Buddy Holly Tribute On The Way

Written by | May 3, 2011 0:03 am | No Comments

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My feelings about Buddy Holly are pretty well documented by now. In 1982, in a review of For The First Anywhere I wrote "I have been listening to Holly as long as I can remember and will till the day I die" and I see no reason to change a word nearly 30 years later.

So I have no kick at all with listening to new interpretations of the great rock and roll heartbreaker, dead at the age of 22, one more time. the June 28th Fantasy/Concord Music group tribute has some line up and will Paul McCartney a rich man since he owns the copywrite.

Here it is:

01 The Black Keys: "Dearest"
02 Fiona Apple and Jon Brion: "Every Day"
03 Paul McCartney: "It's So Easy"
04 Florence and the Machine: "Not Fade Away"
05 Cee-Lo: "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care"
06 Karen Elson: "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"
07 Julian Casablancas: "Rave On"
08 Jenny O.: "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
09 Justin Townes Earle: "Maybe Baby"
10 She & Him: "Oh Boy"
11 Nick Lowe: "Changing All Those Changes"
12 Patti Smith: "Words of Love"
13 My Morning Jacket: "True Love Ways"
14 Modest Mouse: "That'll Be the Day"
15 Kid Rock: "Well… All Right"
16 Detroit Cobras: "Heartbeat"
17 Lou Reed: "Peggy Sue"
18 John Doe: "Peggy Sue Got Married"
19 Graham Nash: "Raining in My Heart

Some on this is sooooo tasty. Nick Lowe was born for "Changing All these Changes" (but where's Dave Edmunds?) Patti Smith, John Doe, Modest Mouse! And most of all? Julian Casablancas singing "Rave On"!

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