The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2

The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. II is the fifth album released by Buddy Holly, a sequel compilation to The Buddy Holly Story (1959). The second album to be released posthumously, it is also the first of a series of Buddy Holly albums to feature overdubbing of unfinished tracks, including Holly's last original compositions.

The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 1960 (1960-04)[1]
RecordedDecember 19, 1957 – February 14, 1958 in Clovis, New Mexico
June 19 – December 17, 1958 in New York City, New York[2]
GenreRock and roll, pop
LabelCoral LVA.9127 (MG.7532)
ProducerNorman Petty, Buddy Holly, Jack Hansen
Buddy Holly chronology
The Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. 2
Singles from The Buddy Holly Story, Vol. II
  1. "Peggy Sue Got Married" / "Crying, Waiting, Hoping"
    Released: September 1959
  2. "Learning The Game" / "That Makes It Tough"
    Released: October 1960
  3. "What To Do" / "That's What They Say"
    Released: January 1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

"Little Baby" was originally from Holly's eponymous solo album, "Now We're One" was originally the B-side to "Early in the Morning", and "Take Your Time" was the B-Side to "Rave On!". The remaining tracks were unfinished acoustic demos recorded by Holly in 1959 that were overdubbed by Jack Hansen. Three singles from these sessions were released; "Peggy Sue Got Married", "Learning the Game", and "That Makes it Tough". "Moondreams" was also previously unreleased.

Track listingEdit

Side 1
1."Peggy Sue Got Married"Buddy Holly2:05
2."Well . . . All Right"Holly, Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Joe B. Mauldin2:12
3."What to Do"Holly1:54
4."That Makes It Tough"Holly2:22
5."Now We're One"Bobby Darin2:03
6."Take Your Time"Petty,Holly1:56
Side 2
7."Crying, Waiting, Hoping"Holly2:04
8."True Love Ways"Petty,Holly2:52
9."Learning The Game"Holly2:03
10."Little Baby"Petty, Holly, C. W. Kendall Jr.1:57
12."That's What They Say"Holly2:20
Total length:26:30



Chart (1960) Peak
UK Album Charts 7[4]


  1. ^ Ackerman, Paul, ed. (April 11, 1960). "Reviews of This Week's LPs: Spotlight Winners of the Week". Billboard. 72 (15): 33. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Memorial Collection (CD liner). Buddy Holly. United States: Decca Records/Geffen Records. 2008. B0011337-02.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ "Buddy Holly - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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