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Bell Sound Studios - 237 W. 54th Street, New York City - prob. January 25, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums
Norman Petty : piano
Al Caiola : lead guitar
Donald Arnone : rhythm guitar
The Jivetones : William Marine (or Marihe), Robert Bollinger, Robert Harter, Abby Hoffer, Merril Ostrus : backing vocals

RAVE ON (Take 3) (West-Tilghman-Petty) - 1:48 - # 104202 (27/1/58)

THAT'S MY DESIRE (Kresa-Loveday)
- studio dialogue - 0:19
- Take 1 false start with chorus - 0:12
- test chorus, studio dialogue - 0:07
- Take 2 false start with chorus - 0:38
- test chorus, dialogue - 0:45
- Take 3 master - 2:24 - # 104215 (27/1/58)

March 15, 1966 - Overdubbed recording by Norman Petty with The Fireballs

THAT'S MY DESIRE (Kresa-Loveday) - 2:22 - # 117145 (15/3/66)

C.B.S. Television Studios - New York - Ed Sullivan Show - January 26, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, lead guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

OH BOY (West-Tilghman-Petty) - 1:57
Roller Coaster Roll 2025

Radio Station 3 KO - Newcastle, Australia - January 31, 1958

Buddy Holly

INTERVIEW with PAT BARTON - 2:55
While on "The Big Show" tour, Buddy Holly and The Crickets performed a show at Newcastle Stadium in Newcastle, Australia. DJ Pat Barton, of radio station 3KO interviewed Buddy backstage while the above show was in progress. There is some background noise heard during the interview as Jerry Lee Lewis was performing on stage. (B.G.)

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - February 12, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, acoustic guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison: cymbals

WELL... ALL RIGHT (Holly-Allison-Petty-Mauldin) - 2:12 - # 104739 M (7/4/58)
February 18/19, 1984 -
Overdubbed by The Picks

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - February 13, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec. lead guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison: drums

FOOL'S PARADISE (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley)
- Take 1 - 2:27
- Take 2 - 2:29
- Take 3 master - 2:29

February 19, 1958 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty with The Roses backing vocals and Vi Petty on piano

FOOL'S PARADISE (Leglaire-Petty-Linsley) - 2:28 - # 104994 M (19/5/58)

THINK IT OVER (Holly-Petty-Allison)
- Take 1 false start - 0:09
- Studio dialogue - 0:10
- Take 2 intro false start - 0:06
- Studio dialogue - 1:22
- Take 3 complete - 1:47
- Take 4 complete - 1:49
- Take 5 master - 1:47

February 19, 1958 - Overdubbed by Norman Petty with The Roses backing vocals and Vi Petty on piano

THINK IT OVER (Holly-Petty-Allison) - 1:47 - # 104993 M (19/5/58)

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - February 15, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, acoustic guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : cardboard-box
Norman Petty : organ

TAKE YOUR TIME (Holly-Petty)
- Take 1 false start - 0:30
- Take 2 false start - 0:28
- Studio dialogue & attempt - 0:35
- Take 3 - 1:55
- Take 4 ? - master - 1:55 - # 104738 M
Early November 1995 -
Overdubbed by The Picks

Jerry "Ivan" Allison : vocal
Buddy Holly
: elec. lead guitar & backing vocal (on V), overdubbed lead guitar (on H)
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass, backing vocal (on V)
Bo Clarke : drums, backing vocal (on V)

REAL WILD CHILD (V) (O'Keefe-Greenan-Owens) - 2:23 - (Take 2)

February 19, 1958 - Buddy Holly overdubbed elec. lead guitar, The Roses overdubbed backing vocals, handclapping

REAL WILD CHILD (H,V) (O'Keefe-Greenan-Owens) - 2:17 - # 105286 M (11/7/58)

OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (Brown-Ayer) - 1:20 - (Take 1)

OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (Brown-Ayer) - 1:19 - (Take 2)

Norman Petty overdubbed water-filled wine glasses, prob. Jerry Allison overdubbed percussion on take 2

OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (Brown-Ayer) - 1:17 - # 105287 M (11/7/58)

Dade County Auditorium - Miami, Florida - February 24, 1958

Buddy Holly

INTERVIEW with Bob CHESNEY - 1:30
Bob Chesney is not the real name of this local Miami reporter. (B.G.)

Buddy Holly

Promo spot WTRL - 0:07
Issued on the Prism CD "The Music never died"

Dade County Auditorium - "Big Gold Record Stars Show" - Miami, Florida - February 24, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, lead guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

EVERYDAY (Hardin-Petty) - 0:10 - Issued on the Prism CD "The Music never died"
Recorded Live from the audience while The Crickets performed

Roller Coaster Roll 2025

THAT'LL BE THE DAY (Allison-Holly-Petty) - 0:03
On Purple Chick set 4-32

Roller Coaster Roll 2025

"Big Gold Record Stars Show" Jam Session (Impromptu) - Miami, Florida - February 24, 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis : vocal, piano ?
Buddy Holly
: lead guitar ?

REAL WILD CHILD (O'Keefe-Greenan-Owens) - ? - <deleted>

HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO (Charles) - 0:04
On Purple Chick set 4-35

Roller Coaster Roll 2025

"Big Gold Record Stars Show" Jam Session (Impromptu) - Miami, Florida - February 24 or 25, 1958 or Fort Lauderdale, Florida - February 25, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal
Jerry Lee Lewis
: piano, background vocal on outtro

DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS (Henry Glover) - 0:52
Issued on the Prism CD "The Music never died"
Roller Coaster Roll 2025

The London Palladium - Argyle Street, London, England - March 2, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, lead guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

THAT'LL BE THE DAY (Allison-Holly-Petty) - 2:05

PEGGY SUE (Holly-Allison-Petty) - 1:49

OH BOY (West-Tilghman-Petty) - 1:57

Riverside studio - BBC Television show - Lime Grove, Hammersmith, London W12 - March 25, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, elec lead guitar
Jerry Allison : drums
Joe B Mauldin : string bass

MAYBE BABY (Holly-Petty) - 1'57
Complete version appears on "Off The Record" - Rollercoaster rol 2025 (2010)
excerpt final 0:34 - On "Buddy In Britain" Prism CD

Broadcast March 27, 1958

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - May 25, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, acoustic guitar
Tommy Allsup : lead guitar
Joe B. Mauldin : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

LONESOME TEARS (Holly) - 1:45 - <Unissued>

IT'S SO EASY (Holly-Petty) - 2:08 - <Unissued>

The Roses (Bob Linville, Ray Bush, David Bigham) overdubbed backing vocals were not added until the 27th

IT'S SO EASY (Holly-Petty) - 2:08 - # 105562 M (26/8/58)

LONESOME TEARS (Holly) - 1:45 - # 105563 M (26/8/58)

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - prob. May 25, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, acoustic guitar
Tommy Allsup : lead guitar
George Atwood : string bass
Jerry Allison : drums

HEARTBEAT (Montgomery-Petty) - 2:08 - # 105511 M (14/7/58)
June, 1984
- Overdubbed by The Picks

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - prob. June 2, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal, acoustic guitar
Tommy Allsup : lead guitar
George Atwood : string bass
Bo Clarke : drums

LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU (Holly-Montgomery) - 2:02
Note : Buddy Holly double-tracked his vocal on this song. There is no handclapping on this version

January 7, 1964 - Handclapping overdubbed

LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU (Holly-Montgomery) - 1:57 - # 114368 M (15/1/64)
Early November 1995 - Overdubbed by The Picks

WISHING (Holly-Montgomery) - 2:00 - # 113149 M (15/2/63)

1963 - Electric rhythm guitar, percussion overdubbed ("In The Hills" version) by Norman Petty

WISHING (Holly-Montgomery) - 2:00 - # 114085 M (11/10/63)

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - June 2, 1958 (poss. May 25)

Dennis Binder : vocal, piano
Buddy Holly : snapfingers
Tommy Allsup : electric guitar
Bob Prindel : drums
A.C. Reed : saxophone
Lee : bass

SHE'S SUMPIN' ELSE ( ?) - ? - <Unissued>

CRAWDAD SONG (Trad.) - ? - <Unissued>

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - June 6 or 7 (prob. 6), 1958

Carolyn Hester : vocal, acoustic guitar
Buddy Holly : lead guitar
George Atwood : bass
Prob. Jerry Allison : drums

TAKE YOUR TIME (Holly-Petty) - ? - <unreleased>

A LITTLE WHILE AGO (C. Hester) - ? - <unreleased>

HURRY SANTA HURRY (G. Hester-Petty) - ? - <unreleased>

CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY (traditional) - ? - <unreleased>

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - June ?, 1958

Lloyd Call : vocal
Buddy Holly
: acoustic guitar
George Atwood : bass
Jerry Allison : drums
Vi Petty : piano

LITTLE COWBOY (Call-Petty) - ? - <unreleased>

IF I HAD KNOWN (Call-Petty) - ? - <unreleased>
Note : Lloyd Call overdubbed his vocal on the two instrumental tracks which were completed first

Norman Petty Studio - 1313 West 7th Street, Clovis, New Mexico - June ?, 1958

Homer Tankersley : vocal
Buddy Holly
: acoustic guitar
George Atwood
: bass
Jerry Allison : drums
Vi Petty : piano
The Roses : backing vocals

IF I HAD KNOWN (Call-Petty) - 2:08 - # JO 8 W-0247 (Nor-Va-Jak 1321)
Both Ken James (a.k.a. Homer Tankersley) and The Roses overdubbed their vocal parts after the instrumental was completed

Coral Records Studios - The Pythian Temple, 80th Street, NYC - June 19, 1958

Buddy Holly : vocal
George Barnes : lead guitar
Al Chernet : acoustic guitar
Sanford Bloch : string bass
Ernest Hayes : piano
David "Panama" Francis : drums
Philip Kraus : drums
Sam Taylor : alto saxophone (on T)
Helen Way Singers : Helen Way, Harriett Young, Maeretha Stewart, Theresa Merritt : backing vocals
Although producer Dick Jacobs has stated emphatically that the sax player on this session was "Boomie" Richman, it has been published widely that it was Sam "The Man" Taylor

EARLY IN THE MORNING (T) (Darin-Harris) - 2:06 - # 105182 M (19/6/58)

NOW WE'RE ONE : studio dialogue (fragment) - 0:12
Geffen 12875-4

NOW WE'RE ONE (Darin) - 2:04 - # 105183 M (19/6/58)
A version with false start (2:20) was published

 

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