BUDDY HOLLY's RECORDINGS:


1949; Home recording
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar

TWO TIMIN' WOMAN


1952; Home recording
Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery

I'LL JUST PRETEND
TAKE THESE SHACKLES FROM MY HEART


1953; Home recording
Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW


November 10, 1953; KDAV, Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas
JACK NEAL: Jack Neal: vocal/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: electric lead guitar

I SAW THE MOON CRY LAST NIGHT
I HEAR THE LORD CALLIN' FOR ME


1954-1955; Nesman Recording Studio, Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Bob Montgomery: vocal/guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar/fiddle; Don Guess or Larry Welborn: bass
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1964 (*)

FLOWER OF MY HEART (undubbed - unreleased?)
FLOWER OF MY HEART (*)
DOOR TO MY HEART (undubbed - unreleased?)
DOOR TO MY HEART (*)
I GAMBLED MY HEART (undubbed - unreleased?)
I GAMBLED MY HEART (*)
SOFT PLACE IN MY HEART (undubbed - unreleased?)
SOFT PLACE IN MY HEART (*)
GOTTA GET YOU NEAR ME BLUES
GOTTA GET YOU NEAR ME BLUES (*)


August 1955; Nesman Recording Studio, Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Bob Montgomery: vocal/guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar/fiddle; Don Guess or Larry Welborn: bass
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1964 (*)

YOU AND I ARE THROUGH (undubbed)
YOU AND I ARE THROUGH (*)
BABY IT'S LOVE (undubbed - unreleased?)
BABY IT'S LOVE (*)
MEMORIES (alt. take undubbed - unreleased?)
MEMORIES (undubbed - unreleased?)
MEMORIES (*)
QUEEN OF THE BALLROOM (undubbed - unreleased?)
QUEEN OF THE BALLROOM (*)


Ca. 1955; Location unknown, Lubbock, Texas
SONNY CURTIS: Sonny Curtis: vocal/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: electric guitar; Larry Welborn: bass

HAVE YOU HEARD THE LATEST (unreleased)
QUEEN OF THE BALLROOM
THERE'S A HEARTBREAK IN STORE (unreleased)
THIS BOTTLE


Ca. 1955; KSEL, Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas
BEN HALL: Ben Hall: vocal; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; Weldon Myrick: steel guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle; Dena Hall: bass

ALL FROM LOVING YOU


Ca. 1955; KDAV, Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas
BEN HALL: Ben Hall: vocal; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; Weldon Myrick: steel guitar; Sonny Curtis: fiddle; Dena Hall: bass

ROSE OF MONTEREY


1955; Nesman Recording Studio, Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Bob Montgomery: vocal/guitar; Sonny Curtis: guitar/fiddle; Don Guess or Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums (a)
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1964 (*)

DOWN THE LINE (undubbed)
DOWN THE LINE (*)
BABY, LET'S PLAY HOUSE (a) (undubbed)
BABY, LET'S PLAY HOUSE (a) (*)


Poss. June 6, 1955; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
SONNY CURTIS: Sonny Curtis: vocal/lead guitar; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME
I'LL MISS MY HEART

Buddy Holly: duet vocal/lead guitar; Bob Montgomery: duet vocal, acoustic guitar; poss. Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; poss. Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

YOU AND I ARE THROUGH (lost)
DOWN THE LINE (lost)


December 7, 1955; Nesman Recording Studio, Wichita Falls, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; others unknown

BABY, WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT
I GUESS I WAS JUST A FOOL
DON'T COME BACK KNOCKIN'
LOVE ME

These are the demos submitted to Decca.


January 26, 1956; "Bradley's Recording Studio", Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Owen Bradley
Buddy Holly: vocal; Sonny Curtis: lead guitar; Grady Martin: rhythm guitar; Don Guess: bass; Doug Kirkham: percussion
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

LOVE ME
LOVE ME (*)
DON'T COME BACK KNOCKIN'
DON'T COME BACK KNOCKIN' (*)
MIDNIGHT SHIFT
MIDNIGHT SHIFT (*)
BLUE DAYS, BLACK NIGHTS
BLUE DAYS, BLACK NIGHTS (*)


Between Feb. and April, 1956; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; others unknown - or Sonny Curtis: rhythm guitar/lead guitar (a); Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1962 (*)
The Picks - overdubbed (**)

BABY, WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT (a) (undubbed)
BABY, WON'T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT (a) (*)
I GUESS I WAS JUST A FOOL (undubbed)
I GUESS I WAS JUST A FOOL (*)
IT'S NOT MY FAULT (undubbed)
IT'S NOT MY FAULT (*)
IT'S NOT MY FAULT (**)
I'M GONNA SET MY FOOT DOWN (a) (undubbed)
I'M GONNA SET MY FOOT DOWN (a) (*)
I'M GONNA SET MY FOOT DOWN (a) (**)
CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES (a) (undubbed)
CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES (a) (*)
ROCK-A-BYE ROCK (undubbed)
ROCK-A-BYE ROCK (*)
ROCK-A-BYE ROCK (**)
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (undubbed)
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (*)
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (**)


July 22, 1956; "Bradley's Recording Studio", Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Owen Bradley
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar/lead guitar (a); Sonny Curtis: rhythm guitar/lead guitar (b); Don Guess: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE (b)
I'M CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES
THAT'LL BE THE DAY (a)
GIRL ON MY MIND
GIRL ON MY MIND (*)
TING-A-LING (a)
TING-A-LING (a) (*)
I'M CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES (b)


November 15, 1956; "Bradley's Recording Studio", Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Owen Bradley
Buddy Holly: vocal; Harold Bradley: guitar; Grady Martin: lead guitar; E. R. McMillin (possible pseudonym for Boots Randolph): alto saxophone; Don Guess: bass; Floyd Cramer: piano; Farris Coursey: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE
ROCK AROUND WITH OLLIE VEE (*)
MODERN DON JUAN
MODERN DON JUAN (*)
YOU ARE MY ONE DESIRE
YOU ARE MY ONE DESIRE (*)


Nov. - Dec. 1956; Venture Studio, Lubbock, Texas
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; others unknown
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1963-68 (*)

GONE (undubbed)
GONE (* 1963)
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (undubbed)
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY (* 1968)
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (undubbed)
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT (undubbed)
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT (* 1968)
RIP IT UP (undubbed)
RIP IT UP (* 1963)
BLUE MONDAY (undubbed)
BLUE MONDAY (* 1968)
HONKY TONK (instr.) (undubbed)
HONKY TONK (instr.) (* 1963)
BLUE SUEDE SHOES (undubbed)
BLUE SUEDE SHOES (* 1963)
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL (undubbed)
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL (* 1963)
BO DIDDLEY (undubbed)
AIN'T GOT NO HOME (undubbed)
AIN'T GOT NO HOME (* 1968)
HOLLY HOP (instr.) (undubbed)
HOLLY HOP (instr.) (* 1968)

Practice sessions recorded by a high school friend of Buddy's, Bobby Peeples. The tapes were copied and referenced at Venture Studio.


Between December 1956 - January 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/lead guitar; unknown: second guitar; Larry Welborn: bass (b); Jerry Allison: drums
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1962 (*)
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (**)

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (undubbed)
BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN (*)
BO DIDDLEY (undubbed)
BO DIDDLEY (*)
BO DIDDLEY (**)


February 21, 1957; KDAV, Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas
GARY TOLLETT: Gary Tollett: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Gary Tollett or Niki Sullivan: acoustic guitar (a); Kenny Driver: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Ramona Tollett, June Clark & Niki Sullivan: background vocals (a)

GO BOY GO
GONE (a)


February 24 - 25, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/lead guitar; Niki Sullivan: rhythm guitar; Larry Welborn: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Gary & Ramona Tollett, Niki Sullivan: background vocals

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE
THAT'LL BE THE DAY


March 1, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
GARY TOLLETT: Gary Tollett: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Gary Tollett or Niki Sullivan: acoustic guitar (a); Jerry Allison: drums; Ramona Tollett, June Clark & Niki Sullivan: background vocals (b)

GO BOY GO
THE GOLDEN ROCKET (a)
GONE (a) (b)
I OVERLOOKED AN ORCHID (a)


March 12, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/lead & rhythm guitar; Niki Sullivan: rhythm guitar/second vocal (a); Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed between October 12 and 14, 1957: The Picks (Bill & John Pickering, Bob Lapham): background vocals (b)
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbing after Holly's death (*)

LAST NIGHT (undubbed)
LAST NIGHT (b)
MAYBE BABY (a) (undubbed)
MAYBE BABY (a) (*)

Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal/acoustic guitar

WORDS OF LOVE (a) (demo without having "Words of Love" in lyrics)


March 12, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
BILLY WALKER: Billy Walker: vocal/guitar; poss. Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; poss. Joe B. Mauldin: bass; poss. Jerry Allison: drums; poss. Vi Petty: piano; poss. The Bowman Brothers: background vocals

ON MY MIND AGAIN
VIVA LA MATADOR


April 8, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal/double-tracked guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (*)

WORDS OF LOVE
WORDS OF LOVE (*)

Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: piano; Jerry Allison: drums;

MAILMAN, BRING ME NO MORE BLUES


April 28, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
JIM ROBINSON: Jim Robinson: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Jack Huddle: rhythm guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: cardboard-box percussion & cymbals, drums (a); Vi Petty: piano (b); The Bowman Brothers: background vocals (c)
Overdubbed at unknown date on take 2: The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Bush & David Bigham): background vocals (d)

A WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN' (take 1)
A WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN' (take 2) (d)
A WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN' (take 3)

A WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN'
IT'S A WONDERFUL FEELING (a) (b) (c)

JACK HUDDLE: Jack Huddle: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano (b); The Bowman Brothers: background vocals (c)

STARLIGHT (original master without echo)
STARLIGHT (with echo)
BELIEVE ME (original master without echo) (b) (c)
BELIEVE ME (with echo) (b) (c)


May 29, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Jerry Allison: cardboard box percussion
Overdubbed: Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison & Niki Sullivan: background vocal "chants" (a)

NOT FADE AWAY (undubbed - unreleased?)
NOT FADE AWAY (a)

Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: celeste; Jerry Allison: knee slapping
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

EVERYDAY
EVERYDAY (*)


May and June 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/lead guitar; Niki Sullivan: rhythm guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: piano; Jerry Allison: drums

READY TEDDY

Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Norman Petty: organ; Vi Petty: piano; Jerry Allison: drums

VALLEY OF TEARS

Buddy Holly: vocal/lead guitar; Niki Sullivan: rhythm guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed between October 12 and 14, 1957: The Picks (Bill & John Pickering, Bob Lapham): background vocals (a)

TELL ME HOW (undubbed - unreleased?)
TELL ME HOW (a)


Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly & Joe B. Mauldin


June 24, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
JIM ROBINSON: Jim Robinson: vocal; Buddy Holly: electric guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano
Overdubbed mid-August, 1957: The Picks: background vocals

A MAN FROM TEXAS


Between June 29 and July 1, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar (double-tracked vocal and guitar on "Listen To Me"); Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 & 1995 (*)

PEGGY SUE (alternate)
PEGGY SUE
PEGGY SUE (* 1984)
LISTEN TO ME
LISTEN TO ME (* 1995)

Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed during August 1957: The Picks (Bill & John Pickering, Bob Lapham): background vocals (a)

OH BOY (undubbed)
OH BOY (a)


April, June or July 14, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
FRED CRAWFORD: Fred Crawford: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; poss. Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; poss. Norman Petty: organ; The Bowman Brothers: backing vocals

BY THE MISSION WALL


July 1, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal and guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; unknown cricket: chirping

I'M GONNA LOVE YOU TOO


July 12, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
GARY TOLLETT: Gary Tollett (as Gary Dale): vocal/acoustic guitar (a); Buddy Holly: lead guitar; poss. George Atwood or Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Ramona Tollett & poss. Niki Sullivan: backing vocals
Overdubbed mid-August, 1957: The Picks: background vocals (b)

LOOK TO THE FUTURE (a) (b) (unreleased)
LOOK TO THE FUTURE (a)
HONEY, HONEY (b) (unreleased)
HONEY, HONEY


July 15, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
CAROLYN HESTER: Carolyn Hester: vocal; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: cardboard-box percussion (a); Gordon Hester: harmonica (a)

WRECK OF THE OLD '97 (a)
SCARLET RIBBONS


July 12, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal and acoustic guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums

SEND ME SOME LOVIN'
IT'S TOO LATE


Probably July 19, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar (a); Niki Sullivan: guitar (b); Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed between October 12 and 14, 1957: The Picks (Bill & John Pickering, Bob Lapham): background vocals (c)

SEND ME SOME LOVIN' (b) (undubbed - unreleased?)
SEND ME SOME LOVIN' (b) (c)
IT'S TOO LATE (a) (undubbed - unreleased?)
IT'S TOO LATE (a) (c)


Poss. July 20, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
THE NORMAN PETTY TRIO: Buddy Holly (overdubbed) (b) or Jack Vaughn: acoustic guitar; George Atwood: bass; Norman Petty: organ; Vi Petty: piano; Mike Mitchell: drums
Overdubbed The Picks: background vocals (a); The Roses: brief background vocals (b)

MOONDREAMS #1 (instr. - unreleased)
MOONDREAMS #2 (instr.) (a)
MOONDREAMS #3 (instr. - unreleased) (b)


July 26, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
CHARLIE PHILLIPS: Charlie Phillips: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar/harmony vocal (a); Jack Vaughn: acoustic guitar; Jimmy Blakely: steel guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed: The Roses: backing vocals (b); Norman Petty: organ (b); Vi Petty: piano (c)

ONE FADED ROSE (a) (b)
ONE FADED ROSE #2 (a)
SUGARTIME (take 1)
SUGARTIME (take 2 - undubbed)
SUGARTIME (take 2) (b) (c)

SHERRY DAVIS: Sherry Davis: vocal; Buddy Holly: electric lead guitar; Jack Vaughn: acoustic guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Norman Petty: organ; The Picks: backing vocals; Gene Medley: backing vocal (a)

HUMBLE HEART (a)
BROKEN PROMISES


August 25, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
RICK TUCKER: Rick Tucker: vocal/poss. acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly or poss. Roy Orbison: lead guitar; poss. Don Guess: bass; poss. Bo Clarke: drums; Bill Pickering & Bob Lapham: backing vocals

DON'T DO ME THIS WAY
PATTY BABY


September 12, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
RICK TUCKER: Rick Tucker: vocal; Buddy Holly or Rick Tucker: acoustic guitar; poss. Don Guess: bass; poss. Bo Clarke: drums; Vi Petty: piano; The Picks: backing vocals

DON'T DO ME THIS WAY


Probably September 28 and 29, 1957; Officer's Club, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Niki Sullivan: rhythm guitar/second lead guitar (a); Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbed between October 12 and 14, 1957: The Picks (Bill & John Pickering, Bob Lapham): background vocals (b)

YOU'VE GOT LOVE (undubbed - unreleased?)
YOU'VE GOT LOVE (b)
MAYBE BABY (a) (undubbed - unreleased?)
MAYBE BABY (a) (b)
AN EMPTY CUP (AND A BROKEN DATE) (undubbed - unreleased?)
AN EMPTY CUP (AND A BROKEN DATE) (b)
ROCK ME MY BABY (undubbed - unreleased?)
ROCK ME MY BABY (b)


December 17, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; C. W. Kendall, Jr.: piano; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995
(*)

LITTLE BABY
LITTLE BABY (*)


December 19, 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Vi Petty: piano; Jerry Allison: cardboard box percussion/drums (a)
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

YOU'RE SO SQUARE (BABY I DON'T CARE)
YOU'RE SO SQUARE (BABY I DON'T CARE) (*)
LOOK AT ME (a)


April or December 1957; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; probably Jerry Allison: drums

MONA (several takes)

Rehearsal session only.


January 25, 1958; Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Producer: Milton De Lugg; A & R: Sonny Lester
Buddy Holly: vocal; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Norman Petty: piano; Jerry Allison: drums; William Marine, Robert Bollinger, Robert Harter, Merril Ostrus & Abby Hoffer: background vocals
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1966 (*)

RAVE ON
THAT'S MY DESIRE (take 1 fs)
THAT'S MY DESIRE (take 2 fs)
THAT'S MY DESIRE (take 3 master)
THAT'S MY DESIRE (*)


February 12, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: cymbals
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

WELL... ALL RIGHT
WELL... ALL RIGHT (*)


Probably February 14, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Norman Petty: organ; Jerry Allison: cardboard box percussion
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (*)

TAKE YOUR TIME (take 1 fs)
TAKE YOUR TIME (take 2 fs)
TAKE YOUR TIME (take 3)
TAKE YOUR TIME (master)
TAKE YOUR TIME (*)

Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbing: Vi Petty: piano; The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush & David Bigham): background vocals (a). Overdubbing completed February 19, 1958

FOOL'S PARADISE (take 1)
FOOL'S PARADISE (take 2)
FOOL'S PARADISE (take 3 master)
FOOL'S PARADISE (a)
THINK IT OVER (take 1 fs)
THINK IT OVER (take 2 fs)
THINK IT OVER (take 3)
THINK IT OVER (take 4)
THINK IT OVER (take 5 master)
THINK IT OVER (a)


February 19, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
JERRY ALLISON: Jerry Allison: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Bo Clarke: drums
Overdubbing at a slightly later date: The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush & David Bigham): background vocals (a)

REAL WILD CHILD (undubbed - unreleased?)
REAL WILD CHILD (a)
OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (undubbed - unreleased?)
OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (a)


May 25, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/rhythm guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
Overdubbing at a slightly later date: The Roses (Robert Linville, Ray Rush & David Bigham): background vocals

LONESOME TEARS
IT'S SO EASY


Poss. May 25, 1958, Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/rhythm guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

HEARTBEAT
HEARTBEAT (*)


Poss. June 2, 1958, Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: double-tracked vocal and rhythm guitar; Tommy Allsup: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (*)

LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU (undubbed)
LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU (handclapping dubbed 1964)
LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU (*)
WISHING (undubbed - unreleased?)
WISHING (dubbed 1) (1)
WISHING (dubbed 2) (1)

1) Two versions of "Wishing" are listed here because they differ from each other only in the degree of added overdubbing. They do not represent different "takes" of the same song.


June 6, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
CAROLYN HESTER: Carolyn Hester: vocal; Buddy Holly: lead guitar; George Atwood: bass; poss. Jerry Allison: drums

TAKE YOUR TIME (unreleased)
A LITTLE WHILE AGO (unreleased)
HURRY SANTA, HURRY (unreleased)
CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY (unreleased)


Poss. June, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
LLOYD CALL: Lloyd Call: vocal (overdubbed later); Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano

LITTLE COWBOY (unreleased)
IF I HAD KNOWN (unreleased)


Poss. June, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
HOMER TANKERSLEY: Homer Tankersley: vocal (overdubbed later); Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar; George Atwood: bass; Jerry Allison: drums; Vi Petty: piano; The Roses: backing vocals (overdubbed later)

IF I HAD KNOWN


June 19, 1958; Coral Record Studios, New York City
Producer: Dick Jacobs; Musicians contractor: John "Jack" Hansen
Buddy Holly: vocal; George Barnes: lead guitar; Al Chernet: guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; Sam "The Man" Taylor: alto saxophone; David "Panama" Francis: drums; Philip Kraus: drums; Helen Way Singers (Helen Hay, Harriet Young & Theresa Merritt): background vocals

EARLY IN THE MORNING
NOW WE'RE ONE


1958; KLLL, Radio Studio, Lubbock, Texas
WAYLON JENNINGS: Waylon Jennings: vocal/acoustic guitar; Buddy Holly: acoustic lead guitar

BIG TIME LADIES MAN (unreleased)
MORE AND MORE
WHEN YOU ARE LONELY


September 7, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
JERRY ENGLER: Jerry Engler: vocal; Buddy Holly: electric lead guitar, bells (a); George Atwood: bass; Bo Clarke: drums; Vi Petty: organ (b)

I SENT YOU ROSES (b)
WHAT A' YOU GONNA DO (a)


September 10, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producers: Buddy Holly & Norman Petty
Buddy Holly: vocal/lead guitar/acoustic guitar (a); Joe B. Mauldin: bass; Curtis Ousley (King Curtis): tenor saxophone; Jerry Allison: drums
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 (*)

REMINISCING (a) (undubbed - unreleased?)
REMINISCING (lesser dubbed) (1)
REMINISCING (more dubbed) (1)
REMINISCING (*)
COME BACK BABY
COME BACK BABY (*)

1) Two versions of "Reminiscing" are listed here because they differ from each other only in the degree of added overdubbing. They do not represent different "takes" of the same song.


September 10, 1958; Nor Va Jak Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
Producer: Buddy Holly
WAYLON JENNINGS: Waylon Jennings: vocal; Buddy Holly: acoustic guitar (a)/lead guitar (b); George Atwood: bass; Curtis Ousley (King Curtis): saxophone; Bo Clarke: drums
The Roses overdubbed: background vocals (c)

WHEN SIN STOPS (take 1) (instrumental) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 2) (instrumental) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 3) (instrumental) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 4) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 5) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 6) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 7) (undubbed - unreleased) (b)
WHEN SIN STOPS (take 7) (overdubbed) (a) (c)
WHEN SIN STOPS
JOLE BLON (a)


September 30, 1958, Beltone Recording Company, New York City
Producers: Buddy Holly & Phil Everly
LOU GIORDANO: Lou Giordano: vocal; Buddy Holly: guitar; Buddy Holly & Phil Everly: background vocals (falsetto) (a)

STAY CLOSE TO ME
DON'T CHA KNOW (a)


October 21, 1958; Coral Record Studios, New York City
Producer: Dick Jacobs; A & R: C. John "Jack" Hansen
Buddy Holly: vocal; Al Caiola: guitar; Sanford Bloch: bass; Ernest Hayes: piano; Abraham "Boomie" Richman: tenor saxophone; Clifford Leeman: drums; Doris Johnson: harp; Sylvan Shulman, Leo Kruczek, Leonard Posner, Irving Spice, Ray Free, Herbert Bourne, Julius Held & Paul Winter: violins; David Schwartz & Howard Kay: violas; Maurice Brown & Maurice Bialkin: cellos
The Picks overdubbed (*)

TRUE LOVE WAYS
TRUE LOVE WAYS (*)
IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE
RAINING IN MY HEART
RAINING IN MY HEART (*)
MOONDREAMS
MOONDREAMS (*)

These are the only masters recorded by Buddy Holly in true stereo.


December 3, 5, 8, 14, and 17, 1958; Buddy Holly's apartment 3B, The Brevport, 8th Street, New York City
Buddy Holly: vocal/acoustic guitar
Jack Hansen Combo - overdubbed in 1959 & 1960 (*)
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1963 (**)
The Picks - overdubbed in 1984 & 1995 (***)

THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY (undubbed)
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY (* 1960)
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY (**)
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY (*** 1984)
WHAT TO DO (undubbed)
WHAT TO DO (* 1959)
WHAT TO DO (**)
WHAT TO DO (*** 1995)
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (undubbed)
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (* 1959)
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (**)
THAT MAKES IT TOUGH (undubbed)
THAT MAKES IT TOUGH (* 1960)
THAT MAKES IT TOUGH (**)
CRYING, WAITING, HOPING (undubbed)
CRYING, WAITING, HOPING (* 1959)
CRYING, WAITING, HOPING (**)
CRYING, WAITING, HOPING (*** 1995)
LEARNING THE GAME (undubbed)
LEARNING THE GAME (* 1960)
LEARNING THE GAME (**)
LEARNING THE GAME (*** 1995)


Probably December 27, 1958; Radio Station KLLL, Lubbock, Texas
Producer: Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly: vocal/guitar; Waylon Jennings & Ray "Slim" Corbin: hand clapping
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1968 (*)
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (**)

YOU'RE THE ONE
YOU'RE THE ONE (*)
YOU'RE THE ONE (**)


Between January 1 and 22, 1959; Buddy Holly's apartment 3B, The Brevport, 8th Street, New York City
Buddy Holly: vocal/acoustic guitar/electric guitar (a)
Jack Hansen Combo - overdubbing after Holly's death (*)
Norman Petty/The Fireballs - overdubbed in 1962 & 1968 (**)
The Picks - overdubbed in 1995 (***)

WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE (undubbed) (a)
WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE (lesser dubbed) (** 1962)
WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE (more dubbed) (** 1962)
SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN' (undubbed alternate slow version)
SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN' (undubbed slow version)
SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN' (dubbed slow version) (** 1962)
SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN' (undubbed fast version)
SLIPPIN' & SLIDIN' (dubbed fast version) (** 1968)
DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS (fragment)
DEAREST (undubbed el. guitar version
DEAREST (dubbed 1 el. guitar version) (** 1962)
DEAREST (dubbed 2 el. guitar version) (** 1968)
DEAREST (undubbed ac. guitar version
LOVE IS STRANGE (undubbed)
LOVE IS STRANGE (** 1968)
LOVE IS STRANGE (***)
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (undubbed) (a)
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (** 1968)
Untitled instrumental (LEAVE MY WOMAN ALONE) (undubbed) (a)


Unknown date

Buddy Holly & Waylon Jennings:

MORE AND MORE (demo - unreleased?)


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