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5.0 out of 5 stars Most of Buddy's classic songs
This budget-priced album contains most of his most famous songs, many of which have retained their popularity via cover versions. Pop, rock, country, folk and jazz singers have all recorded their own versions of Buddy's songs, so even if you've never heard Buddy's versions, you may be familiar with the songs.
Here, you get Buddy's original versions of Oh boy (a UK...
Published on 7 Mar 2005 by Peter Durward Harris

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1.0 out of 5 stars DVD is faulty and unplayable
I bought this in July after seeing a stage show of his life & music. Due to having an extremely busy summer I played the DVD for the first time in September. It sticks at the 2nd track and plays a portion over and over. I have tried using a DVD cleaning cloth but it made no difference. So it is totally unplayable and only fit for the bin. I would advise anyone buying...
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84 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most of Buddy's classic songs, 7 Mar 2005
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Best Of Buddy Holly (Audio CD)
This budget-priced album contains most of his most famous songs, many of which have retained their popularity via cover versions. Pop, rock, country, folk and jazz singers have all recorded their own versions of Buddy's songs, so even if you've never heard Buddy's versions, you may be familiar with the songs.
Here, you get Buddy's original versions of Oh boy (a UK number one hit for Mud in the seventies), That'll be the day, Peggy Sue, Listen to me, Rave on, Heartbeat (a UK top ten hit for Showaddywaddy in the seventies), True love ways, Everyday and It doesn't matter anymore.
Despite his early death in a plane crash, Buddy continued to have hits for a few years. Incredibly, he had three UK top ten hits in 1963 (Brown eyed handsome man, Bo Diddley, Wishing)
There are at least two obvious omissions, though neither was a UK hit for Buddy - remarkable, considering how famous they are. Not fade away (the original B-side of Oh boy) later became a top three UK for the Rolling Stones. Raining in my heart (the original B-side of It doesn't matter anymore) became a minor UK hit for Leo Sayer. Disappointing as those omissions are, if you want a collection containing all of Buddy's important songs, you must pay a higher price.
This makes a great introduction to Buddy's music at a bargain price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Peggy Sue, 5 Mar 2006
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I am 19 and purchased this album on the strength of a TV programme about Buddy Holly. As far as value for money goes, this is superb. All his hits are here and it really makes you appreciate how much Buddy Holly did for music in such a tragically short period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'AN EXTRAORDINARY TALENT' - 'FOREVER YOUNG', 13 May 2013
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rbmusicman (U.K) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Best Of Buddy Holly (Audio CD)
Over 54 years have past now since....on tour 'Buddy Holly' with 'The Crickets' 'Ritchie Valens'
and 'The Big Bopper' were travelling between venues on a coach that had problems with it's
heating system, the weather bitter, it was a harsh winter, the journey tiring, 'Buddy' decides to
hire a light aircraft which would carry just three passengers along of course with the pilot.
In a driving blizzard the plain takes off, minutes into the flight they were gone....
'Buddy' (22) 'Richie' (17) 'The Big Bopper' (28) and the planes pilot.....'Febuary 3rd 1959.....
Forever Young.
Buddy at his young age had recorded much material, a talented musician, song writer, and
unique vocalist.
His unique style would almost certainly have stood the test of time....he was that good.
He'd already had chart success both sides of the Atlantic, shortly after his death his song
'IT DOESN'T MATTER ANY MORE' topped the chart, some of the material he'd recorded
was released during the early 60's achieving Top Ten placing's, those songs being 'Wishing'
'A Brown Eyed Handsome Man' and 'Bo Diddley'
This album, though as is often the case you probably need at least three to get all his material,
has most of his well known material on-board (other than the songs already mentioned) include
--'Heartbeat'.....'Peggy Sue'......'Rave On'......'Oh Boy'......'That'll Be The Day'......and.....'Maybe
Baby' ....among it's play-list and those earlier listed of course.
'Buddy Holly' was a rare talent who's music has stood the test of time.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday, 12 Nov 2003
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Everyday listen to this fantastic Buddy Holly album and you will be listening to proper music. This CD includes some of Buddy's well known songs like Peggy Sue and Heartbeat, and then it goes onto songs like A Brown Eyed Handsome Man and Peggy Sue Got Married. FANTASTIC. I know i've got it, why don't you???
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine collection, 15 Aug 2008
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looking for an overview of Buddy Holly's work? They don't come much better than this. We can all wish this one was in there or that, but someone somewhere had to make a decision on what went in and what didn't. The result is a good all round representation of the skill, the talent, the sheer joy that was Buddy Holly's music. It is hard to believe all this happened in just 18 months. If anyone ever left a legacy, he did.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DVD is faulty and unplayable, 1 Oct 2014
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M. Mcgowan "Magic Mags" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I bought this in July after seeing a stage show of his life & music. Due to having an extremely busy summer I played the DVD for the first time in September. It sticks at the 2nd track and plays a portion over and over. I have tried using a DVD cleaning cloth but it made no difference. So it is totally unplayable and only fit for the bin. I would advise anyone buying a DVD to play it right through as soon as they receive it in order to be able to return it if it is faulty. Unfortunately I feel I have left it too long. However this is the first time I have bought a DVD that was faulty so I'm not at all happy with the quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure nostalgia, 28 April 2014
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Another trip down memory lane that had me dancing round the kitchen. Good reminder of nights gone by at the local youth club
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4.0 out of 5 stars easy listening, 15 Feb 2014
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something to listen to in the car when on a long journey. cheerful songs from way back which cheers one up
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new Buddy Holly fan, 22 Dec 2013
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I recently went to see the Buddy Holly Show at my nearby theatre and although I am ten years younger than Buddy would
have been I never came across his music when I was growing up. It was all Beatles, Rolling Stones etc. After the show
I was hooked and looked on Amazon to find a cd. I now play his music around the house and love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of definitely!, 6 Dec 2013
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Went to see the stage show "Buddy" and fell in love with his songs. This cd has them all - great singalong and reminder of what a brilliant artist he was.
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