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                  Buddy  Holly

Hans, website editor      

       Hello, my friends and comrade music-lovers.

More than 2 years of targeted research here and there, as time permitted, went into my putting together this list of recorded songs, along with their titles and artists. Decades of published music history from Buddy Holly and other artists make up this list. The internet is full of lists, databases, and other forms of information. However, I have noticed that these lists are incomplete. Some of these sources seem to have started out with a bang, but then suddenly stopped before adding the latest items.

By incorporating my own collection, which because of all the years and time invested might appear to be quite extensive, I have attempted to draw up as complete a list as possible. I have thoroughly and painstakingly exhausted all available and existing information to my knowledge. Although the result might seem impressive, in actuality its' completeness is temporary. Only for the moment. Aren't we all lucky that new songs and artists just keep popping in out of the blue at random? Our smorgasbord is infinite.  "Buddy Holly Reloaded" (2010) as well as 'The Baldy Holly Band' (2016) are a prime example of what can suddenly materialize to add a rainbow of joy to our ears and hearts. 

Whoever wants to contribute and help to expand this comprehensive Buddy Holly database is cordially invited, and encouraged to send me any information that you think I should add.

After all, this is a work in progress. A never ending story. And I like it !

One last thing. If you see a mistake or error that I might have made, I would appreciate your correction with source mentioned, please. 

                         Thank you so much,




                                               " Valley  Of  Tears "

                          Buddy  Holly    -    Valley  Of  Tears

                                            Original by Fats Domino

                              VALLEY OF TEARS *


Aaron Foret & Duane Schurb

Brenda Lee, 1962

Brook Benton, 1962

David Box (The David Box Story – Rollercoaster Records RCCD 3024)

David Houston

Faron Young, 1964

Fats Domino (Imperial 5442), April 1957

Hasse Hansson

Jet Black (I’m On Fire), 1995

Johnny Lion

John Rex Reeves

Mickey Gilley

Mr. Fingerdancer (Instrumental guitar cover -YouTube)

Ray Stevens, 1967

Slim Whitman, 1962

Van Broussard & The Bayou Boogie Band, June 1997

Warren Storm  


                         " Wait 'til The Sun Shines Nellie - From 1905 ! "

                                 Original by Winona Winter, 1905

         (Artwork by DeTakacs)


Action Squad

Ace O'Donnell (Instrumental)

The Barbershop Singers

"Big" Tiny Little (Instrumental Medley: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie - Hey Mr. Banjo)

Bing Crosby & Judy Garland

Briarhoppers [1]

Briarhoppers [2]

Burbon Street Stompers (Instrumental)

Carson Robinson & His Buckaroos (Radio Transcription)

Chas 'n' Dave

Chris Christian (Instrumental)

Dave Brennan's Jubilee Jazz Band & Sammy Rimington (Live instrumental)

David Lobban (Instrumental Medley: Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie and 3 other songs)

Dick Carey & His Dixieland Doodlers (Instrumental)

Dukes Of Dixieland (Instrumental)

Earl Krause (Instrumental)

Frank Ovanin (Instrumental)

Gale Storm (Movie "Rhythm On Parade"), 1942

George Lewis & Don Ewell (Instrumental)

Guy Lombardo

139th Street Quartet

Ink Spots

Joan Morris & William Bolcom

Johnny Bush & Darrel McCall

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett (Live)

Kings of Dixieland

Mary Martin & Bing Crosby (Movie "The Birth Of The Blues"), 1941

Matt's Quartet

The Original Dukes of Dixieland (instr.)

Riley Puckett (Columbia Records), 1925

Sons Of The Pioneers

USNA Cleanshave, April 2005

Winona Winter, 1905

Zenith Hot Stompers 

                                        " Well  All  Right "

                      Buddy  Holly    -    Well . . . All Right

     Peter Asher & Lyle Lovett performing "Well All Right"

                      Santana Cover Song - Well All Right

                        WELL… ALL RIGHT

Albert Hammond, Jr.

Albert Lee, CD "HIGHWAYMAN", released 21st December, 2014

Alain Bashung, 1991

Barry Allen, 1969

The Beatles (rehearsal)

Bernstorffsminde Efterskole

Billy Fury

Billy Swan & Buzz Cason (CD - Billy, Buzz & The Basics Play Buddy) DINKS Records, USA, Released 16.12.2014

Black Lizard

Blind Faith (Blind Faith, Atco/PolyGram), 1969 (The Buddy Holly Songbook), 1992

The Blue Stars (Instrumental)

Bob Blake

Bobby Lee Warren

Bobby Sherman, Decca, 1965

Bobby Vee (Bobby Vee meets The Crickets, Liberty), 1962

Bobby Vee, 1977

Bobby Vee (UA Single UP36370), 17-3-1978

Bobby Vee (I remember Buddy Holly), 1992

Bruce Joyner

BUDDY Broadway Cast

Buddy In Concert - Live 2009, CD Germany

Buddy Holly Reloaded, March 1, 2010

Connie Francis (Medley: Well . . . All Right - Everyday), (With love to Buddy), 1995

The Crown Imperials

The Crickets, Barnaby (USA), 1970

The Crickets, CBS (UK), 1970

The Crickets

The Crickets (Live Medley: That'll Be The Day - Maybe Baby - Everyday - Keep A Knockin' - Well . . .  All Right - Oh Boy)

The Crickets (Live), Hard Rock Cafe, Stockholm, Sweden, 1989

Dale Hawkins

Danny Gatton

Dave Nichols & The Coins

Dickie Loader & The Blue Jeans

Dick Rivers

DJ Buddy Holly 2016 (CD NOT FADE AWAY)

Don McLean, (Medley: Well . . .  All Right - Peggy Sue Got Married)

Donnie Allison

Eric Clapton

Frank Stafford

Gary Busey (Buddy Holly Story Soundtrack), Epic SE 35412, 1978

Graham Sacher

Hank C. Burnette (Instrumental), Sonet


Hank Marvin (Hank plays Holly), PolyGram, 1996

The Head Cat, 27 June, 2006

Jade Hurley

Joe Brown

Joe Ely & The Crickets (A Tribute To Buddy Holly & The Crickets), 2004

John Boy & The Waltones, Rarity, 2002

Johnny Aitken

John Spencer

Kathy Chiavola

Keith Richards (Non studio recording)

Kid Rock (Rave On Buddy Holly), 2011


Lane Cassaro

Larry Lynn, Pro-Gress PG 506

Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B., (Later released as The Head Cat), March 2000

Lily Wilson

Lyle Lovett  (Listen to me Buddy Holly, Verve), 2011

Lyle Lovett and Peter Asher

Marko Formanek

Michael Palmer (CD "Memories Of Buddy Holly), USA, 1997

Mike Berry (Live)

Mike Berry (Buddy Holly - A Life in Music), 1999

Mike Campbell & Danny Gatton

Mise en Abyme

Nanci Griffith & The Crickets (Not Fade Away, Decca), 1995

New York Public Library

No Fun, 1986

Original London Cast (Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story), 1989

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (The Buddy Holly Story), 1978

The Others (aka 22P)

Paul Ives (C’Est D’Accord – Holly Days, EMI France), 03-1998

The People

Poison Control Center


The Rarely Herd

Raw, Coral, 1970

Raw Holly

Ray Ruff & The Checkmates

Rich Minus

Die Rock 'n' Roll Show, Buddy In Concert (Live - 2009), CD, Germany

Roger Samuels

Runaway Express (Yeah, Buddy!, Medley: Well . . .  All Right - Maybe Baby), 2000

Russ Vestee, Bell, 1961

Santana, 1978

Santana (Different Views), CBS, 1999

The Sci-Phonics (Live), At The Fisheries, May 31, 1985

Sherry Holley (Looking Through Buddy’s Eyes)

The Shoguns (Schworer USA 836M-60)

Sir Henry & His Butlers, 1965

Skeeter Davis, RCA, 1967

Skeeter Davis (Skeeter Davis sings Buddy Holly, RCA), 1967

The Smithereens

Something Blue

The Sonamatics (Leedon LK-1252 – Australia), 1965

Sonny Curtis

Steady Earnest

Terry Farlan, UK Hallmark, 1969

Terry Gale (Terry Gale sings Buddy Holly)

The Trashmen

Unknown (probably Graham Sacher), UK Deakon, 1971

Unknown (Charly Records)

Waylon Jennings (Medley: Well . . .  All Right - It's So Easy - Maybe Baby - Peggy Sue), 1974

Waylon Jennings & The Crickets (The Crickets And Their Buddies),  Sovereign Artists, 2004

                                        " What  To  Do "

                       Buddy Holly    -    What To Do

                         WHAT TO DO

The Blue Stars (Instrumental)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets (Medley: What To Do - Crying, Waiting, Hoping - Learning The Game) (The Buddy Holly Songbook), 1992

Bobby Vee & The Crickets (Medley: What To Do - Crying, Waiting, Hoping - Learning The Game), Rollercoaster, 2000

Dan Springall (YouTube Video - Fantastic!)

Graham Sacher

The Hollies (Buddy Holly), 1980

The Hollies (Medley: What To Do - That'll Be The Day)

New York Public Library

Raw Holly

Skins (Bear Family, Die Frankfurt Szene, BCD 16465 AR)

Terry Noland

Texas Mike Bell (For The Love of Buddy), 2004

Tony Henry and The Breakaways (W & G WG-S-2571, Australia)

Unknown (probably Graham Sacher), UK Deacon, 1971

Vic Hardman - Chinn (Home Recording)

Willie Logan (Instrumental)

                                             " Wishing "

                            Buddy  Holly    -    Wishing


Billy Elsewhere

The Blue Stars (Instrumental)

Bobby Vee (version 2), 1961

Bobby Vee, version 1), 1960, released 1990

David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune (CD "Remember Me"), 2014

Dick Rivers

Eddie Ray Porter

El Secondhand

Fumble (RCA Single RCA 2628 B), 1975

Graham Sacher

Hank Marvin (Hank plays Holly), PolyGram, November 1996

The Hollies (Buddy Holly), October 1980

Jimmy Gilmer (Buddy’s Buddy, Dot), 1965

Johnny Rogers & Tommy Allsup (Johnny Rogers & Tommy Allsup)

The Kingbees

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Kevin Montgomery, (Not Fade Away, Decca), 1995

Ray Pilgrim

Runaway Express (Medley: Learning The Game - Wishing), (Yeah, Buddy!), 2000

Something Blue

The Surphonics

Terry Farlan

Unknown (probably Graham Sacher), UK Deacon, 1971

Willie Logan - (Instrumental) - (The legend lives – Buddy Holly) 

                                          " Words  Of  Love "

                       Buddy Holly    -    Words Of Love

                        WORDS OF LOVE

Los 007 (Mexico)

Abbey Road

Allan Berman, AB, 2003

Angelica María (Mexico – Palabras de amor)

The Beatles,  Parlophone, 4 Dec 1964

The BeaTrips (live), 2007

Billy Swan & Buzz Cason (CD - Billy, Buzz & The Basics Play Buddy) DINKS Records, USA, Released 16.12.2014

Bobby Vee (Medley: Words Of Love - Listen To Me), 1999

Bobby Vee, (Medley: Words Of Love - Listen To Me), Rollercoaster, 2000

Brian Baule (ANOS 80, Vol. 1)

BUDDY Broadway Cast

“Buddy” Das Buddy Holly Musical – Essen, 2009

Buddy Live London (First Night Rec.), Nov. 3 & 4 1995

BUDDY South Africa Cast

Cardiac Kidz

Carlos Segarra (unplugged)

Come Back Buddy Band (A White Sport Coat CD), 2009


The Dean Brothers

The Diamonds (Mercury Single 71128x45), May 20, 1957

DJ Buddy Holly (CD NOT FADE AWAY) 2016

Familee, Negram Records, NL, (Medley: Peggy Sue - Heartbeat - Everyday - Words Of Love - That'll Be The Day - Oh Boy)

Graham BLVD

Graham Sacher

Hank C. Burnette

Los Hnos. Carrión (Mexico - Palabras de amor)

Jeff Lynne (Listen to me Buddy Holly, Verve), 2011

Jeremy Jay, 10 August, 2009

Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs (Buddy’s Buddy, Dot), Dot, 1964

Jimmy Gilmer, Dot, 1965

Johnny Rogers & Tommy Allsup (Johnny Rogers & Tommy Allsup)

John Spencer (LIEVELING)

Jukebox Junction

Mel MacKaron

Mike Berry

Mike Berry (Buddy Holly - A Life in Music), 1999

Mike Warner

Nigel Romley

Original Hamburg Cast (Buddy Die Buddy Holly Story), 1994

Original London Cast (Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story), 1989

Patti Smith (Rave On Buddy Holly), 2011

Paul McCartney (Acoustic Version – The Real Buddy Holly Story), 1985

The Pete Best Band, August 1999

The Potatomen

The Rockabilly Broadway Cast

Runaway Express (Medley: Words Of Love - Liste To Me), (Yeah, Buddy!) 2000

Shoes (Every Day is a Holly Day), 1989


Something Blue

The Sparks, Rarity, 1999

Super Mazembe (Maloba d’amour) – sung in Swahili, (Kaivaska),1982

Terry Farlan

Terry Gale

Texas Mike Bell (For The Love of Buddy), 2004

Unknown (probably Graham Sacher), UK Deacon, 1971

Unknown, Charly Records

Waddy Wachtel

Willie Logan

                                       " You're The One "


                      Buddy Holly  -  You're The One

                   YOU’RE THE ONE

Billy Swan (The Best of Billy Swan)

The Blue Stars (Instrumental)

Brillian Orange, 1986

Dave Travis

The Gum Drops

Matchbox (Flying Colours), 1981

Randy Fuller Four, 1995

                                     " You've  Got  Love "

          Buddy Holly & The Crickets   -   You've Got Love

                                            Original by
   Peanuts Wilson

                      YOU’VE GOT LOVE *

Connie Francis (Medley: Think It Over - You've Got Love), (With love to Buddy), 1996

Marty Wilde (The Buddy Holly Song Book), 1992

Michael Angelo & The Leisures

Mickie Most & His Playboys

Peanuts Wilson, Brunswick, 1957

Peter Lewis & The Tri-Sonic Beat

Swinging Blue Jeans (UK HMV), 1964, but unreleased till 1993

Terry Gale