Buddy Holly's first-ever recording, from 1949


11 Responses to “Buddy Holly's first-ever recording, from 1949”

  1. Anonymous says:

    … And his last-ever recording was also a home demo, recorded in his greenwich village apartment a few days before he left for the ill-fated “Winter Dance Party” in 1959.


  2. Anonymous says:

    This is one of my favorite pre-rock ‘n’ roll Buddy tunes, when he was a duo with Bob Montgomery:


  3. petsounds says:

    Wow, yeah he does have some good pickin’ skills for 12. Course, kids back then didn’t have a lot of other forms of entertainment, especially poor kids, so playing an instrument from an early age was common. My grandpa’s family of 10(?) in Arkansas all played instruments and jammed every night. Nowadays kids (and people) have ADD; too many options to distract the mind.

  4. Locobot says:

    Sweet, I love this. Yeah at 12 he had some chops!

  5. jphilby says:

    Damn. Got somethin in my eye there.

  6. Felton / Moderator says:

    Every day, it’s a-gettin’ closer
    Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
    Love like yours will surely come my way
    A-hey, a-hey, hey

    I loooooove Buddy Holly.

    • Antennapedia says:

      I actually walked down the aisle in my wedding to an acoustic guitar version of that. Buddy’s pretty much one of my favorite things to come out of Texas (other than Ann Richards and Willie Nelson… and me, I guess.)

    • Anonymous says:

      Holly fans are frustrated by the lack of live recordings. Much of it was lost, or carelessly discarded. He made many tv appearances, but only several have survived.

      He performed “Everyday” live, and someone in the audience taped it, but only twelve seconds remain of that tape:


  7. Teller says:

    When my kids were really little, I played ‘em Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry tapes. Fundamental rock – in black and white. Thanks for this post.

  8. MacBookHeir says:

    It’s always odd and a little fascinating to hear children sing songs with adult themes. I would reckon Buddy Holly hadn’t been two-timed by even one woman, let alone two women.

  9. checkersspeech says:

    Look out, Maria Elena will probably want her cut from you posting this, lol … Every time somebody in Lubbock says “Buddy Holly” in public she wants to get paid.

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