CRICKETS
After Buddy Holly!


"My Little Girl"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Crickets were formed in Lubbock, Texas by Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison around 1956. Later bassist Joe B. Mauldin joined. They were one of the first rock and roll bands to be self-contained, writing, playing, producing and recording their own material. They were the the very first rock musicians to make rock and roll truly accessible to their audience. Their format of guitar, drums and bass inspired thousands of bands around the world.

With “That’ll Be The Day” in 1957 and their follwing hits, The Crickets became the leading rock and roll band in the world. Late 1958, Buddy Holly left for New York to try a solo career. Allison and Mauldin continued on with The Crickets, adding their old friend Sonny Curtis as lead guitarist and vocalist. Curtis had played guitar and fiddle in earlier groups with Holly and Allison so his joining was logical and perfect.

The first Crickets’ album without Buddy Holly, "In Style With The Crickets", was recorded in the same Clovis, New Mexico studio as had all their hits, with additional sessions in New York and Los Angeles. Their classics “I Fought The Law” and “More Than I Can Say” were introduced on this album. With a new Crickets recording contract with West Coast-based Liberty Records, as well as a shift in focus from touring to the studio, Los Angeles became home base for the group for the next 15 years.


Source:Crickets.com

Band Members:

Jerry Allison: Drums, vocals and occasional songwriter. Founder member and one of the most influental drummers in rock

Joe B. Mauldin: Bass. First bassist in the group and so also playing on the Buddy Holly records

Sonny Curtis: Guitar and vocals . Curtis in a fine guitarist and a talented song-writer. He has written several world-wide hits for other artists.

Waylon Jennings: Vocals and rhythm guitar. Jennings has a big solo career as a country singer. He played shortly with Holly during his last days before the fatal crash.

Niki Sullivan: Rhythm guitarist for a short period during the Holly days.

Tommy Allsup: Guitarist for a short periods.

Glenn D. Hardin: Piano. Session musician on several Crickets records.

Jerry Naylor: Vocals, member during the Liberty years


Discography:


1. In Style - Coral CRL 57320 - 1960

Tracks:
1. More Than I Can Say / 2. Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu / 3. Great Balls Of Fire / 4. Ting-A-Ling / 5. Just This Once / 6. Deborah / 7. Baby My Heart / 8. When You Ask About Love / 9. Time Will Tell / 10. A Sweet Love / 11. I Fought The Law / 12. Love’s Made A Fool Of You / 13. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flue (alt)* / 14. Smooth Guy* / 15. After It's Over* / 16. So You're In Love* / 17. Someone, Someone* / 18. So You're In Love* / 19. Smooth Guy* / 20. Why Did You Leave* / 21. Baby My Heart* / 22. Don't Cha Know* / 23. Peggy Sue Got Married*
Rating : 8


2. Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets - Liberty LRP 3228 - 1962

Tracks:
1. Peggy Sue / 2. Bo Diddley / 3. Someday / 4. Well All Right / 5. I Gotta Know / 6. Looking For Love / 7. Sweet Little Sixteen / 8. When You’re In Love / 9. Lucille / 10. The Girl Of My Best Friend / 11. Little Queenie / 12. The Girl Can’t Help It
Rating : 6


3. Something Old, Something New - Liberty LRP 3272 - 1963

Tracks:
1. Willie And The Hand Jive / 2. Don't Ever Change / 3. Summertime / 4. Searchin' / 5. Little Hollywood Girl / 6. Pretty Blue Eyes / 7. What'd I Say / 8. Parisian Girl / 9. Blue, Blue Day / 10. Love Is Strange / 11. He's Old Enough To Know Better / 12. Blue Monday / 13. (They Call Her) La Bamba* / 14. Lonely Avenue* / 15. Teardrops Fall Like Rain* / 16. Thoughtless* / 17. My Little Girl* / 18. Playboy*
Rating : 7


4. California Sun - Liberty LRP 3351 - 1964

Tracks:
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand / 2. California Sun / 3. She Loves You / 4. A Fool Never Learns / 5. Slippin’ & Slidin’ / 5. I Saw Her Standing There / 7. Lonely Avenue / 8. Please Please Me / 9. Money / 10. From Me To You / 11. You Can’t Be In-Between / 12. Come On
Rating : 6


5. A Collection - Liberty LBY 1258 - 1965

Tracks:
1. (They Call Her) La Bamba / 2. All Over You / 3. Ev’rybody’s Got A Little Problem / 4. I Think I’ve Caught The Blues / 5. We Gotta Get Together / 6. Playboy / 7. Lonely Avenue / 8. My Little Girl / 9. Teardrops Fall Like Rain / 10. Right Or Wrong / 11. You Can’t Be In-Between / 12. Don’t Try To Change Me / 13. Lost & Alone / 14. I’m Not A Bad Guy
Rating : 7


6. Bubblegum, Pop, Ballads and Boogie - Phillips 6308149 - 1973

Tracks:
1. Can I Make You Feel It / 2. Hayride / 3. Wasn’t It Nice In New York City / 4. Rockin’ Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu / 5. Lovesick Blues / 6. My Rockin’ Days / 7. I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby / 8. On The Outside Looking In / 9. Keep A Knockin’ / 10. Day Gig / 11. Destiny’s Child
Rating :

7. Remnants - Vertigo 1020 - 1974

Tracks:
1. Find Out What’s Happening / 2. Lay Lady Lay Down / 3. Rock & Roll Man / 4. I’m Gonna Ruin Your Health / 5. Rhyme & Time / 6. Decoy Baker / 7. Losin’ Streak / 8. Atmore / 9. The Truth Is Still The Same / 10. Hitchhike Out To Venus / 11. Ooh Las Vegas / 12. Draggin’ Chains
Rating :


8. A Long Way From Lubbock - Mercury 6310007 - 1974

Tracks:
1. An American Love Affair / 2. Lay Lady Lay Down / 3. Decoy Baker / 4. He's Got A Way With Women / 5. Rhyme & Time / 6. I Got A Thing About You Baby / 7. You Make It Way Too Hard / 8. Ain't Protestin' / 9. Bony Maronie / 10. Ooh Las Vegas / 11. Find Out What's Happening / 12. I Like Your Music / 13. Now and Then It's Gonna Rain
Rating :


9. T-Shirt - CBS - 462876 2 - 1988

Tracks:
1. Your M-M-M-Memory Is T-T-Torturing Me / 2. Rockin’ Socks / 3. The Weekend / 4. Holly Would / 5. T-Shirt / 6. Forever In Mind / 7. Cruise In It / 8. Three Piece / 9. Don’t Tell Me That You Can’t Come Out Tonight / 10. That’s All She Wrote
Rating :


10. Ravin´ on From California to Clovis - Rockstar CD - RSRCD 002 - 1991

Tracks:
1. Surfin' Special / 2. Don't Breathe A Word / 3. Lookin' All Over Town / 4. I Believe In You / 5. Bring Back My Surfboard / 6. Break It Easy / 7. Little Hollywood Girl / 8. Rave On / 9. I Don't Need A Friend / 10. My Little Kim Ruth / 11. Don't Say You Love Me / 12. It's All Right With Me / 13. I'm Not a Bad Guy / 14. Parisian Girl / 15. The Real Thing / 16. Brand New Doll / 17. A Fool Never Learns 31 / 18. A Fool Never Learns #2 / 19. A Harlem Girl / 20. Fell In Love With A Face / 21. Never Ever Told Me / 22. There's No Better Way To Die / 23. Bottom Of The Sea / 24. Farewell, My Bluebell / 25. Freeman Hover Interview
Rating :


11. Double Exposure - Rollercoaster - RCCD 3006 - 1993

Tracks:
1. My Little Girl / 2. I Fought The Law / 3. Oh Boy! / 4. That’ll Be The Day / 5. When You Ask About Love / 6. Tell Me How / 7. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore / 8. Baby My Heart / 9. Rave On / 10. Maybe Baby / 11. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / 12. Teardrops Fall Like Rain / 13. Everyday / 14. Think It Over / 15. More Than I Can Say / 16. Don’t Ever Change / 17. Peggy Sue / 18. Well All Right / 19. True Love Ways / 20. (They Call Her) La Bamba / 21. It’s So Easy / 22. Love’s Made A Fool Of You
Rating : 6


12. Too Much Monday Morning - Carlton CD - 30360 0033 - 1996

Tracks:
1. As Good As Gone / 2. Do You Want To Be Loved / 3. Picture This / 4. Goin’ Out Lovin’ / 5. Bettys Sue’s Still Breaking Jimmy Lee’s Heart / 6. Letter Of Love / 7. Say It Isn’t So / 8. No Kidding / 9. (Get A Little) Closer / 10. I Gotta Pass / 11. Playing By The Rules / 12. The Best In Me / 13. I Had A Dream / 14. Too Much Monday Morning
Rating :


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. My Little Girl ( Curtis ) A Collection
2. I Fought the Law ( Curtis ) In Style With
3. Just This Once ( Curtis/Mauldin ) In Style With
4. When You Ask About Love ( Allison/Curtis ) In Style With
5. Love is Strange ( Smith/Baker ) Something Old, Something New
6. Teardrops Fall Like Rain ( Leslie/Harding/Allison ) A Collection
7. Deborah ( Allison/Curtis ) In Style With
8. A Sweet Love ( Curtis ) In Style With
9. Don´t Cha Know ( Box/Half ) In Style With
10. Why Did You Leave ( Charles ) In Style With
11. Peggy Sue Got Married ( Holly ) In Style With
12. Baby My Heart ( Curtis ) In Style With
13. Love´s Made a Fool of You ( Holly/Montgomery ) In Style With
14. Don´t Ever Change ( Goffin/KIng ) Something Old, Something New
15. Pretty Blue Eyes ( Weinstein/Randazza ) Something Old, Something New
16. Summertime Blues ( Capeheart/Cochran ) Something Old, Something New
17. Lonely Avenue ( Pomus ) A Collection
18. Someone, Someone ( Poole ) In Style With
19. Willie and the Hand Jive ( Otis ) Something Old, Something New
20. Parisian Girl ( Curtis ) Something Old, Something New
21. Blue, Blue Day ( Gibson ) Something Old, Something New
22. Someday ( Lesslie/Glasser ) Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets
23. You Can´t Be in Between ( Allison/Cason ) A Collection
24. A Fool Never Learns ( Curtis ) California Sun
25. Thoughtless ( Naylor ) Something Old, Something New
26. I Pledge My Love to You ( Curtis ) Single 1964

Essential Albums!

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