Buddy Holly (album)

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Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly album, 1958 - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1958
RecordedApril 8, 1957 – January 26, 1958, Clovis, New Mexico & New York City
Label Coral
Producer Norman Petty, Bob Thiele
Buddy Holly chronology
The "Chirping" Crickets
Buddy Holly
That'll Be the Day
Singles from Buddy Holly
  1. " Words of Love"
    Released: 20 June 1957
  2. " Peggy Sue"
    Released: 20 September 1957
  3. " I'm Gonna Love You Too"
    Released: 5 February 1958
  4. " Rave On!"
    Released: 20 April 1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music [3]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide [2]

Buddy Holly is the debut studio album by Buddy Holly. It was released by Coral Records on February 20, 1958. The album collects Holly's four hit singles released on the Coral label; " Words of Love", " Peggy Sue", " I'm Gonna Love You Too", and " Rave On!". The backing group was Buddy Holly's band, the Crickets.

Release history

Some re-releases include the tracks from Holly's next single, "Early in the Morning" backed with "Now We're One", and "Take Your Time", the B-side of the single "Rave On".

It was re-released again with different cover art in 2015 by WaxTime Records on 180 Gram Vinyl. This edition included the original liner notes and two extra tracks: "Now We're One" (issued as the B-side of Holly's "Early in the Morning") and "Ting-A-Ling". It also included new liner notes written by Gary Blailock in September 2014. [4] [5]

Track listing

Side 1
1." I'm Gonna Love You Too" Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, Norman Petty2:14
2." Peggy Sue" Jerry Allison, Norman Petty2:30
3."Look at Me"Jerry Allison, Norman Petty2:07
4."Listen to Me"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:22
5."Valley of Tears" Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew2:09
6." Ready Teddy" Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco1:32
Side 2
1." Everyday"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:09
2." Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" Ruth Roberts, Bill Katz, Stanley Clayton2:12
3." Words of Love"Buddy Holly1:56
4." You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller1:37
5." Rave On" Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty1:50
6."Little Baby"Norman Petty, C.W. Kendall Jr.1:57
1999 Bonus tracks
1." That's My Desire"Carroll Loveday, Helmy Kresa2:25
2."Think It Over"Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty1:45
3."Fool's Paradise"Horace Linsley, Norman Petty, Sonny Le Glaire2:30
4."Well... All Right"Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty2:14
5."Take Your Time"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty1:58


The Crickets

Additional personnel

  • Norman Petty - organ (track 5), piano (track 11)
  • Vi Petty - piano (tracks 3, 5, 6, 8), celesta (track 7)
  • C. W. Kendall Jr. - piano (tracks 3, 10, 12)
  • Al Caiola - guitar (track 11)
  • Donald Arnone - guitar (track 11)
  • William Marihe - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Robert Bollinger - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Robert Harter - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Merrill Ostrus - backing vocals (track 11)
  • Abby Hoffer - backing vocals (track 11)



Year Single Chart Position
1957 "Peggy Sue" Billboard Pop Singles 3


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds.) (1979). The Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House, Rolling Stone Press. p. 173.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN  978-0195313734.
  4. ^ "Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly (1958) - New Lp Record 2015 WaxTime Europe Import 180 gram Vinyl - Rock & Roll / Rockabilly". Shuga Records. Shuga Records/Shopify. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly (2015, Vinyl)". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 30 January 2021.

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