- THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY: RECORD 3: CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO: BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: Records 3 and 4 of this set are the wheelhouse of Buddy Holly music. On this record we get “That’ll Be The Day”, “I’M Looking For Someone To Love”, “Maybe Baby”, “Words Of Love”, “Peggy Sue”, “Everyday”, “Listen To Me”, “I’m Going To Love You Too” and “Not Fade Away”- and that is just on side 1. ‘Oh Boy!”, another version of “Maybe Baby”[my favorite song of Holly’s } and “Rave On” are on side 2.
- THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY: RECORD 4: CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO AND ON TO NEW YORK: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: On this record- “Baby I Don’t Care”, “It’s Too Late”, “Think It Over”, “Heartbeat”, “It’s So Easy”, “Well.. Alright”, “Wishing”, “True Love Ways”, “Raining In My Heart”, and ” It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” It is hard to put my mind around the fact that Buddy Holly was only 22 when he was killed in the plane crash and had already accomplished a careers worth of greatness. What more was in store? I still have two more records in this collection to listen to.
- CHUCK BERRY: THE GREAT TWENTY-EIGHT: 1982: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: This is the first Chuck Berry album I ever bought and although I have other Berry anthologies that cover a lot more songs this is the best at getting to what made Chuck Berry great. I have always thought that in the 50’s if Chuck Berry had been white he would have been bigger than Elvis. He is certainly in my mind greater than Elvis. John Lennon once said if they wanted to call Rock “N” Roll by another name they could have called it – Chuck Berry Music. Berry is on my top five list of both of favorite guitarist and favorite rock song writers. His birthday should be a national holiday.