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3 Million Buddy Holly Fans Can't Be Wrong





                           BUDDY   HOLLY





   editor of this Buddy Holly Tribute site 


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

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,



Hans, editor Buddy Holly Lives.jpg          


    Herausgeber dieser Webseite im Gedenken

    an unser gemeinsames Idol BUDDY HOLLY

                      Liebe Freunde der einzig wahren Musik.

Meine gezielten Recherchen haben mehr als 2 Jahre angedauert.
Dabei habe ich Jahrzehnte veröffentlichter Musikgeschichte in einer
Liste zusammengetragen. Alles, was von Buddy Holly und anderen Künstlern veröffentlicht worden ist.
Das Internet ist voll von Listen, Datenbanken und anderen Informationsquellen, die aber fast alle vom Umfang her zu klein, somit unvollständig sind. Viele Quellen haben gut begonnen, dann aber irgendwann aufgehört, Neues hinzuzufügen. 

Ich habe aus allen vorhandenen Informationen eine komplette Liste erstellt. Dazu habe ich meine eigene Sammmlung, die in diesem Punkt sehr umfangreich ist, in die Cover Song Liste mit eingearbeitet (Audiodateien von CD und Vinyl sowie Daten und .mp3 Dateien).

Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen, ist komplett aber nur als Momentaufnahme zu bewerten. Noch heute kommen neue Künstler hinzu, was ich sehr begrüße. So z.B. "Buddy Holly Reloaded" aus Hamburg mit ihrer ersten CD am 1. März 2010. Das ist schon lange her, aber absolut erwähnenswert. Genau wie die beiden CD's der "Baldy Holly Band" aus dem Jahr 2016.

Wer helfen möchte, diese größte Datenbank der Welt  in Sachen Buddy Holly im Internet weiter auszubauen, ist herzlichst eingeladen, Informationen an mich zu schicken. Dies ist eine nie endende Geschichte, an der ich großen Gefallen finde. Das ist sogar viel mehr, eine echte Herausforderung für einen Fan der ersten Stunde. Wer für mich Berichtigungen meiner Liste hat, wird gebeten, dies unter Nennung der Quelle zu tun, damit dies etwas wird und bleibt, das in seiner Art einmalig ist und qualitativ meinen Ansprüchen an dieses Projekt genügt.

                                          Herzlichen Dank !



                                          " Ain't Got No Home "

   Clarence "Frogman" Henry
was a New
   Orleans R&B singer. "Ain't Got No Home,"
   from 1956, was his first big hit and the one
   that won him his nickname "Frogman." 
   Henry could both 'sing like a frog' and 'sing
   like a girl.' 


                         Buddy Holly  -  Ain't got no home

                                          AIN’T GOT NO HOME *


Avanties (Bud-Jet Records,Top Teen Bands, Vol.1)

The Band (Moondog Matinee), 1973

Bruce Channel

Carl Mann

Cisco Houston

Clarence Frogman Henry, 1956

Gavin Povey & The Fabulous Oke - She - Moke - She - Pops
(from Ireland)

Jakob Dylan

James McNally

JD McPherson

Jimmy Carl Black (Clearly Classic) Sept 12, 2008

Joe Ely

Madeline Kahn

Suzi Quatro

The Outlaws (Dee-Jay, Wicked)


                                         " Baby I don't care "

                          Buddy Holly  -  Baby I don't care

   Original by Elvis Presley


                                        (You're so square)

              BABY I DON’T CARE  *



Bobby Fuller, 1990

Bobby Fuller Four, (Live on Stage), 1983

Bobby Vee

Bryan Ferry ("These Foolish Things"), 1973

Carl Mann

Cee Lo Green (Rave On Buddy Holly), 2011

Cliff Richard and The Drifters (Medley), 1959

Cliff Richard ( “The Definitive Rock & Roll Album”, EVA/EMI 0777 7  8044 1 2 3)

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

Dave Travis

Don Dell & The Monterays

Eddy Mitchell (SENTIMENTALE – Eddy in London), 1963

Elvis Presley (Soundtrack “Jailhouse Rock), 1957

Hüsker Dü (Lyndale’s Burning)

John Lennon (Acoustic)

John Mellencamp

Joni Mitchell (Wild things run fast - Geffen GHS 2019), 1982

Mark Keeley (You’re the boss, Vol. 2)

Mike Berry (Pink Elephant PE 22.105Y), 1975

Mike Warner

Queen (Live at Wembley), 1986

Robert Bennett (Du liebst nicht heiße Rhythmen, Harmona 3D 36448, 1958, CD Halbstarke BCD 15986)

Roxy Featuring Eddie Thunderbird, Label: Rockin', Catalogue: RL 5002, April 1979, Finland, LP

Shakin’ Stevens 

                                         " Baby Let's Play House "


      Original by Arthur Gunter on a 78 disc from 1954

                 Buddy Holly - I wanna play house with you

                                       BABY LET’S PLAY HOUSE * 

               ( I wanna play house with you )

Ace Cannon (instr.) - Memphis Golden Hits, 1967

Alan Cassaro, March 31, 2008

Arthur Gunter (78 EXCELLO 2047 A), 1954

The Astronauts, June 1961

The Beatniks, Sept. 1996

Billy Swan, 1999

Buddy Holly (I wanna play house with you)

Carver Blanchard, 1993

C.S.A., 1978

Curtis Johnson with The Windjammers , 1978

Danny Vernon ( https://www.dannyvernon.com )

Da Silva Trio, 2016

Dave Edmunds, April 20, 1981

Drake Bell, 2014, www.muzooka.com

Eddie Adcock & Talk Of The Town, 1987

Elvis Presley

Gene Summers, 1984

Glen Glenn, 1982

Good Rockin’ Tonight! (Elvis Vol.2), 1998

Good Rockin' Tonight! (The Sun Records Concert)

Hank C. Burnette, 2002

Henrik Aberg - Jack Baymoore, 2011

Holy Rocka Rollaz

Jacen Bruce, 2011

Jimmy Kirkland, 2007

Jody Reynolds, 1998

John Lennon

Johnny Burnette Rock 'n' Roll Trio

John Prine, 1979

John Rainey

Jussi, 1977

Larry Donn, 1980

Lonnie Lee (Leedon Records), 1960

Luca Olivieri, 2010


Mac Curtis & The Rimshots (Live, Lyon-Venissieux), March 10, 1990

Mark Summers, Jan. 2016

Matchbox, 1976

Merv Benton, March 1964

Michael Hutchence & NRBQ, 1994

Mike Berry (A Life In Music), 1999

Moni Francis & The Bebops 

Mungo Jerry, July 1970

The Newbeats (Big Beat Sounds by The Newbeats)

Per "Elvis" Granberg & New Jordal Swingers 1974

The Pharaohs, 1988

Polecats, Mercury, Pole 312, 1981, UK, 12" Single

Rachel Sweet, 1980

Ray Ellis, 2009

The Rockin' Guys, 2000

Rockin' Rebels, 2006

Ronnie McDowell (December 1978)

The Rowdymen, June 16, 2001

Russ & Bob

SayakaAllessandra (YouTube)

Scott Bakula, 1993

Scotty Moore & Mark Knopfler, Oct. 24, 2005

Sleepy LaBeef (1977) and (15 June, 1978)

Spankox (2008 Remix, # 84 UK)

Steve Jackson

Taggy Tones, 1996

The Thunderbirds, 1996

Tim Whitnall with Darrel Higham and The Enforcers, 1997

Tom Green, 2000

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Playback, Vol. 6 ,
Nobody's Children), 1995

Trond Granlund, 1990

Vince Everett (The Real Vince Everett) 1963

Vince Taylor et ses play-boys (Oct. 1961)

Wanda Jackson (2006) - CD "Baby Let's Play House

                                   " Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight "


               Buddy Holly  -  Baby won't you come out tonight

                             BABY WON’T YOU COME OUT TONIGHT

The Accelerators, June 13, 2000

Alexis Mazzoleni

Billy Hancock, 1983


Flat Duo Jets, 1993

The Hot Rocks, 2006

Jackie Delmone


Mystery Train Rockabilly Band

Ritchie Mars

The Slippers (LP The Slippers – Johanna Records JHN 2019), 1980

The Slippers (CD The Slippers Chance To Dance 1994 Goofin´ Records GRCD 6049), 1994

Steve Hofman

Teddy & The Tigers, 1979

Wild Boogie Combo

Willie Alexander (Everyday is a Holly Day), 1989

                                             " Because I Love You "

                       Buddy Holly  -  Because I love you

                                         BECAUSE  I  LOVE  YOU

Flat Duo Jets, 1996

Half Japanese, 1984

Mike & The Rockin' Devils

The Nolans

Roy Hastings (Decca Single F.11728), 1963

Chords and lyrics "BECAUSE I LOVE YOU"

    Source and © jellynote

                                          " Blue Days - Black Nights "


              Buddy Holly  -  Blue days - Black nights

                                       BLUE  DAYS,  BLACK  NIGHTS

The Accelerators (Let’s Turn It Up, SCSMCD 2010, Made in Scotland)

Alan Mills feat. Darrel Higham, 1999

antifreezer1939, 2008 (YouTube Video from Tokyo, Japan)

Bela Fleck

The Belmont Playboys

Ben Hall (songwriter) & The Circle Four Ramblers

Ben Hall, Dena Hall & Weldon Myrick

Bernie Woods & The Forest Fires, 2014

Big Daddy & The Spooks

Black Knights

Blast Off, 2008

Blue Grass Boogiemen

The Blue Stars, Instrumental Version

Bob Luman (Imperial), 1988

Bobby Vee (Medley), 1999

Bobby Vee (Rollercoaster, 2000)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets (The Crickets And Their Buddies), 
Sovereign Artists, 2004

Bottom Dollar Boy$

Buddy Holly Lives! (Live, Gayety Theatre), 2009

The Cadcadz Sun Quartet

Chris Isaak

Danny Reno & The Seniors

Dave Philips & The Hayriders, 2013

Diamond Hand (Demo)

Donnie Allison

The Downhomers

Drop Dead Beats, 2011

Fast Eddie, 2007

Go Cat Go, 1999

Grand Ole Country

The Hal Peters Trio (Goofin', 1985)


The Hillbilly Boogiemen (Live at The Pumpkins)

The Holly Brothers, 2010 (Live, Madrid, Spain)

Jerry Colbert, 2009

J. P. McDermott & Western Bop

John McEuen (WB Single 7-29047), 1985

Jon Shain Trio

Leroy Davis (Vampirella) 1999

Levi Dexter & Magic

Lonely Cats

The Lucky Cupids

Marc Robinson & The Counterfeit Crickets, 2008

Marko Formanek

Marshall Crenshaw

Mike Berry

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

Mystery Gang (live)

Nelson Carrera (Demo) 1999

Nelson Carrera (Tiger)

Nigel Romley

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

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

Paul Hipp From “BUDDY” Stage OST (The Buddy Holly Song Book), 1992

Paul Burch, September 6, 2011

Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers

Radio Ramblers

Radio Texas

Red Sovine

The Rhythmaires (Tenth Anniversary Album)

Richard Wiegel (instr.)

Ric Tester

Ricky Norton and The Holly Brothers, 2015

Ritchie Mars, 2008

The Rimshots

The Rockabilly All Stars

The Rockabilly Broadway Cast

The Rockin' Billies, 2010

Rural Delivery

The Silver Tones


Stik Pivot, May 4, 2008

sul1961, 2008 (YouTube Video)

Tasty Licks

The Tennessee Boys

Terry Noland

Tony Vincent CSA (Live), 1997

Western Star

The Wieners (Just Like Buddy - HiHo Music HHS0802), 2008

Willy Poorboy & The Yellow Jackets 

                                              " Blue Monday "

                         Buddy Holly    -    Blue Monday

                                      Original by Smiley Lewis 1954

                                  BLUE MONDAY *


Buddy Holly Lives!, 2005

Cat Stevens

Fats Domino (Imperial Records ‘ 5417), 1956

Fats Domino (This Is Fats), 1957

Fats Domino (Fats Domino sings 12,000,000 Records), 1959

Gene Summers (In Nashville, Big Beat), 1981

Georgie Fame

Keith Almgren (HÄRLIGA LÖRDAG, Sweden)

Randy Newman (Going Home, A tribute to Fats Domino – CD EMI/Capitol), 2007


Steve & Tee

Smiley Lewis (Imperial Records # 5268), March 1954

Sten & Stanley (HÄRLIGA LÖRDAG, live), 1994

Tim Curry (Blue Money Soundtrack), 1986

Vic Hardman - Chinn

                                            " Blue Suede Shoes "

                      Buddy Holly - Blue suede shoes

          Original by Carl Perkins

                                       BLUE  SUEDE  SHOES *


Albert King (Blues For Elvis, Stax), 1970

Andy Kaufman (Saturday Night Live), 1977

The Beatles (Beatles Anthology 3), 1969

Bill Haley & His Comets (Warner Brothers), 1960

Bill Haley & His Comets (Sonet Records), 1972

Billy “Crash” Craddock (Live)

Billy Swan, Album Title: Billy Swan, Label: Monument, USA,
Catalogue: PZ 34183, Date: May 1976, Format: LP

Black Sabbath (Earth)

Bob Harris & John Weston Orchestra (Sapphire), 1956

Bob Rubian (Capitol), March 3, 1956

Boyd Bennett (King), March 10, 1956

Brian Setzer

Bruce Springsteen, 1983

Buddy Holly Rock’n’Roll Show live in concert, 2005

Buddy In Concert - Yes Tonight Josephine - Live 2013, CD Germany

Buzz Williams, 1956

Carl Mann

Carl Perkins (Sun Records), Jan 1, 1956

Carl Perkins (live, A Tribute To Buddy Holly & The Crickets), 2004

Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys (Medley), 1969

Chubby Checker

Cliff Richard & The Shadows, 1958

Cliff Richard, 1987

Cliff Richard ( “The Definitive Rock & Roll Album” ), EVA/EMI 0777 7  8044 1 2 3

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

Conway Twitty

The Dave Clark Five (Weekend in London), 1965

Delbert Barker and The Gateway All-Stars (Gateway), 1956

Eddie Cochran

Elvis Presley (RCA Victor), 8 Sept 1956

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis, 1987

George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Ringo Starr, 1985

Good Rockin' Tonight! (The Sun Records Concert)

The Greatful Dead, Dec 1, 1973

Hank Marvin

Hank Smith, 1956



Jerry Lee Lewis

Jet Black (Jet Black), 7 June, 2003

Jimi Hendrix (Hendrix in the West)

Jim Lowe (Dot), 1956

John Fogerty

John Lennon and Eric Clapton (Live Peace In Toronto), 1969

John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band feat. Carl Perkins (guitar)

John Sebastian

Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins, 1969

Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Rivers, 1973

Johnny Winter

Die Kettles (Bear Family BCD 16462 AR)

The Kidsongs (Let’s put on a show)

Lemmy & The Upsetters with Mick Green

Loren Becker & The Light Brigade (Waldorf Music Hall Records), 1956

Mary J. Blige, 2002

Merle Haggard

Pat Boone

Paul McCartney, 1999

Paul Kuhn : Die blauen Wildlederschuhe (Blue Suede Shoes)
(German Version)

Pee Wee King (RCA Victor), March 3, 1956

The Residents

Roy Hall (Decca), 1956

Roy Orbison (Live from Kosa-TV, Odessa TX), 1956

Ry Cooder

Shakin’ Stevens

Sid King (Columbia), 1956

SouthBound & Company - The Buddy Holly Review

Stray Cats

Los Super Reyes

The Teen Kings (Are You Ready?)

Ten Years After, 1969

Thumper Jones (George Jones), 1956


Tom Cruise & Jay Leno, 2008

The Toy Dolls

Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jan 21, 1998

Warren Phillips & The Rockets, 1969

Warren Smith -  Four Rock `N` Roll Legends - Recorded Live In London April 1977, Label: Harvest, UK, Catalogue: SHSM 2024
Date: 1978 Format: LP

                                                  " Bo Diddley "


                            Buddy Holly  -  Bo Diddley

          Original by Bo Diddley

                                               BO  DIDDLEY *


Bobby Vee

Bob Seger

Bo Diddley (Eric Records 239), 1955

Brian Best (Hollydaze Tribute to Buddy Holly), Jan 16, 2005

The Carroll Brothers

Connie Francis, 1996

J.M. Van Eaton and The Untouchables (Instr.) iss. 1960,NITA 127

Janis Joplin

Jim Mundy (Hickory Records 45-K-1621S)

Mike Warner

The Rattles (Bear Family BCD 16451 AR)

Ronnie Hawkins (1963)

The Shadows (The Shadows – “In The 60’s” – EMI CDB7 92765 2)


Something Blue

Team Beats Berlin - Medley - (Bear Family BCD 16458 AR)

The Teen Kings (Are You Ready?)

                                        " Brown Eyed Handsome Man "


                     Buddy Holly  -  Brown eyed handsome man

               Original by Chuck Berry

                                 BROWN  EYED  HANDSOME MAN *


Bismarck (Palette Single PB27.061), 1970

The Black Caps, 22.03.2016 (superb!) 

Brian Best (Hollydaze Tribute to Buddy Holly), Jan 16, 2005

“Buddy” Das Buddy Holly Musical – Essen, 2009

Chuck Berry, 1956

Chuck Williams & The Fire Band (Songs of Buddy Holly)

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

David Frizzell (CD "Remember Me"), 2014

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis (Dec. 4, 1956)

Hank Marvin (Hank plays Holly), 1996

Jerry Jaye (Hi 45-2139, Recorded in Memphis)

Jerry Lee Lewis

John Spencer (In de tijd van de Rock ‘n’ Roll)

Kenny Price

Marko Formanek

The Million Dollar Quartet
(Rehearsal Outtake, Sun Records), Dec 4th, 1956

Nina Simone (High Priestess Of Soul LP, New York), 1966

Paul McCartney

Phillip Goodhand-Tait (Span TV Ltd. Cat.No.PGT 006 / CD “An evening with Peggy Sue”), 2006


Puhdys (Rock 'n' Roll Music), 1977

Ray Pilgrim

Roy Orbison (Live from Kosa-TV, Odessa TX), 1956

Something Blue

Team Beats Berlin - Medley (Bear Family BCD 16458 AR)

The Teen Kings (Are You Ready?)

Terry Gale

Trident (The Immortal Songs Of Buddy Holly)

Waylon Jennings (The Buddy Holly Songbook), 1992

The Wieners (Just Like Buddy - HiHo Music HHS0802), 2008

                                               " Buddy's Guitar "

                                                Buddy's  Guitar

Sam Logan  & American Time Machine, 2001
(tribute using Buddy's first electric guitar)

                                            " Come Back Baby "

                        Buddy Holly  -  Come back baby

                                        COME  BACK  BABY

Billy and Eddie

Dub Benson

Myron Lee

                                              " Crying, waiting, hoping "


                      Buddy Holly  -  Crying, waiting, hoping

            The Beatles - Cover Song - Crying, Waiting, Hoping

                                       CRYING,  WAITING,  HOPING

Adam Green, May 1, 2016

The Adventures

The Baldy Holly Band (3rd Feb Tribute 2012, recorded in a kitchen, available on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U-y8ALeK7Y )

Billy Swan and Buzz Cason

The Beatles

Chris Isaak

Dave Mason

Marshall Crenshaw (La Bamba soundtrack)

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart & Steve Earle (Not Fade Away), Decca Feb. 1996

Michael Angelo & The Leisures

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

The Modern Ruins

Philippe Lafontaine (J'Attends, On M'Prend, On M'Jette – Holly Days, EMI France),  March 1998

Pilot (Negram), NL, 1975

The Rattles (live) Star-Club Hamburg, Germany, 1963

The Rattles (Philips P 48 068L- Cryin´, Waitin´, Hopin´ You Come Back), 1964

The Rattles (Bear Family BCD 16451 AR)

Rockabilly Allstars

Rocking Jo Jo and his Red Angels

Runaway Express (from the archives vol. 1), ‘80s

Runaway Express & Jimmy Ibbotson (Kansas Skies)

Runaway Express (Yeah, Buddy!, Medley), 2000

Scott Baker (ScottyB) 2016, YouTube

Screaming Dogs (live), 2007

The Silhouets

Silver Beatles (Crying, Waiting, Hoping), Ultra Sound, USA,
AR 30003, 1982, Picture Disc

Stompin’ Bird, 21 March, 2001

Sweet Mikey C, 2009

Terry Farlan, UK Hallmark, 1969

Terry Noland

Trident (The Immortal Songs Of Buddy Holly)

The TT's, Three Chord Trick, 2002

Valle de Muñecas (Argentina)

Willie Heath Neal (live), 2009

Viktor Huganet, 2015
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7lLBkBnFtY )

Wreckless Eric (Wonderful World), Stiff UK, 1978 
https://youtu.be/ww6hhMQLjGw )

And here's a very interesting version by Buddy Holly himself

with a new backup from 2010.

Watch the video on YouTube and listen to this superb sound.


                     Sent in by German Fan LOTHAR PEDD





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