Friday, September 13, 2013

Record #0494: When You Ask About Love / Deborah – THE CRICKETS

Brunswick 9-55153 (original) USA, Oct. 1959
Words & Music bySide A – Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis; Side B – Allison, Curtis
Musicians: Earl Sinks (vocals and rhythm guitar), Sonny Curtis (lead guitar), Joe Mauldin (bass), Jerry Allison (drums)
Recording sessions: Produced by Jack Hansen at Bell Sound Studio, New York, NY, Side A - May 20; Side B - May 27, 1959
Highest chart positions:  UK #27, didn't chart in the US

This was the second single that The Crickets released without Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Holly actually left the group already in 1958.

This is a fine piece that shows that the group was able to stand on their own, without their leading star.

An English rockabilly band, Matchbox covered the title song in 1980.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40

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