92-21, Vigo 134-28, Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-2/8

August 22, 1968 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (De Rose - Brown) - 1:25 - # 120717 S (22/8/68)

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (De Rose - Brown) # 2 - 0:28
Purple Chick PC92-22, Vigo 134-29, Rollercoaster RCCD 5036-2/9

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (De Rose - Brown) # 3 - 0:51
Purple Chick PC 92-23, Vigo 134-30

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (De Rose - Brown) # 4 - 1:19
Issued on the Prism CD "The Music Never Died"
RollercoasterRCCD 5036-2/1

Recordings may have been made at Holly's house nearby at 1926, 19th Street and copied at Venture Studios, Lubbock, Texas - late November / early December 1956

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar
Jerry Allison : drums
Larry Holley : acoustic guitar (on A)
Unknown : string bass (on B)

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (B) (Berry) - 2:11

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT (Brown) - 1:57
(Note : On the original tape, "Good Rockin' Tonight" is followed without break by "Rip It Up")

August 22, 1968 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT (Brown) - 1:59 - # 120715 S (22/8/68)

RIP IT UP (Marascalco - Blackwell) - 1:26

October 11, 1963 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

RIP IT UP (Marascalco - Blackwell) - 1:26 - # 114087 S (11/10/63)

BLUE MONDAY (Bartholomew - Domino) - 1:56

August 22, 1968 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

BLUE MONDAY (Bartholomew - Domino) - 2:00 - # 120716 S (22/8/68)

HONKY TONK (A) (Doggett - Shepard - Butler - Scott) - 3:29

October 11, 1963 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

HONKY TONK (Doggett - Shepard - Butler - Scott) - 3:26 - # 114091 S (11/10/63)

BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Perkins) - 1:52
(Note : On the original tape, "Blue Suede Shoes" is followed without break by " Shake, Rattle And Roll")

October 11, 1963 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Perkins) - 1:52 - # 114089 S (11/10/63)

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL (Calhoun) - 1:41
(1:41 with final- Rollercoaster RCCD 3056-2/17)

October 11, 1963 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL (Calhoun) - 1:21 - # 114097 S (11/10/63)

BO DIDDLEY (B) (McDaniel) - 2:17

AIN'T GOT NO HOME (B) (Henry) - 1:58

August 22, 1968 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

AIN'T GOT NO HOME (Henry) - 2:02 - # 120722 S (22/8/68)

HOLLY HOP (Holley) - 1:37

August 22, 1968 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty

HOLLY HOP (Holley) - 1:42 - # 120723 S (22/8/68)

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - December 1956 / January 1957

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar
Larry Welborn : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums
Larry Holley : acoustic guitar

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (Berry) - 2:03 - # 111005 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (Berry) - 2:03 - # 112767 S (14/11/62)

BO DIDDLEY (McDaniel) - 2:20 - # 110998 M (21/8/61)

November 14, 1962 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty - The Fireballs

BO DIDDLEY (McDaniel) - 2:19 - # 112764 S (14/11/62)
Early November 1995 - Overdubbed by The Picks

The Club in Carlsbad, New Mexico - Live performances - Dec. 1956 / Jan. 1957

Buddy Holly : vocal, guitar
Niki Sullivan : guitar
Jerry Allison : drums
Various unknown guitarists and bassmen

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN
ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE
MONEY HONEY
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
BLUE SUEDE SHOES
READY TEDDY
I FEEL GOOD
HONKY TONK
SEXY WAYS
BABY LET'S PLAY HOUSE
HARBOR LIGHTS
ANNIE HAD A BABY
TUTTI FRUTTI
I'M LEFT YOU'RE RIGHT SHE'S GONE
SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'
MAKIN' ME A USED-TO-BE
OOBY DOOBY
LOST DREAMS
DON'T BE CRUEL
I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET
RAZZLE DAZZLE
I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO
CINDY LOU
WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME
BE-BOP-A-LULA
LOVE ME
THAT'S ALLRIGHT
TRYING TO GET TO YOU
MODERN DON JUAN
FORTY CUPS OF COFFEE
HOUND DOG...

Four hours of shows were recorded by Bob Peeples. The tapes are now lost.

 

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