The Crickets: The “Chirping” Crickets

The “Chirping” Crickets is the debut album from the American rock and roll band The Crickets, led by Buddy Holly. In 2012, the album was ranked number 420 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The LP was released in the US in 1957, and in the UK in 1958. It was re-released by Coral in 1962 as Buddy Holly and The Crickets. After being out of print for many years, it was reissued as a remastered CD in 2004 with bonus tracks.

Track Listing:

1. “Oh, Boy!”
2. “Not Fade Away”
3. “You’ve Got Love”
4. “Maybe Baby”
5. “It’s Too Late”
6. “Tell Me How”

Side 2

7. “That’ll Be the Day”
8. “I’m Looking for Someone to Love”
9. “An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)”
10. “Send Me Some Lovin'”
11. “Last Night”
12. “Rock Me My Baby”

Notes: Holly died in the plane crash “The Day the Music died”. But he had a shit load of awesome songs even though he was only in his 20s.

“Maybe Baby” is one of the most covered songs of all time.

But he also was huge for the jam band type bands. “Not Fade way” has become a Jam band staple over the years.

Grateful Dead

Phish and Phil Lesh

Los Lobos – Not Fade Away / Bertha – 7/24/1999

Schill Score: 9/10

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