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    Buddy Holly "Words of Love"/ "Mailman Blues" 78 Acetate Soundcraft (1957). These sessions on April 8, 1957 at Norman Petty's studios in Clovis, New Mexico resulted in the first Coral single release for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, where the artist was simply listed as "Buddy Holly." It appears the group was just as confused about attribution as the fans in '57 and '58, because Side 1 here shows "Buddy Holly," while Side 2 indicates "Buddy Holly & The Crickets". Just to be clear, Buddy and Niki Sullivan played guitar, Joe Mauldin played bass, and Jerry Allison played drums on both sides. On Side 2 (eventually renamed "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues"), Petty's wife Vi plays piano. Before the single was released, the Diamonds essentially hijacked the song after tapes were sent to the publishing company, and released their own version. They had just had their biggest hit, "Little Darlin", and got immediate airplay, which contributed to Buddy's version not even charting. The Beatles, of course, reprised the song with much acclaim on the "Beatles VI" album in 1965. Here's the real deal! There's some label damage on both sides, but the disc plays well. Condition: VG 5.From Maria Elena Holly's personal collection.

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