Buddy Holly’s Home Recordings

If you’ve ever wished you could hear Buddy Holly play songs across the kitchen table from you… in the winter of 1958-59, he made a 29-minute home recording where he sings 15 songs – some “new” originals and also covers he admired. You can hear Maria doing the dishes in the background (link in comments). Thank goodness for the Ampex tape recorder that captured these soundwaves

The songs on the recording are:

  • 00:00 Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Little Richard Cover
  • 03:12 That’s What They Say – Original
  • 05:05 Dearest – Original
  • 07:00 What to Do? – Original
  • 08:56 Learning the game – Original
  • 10:32 That makes it Tough – Original
  • 12:50 Peggy Sue Got Married – Original
  • 14:40 Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Little Richard Cover
  • 16:08 Love is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia Cover
  • 17:50 Smokey Joe’s Café – The Robins Cover
  • 20:05 Crying, Waiting, Hoping – Original
  • 21:58 You’re the one – Original
  • 23:30 Wait for the sunshine, Nellie – Pop Standard written by Harry Von Tilzer and lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling
  • 24:45 Untitled Instrumental – Original?
  • 26:05 Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Little Richard Cover