Create account Log in

The "Chirping" Crickets


Download links and information about The "Chirping" Crickets by Buddy Holly, Crickets. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 33:46 minutes.

Artist: Buddy Holly, Crickets
Release date: 1957
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 33:46
Buy on iTunes $8.99


No. Title Length
1. Oh, Boy! 2:07
2. Not Fade Away 2:21
3. You've Got Love 2:07
4. Maybe Baby 2:02
5. It's Too Late 2:22
6. Tell Me How 1:59
7. That'll Be the Day 2:15
8. I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love 1:56
9. An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) 2:11
10. Send Me Some Lovin' 2:34
11. Last Night 1:53
12. Rock Me My Baby 1:48
13. Think It Over 1:47
14. Fool's Paradise 2:28
15. Lonesome Tears 1:47
16. It's So Easy 2:09



Released in 1957, The “Chirping” Crickets was the first of only two albums released by Buddy Holly in his short lifetime. With the surprise success of “That’ll Be the Day” and “Oh, Boy!,” Holly and his capable backing crew cut the remaining tracks of what is one of the finest albums of ’50s rock, an era when singles, not albums, were the dominant sales and artistic force. The playing is clean and exemplary throughout. The vocal arrangements tightly support Holly’s clear, precise delivery. But it’s the songs for which Holly is best remembered. Penning “That’ll Be the Day,” “Maybe Baby,” “I’m Looking for Someone to Love” and “Not Fade Away” (since immortalized by the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead), Holly established himself as a top-flight writer. His use of the Bo Diddley rhythm, his capacity for the simple, understated pop hook and his overall versatility as a lead guitarist and vocal stylist in a genre that had yet to define itself made him a big star in the U.S. and a legend in the U.K.