That'll Be the Day

That'll Be the Day


2016 - Hoo-Doo Records 263547


Original tracks:

1 You Are My One Desire, 2'23

2 Blue Days Black Nights, 2'05

3 Modern Don Juan, 2'40

4 Rock Around With Ollie Vee, 2'13

5 Ting A Ling, 2'41

6 Girl On My Mind, 2'19

7 That'll Be The Day, 2'29 (First version - 1956)

8 Love Me, 2'07

9 I'm Changing All Those Changes, 1'44

10 Don't Come Back Knockin', 2'15

11 Midnight Shift, 2'11

Bonus Tracks:

12 Take Your Time, 2'00

13 Early In The Morning, 2'09

14 Think It Over, 1'49

15 Learning The Game, 2'04

16 It's So Easy, 2'12

17 Rock Me Baby, 1'50

18 Now We're One, 2'10

19 Real Wild Child, 2'25 (Lead vocal Jerry Allison)

20 Rock Around With Ollie Vee, 2'22 (Alternate take)

21 That'll Be The Day, 2'15 (1957 version)


"The third album was also to be the last released whilst he was alive.

As Buddy began to get chart success on Coral and Brunswick, his first label Decca quickly moved to capitalise on his new founds fame and gathered together eleven tracks that had been recorded for the label in 1956.

Four of these tracks had been issued as two singles during 1956, but disappointing sales for both had prompted Decca to abandon the album at the time and drop Buddy from the label.

Buddy had subsequently resurfaced at Coral/Brunswick with a career guided by producer Norman Petty and made regular forays onto the charts, including the number one hit That ll Be The Day.

Although the version that hit number one was a completely different version to the one that adorns this album, it did not stop Decca from capitalising on the title when they hurriedly released this album in April 1958."

There was a previous CD edition (original 11 tracks) in 1994, plus various design and bonus variations over the years.

This version claims to be "The Definitive Re-Mastered Edition" - but offers no detail, and as there is no copyright attribution, it seems unlikely that they are (legally) offering the 'Official' remasters. Its absence from Amazon also hints at Bootleggery.