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Promoting Buddy Holly
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18 July 2013
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Buddy Holly hasn't been forgotten, there is a massive fan base for him and his name still appears among the most influential and best artists from his era. His released body of work wasn't that massive before he died in the plane crash but a load more has come out over the years for example Showcase, Holly In the Hills and the excellent Reminiscing, and all worth a listen tho the unoverdubbed (is that a word, it should be) material is far superior in my opinion, the apartment demos are incredible. Sadly there are also versions of his biggest songs that were overdubbed years later by the Picks that are horrendous, whoever thought Everyday would sound better with crappy backing vocals needs to be taken outside and hit with the master tapes. I bought a cd of them for a couple of quid not having a clue and was horrified, the cd was immediately taken out of the computer and shoved in the bin. There are also about 40 quadrillion compilations that match only Elvis in number.

I much prefer Buddy to Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and the other Sun Records artists.

Had no idea however that 2 albums had been released recently that featured contemporary artists of today covering his material, I wouldn't have bought them if I had, same as I don't buy cds of artists who cover the Beatles.

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This goes back a ways, but James Taylor covered Buddy Holly's "Everyday" back in 1985.  I know this might be sacrilege, but I prefer JT's version to Holly's.

James Taylor, Paul Simon, McCartney and Lennon -- all loved those old rock & roll pioneers.

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I prefer the Beatles version of Words Of Love. No idea what that makes me?

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I like Crow's "Slow Down" way better than the Beatles' version.

 

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I've seen photos of Paul from the '80s in Buddy Holly inspired costumes as part of an annual festival he used to host. Does anyone know why he stopped doing it? Was it just that his schedule wouldn't allow it?

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Since around a year or two, I have been listening to Buddy Holly. His lyrics and music are some of the best of all time. I have to admit, The Beatles version of Words Of Love is just slightly superior to Holly's because of Lennon-McCartney-Harrison vocals. My personal favorite song of Buddy Holly is: True Love Ways. It has a very special meaning for me. It was a gift for his wife and it was his first stereo recording session (and his only of his life as this was his last studio recording session where he also recorded It Doesn't Matter Anymore and Raining in My Heart").

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