• The CRICKETS - Please Don’t Ever Change 1961-1962

When THE CRICKETS reformed in late 1961, after more than a year's inactivity, their line-up comprised founder-member Jerry Allison (drums & vocals), with Jerry Naylor (vocals), Sonny Curtis (guitar & vocals) and Glen D. Hardin (keyboards).

They'd maintained a hugely loyal fan base in Britain and Europe since Buddy Holly's death, who proved highly receptive to the new line-up's recordings.

As well as the million-selling title track, 'Don't Ever Change', which made the UK Top 5, they registered internationally with sides like 'He's Old Enough To Know Better', 'Someday' (with Bobby Vee), 'My Little Girl' and 'Teardrops Fall Like Rain', whilst their first Liberty LP, Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Something Else, was a huge seller in the UK and Europe.

This compilation features all their 1961-62 Liberty recordings, including all of the above, plus a half-dozen rare outtakes and demos.

Also featured are a number of other serious collectors' rarities which have never previously appeared on CD, including singles by 'The Camps' (actually, The Crickets, in disguise), 'The Raiders' (a session band featuring Tommy Allsup & Jerry Allison), Jerry Naylor, solo, and 'Danny & Gwen' (Naylor with Vikki Carr).

Track Listing

1. HE'S OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER
2. I'M FEELING BETTER
3. DON'T EVER CHANGE
4. I'M NOT A BAD GUY
5. I BELIEVE IN YOU
6. PARISIAN GIRL
7. LITTLE HOLLYWOOD GIRL
8. MY LITTLE GIRL
9. TEARDROPS FALL LIKE RAIN
10. WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE
11. SUMMERTIME BLUES
12. SEARCHIN'
13. PRETTY BLUE EYES
14. WHAT'D I?SAY
15. BLUE, BLUE DAY
16. LOVE IS STRANGE
17. BLUE MONDAY
18. BREAK IT EASY
19. LOOKING ALL OVER TOWN
20. THE REAL THING
21. HARLEM GIRL
22. BRAND NEW DOLL
23. A FOOL NEVER LEARNS
Bonus tracks
24. BOBBY VEE & THE CRICKETS - Someday
25. BOBBY VEE & THE CRICKETS - When You're In Love
26. THE CAMPS - The Ballad Of Batman
27. THE CAMPS - Batmobile
28. THE RAIDERS FEATURING TOMMY ALLSUP - Dardanella
29. THE RAIDERS FEATURING TOMMY ALLSUP - What?Time Is It?
30. JERRY NAYLOR - Stop Your Crying
31. JERRY NAYLOR - You're Thirteen
32. JERRY NAYLOR - Judee Malone
33. JERRY NAYLOR - I'm Tired
34. DANNY & GWEN - Submarine Race


Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date July 8th, 2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09392 6

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