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Various Artists: The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD)

1-CD with 24-page booklet, 40 tracks, including six radio broadcasts. Total playing time 78:32 mins.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash.
February 3, 1959 will always be remembered as ‘the day the music died.’
Tribute CD wth key titles from these rock ‘n’ roll stars.
Plus sides by the surviving artists incl. Dion & The Belmonts, Frankie Srado, Waylon Jennings, et al.
Plus tribute songs and radio broadcasts.
Newly mastered with liner notes from music expert, Bill Dahl.

February 3, 1959 will always be remembered as ‘the day the music died.’ On that frigid occasion, a small plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper crashed in a frozen Iowa field, killing all touring three rock and roll luminaries and their pilot. Bear Family’s posthumous tribute disc to the tragedy brings together some of their greatest recordings on this one-of-a-kind collection, along with key sides from the surviving participants of the tour—Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Sardo, Waylon Jennings, even Debbie Stevens, whose cover of If You Can’t Rock Me is an unheralded classic. 

There are also a series of tribute songs to the fallen triumvirate by Eddie Cochran, Ray Campi, Benny Barnes, and Hershel Almond, as well as excerpts from period radio broadcasts relaying the devastating news. Rock and roll would never be the same—it had forever lost its innocence—but the seminal music that Buddy, Ritchie, and the Bopper gave us will never grow old.  

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Various Artists - The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) CD 1
01 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo The Big Bopper
02 Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper
03 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo Buddy Holly
04 Heartbeat Buddy Holly
05 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo Ritchie Valens
06 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
07 Maybe Baby The Crickets
08 Class Room Frankie Sardo
09 I Can't Go On (Rosalie) Dion
10 Alan Freed Radio Show Part 1 (incl I'm Gonna Love You Too) Buddy Holly
11 Little Red Riding Hood The Big Bopper
12 Fast Freight Arvee Allens (Ritchie Valens)
13 Interviewed By Alan Freed Buddy Holly
14 It's So Easy Buddy Holly
15 If You Can't Rock Me Debbie Stevens
16 Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) The Big Bopper
17 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
18 I Wonder Why Dion
19 Alan Freed Radio Show Part 2 (incl Listen To Me) Buddy Holly
20 Donna Commercial Ritchie Valens
21 Donna Ritchie Valens
22 Ting-A-Ling Buddy Holly & The Three Tunes
23 Fake Out Frankie Sardo
24 Big Bopper’s Wedding The Big Bopper
25 Come On Let's Go Ritchie Valens
26 Well All Right Buddy Holly
27 Big Baby Blues Arvee Allens (Ritchie Valens)
28 A Teen-Age Moon The Big Bopper
29 When Sin Stops Waylon Jennings
30 No One Knows Dion
31 Plane Crash Report #1 Feb 3, 1959 Newscast
32 It Doesn't Matter Anymore Buddy Holly
33 Three Stars Eddie Cochran
34 Teen Angel Dion
35 Plane Crash Report #2 Feb 3, 1959 Newscast
36 The Great Tragedy Hershel Almond
37 The Ballad Of Donna And Peggy Sue Ray Campi
38 Plane Crash Report #3 Feb 3, 1959 Newscast
39 That'll Be The Day The Crickets
40 Gold Records In The Snow Benny Barnes
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17 Aug 2019

sehr gut

Gute Zusammenstellung, einige Rare Songs, ein paar live Mitschnitte wären wünschenswert gewesen

19 Mar 2019

Great!

Hi, I just wanted to say thanks a lot for the disc which arrived today, I was delighted with it. I had all of the Buddy Holly stuff but the songs from the other artists makes it a really nice collection.

18 Mar 2019

Superb disc

Excellent collection of songs to remember the sad passing of these great artists, well thought out and arranged, and the quality is excellent.

22 Feb 2019

Klasse

Ganz erstklassige CD. Man fühlt sich in dass Jahr 1959 zurückversetzt und fragt sich, was aus diesen tollen Künstlern in der Zukunft noch geworden wäre. Aber leider schlug das Schicksal unbarmherzig zu. Uns bleibt nur die Erinnerung, und dabei hilft diese tolle neue CD sehr.

17 Feb 2019

A wonderful collection of memories from the sad occasion.

This is a momentous collection of songs and news reports. It is meaningful to any fan of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and the the lesser known artists involved. This collection includes the most important songs from the catalog of each. The liner note booklet is excellent. The only problem is that some songs in the middle section of the disk are listed out of order.

16 Feb 2019

Rundum 5 Sterne sind für diese CD absolut angebracht.

Titel: BCD17585 The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD).
Beschreibung: Im Januar 1959 gingen Buddy Holly mit Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper und Dion & The Belmonts auf große Tournee. Normalerweise erfolgte dabei der Transport per Bus. Doch gerade im Winter waren die Straßen oft verschneit und die Terminpläne so eng, dass der eine oder andere Künstler schon mal auf ein Flufzeug umstieg, um sich nicht gar so abhetzen zu müssen. Das tat Buddy Holly am 2. Februar 1959. Er chartete eine kleine Maschine und Ritchie Valens und The Big Bopper schlossen sich ihm an. Doch als das Flugzeug am nächsten Tag frühmorgens bei dichtem Schneetreiben und klirrender Kälte abhob, kam es nicht weit. Die Maschine besaß eine technische Neuerung, einen „künstlichen Horizont“ mit dem der unerfahrene Pilot offensichtlich nicht umgehen konnte. In der weißen, noch halbdunklen Landschaft verwechselte er augenscheinlich oben und unten, und die Machine bohrte sich kurz nach dem Start fast senkrecht in den Boden. Alle Insassen kamen ums Leben. Auf diese tragische Weise endete am 3. Februar 1959 die Karriere von drei der vielversprechendsten amerikanischen Künster der 1950er Jahre. Bear Family Records hat zum 60sten Gedenktag an diese große Tragödie die hier in Rede stehende CD herausgebracht. Auf 40 Titeln sind nicht nur die größten und bekanntesten Hits von Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens und The Big Bopper in hervorragender Klangqualität zu hören, sondern auch zahlreiche verbale Zeitdukumente zu dem tragischen Unglück am 3. Februar 1959. Nicht zu vergessen das ausführliche Booklet, welches der CD beigefügt ist. Rundum 5 Sterne sind für diese CD absolut angebracht.
Bewertung: sehr gut (5/5)

16 Feb 2019

Schöne Mitschnitte aus der Radiosendung

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Tracklist
Various Artists - The Great Tragedy - Winter Dance Party 1959 (CD) CD 1
01 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo
02 Chantilly Lace
03 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo
04 Heartbeat
05 'Winter Dance Party' Radio Promo
06 La Bamba
07 Maybe Baby
08 Class Room
09 I Can't Go On (Rosalie)
10 Alan Freed Radio Show Part 1 (incl I'm Gonna Love You Too)
11 Little Red Riding Hood
12 Fast Freight
13 Interviewed By Alan Freed
14 It's So Easy
15 If You Can't Rock Me
16 Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me)
17 Peggy Sue
18 I Wonder Why
19 Alan Freed Radio Show Part 2 (incl Listen To Me)
20 Donna Commercial
21 Donna
22 Ting-A-Ling
23 Fake Out
24 Big Bopper’s Wedding
25 Come On Let's Go
26 Well All Right
27 Big Baby Blues
28 A Teen-Age Moon
29 When Sin Stops
30 No One Knows
31 Plane Crash Report #1 Feb 3, 1959
32 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
33 Three Stars
34 Teen Angel
35 Plane Crash Report #2 Feb 3, 1959
36 The Great Tragedy
37 The Ballad Of Donna And Peggy Sue
38 Plane Crash Report #3 Feb 3, 1959
39 That'll Be The Day
40 Gold Records In The Snow