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             El Toro CD Special Editon - 50th Anniversary WDP - Buddy Holly

                                                  EL TORO  ETCD1021


                                                Release Date: 26/01/09




           In Sachen Buddy Holly ist die spanische Firma EL TORO immer mit vornweg.

            Hier die CD über die Winter Dance Party, die zum 50. Jahrestag erscheint.










TRACK   LIST




 1. Think It Over - The Crickets


 2. Fool's Paradise - The Crickets


 3. Big Bopper's WDP Promo


 4. Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper


 5. Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor - Big Bopper


 6. Ritchie Valens' WDP Promo


 7. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens


 8. Donna - Ritchie Valens


 9. Buddy Holly's WDP Promo


10. Heartbeat - Buddy Holly


11. Well...All Right - Buddy Holly


12. Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) - Big Bopper (As Jape Richardson With The Echoes)


13. A Teen-Age Moon (In A Rock and Roll World) - Big Bopper (As Jape Richardson With The Echoes)


14. Come On, Let's Go - Ritchie Valens


15. Framed - Ritchie Valens


16. Early In The Morning - Buddy Holly


17. Now We're One - Buddy Holly


18. Little Red Riding Hood - Big Bopper


19. Big Bopper's Wedding - Big Bopper


20. Big Baby Blues - Ritchie Valens (As Arvee Allens)


21. It's So Easy! - The Crickets


22. Lonesome Tears - The Crickets


23. Crazy Blues - Big Bopper (As Jape Richardson and The Japetts)


24. Beggar To A King - Big Bopper (As Jape Richardson and The Japetts)


25. Fast Freight - Ritchie Valens (As Arvee Allens)


26. Take Your Time - Buddy Holly


27. Rave On - Buddy Holly





                                    




It was late January, 1959, when the tragic Winter Dance Party began; a gruelling twenty-four day tour of the mid-west by a Rock 'n' Roll revue which included Buddy Holly and his group, Jiles Perry "Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens.


Poorly funded and inefficiently organized, the tour began a disaster and steadily got worse, with a motley succession of clapped-out coaches being the only transportation provided to the artists by the booking agency.



                    



Eleven days into the tour and facing another tortuous 400 mile road trip to the next venue on a freezing bus, Holly decided to charter a plane after their unscheduled appearance at Clear Lake, Iowa.


He and the two other headliners took off for Fargo, North Dakota, in the teeth of a blizzard during the early hours of 3rd February 1959...


It was a date that would come to be known as one of the darkest in the whole history of Rock 'n' Roll.