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The Crickets - Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3

The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3


The Crickets were a group with two careers, one that lasted less than a year-and-a-half, and another that continued for decades. Originally formed by singer and guitarist Buddy Holly, drummer Jerry Allison, and bassist Joe B. Mauldin, the Crickets went from being Holly's backing musicians to a self-contained band when they re-recorded a song that Holly had already cut under his own name to avoid violating an earlier contract. The Crickets went on to a successful run of hits with Holly -- including "Maybe Baby," "Not Fade Away," and "That'll Be the Day" -- until his death in 1959. After that, the Crickets, joined by guitarist Sonny Curtis, went on to a long run recording on their own as well as backing other artists, most notably Bobby Vee and the Everly Brothers. Their first post-Holly album, In Style with the Crickets, included the original version of Curtis' song "I Fought the Law," but by the mid-'70s, they had walked away from recording and primarily performed live, especially after the 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story revived interest in their former frontman. The Crickets came back in 1988 with T Shirt, which was produced in part by longtime fan Paul McCartney, and 2004's The Crickets & Their Buddies found them covering their classics with help from Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings, John Prine, Graham Nash, and many more.
The "Crickets" started out as a ruse. In 1956, Buddy Holly signed a contract with Decca Records, but after two sessions in Nashville, no one was happy with the results, and Holly and Decca parted ways. After finding a more sympathetic producer in Norman Petty, Holly, Jerry Allison, and Joe B. Mauldin decamped to Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, and, among other things, cut a new version of one of Holly's Decca efforts, "That'll Be the Day." Coral Records was interested in Holly's Clovis recordings, but the terms of the Decca contract meant he couldn't re-record "That'll Be the Day" under his own name, so the new version was credited to the Crickets. The Crickets' "That'll Be the Day" became a Number One hit in 1957, and for the next 15 months, there were records by the Crickets and records by Buddy Holly -- which were virtually interchangeable -- and on-stage they were billed as Buddy Holly & the Crickets. By the end of 1958, however, the references to "Buddy Holly & the Crickets" were becoming valid in the worst possible way. Holly's shifting and expanding musical interests, coupled with his move to New York and marriage to Maria Elena Santiago, and the differing relationships that the three had with Petty, who was now their manager, led to a split between Holly and his bandmates in the months immediately prior to Holly's death in a plane crash on February 3, 1959.

The result of their split was a separate existence for the Crickets. Jerry Allison became the de facto leader of the group, and they were soon a quartet, with Sonny Curtis on guitar and Earl Sinks as lead singer. In 1959, still managed and produced by Norman Petty, they recorded "Love's Made a Fool of You" backed with "Someone, Someone," which failed to chart. Their next serious assault on the charts -- a version of Curtis' "I Fought the Law" cut for Coral Records -- vanished without a trace in 1959, and their rendition of "More Than I Can Say" also failed to find an audience for them, though it did wonders for Bobby Vee (and, by extension, for Curtis as its composer). They recorded a handful of singles for Coral Records, and later signed to Liberty Records with Jerry Naylor in the lead singer spot (sometimes switching off with Curtis), in addition to recording with Buddy Holly soundalike Bobby Vee.

The group recorded for Liberty for four years, from 1961 through 1965, even doing their versions of several Beatles songs, but apart from a pair of minor hits, "My Little Girl" and "Please Don't Ever Change," were unable to generate any enthusiasm. One of Naylor's successors, David Box, died in a plane crash in 1964. They did find some lingering success in England, where they headlined shows as well as serving as a backing band for the Everly Brothers, and the group even managed to appear in two jukebox movies on either side of the Atlantic, Just for Fun (1963) in England (doing "My Little Girl" and "Teardrops Feel Like Rain") and The Girls on the Beach (1965) in America (doing "La Bamba"). By the end of the '60s, Mauldin had left music while Allison was singing lead; he and Curtis were also working as session musicians, and Curtis scored a huge success at the dawn of the '70s as the composer of "Love Is All Around," the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Too Much Monday MorningAllison and Curtis were the core of the group in the early '70s, mostly working as a touring act rather than a recording outfit, though new records did appear on various labels, including Mercury and MCA. In the wake of the revival of interest in Holly's music at the end of the '70s, thanks in part to the 1978 movie The Buddy Holly Story, the Crickets re-formed on a steady basis, with Joe B. Mauldin returning to the lineup after more than a decade out of music. In 1986, Curtis left the fold to re-establish himself as a solo performer, and was replaced by Gordon Payne on vocals. In 1988, they recorded the single "T-Shirt," produced by noted fan Paul McCartney, which became a minor hit and led to the release of an LP of the same name from Epic Records. The British label Carlton Records issued Too Much Monday Morning in 1996, which included guest vocals from Texas country-folk artist Nanci Griffith. In 2004, the Crickets released The Crickets & their Buddies, in which they re-recorded a number of their Holly-era hits with notable guest stars, among them Eric Clapton, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Graham Nash, Bobby Vee, and Waylon Jennings (whose contribution was recorded shortly before his death). After the death of Joe B. Mauldin in 2015 and the advancing age of the other Crickets, the band faded away from both recording and live work, but a steady flow of archival reissues and the group's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 kept their music and memory alive. In 2018, the British Not Now label issued The Crickets Story, which collected the group's complete recordings from 1957 to 1962

The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3



Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)


Launching his career as a fill-in for the recently deceased Buddy Holly, Bobby Vee scored several pop hits during the early '60s, that notorious period of popular music sandwiched between the birth of rock & roll and the rise of the British Invasion. Though a few of his singles -- "Rubber Ball," for one -- were as innocuous as anything else from the era, Vee had a knack for infectious Brill Building pop, thanks to his ebullient voice as well as the cadre of songwriters standing behind him.

Born in Fargo, North Dakota in 1943, Robert Thomas Velline was still in his teens when he formed his first combo, the Shadows, with his brother Bill and their friend Bob Korum. The trio were playing around the area when their big break came, at the expense of one of Bobby's musical idols; the Winter Dance Party package tour, with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper were on their way to Fargo when their plane went down in Iowa, killing all three. The Shadows were scheduled to play the date instead of Holly, and several months later, producer Tommy "Snuff" Garrett supervised their first recording session and the release of the single "Suzie Baby" on Soma Records. Liberty/RCA picked up the single later in the year, and though it just barely scraped the pop charts, the label kept plugging with Vee as a solo act, recording him on Adam Faith's "What Do You Want?," which also failed to move.

With the collective might of the Brill Building behind him, though, Vee was guaranteed to make it; his third single, "Devil or Angel," hit the Top Ten in mid-1960, followed by "Rubber Ball" later that year. One year later, Vee's biggest hit, "Take Good Care of My Baby," spent three weeks at number one, followed by the number two "Run to Him." His fame appeared to wane after the 1962 Top Ten single "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," due in large part to the success of the Beatles and other English acts. Vee appeared in several movies (Just for Fun, Play It Cool) and briefly tried to cash in on the British phenomenon -- with the disappointing Bobby Vee Sings the New Sound from England! -- but also recorded songs by his early influences, including Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Vee continued to chart throughout the '60s, and even hit the Top Ten again in 1967 with "Come Back When You Grow Up," but after a brief attempt at more serious recordings, he hit the rock & roll oldies circuit. He died in 2016 at the age of 73.



Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets is a cross-over rock and roll album that brings singer Bobby Vee together with the Crickets. It was Vee's 6th album and The Crickets' second release following the departure and subsequent death of their front man, Buddy Holly. The album contains new versions of three songs written by or recorded by Holly—Peggy Sue, Bo Diddley, and Well...All Right—and a host of cover versions of 1950s rock'n'roll songs by artists like Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Originally released as an LP record on July 14, 1962, the album was re-released on CD in 1991, with bonus tracks not featured on the original album.


Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1991)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

The reissue of this enjoyable album includes ten bonus tracks, including alternate takes, unreleased songs


Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol.7

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol.7

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol.7

01 Woody Coleman - Linda Darling 
02 Sammy Day - Sammy The Clamie 
03 Sonny Hines - Give Me Back My Heart 
04 Con Pierson - I Heard Those Bells 
05 Paul Anthony - Step up 
06 Mike Masters - Whole Wide World 
07 Al Fred - A Gypsy Cried 
08 Lee Adrian - A In Love 
09 Jackie Allen - Not A Soul To Call My Own 
10 Lanny Duncan - I Didn't Lie 
11 Tommy Walters - Little Angel 
12 Don Snyder - My Tender Years 
13 Jimmy Davis - Mister Wind 
14 Mike Lane - Word Of Pretend 
15 Jerry Naylor - Stop Your Crying 
16 Paragons - Who Am I 
17 Tommy Clay - The Tall Oak Tree 
18 Vilas Craig - Walking Down The Avenue 
19 Jay ray Wills - My Old Feelings 
20 Vince Wayne - Take A Chance 
21 Paul Chandler - Kewpie Doll 
22 Billy Kidd - A Letter To Hayley 
23 Terry Fell - Childbride 
24 Buddy White - Rainy Seasons 
25 Ritchie Adams - Tell Me Baby Did You Wait 
26 Jimmy Rondell - Little Angel 
27 Al Reno - Cheryl 
28 Freddie Beach - Why 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol.7




 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 8

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 8

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 8

01 Rick Ronson - Look My Way 
02 Mike Franco - Leave My Past Behind 
03 Angie Monaco - Heartbreaker 
04 Johnny Moore - Pretty Face 
05 Johnny Gee - Three Little Lies 
06 John & Eddy - I Can't Win For Losing 
07 George Graham - So In Love With You 
08 Walt Durling - You'll Be Sorry 
09 Matt Friemon - I Don't Understand You 
10 The R-Dells - You Say 
11 Gene Cook - Silly Girl 
12 Rocky & Gene - A New Love Everyday 
13 Frankie Love - First Star 
14 Charles Vanell - Classmates 
15 Denny Rafkin - Twisting In The Sand 
16 Barry & Bob - Music, Music, Music 
17 Jerry Scott - Two Loves, Two Kisses, Two Problems 
18 Larry & The Loafers - 'Til The End 
19 Jerry Woodard - Woe Is Me 
20 Ronny & The Satellites - Dream Of You 
21 Lenny Frank - Let's Go Steady For The Summer 
22 Jim Reid - Don't Leave Me 
23 Paul Anthony - Hello Teardrops, Goodbye Love 
24 Jeff Hunter - Man Of Stone 
25 John Logan - Mr. Bassman 
26 Roger Calkins - Good Nite  

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 8



 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 9

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 9

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 9

01 Dickey Lee - Dreamy Nights 
02 Ray & Lindy - Angel Love 
03 Doug & Freddy - I Believe In Love 
04 The Jades - So Blue 
05 Jimmy Inman & The Impollos - You Never Realized 
06 Jimmy Helms - What Am I To Do 
07 Bobby Vinton - You'll Never Forget 
08 Johnny & The Shy Guys - Pretty Baby 
09 Charles Heinz - Desteny 
10 Mike Preston - Just Ask Your Heart 
11 Jerry Cox With The Cavaliers - Sherry 
12 Chuck Hix - Sandy 
13 Chet Powers - Someone Loves You Jo 
14 Davy Douglas - Hungry Heart 
15 Dean Reed - Our Summer Romance 
16 Gene Princeton & His Plaids - Deana Jo 
17 Lou Josie - Time's A Wastin' 
18 Scott Miller - I Confess 
19 Johnny October - Young And In Love 
20 Del Reeves - Because You Love Me 
21 Joey Brooks - I Have Waited 
22 Gene Bua - Once Upon A Time 
23 Dick Glasser - Heartaches Over You 
24 Mark Taylor - I'm Waiting Just For You 
25 Johnny Ferguson - Waitin' For The Sandman 
26 Doug Powell - The Wheel Of Love 
27 Dick Grass & The Hoppers - Please Dear 
28 King Brothers - I'll Die From Heartbreak 
29 Wayne Powers - Point Of View 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 9





 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 10

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 10

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 10

01 Tony Rossini - Darlena 
02 Conway Twitty - A Million Teardrops 
03 Ronnie James - Where In The World Are You 
04 Luis Bravo - The Girl For Me 
05 Bobby Angel - Bab-O 
06 Tony Bertolet - Lifeguard Stand 
07 Gene Simmons - Little Rag Doll 
08 Bobby Wilson - I Shouldn't 
09 Billy Mitchell - You Know I Do 
10 Art Wayne - We Don't Need No Chaperone 
11 Paul Chandler - Weeping Like A Willow 
12 Jimmy Lee - I Wonder (Can It Be True) 
13 Lonny And The Angels - Before I Saw You Smile 
14 Johnny Allen - Everybody's Got A Girl But Me 
15 Jimmy Curtis - Without You 
16 The Shadows - New Heartache 
17 Bill Velline - What'll I Do  
18 Dick Zabe - Deep Down 
19 Art Wayne - Try And Try Again 
20 Shelly Dane - A Time In My Life 
21 Bobby Whalen - Angel Love 
22 John Gary - The Bells Ring 
23 Steve O'Neill - I Want You To Be My Baby 
24 Kenny Miller - Spring Vacation 
25 Teen-Tone's - I Feel So Happy 
26 Vern Mack - Sweet Summer Kisses 
27 Don Jarrels - Lucky Fellow 
28 Gene Ross - True Love 
29 Royals - Back In Town 
30 Bob Wilson - Black Rose 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 10

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 11

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 11

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 11

01 Cal Starr - Pain Of Love 
02 Unknown - Shake It Pretty Baby 
03 Bob Aceto - Old Enough 
04 Ken Owens & The Del Reys - You're For Me 
05 Bill Velline - Leave Me Alone 
06 Dante & His Friends - Now I Got You 
07 Dewell Everette - One More Kiss 
08 Hilton Knapp - Last Time 
09 Johnny Maestro - Fifty Million Heartbeats 
10 The Altones - Love Me Love Me 
11 Freddie Schaefer - Why Is It 
12 Ric Tanny - Phoebe 
13 Bobby Hart - The Girl I Used To Know 
14 The Barker Brothers - Tonight, Baby Tonight 
15 Bill Cecere - Day After Day 
16 Steve Alaimo - Unchained Melody 
17 Billy Lathrem - I Had A Dream 
18 Bobby Stuart - Go On And Cry 
19 Tony Bertolet - Vitamin You  
20 Wendell Nye - Tell Me How 
21 Tommy Reed - I Don't Want A Dream 
22 Johnny Wallin - Mandy 
23 The Nightlites - I Love You So 
24 Travis Pritchett - She Still Knows 
25 Johnny Angel - Without Her Heart 
26 Bobby Valenti - Let's Go Steady Again 
27 Bobby Lee - Let Me Not Be Wise 
28 Rodney Lay - It's All Over But The Crying 
29 The Premiers - Younger Than You 
30 The Countdowns - Find My Love  

Various Artists - Teenage Time Vol. 11






 

Pop Tops - Mamy Blue (1971)

Pop Tops - Mamy Blue  (1971)

Spanish vocal band. Founded in 1961 by:
Phil Trim (vocals), José Lipiani (drums), Alberto Vega López (sax-clarinet), Ignacio Pérez Romero (organ), Julián Luis Angulo (Luis Fierro, guitar & occasional singer) & Enrique Gómez Molina (bass-trumpet). Later Ignacio was substituted by Rafael Guillermo and José Lupiani by Francisco Urbano Romero.


01  Pop Tops - Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose 
02  Pop Tops - Road To Freedom 
03  Pop Tops - Just Pretend 
04  Pop Tops - You Finally Found Your Man 
05  Pop Tops - Oh Lord, Why Lord 
06  Pop Tops - Mamy Blue 
07  Pop Tops - What A Place To Live In 
08  Pop Tops - Grandma 
09  Pop Tops - Walk Along By The River Side 
10  Pop Tops - Give Me Up As Lost 
11  Pop Tops - Love And Care 
12  Pop Tops - Young And Foolish 
13  Pop Tops - Suzanne 
14  Pop Tops - Happiness Ville 
15  Pop Tops - Oh Lord, Why Lord (EP Mono Version) 
16  Pop Tops - Somewhere 
17  Pop Tops - The Voice Of The Dying Man

Pop Tops - Mamy Blue  (1971)


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The G-Men ‎– On Tour With The G-Men (1962)

The G-Men  ‎– On Tour With The G-Men (1962)

John Kongos had been the leader behind Johnny Kongos & the G-Men, a prolific beat group from Johannesburg, South Africa that frequently appeared on that country's charts during the first half of the '60s. In 1966, Kongos and a number of his associates relocated to London and cut a 1967 single as Floribunda Rose for Piccadilly. Floribunda Rose eventually morphed into Scrugg, a psychedelic pop band that released a trio of singles for Pye prior to their 1969 breakup. "I Wish I Was Five," a 1968 B-side, gained the most attention. Upon Scrugg's split, Kongos went solo and released a handful of records, including the albums Confusions About a Goldfish, John Kongos, and Tokoloshe Man. The 1971 single "He's Gonna Step on You Again" registered on the charts in the U.K. and the U.S. Sporadic reissues of Kongos' work appeared during the '90s, and in 2002, Castle released Lavender Popcorn: 1966-1969, which combined Scrugg and Floribunda Rose material (both familiar and previously unreleased) with Confusions About a Goldfish.


01 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Johnny Finds a mermaid 
02 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Road Runner 
03 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Memoeries Linger On 
04 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Apache 
05 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Tell Me One More Time 
06 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Sad in the Saddle 
07 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Hava Nagila 
08 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - I Love the Girl Next Door 
09 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - White Silver Sands 
10 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Theme from 'Joe Dakota' 
11 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Let's Go Steady 
12 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Texas Twist 
13 - Johnny Kongos and the G-Men - Always 


The G-Men  ‎– On Tour With The G-Men (1962)


 

Johnny Kongos and The G-Men - You'll Never Walk Alone And Other Classics

Johnny Kongos and The G-Men - You'll Never Walk Alone And Other Classics



01. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - You'll Never Walk Alone 
02. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Over The Mountain,across The Sea 
03. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Money 
04. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Tulips For Toinette 
05. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Someone Someone 
06. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Love Potion No.9 
07. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - It's All Over Now 
08. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Tomorrow Is Another Day 
09. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Tobacco Road 
10. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Crying In The Rain 
11. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Raunchy Twist 
12. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - And I Love Her 
13. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Oh Boy 
14. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Hard Luck Story 
15. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - I Want You 
16. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Nine Pound Hammer 
17. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Hum-Ding-A-Ling 
18. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - 900 Miles 
19. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Forgive Me 
20. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - C'mon Everybody 
21. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - It's All Happening 
22. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Wond'rous Place 
23. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Windy And Warm 
24. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - You Got What I Like 
25. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Green Green Grass Of Texas 
26. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Little Bird 
27. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - A Million Teardrops 
28. Johnny Kongos And The G-Men - Swing On A Star 

Johnny Kongos and The G-Men - You'll Never Walk Alone And Other Classics


 

The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

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