Friday, October 19, 2012

Record #0150: - The “Chirping” Crickets (EP) – THE CRICKETS

Brunswick EB 71036 (original) USA, Nov. 1957
Words & Music by:  A1 – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty; A2 – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty; B1 – Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty; B2 – Norman Petty, Charles Hardin (= Buddy Holly)
 Side A – Buddy Holly (lead guitar and vocals), Jerry Allison (drums), Larry Welborn (upright bass), Niki Sullivan (b-vocals), Ramona Tollett (b-vocals), Gary Tollett (b-vocals); Side B –  Buddy Holly (lead guitar and vocals), Jerry Allison (drums, cardboard box percussion & backing vocals on B2), Joe B. Mauldin (upright bass), Niki Sullivan (backing vocals on B2)
Recording sessions: Produced by Norman Petty at Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, NM, Side A – Feb.24-25, 1957; B1 – Jun. 29.-Jul. 1, 1957; B2 – May 27, 1957
Highest chart positions:  unknown (probably did quite well)

I took a random handful of records from the second box and chose the best one of those to be the 150th record of the blog.

This was both Brunswick label’s and the Crickets’ first EP release. An album with the same name was released on Nov. 27, 1957.

Side A songs are from the single which I already posted here. Side B equals the group’s succeeding single release (Brunswick 55035, Oct. 27, 1957).

List price:  This is a quite rare piece. I wish I had the picture sleeve, too.

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