All Buddy Holly's music in Recording order

Most Takes/Versions/Live tracks ommited
The following recordings include all the officially released tracks with their corresponding matrix numbers along with some very rare recordings, to a large extent without master matrix numbers.
*** Recordings where Buddy made a "guest" appearance on, rather than an outright Buddy Holly track.

                                        Click each song title for the lyrics (NL = No Lyrics found as yet)
Title Time Matrix Number Mono/Stereo Recorded Version In My
Collection
Line Up / Description
Two timin' woman 2:14   Mono 1949 Written by Clarence
Eugene "Hank" Snow
Yes The earliest known recording by Buddy Holly at the age of thirteen before his voice changed.
This old Hank Snow song was recorded on a wire-recorder transferred to an acetate,
then to tape. Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar
I'll just pretend 2:19   Mono Late 1952 Written by Jessie Mae Martin Yes Recorded by Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery during the early fifties.
Bob Montgomery - lead vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - harmony vocals/mandolin.
Take these shackles
from my heart
1:44   Mono Late 1952 Written by Julius Frank
Anthony "Pee Wee King"
Kuczynski andHenry Ellis
"Redd" Stewart
Yes Recorded by Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery during the early fifties.
Bob Montgomery - lead vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - harmony vocals/mandolin.
Footprints In the
Snow
1:17   Mono 1953 Written by Harry Wright Yes Recorded by Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery during the early fifties.
Bob Montgomery - lead vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - harmony vocals/guitar.
Very possibly from same session as the above 2 tracks

I saw the moon cry
last night

NL

3:19 RCCD 3017 Mono 10 November 1953
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Jack Neal Yes Jack Neal - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - electric lead guitar
I heard the Lord
calling for me
NL
2:34 RCCD 3017 Mono 10 November 1953
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas 
Written by Jack Neal Yes Jack Neal - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - electric lead guitar
Flower Of My Heart 2:33 114930 Mono 54/55 Written by Don Guess
and Bob Montgomery
Yes  
Door To My Heart 2:21 114931 Mono 54/55 Written by Bob Montgomery Yes  
I Gambled My Heart 2:41 114932 Mono 54/55 Written by Sonny Curtis
or Bob Montgomery
Yes Buddy Holly; Bob Montgomery; JI Allison; Larry Welborn, and Sonny Curtis
Soft Place In My
Heart
2:13 114933 Mono 54/55 Written by Bob Montgomery Yes  
Gotta Get You Near
Me Blues
1:54 114936 Mono 54/55 Written by Bob Montgomery Yes  
You And I Are
Through
2:04 114935 Mono Demo - early 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Jack Neal Yes Buddy Holly; Bob Montgomery; JI Allison; Larry Welborn
Baby, it's love 1:50 115917 Mono Demo - early 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Buddy (Ella)
Holly and Bob Montgomery
Yes  
Memories 2:13 115918 Mono Demo - early 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Bob Montgomery Yes  
Queen of the
Ballroom
2:19 115919 Mono Demo - early 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Don Guess Yes Buddy Holly; Bob Montgomery; JI Allison; Larry Welborn, and Sonny Curtis
Gotta Roll ?   Mono 1955 Lubbock, Texas This is an alternative title
and version of
"Down the Line"
Written by Norman Petty,
Buddy Holly & Bob
Montgomery
No Buddy Holly - Vocals and guitar; Bob Montgomery - vocals and guitar
Down the line 2:02 114934 Mono 7 June 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
Written by Norman Petty,
Buddy Holly & Bob
Montgomery
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Bob Montgomery - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums;
Larry Welborn - bass
Baby Let's Play
House
2:20 114937 Mono 7 June 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
Written by Arthur Gunter Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Bob Montgomery - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums;
Larry Welborn - bass
I'll miss my heart *** 2:24   Mono June 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
Written by Autry Inman No Sonny Curtis - vocals/lead guitar; Buddy Holly - acoustic guitar; JI Allison - drums;
Larry Welborn or possibly Don Guess - bass
Because you love me *** 1:54   Mono June 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
Written by Sonny Curtis No Sonny Curtis - vocals/lead guitar; Buddy Holly - acoustic guitar; JI Allison - drums;
Larry Welborn or possibly Don Guess - bass
Door to my heart 2:22   Mono Demo - mid 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
unissued, undubbed
version of 114931
Yes Bob Montgomery - vocals/ acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - steel guitar; unknown drums; Larry Welborn - string bass
Flower of my heart 2:32   Mono Demo - mid 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
unissued, undubbed
version of 114930
Yes Bob Montgomery - vocals/ acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - steel guitar; unknown drums; Larry Welborn - string bass
Soft place in my heart 2:13   Mono Demo - mid 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
unissued, undubbed
version of 114933
Yes Bob Montgomery - vocals/ acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - string bass; unknown drums
Gotta get you near
me Blues
1:51   Mono Demo - mid 1955
Nesman Studio,
Wichita Falls
unissued, undubbed
version of 114936
Yes Bob Montgomery - lead vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - harmony vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - bass; unknown drums
You and I are through 2:04   Mono Demo - mid 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
unissued, undubbed
version of 114935
Yes Bob Montgomery - lead vocals/acoustic guitar;
Buddy Holly - harmony vocals/second lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - first lead guitar; Don Guess - bass; unknown drums; unknown fiddle
I gambled my heart 2:41   Mono Demo - mid 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Sonny Curtis
or Bob Montgomery
Yes Bob Montgomery - vocals/ acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - string bass; unknown drums
Baby it's love 1:49   Mono Demo - mid 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
unissued, undubbed
version of 115917
Yes Bob Montgomery - duet and lead vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - duet vocals/lead guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - bass; unknown drums
Memories 2:13   Mono Demo - mid 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Bob Montgomery Yes Buddy Holly - duet and lead vocals/lead guitar; Bob Montgomery - duet vocals/acoustic guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - bass; unknown drums
Queen of the
ballroom
2:19   Mono Demo - mid 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
unissued, undubbed
version of 115919
Written by Don Guess
Yes Buddy Holly - duet and lead vocals/lead guitar; Bob Montgomery - duet vocals/acoustic guitar;
Sonny Curtis - fiddle; Don Guess - bass; unknown drums
Have you heard the
latest ***
NL
?   Mono 1955 Lubbock, Texas ? Written by
Sonny Curtis ???
No Sonny Curtis - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - drums; Larry Welborn - bass
There's a heartbreak
in stone/store ***
NL
1:37   Mono 1955 Lubbock, Texas ? Written by
Sonny Curtis ???
No Sonny Curtis - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - drums; Larry Welborn - bass
This bottle *** ?   Mono 1955 Lubbock, Texas Written by Sonny Curtis No Sonny Curtis - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - drums; Larry Welborn - bass
All from loving you *** 2:32 RCCD 3004 Mono 1955
Radio KSEL,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Ben Hall No Ben Hall - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; Sonny Curtis - fiddle;
Weldon Myrick - steel guitar; Dena Hall - bass
Rose of Monterey *** 2:12 RCCD 3004 Mono 1955
Radio KDAV,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Ben Hall No Ben Hall - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; Sonny Curtis - fiddle;
Weldon Myrick - steel guitar; Dena Hall - bass
I wanna play house
with you

(aka Baby, let's play
house)
2:18   Mono Demo - late 1955
Jim Beck Studios,
Dallas, Texas
Written by Arthur Gunter Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Bob Montgomery? - vocals/guitar;
Sonny Curtis - guitar; Larry Welborn - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Love me 1:47   Mono 7 December 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Decca demo recording
Written by Buddy Holly
and Sue Parrish
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar; Sonny Curtis - lead guitar;
Don Guess - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Don't come back
knockin'
2:02   Mono

7 December 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas

Decca demo recording
Written by Buddy Holly
and Sue Parrish
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar; Sonny Curtis - lead guitar;
Don Guess - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Baby won't you come
out tonight
(aka Moonlight baby)
1:57   Mono 7 December 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas

Decca demo recording
Written by Buddy Holly

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar; Sonny Curtis - lead guitar;
Don Guess - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
I guess I was just a
fool
2:18   Mono 7 December 1955
KDAV Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Demo recording for Decca
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar; Sonny Curtis - lead guitar;
Don Guess - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
I forgot to remember
to forget
?   Mono Late 55 or early 56
KLLL Radio station,
suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Stan Kesler
and Charlie Feathers
No Buddy Holly - Vocals/Guitar; unknown other musicians
Only on acetate and very badly scratched on Buddy's request.
Either Buddy was totally dissatisfied with the recording or he
was worried about violating his contract with Decca
Love Me 2:06 089280 Mono 26 January 1956
1st Decca recording session
Bradley's Recording Studio,
804 16th Avenue, Nashville
Take 10
Written by Buddy Holly
and Sue Parrish
Yes Buddy Holly - Vocals; Grady Martin - acoustic rhythm guitar;
Sonny Curtis - Lead Guitar; Don Guess - Bass; Doug Kirkham - drums
Don't Come Back
Knockin'
2:14 089281 Mono 26 January 1956
1st Decca recording session
Bradley's Recording Studio,
804 16th Avenue, Nashville
Written by Buddy Holly
and Sue Parrish
Yes Buddy Holly - Vocals; Grady Martin - acoustic rhythm guitar;
Sonny Curtis - Lead Guitar; Don Guess - Bass; Doug Kirkham - drums
Midnight shift 2:10 089282 Mono 26 January 1956
1st Decca recording session
Bradley's Recording Studio,
804 16th Avenue, Nashville
Written by
Jimmy Ainsworth and
Earl Lee
Yes Buddy Holly - Vocals; Grady Martin - acoustic rhythm guitar;
Sonny Curtis - Lead Guitar; Don Guess - Bass; Doug Kirkham - drums
Blue Days, Black
Nights
2:03 089283 Mono

26 January 1956
1st Decca recording session
Bradley's Recording Studio,
804 16th Avenue, Nashville

Written by Ben Hall Yes Buddy Holly - Vocals; Grady Martin - acoustic rhythm guitar;
Sonny Curtis - Lead Guitar; Don Guess - Bass; Doug Kirkham - drums
Brown eyed
handsome man
2:11   Mono Demo - Lubbock 1956
Texas
Written by Charles
Edward Anderson
'Chuck' Berry
Yes alternate version possibly recorded Late November - early December 1956
at home, 1926, 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas
Baby, Won't You
Come Out Tonight
1:55 110997  Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Undubbed
Written by Buddy Holly

Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
I Guess I Was Just A
Fool
2:13 110999  Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
I Tried To Forget ? 111000 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
possibly alternative
title for 110999
? Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
It's Not My Fault 1:20 111001 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Undubbed demo
Written by Ben Hall
and Weldon Myrick

Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
I'm Gonna Set My
Foot Down
2:17 111002 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Undubbed demo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Changing All Those
Changes
1:40 111003 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Undubbed demo
Written by Buddy Holly
or Jim Rae Denny
but
more than likely written
by Ahmet Ertegun
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Rock-A-Bye Rock 2:22 111004 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Undubbed demo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Because I Love You 2:40 111006  Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Undubbed demo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Baby, Won't You
Come Out Tonight
??? 112766 Mono Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Because I Love You 2:37 112768 Stereo Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
It's Not My Fault 1:50 112769 Stereo Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Ben Hall
and Weldon Myrick

Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
I'm Gonna Set My
Foot Down
2:16 112770 Stereo Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Changing All Those
Changes
1:40 112771 Stereo Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Earlier version
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
or Jim Rae Denny
but
more than likely written
by Ahmet Ertegun
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Rock-A-Bye Rock 2:22 112772 Stereo Between Feb. and Apr. 1956
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis - guitars, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Rock Around with
Ollie Vee
2:12 100440 Mono 22 July 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 8
Written by Sonny Curtis

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; either Grady Martin or Buddy - rhythm guitar,
Sonny Curtis - lead guitar, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
I'm Changin' All
Those Changes
2:13 100441 Mono 22 July 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 4
Written by Buddy Holly
or Jim Rae Denny
but
more than likely written
by Ahmet Ertegun

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; either Grady Martin or Buddy - rhythm guitar,
Sonny Curtis - lead guitar, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
That'll Be The Day 2:28 100442 Mono 22 July 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee
Take 19
Written by Buddy Holly
and Jerry Allison
Yes Buddy Holly - lead and harmony vocals; Buddy Holly - lead and rhythm guitar;
Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Girl On My Mind 2:17 100443 Mono 22 July 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 3
Written by Ahmet Ertegun

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; either Grady Martin or Buddy Holly - rhythm guitar,
Sonny Curtis - lead guitar, Don Guess - bass and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Ting A Ling 2:41 100444 Mono 22 July 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee
Take 7
Written by Ahmet Ertegun
Yes Buddy Holly - Lead guitar; Sonny Curtis - guitar, Don Guess - bass
and Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums
Rock Around With
Ollie Vee
2:16 101033 Mono 15 November 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 12
Written by Sonny Curtis

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Harold Bradley and Grady Martin - guitar; Don Guess - bass;
Floyd Cramer - piano; Faris Coursey - drums; E.R. "Dutch" McMillan - alto sax.
Another source says that Owen Bradley played piano and Boots Randolph played sax 
Modern Don Juan 2:38 101034 Mono 15 November 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 6 (not 76 as can be
heard by the engineer)
Written by Don Guess
and Jack Neal

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Harold Bradley and Grady Martin - guitar; Don Guess - bass;
Floyd Cramer - piano; Faris Coursey - drums; E.R. "Dutch" McMillan - alto sax.
Another source says that Owen Bradley played piano and Boots Randolph played sax 
You Are My One
Desire
2:22 101035 Mono 15 November 1956
Bradley's Studio A (Quonset hut)
Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee

Take 2
Written by Don Guess

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Harold Bradley and Grady Martin - guitar; Don Guess - bass;
Floyd Cramer - piano; Faris Coursey - drums; E.R. "Dutch" McMillan - alto sax.
Another source says that Owen Bradley played piano and Boots Randolph played sax 
Gone 1:09 114095 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Radio KDAV,
Lubbock, Texas

Possibly a home recording
as Buddy's mother
remembers him recording it.
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Smokey Rogers

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan and probably not Sonny Curtis or Don Guess
Have You Ever Been
Lonely
1:25 120717 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas
Buddy calls to his mother
at the end. Originally mono
but overdubbed to stereo
Written by George "Funky"
Brown and Peter DeRose
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Good Rockin'
Tonight
1:59 120715 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas

Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Roy Brown

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Rip It Up 1:26 114087 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Robert A.
'Bumps' Blackwell and
John S. Marascalco
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Blue Monday 2:00 120716 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by
Dave Bartholomew and
Antoine "Fats" Domino
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Honky Tonk
Instrumental
3:27 114091 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Billy Butler,
Bill Doggett, Clifford
Scott, and Berisford
"Shep" Shepherd
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Blue Suede Shoes 1:52 114089 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas

Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Carl Perkins

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Shake, Rattle and
Roll
1:21 114097 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas

Written by
Charles E. Calhoun

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Ain't Got No Home 2:02 120722 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas

Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Clarence
"Frogman" Henry

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Holly Hop
Instrumental
1:42 120723 Stereo Late Nov. - early December 1956
Home Recording
1926, 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas

Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly

Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan
Brown Eyed
Handsome Man
2:03 111005  Mono December 1956
Norman Petty Studios - Clovis
New Mexico
Undubbed
Written by Charles Edward
Anderson "Chuck" Berry
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan. Probably Sonny Curtis and Larry Welborn
Brown Eyed
Handsome Man
2:03 112767 Stereo December 1956
Norman Petty Studios - Clovis
New Mexico
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan. Probably Sonny Curtis and Larry Welborn
Bo Diddley 2:23 110998  Mono December 1956
Norman Petty Studios, Clovis
New Mexico
Undubbed
Written by
Ellas "Bo Diddley" McDaniels
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
Bo Diddley 2:19 112764  Stereo December 1956
Norman Petty Studios, Clovis
New Mexico
Originally mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Jerry Allison - drums and unknown on rhythm guitar and/or bass
but definately not Joe Maudlin or Niki Sullivan. Probably Sonny Curtis and Larry Welborn
Let the Good Times
Roll
?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Louis Jordan
and Sam Theard
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Money Honey ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Jesse Stone No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Shake, Rattle and
Roll
?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Charles E. Calhoun
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Forty Cups of Coffee ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Danny Overbea No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Ooby Dooby ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Allen R. Penner and
Wade Lee Moore
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections

Cindy Lou
(first version of Peggy Sue)
NL

?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Buddy Holly No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Hey doll baby ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Titus Turner No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Be-bop-a-lula ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Gene Vincent with either
Tex Davies or Don Graves
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Hound dog ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Trying to get to you ?   Mono December 1956/January 1957
various locations in and around
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Charles Singleton and
Rose Marie McCoy
No Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums.
Rehearsal tapes rumoured to exist only in private collections
Go boy go *** 2:33   Mono 21 February 1957
KDAV Radio Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by B. Wilson Yes Gary Tollett - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
JI Allison - drums; Kenny Driver - bass
Gone *** 2:15   Mono 21 February 1957
KDAV Radio Studio,
Lubbock, Texas
Written by Smokey Rogers Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
JI Allison - Drums; Kenny Driver - bass;
Ramona Tollet, June Clark, Niki Sullivan - backing vocals
I'm Lookin' For
Someone to Love
1:55 102021 Mono 25 February 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly and Niki Sullivan - guitars, Larry Welborn - bass;
Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums 
That'll be The Day 2:15 102022 Mono 25 February 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Demo which became
a Brunswick Master
Written by Buddy Holly
and Jerry Allison
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Niki Sullivan - guitar, Larry Welborn - bass,
Jerry "J.I." Allison - drums; June Clark, Niki Sullivan,
Gary and Ramona Tollett - backing vocals
Go boy go *** 2:35   Mono 1 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by B. Wilson Yes Gary Tollett - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - Drums
Gone *** 2:12   Mono 1 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Smokey Rogers Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - Drums;
Ramona Tollet, June Clark, Niki Sullivan - backing vocals
I overlooked an
orchid
***
2:43   Mono 1 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Carl Story,
Carl Smith, and Shirly Lyn
Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - Drums
Golden rocket *** 2:19   Mono 1 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Clarence Eugene
"Hank" Snow
Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - Drums
On my mind again *** 2:35 4-40920
JZSP 41304
Mono 12 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Dean Beard,
Ray Doggett, and Slim Willet
No Billy Walker - vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - guitar; Joe B. Mauldin - bass;
Jerry Allison - drums; The Bowman Brothers - backing vocals
(it is not absolutely certain that Buddy was involved on this track)

Viva la matador ***
NL

1:55 4-40920
JZSP 41305
Mono 12 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Billy Walker No Billy Walker - vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - guitar; Joe B. Mauldin - bass;
Jerry Allison - drums; The Bowman Brothers - backing vocals
(it is not absolutely certain that Buddy was involved on this track)
Last Night 1:52 103532 Mono 12 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Demo
Written by Joe B. Mauldin
and Norman Petty

Yes Buddy Holly - lead vocals/lead guitar; Niki Sullivan - rhythm guitar and harmony vocals;
Joe B. Mauldin - bass and J. I. Allison - drums
Maybe Baby 1:55 117146(A) Mono 12 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Demo "cha cha" version
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - lead vocals/lead guitar; Niki Sullivan - rhythm guitar and harmony vocals;
Joe B. Mauldin - bass and J. I. Allison - drums
Maybe Baby 1:53 117146(B) Mono 12 March 1957
Norman Petty Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
First non-demo version
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes  
Words of Love 1:54 102255 Mono 8 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Demo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy's first venture into vocal and guitar overdubbing. Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar,
Joe Mauldin - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
Mailman Bring Me
No More Blues
2:11 102256 Mono 8 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Demo
Written by Bill Katz,
Ruth Roberts, and
Stanley Clayton

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Joe Mauldin - bass;
Jerry Allison - drums; Vi Petty - piano
It's a wonderful
feeling
***
2:29 Epic 5-9234 -
# JZSP 42149
Mono 28 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Jim Robinson,
Jack Huddle, and
Norman Petty
Yes Jim Robinson - Vocal; Buddy Holly - Lead Guitar; Joe Mauldin - Bass;
Jerry Allison - Cardboard Box; Jack Huddle - Rhythm Guitar;
Overdubbing Vocals by The Roses; Vi Petty - Piano
This song was first released on Norman Petty's PETSEY label
The original release on Epic (Promotion Record) 5-9234 with overdubbing vocals by The Roses.
A whole lotta lovin' *** 2:08 Epic 5-9234 -
# JZSP 42150
Mono 28 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 2 (of 3)
Written by Jim Robinson,
Jack Huddle, and
Norman Petty

Yes Jim Robinson - Vocal; Buddy Holly - Lead Guitar; Joe Mauldin - Bass;
Jerry Allison - Cardboard Box; Jack Huddle - Rhythm Guitar;
The original release on Epic (Promotion Record) 5-9234 with overdubbing vocals by The Roses.
By the mission wall *** 2:35 ST-2613 Mono 28 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Ken Cline Yes Fred Crawford - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - drums; Joe B Mauldin - bass;
Norman Petty - organ; The Bowman Brothers - backing vocals
Believe me *** 2:33 HO8W-0165 Mono 28 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Jim Robinson
and Norman Petty
Yes Jack Huddle - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - Drums;
The Bowman Brothers; Joe Mauldin - bass
Starlight *** 2:06 HO8W-0164 Mono 28 April 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Jim Robinson,
Jack Huddle, and
Norman Petty
Yes Jack Huddle - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - Drums; Joe Mauldin - bass
Not Fade Away 2:17 103104 Mono 27 May1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Originally a demo for
the Everly Brothers.
Master unspliced by MCA
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - percussion (cardboard box);
original backing vocals - Buddy, Jerry, and Niki Sullivan.
Everyday 2:08 103105 Mono 27 May1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Demo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/acoustic guitar; Jerry Allison - percussion (knee slapping);
Joe Mauldin on bass; Vi Petty played a Celeste (a keyboarded xylophone)
instead of a lead guitar
Tell Me How 1:58 103529 Mono May / June 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison
Yes Buddy Holly and Niki Sullivan - guitars, Joe Mauldin - bass;
Jerry Allison - drums; Norman Petty - Baldwin electric organ
Ready Teddy 1:30 104199 Mono May / June 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Robert Blackwell and
John Marascalco
Yes Buddy Holly and Niki Sullivan on guitar, Joe Mauldin on bass;
Jerry Allison on drums; Vi Petty - piano
Valley Of Tears 2:06 104201 Mono May / June 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Dave Bartholomew and
Antoine "Fats" Domino
Yes Buddy Holly and Niki Sullivan on guitar, Joe Mauldin on bass and Jerry Allison on drums;
Norman Petty - Baldwin electric organ; Vi Petty - piano
Man from Texas *** 2:18 K8OW-2764 Mono 24 June 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by M. Russell,
S. Dougherty, and
Norman Petty
No Jim Robinson - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums;
Vi Petty - piano; The Picks - overdubbed backing vocals
Oh, Boy! 2:07 103179 Mono 29 June - 1 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Sonny West,
Bill Tilghman, and
Norman Petty
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Niki Sullivan - guitar; Joe B. Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums.
Buddy clears his throat right after the guitar break at 1 minute, 23 seconds 
Listen to Me 2:20 103258 Mono 1 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Real cricket at
1 minute 15 seconds
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Niki Sullivan - guitar;
Joe B. Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
I'm Gonna Love You
Too
2:13 103257 Mono 1 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Real cricket at end
Written by Joe Mauldin,
Niki Sullivan, and
Norman Petty
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Niki Sullivan - guitar;
Joe B. Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Peggy Sue 2:29 103180 Mono 2 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Take 2 Master
Written by Jerry Allison
and Norman Petty
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Niki Sullivan was there but didn't play on the recording. Buddy played his usual Stratocaster and
used the middle pickup (probably with the tone backed off a little) to provide a fairly mellow
accompaniment to his singing. When it got to the lead break he needed to switch to the bridge
pickup (which had no tone control) to provide the cutting sound heard on the record. As he
couldn't do this himself, Niki knelt in front of him during the recording and switched between
the two pickups for him at the appropriate times.
Humble heart *** 2:27 F80W-7199 Mono 12/26 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Ray Winkler and
Ralph Newton
Yes Sherry Davis - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - drums; George Atwood - bass;
Jack Vaughan - acoustic guitar; Norman Petty - organ;
Gene Medley and The Picks - backing vocals
Broken promises *** 2:34 F80W-7200 Mono 12/26 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Ray Winkler and
John Loftus
Yes Sherry Davis - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - drums; George Atwood - bass;
Jack Vaughan - acoustic guitar; Norman Petty - organ; The Picks - backing vocals
Honey, honey *** 2:36   Mono 14 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Gary Tollett Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - drums;
Joe B Mauldin - bass; Ramona Tollett - backing vocals
Look to the future *** 1:56   Mono 14 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Norman Petty and
Niki Sullivan
Yes Gary Tollett - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; JI Allison - drums;
Joe B Mauldin - bass; Ramona Tollett - backing vocals
Wreck of the old '97 *** 2:10   Mono 15 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by David G. George Yes Carolyn Hester - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; Jerry Allison - percussion;
George Atwood - bass; Gordon Hester - harmonica
Scarlet ribbons *** 3:34   Mono 15 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Evelyn Danzig and
Jack O. Segal
Yes Carolyn Hester - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; Jerry Allison - percussion;
George Atwood - bass
It's Too Late 2:22 103528 Mono 19 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 1 (of 2)
Written by Chuck Willis

Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
Send Me Some
Lovin'
2:33 103531 Mono 19 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 1 (of 2)
Written by John Marascalco
and Lloyd Price

Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass and Jerry Allison - drums
Moondreams *** 2:33 42450 Mono 20/22 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Instrumental, no vocals
Written by Norman Petty

Yes Buddy Holly - acoustic guitar; Norman Petty - organ; Vi Petty - piano; Mike Mitchell - drums;
unknown bass
(it is not absolutely certain that Buddy was involved on this track,
it may have been Jack Vaughn on acoustic guitar)
One faded rose *** 2:46 103259 Mono 26 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Nita Baggett, Odis Echols,
and Charlie Phillips
Yes Charlie Phillips - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar/harmony vocals;
Jack Vaughn - acoustic guitar; JI Allison - drums; Jimmy Blakely - steel guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Vi Petty - piano; Norman Petty - organ
Sugartime *** 2:18 103260 Mono 26 July 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 2 (of 2)
Written by Odis Echols
and Charlie Phillips

Yes Charlie Phillips - vocals; Buddy Holly - lead guitar; Jack Vaughn - acoustic guitar;
JI Allison - drums; Jimmy Blakely - steel guitar; George Atwood - bass
Patty Baby *** 2:12 103535 Mono 25 August 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Walter Baker and
Rick Tucker
Yes Rick Tucker - vocals/rhythm guitar; Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison - lead guitar; Don Guess - bass;
Bo Clark - drums; Bill Pickering & The Picks - background vocals (it is very, very doubtful that
Buddy was involved on this track, he was in the middle of a tour during this period and wouldn't
have flown half way across the country just to sit in on someone else's session. It was probably
Roy Orbison on lead guitar). According to Rick Tucker, Buddy sat in on the Norman Petty
overdubbing at some point later. No date for this overdubbing session though.
Don't do me this way *** 2:16 103534+ Mono 25 August 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Rick Tucker Yes Rick Tucker - vocals/rhythm guitar; Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison - lead guitar; Don Guess - bass;
Bo Clark - drums; Bill Pickering & The Picks - background vocals (it is very, very doubtful that
Buddy was involved on this track, he was in the middle of a tour during this period and wouldn't
have flown half way across the country just to sit in on someone else's session. It was probably
Roy Orbison on lead guitar). According to Rick Tucker, Buddy sat in on the Norman Petty
overdubbing at some point later. No date for this overdubbing session though.
You've Got Love 2:05 103526 Mono 29 September 1957
The Officers Club Lounge
Tinker U.S. Air Force Base
Oklahoma City
Written by Roy Orbison,
Norman Petty, and
Johnny Wilson
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Niki Sullivan - rhythm guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums
Maybe Baby 2:01 103527 Mono 29 September 1957
The Officers Club Lounge
Tinker U.S. Air Force Base
Oklahoma City
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Niki Sullivan - 2nd lead guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums
An Empty Cup
(and a Broken Date)
2:11 103530 Mono 29 September 1957
The Officers Club Lounge
Tinker U.S. Air Force Base
Oklahoma City
Written by Roy Orbison
and Norman Petty
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Niki Sullivan - rhythm guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums
Rock Me My Baby 1:47 103533 Mono 29 September 1957
The Officers Club Lounge
Tinker U.S. Air Force Base
Oklahoma City
Written by
Susan Heather and
Shorty Long
Yes Buddy Holly - lead guitar, Niki Sullivan - rhythm guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums
Little Baby 1:52 104204 Mono 17 December 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Buddy Holly and
Chester W. Kendall Jnr.
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - percussion;
C. W. Kendall, Jr. - piano
Mona 9:32   Mono 19 December 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Full studio set including
Take 1 and Take 2
Written by Ellas "Bo Diddley"
McDaniels

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Jerry Allison - drums;
C.W. Kendall Jnr. - piano; Joe B Mauldin - bass
(You're So Square)
Baby I Don't Care
1:35 104200 Mono 19 December 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - percussion (cardboard box);
and C. W. Kendall, Jr. - piano
Look At Me 2:04 104203 Mono 19 December 1957
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums;
and either Vi Petty or C. W. Kendall, Jr. - piano
Rave On 1:48 104202 Mono 25 January 1958
Bell Sound Studios,
237 W. 54th Street, New York 

Take 3 (of 3)
Written by Norman Petty,
Bill Tilghman, and
Sonny West

Yes Buddy Holly, Donald Amone and Al Caiola - guitars, Jerry Allison - drums;
Joe B. Mauldin - bass; Bob Thiele - piano; JiveTunes - backing vocals
That's My Desire 2:22 104215 Mono 25 and 26 January 1958
Bell Sound Studios,
237 W. 54th Street, New York

Take 3 Master (of 3)
Written by Helmy Kresa
and Carroll Loveday

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Norman Petty - piano; Either JiveTunes or The Crickets - backup vocals
Recording session for this tune began on the 25 but didn't finish till 2.00am on the 26th.
That's My Desire 2:22 117145 Mono 25 and 26 January 1958
Bell Sound Studios,
237 W. 54th Street, New York
Take 3 Master (of 3) Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Norman Petty - piano; Either JiveTunes or The Crickets - backup vocals
Recording session for this tune began on the 25 but didn't finish till 2.00am on the 26th.
Well... All Right 2:12 104739 Mono 12 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly,
Jerry Allison, and Joe Mauldin
Yes Buddy Holly- acoustic guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass and Jerry Allison - bell of a cymbal
Take Your Time 1:55 104738 Mono 13 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Take 4 Master (of 4)
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Norman Petty - organ; Jerry Allison - percussion (cardboard box);
Joe B. Mauldin - bass; The Roses - background vocals
Fool's Paradise 2:28 104994 Mono 13 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 3? Master (of 3)
Written by Sonny LeGlaire,
Horace Linsley, and
Norman Petty

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar; Vi Petty - piano; Jerry Allison - percussion (cardboard box);
Joe B. Mauldin - bass; The Roses - background vocals
Think It Over 1:47 104993 Mono 14 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Take 5 Master (of 5?)
Written by Buddy Holly
and Jerry Allison
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass and Jerry Allison - drums.
The background singers were the Roses; Vi Petty - piano solo
Real Wild Child
(aka Wild One)
2:17 105286 Mono 15 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

(? of 2)
Written by Johnny Greenan,
Johnny O'Keef, and
David Owens

Yes Buddy Holly - guitar on recordings for Jerry Allison's solo
singing attempt under his middle name of "Ivan"
Oh, You Beautiful
Doll
1:17 105287 Mono 15 February 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

(? of 3)
Written by
A. Seymour Brown
and Nat D. Ayer

Yes Buddy Holly - guitar on recordings for Jerry Allison's solo
singing attempt under his middle name of "Ivan"
Drown In My Own
Tears
0:55   Mono 21 February 1958
Backstage Fort Hesterley Armory
Tampa, Florida
Written by Henry Glover Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Jerry Lee Lewis - piano
(only a fragment in poor quality of this is known to exist)
Everyday 0:09   Mono 21 February 1958
Backstage Fort Hesterley Armory
Tampa, Florida
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - vocals and guitar; The Crickets: all other instruments
(Recorded live from the backstage area.
Only a fragment in poor quality of this is known to exist)
Hallelujah, I Love
Her So
?   Mono 21 February 1958
Backstage Fort Hesterley Armory
Tampa, Florida
Written by Ray Charles No Jerry Lee Lewis - vocals/piano; Buddy Holly - guitar
Real Wild Child ?   Mono 21 February 1958
Backstage Fort Hesterley Armory
Tampa, Florida
Written by Johnny Greenan,
Johnny O'Keef, and
David Owens
No Jerry Lee Lewis - vocals/piano; Buddy Holly - guitar
That'll be the Day ?   Mono 21 February 1958
Backstage Fort Hesterley Armory
Tampa, Florida
Written by
Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison
No Buddy Holly - vocals and guitar; The Crickets: all other instruments
(Recorded live from the backstage area.
Only a fragment in poor quality of this is known to exist)
It's So Easy 2:08 105562 Mono 25 May 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Lonesome Tears 1:45 105563 Mono 25 May 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar;
Joe Mauldin - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Heartbeat 2:08 105511 Mono 28 May 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Bob Montgomery
and Norman Petty
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Wishing 2:00 113149 Mono 2 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Originally a demo for
the Everly Brothers
Written by Buddy Holly
and Bob Montgomery
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Glen "Bo" Clark - drums
Wishing 2:00 114085 Mono 2 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Overdubbed in stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
and Bob Montgomery
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar, George Atwood - bass
and Glen "Bo" Clark - drums
Love's Made a Fool
of You
1:57 114368 Mono 2 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Demo
Written by Buddy Holly
and Bob Montgomery
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Tommy Allsup - lead guitar, George Atwood - bass
and Glen "Bo" Clark - drums
Take your time *** ?   Mono 6 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly No Carolyn Hester - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums

A little while ago ***

NL

?   Mono 6 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Carolyn Hester No Carolyn Hester - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums

Hurry Santa, hurry ***
NL

?   Mono 6 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Norman Petty
and Gordon Hester
No Carolyn Hester - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Christmas in Killarney *** ?   Mono 6 June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
James Cavanaugh,
John Redmond,
and Frank Weldon
No Carolyn Hester - vocals/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly - lead guitar;
George Atwood - bass; Jerry Allison - drums
Early In the Morning 2:06 105182 Mono 19 June 1958
Coral Records Studios
The Pythian Temple
80th Street, New York
Written by Bobby Darin
and Woody Harris
Yes Buddy called this his "finest recording".
Still tied to his Atco Records contract, Bobby Darin approached Brunswick Records with this
song. Brunswick decided to release it as performed by the "Ding Dongs". Atco discovered the
deception and threatened a lawsuit. Brunswick turned over the masters but rushed Buddy into
the studio to "cover" the record using the same musicians and background singers. Listen to the
two versions, they are very similar. I think Buddy outsang Bobby too, which was no mean feat
as Bobby was considered one of the best of all time. Buddy Holly - vocals; the Dick Jacobs
Orchestra consisting of Al Chernet and George Barnes - guitars, David "Panama" Francis and
Philip Kraus - percussion, Sanford Bloch - bass, Sam Taylor - sax and Ernest Hayes - piano,
The Helen Way singers - backing vocals.
Now We're One 2:04 105183 Mono 19 June 1958
Coral Records Studios
The Pythian Temple
80th Street, New York

Take 5
Written by Bobby Darin

Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; the Dick Jacobs Orchestra consisting of Al Chernet and
George Barnes - guitar, David "Panama" Francis and Philip Kraus - percussion,
Sanford Bloch - bass, Sam Taylor - sax, Ernest Hayes - piano;
The Helen Way singers - backing vocals

Little Cowboys ***

NL

?   Mono June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Lloyd Call
and Norman Petty
No Lloyd Call overdubbed vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar; JI Allison - Drums;
George Atwood - bass; Vi Petty - piano

If I Had Known ***

NL

?   Mono June 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Lloyd Call
and Norman Petty
No Homer Tankersley (AKA Ken James) overdubbed vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar;
JI Allison - Drums; George Atwood - bass; Vi Petty - piano;
The Roses - overdubbed backing vocals
I Sent You Roses
***
2:17 TSA CD 92-
55037-A
Mono 7 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Jerry Englerth (Engler)
No Jerry Engler - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar/chimes; George Atwood - bass;
Bo Clark - drums; Vi Petty - organ
What a' You Gonna
Do?
***
1:52 92-55037 Mono 7 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by
Jerry Englerth (Engler)
No Jerry Engler - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar/chimes;
George Atwood - bass; Bo Clark - drums
When Sin Stops 2:07 107120(B) Mono 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Take 6 (of 6)
Produced by and for
Buddy Holly's "Prism
Recording Company"
Written by Bob Venable
Yes Waylon Jennings - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar
Waylon Jennings' first solo singing attempt. Produced by Buddy Holly in 6 takes
When Sin Stops
(alternate version)
2:07 107120(A) Mono 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Produced by and for
Buddy Holly's "Prism
Recording Company"
Written by Bob Venable
Yes Waylon Jennings - vocals; Buddy Holly - guitar
Waylon Jennings' first solo singing attempt. Produced by Buddy Holly in 6 takes
Jole Blon 1:54 107121 Mono 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Take 1 (of 1)
Produced by and for
Buddy Holly's "Prism
Recording Company"
Written by Harry Choates
Yes Waylon Jennings’ first solo singing attempt, it was produced by Buddy Holly in one take
Reminiscing 1:57 112352 Mono 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Buddy Holly
but credited to Curtis
"King Curtis" Ousley
as a gift from Buddy
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums;
King Curtis - tenor sax
Reminiscing 1:55 112762 Stereo 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
All instruments overdubbed
in stereo by the Fireballs
and released in 1962
Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums;
King Curtis - tenor sax
Come Back Baby 1:46 114367 Mono 10 September 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Take 2
Written by Fred Neil
and Norman Petty

Yes Buddy Holly - guitar, Joe Mauldin - bass, Jerry Allison - drums;
King Curtis - tenor sax

Big Time Ladies Man

NL

?   Mono 1958
KLLL Radio station, suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Glenn Corbin and Ray Corbin
No Waylon Jennings - vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - guitar
When You Are
Lonely
1:15   Mono 1958
KLLL Radio station, suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe
No Waylon Jennings - vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - guitar
More and More 0:31   Mono 1958
KLLL Radio station, suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Written by
Merle Kilgore and
Michael Webb Pierce
No Waylon Jennings - vocals/guitar; Buddy Holly - guitar
Stay Close to Me *** 1:54 106309 Mono 30 September 1958
Beltone Recording Studio
New York
Take 4 (of 4)
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Lou Giordano - vocals; ; Buddy Holly - guitar; others unknown
Lou Giordano's first solo singing attempt, produced by Buddy Holly
Don't Cha Know *** 1:49 106310 Mono 30 September 1958
Beltone Recording Studio
New York

Take 3 (of 3)
Written by Phil Everly

Yes Lou Giordano - vocals; ; Buddy Holly - guitar and backing vocals;
Phil Everly - backing vocals; others unknown
Lou Giordano's first solo singing attempt, produced by Buddy Holly
It Doesn't Matter
Anymore
2:02 105870 Stereo 21 October 1958
Pythian Temple Recording Studios
New York

Take 1 (of 1)
Written by Paul Anka

Yes This and the next three recordings were Buddy's first and only stereo recordings,
(all other "stereo tracks were recorded in mono and overdubbed in stereo) although no one
knew that they could be in stereo until the masters were found ten years later. They were
recorded on a three-track recorder, which enabled a stereo mix. When they were finally
made into stereo, the master of "Raining In My Heart" could not be found.
Buddy Holly - vocals; Dick Jacobs Orchestra - all instruments
True Love Ways 2:48 105869 Stereo 21 October 1958
Pythian Temple Recording Studios
New York
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Dick Jacobs Orchestra - all instruments
Raining In My Heart 2:48 105871 Stereo 21 October 1958
Pythian Temple Recording Studios
New York
Written by
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Dick Jacobs Orchestra - all instruments
Moondreams 2:41 105872 Stereo 21 October 1958
Pythian Temple Recording Studios
New York
Written by Norman Petty Yes Buddy Holly - vocals; Dick Jacobs Orchestra - all instruments
That's What They
Say
2:14 108598 Stereo 3 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Take 2 overdub (of 3)
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - Gibson acoustic guitar
What to Do 1:54 108599 Stereo 3 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - Gibson acoustic guitar
What to Do 1:52 114086 Stereo 3 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort,
Fifth
Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - Gibson acoustic guitar
That's What They
Say
2:14 114093 Stereo 3 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Take 2 (of 3)
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - Gibson acoustic guitar
Peggy Sue Got
Married
2:03 107694 Mono 5 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Peggy Sue Got Married 1:52 114088 Stereo 5 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
That Makes it Tough 2:37 108601 Stereo 8 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
That Makes it Tough 2:17 114092 Stereo 8 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Crying, Waiting,
Hoping
2:11 107695 Mono 14 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Crying, Waiting,
Hoping
2:03 114090 Stereo 14 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Frankie Frankenstein ? 106297   15 December 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico
Written by Jack Huddle,
Norman Petty and
Jim Robinson
Yes

Released under Jerry Allison's middle name of Ivan and released on February 2nd 1959.
Jerry Allison - Vocal; Joe Mauldin - Bass; Sonny Curtis - Guitar.
Very doubtful that Buddy Holly had any involvement.

Released less than 24 hours before Buddy Holly died.

That'll Be Alright ? 106298  

15 December 1958
Norman Petty's NorVaJak Studios
Clovis, New Mexico

Written by
Johnny O'Keefe,
David Lloyd Owens
and Norman Petty
No Released under Jerry Allison's middle name of Ivan and released on February 2nd 1959.
Jerry Allison - Vocal; Joe Mauldin - Bass; Sonny Curtis - Guitar.
Very doubtful that Buddy Holly had any involvement.
Released less than 24 hours before Buddy Holly died.
Learning the Game 2:10 108600 Stereo 17 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Learning the Game 2:00 114096 Stereo 17 December 1958
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
You're the One 1:29 111007 Mono 27 December 1958
KLLL Radio station, suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Undubbed solo version
Written by Buddy Holly,
Ray Corbin, and
Waylon Jennings
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar;
Waylon Jennings and Ray Corbin - percussion (hand claps and knee slaps)
You're the One 2:01 120719 Stereo 27 December 1958
KLLL Radio station, suite 2001,
Great Plains Building
Lubbock, Texas
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Buddy Holly,
Ray Corbin, and
Waylon Jennings
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Slippin' And Slidin' 3:29 112763 Stereo 20 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Slow version
(correct speed)
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Little Richard,
Didi? Bocage, John
Collins, and Al Smith
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Slippin' And Slidin' 2:31 120718 Stereo 20 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Fast version
(double speed)
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Smokey Joe's Cafe 2:12 120721 Stereo 21 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Umm, Oh Yeah
(Dearest)
1:51 114094 Stereo 22 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Mickey Baker,
Prentice Polk, and Ellas
"Bo Diddley" McDaniels
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Love Is Strange 3:03 120714 Stereo 22 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Written by Mickey Baker,
Sylvia Robinson, and Ellas
"Bo Diddley" McDaniels
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
(Umm, Oh Yeah)
Dearest
1:51 120720 Stereo 22 January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original was mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Wait Till The Sun
Shines Nellie
1:14 112353 Mono January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Written by
Andrew B. Sterling
and Harry Von Tilzer
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Wait Till The Sun
Shines Nellie
1:52 112765 Stereo January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Original mono but
overdubbed to stereo
Yes Buddy Holly - vocals/guitar
Leave My Woman
Alone

Instrumental

1:22     January 1959
Apartment 4 H, The Brevoort
Fifth Avenue, New York
Written by Buddy Holly Yes Buddy Holly guitar instrumental. This untitled track was probably recorded on
December 3rd 1958 although the Scotch tape label does not mention it. On
bootleg albums this untitled recording that was based on "Leave My Woman
Alone" goes by the names of "Buddy's Guitar", "Untitled Instrumental", and
"I Know I'll Have the Blues Again".

 

For the above list in LP, EP, and 45's vinyl form go here:- Buddy's Vinyl Releases

For a list of very good Buddy Holly bootleg albums go here:- Buddy's Bootlegs

For a list with pictures of many of Buddy Holly's acetate records go here:- Buddy's Acetates

 

The full 1969 Woodstock Festival artist and setlist in correct order can be seen here:- Woodstock

Another page I'm working on is about Marc Bolan and T. Rex

My latest edition is all about "The Smiths"

Credit for some of the above information goes to these fine web sites:-
http://www.buddyhollyonline.com/index.html
http://www.pmoorcroft.freeserve.co.uk/index.htm
http://buddyholly.user.fr/
http://www.zschauer.de/holly/holly.htm
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/htm/bhe_t.htm

Some very helpful and interesting Buddy Holly websites
Buddy Holly Lives
BHAS CFC Online

 

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