In honor of Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, Fantasy Records recently released an excellent tribute album, Rave On Buddy Holly. It includes 19 covers including a wide variety of artists such as The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, Julian Casablancas, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Patti Smith, and Lou Reed. Paul McCartney sounds as though he has regained his youth screaming like a teenager on “It’s So Easy.” The top 3 tracks are The Detroit Cobras’ “Heartbeat,” Jenny O’s “I’m Gonna Love You To,” and Cee Lo Green’s cover of “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care.” The artists (for the most part) do a great job of not just going through the motions but really making Holly’s songs their own and giving them a real modern feel while still staying true to Buddy Holly’s original versions. His songs are as good today as they were back then. Click here to download.
September 9, 2011
Happy Birthday Buddy Holly
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