“In Style With The Crickets” by The Crickets - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1960Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

With Buddy Holly on solo tour in late 1959, bassist Joe Mauldin, drummer Jerry Allison and guitarist Sonny Curtis (a friend and collaborator with Buddy Holly) began recording new songs as The Crickets, with Earl Sinks on vocals. While they were recording, it was announced that Holly was killed in a plane crash while on tour. It’s fair to say Earl was no Buddy. Who then who could be? However,”In Style With The Crickets”, released in December 1960, proved that the band still had plenty to offer. The best songs are all their own including the provocative “I Fought The Law”, the cuter than cute “When You Ask About Love”, and the catchy “Love’s Made A Fool Of You”. The latter two had been hit singles for the band in 1959. The set includes 4 covers – “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey Smith and The Clowns, 1957), “Great Balls Of Fire” (Jerry Lee Lewis and his pumping piano, 1957), “Ting-A-Ling” (The Clovers, 1952) and “Time Will Tell” (Bobby Charles, 1956).

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A1 [02:38] 5.0.png The Crickets - More Than I Can Say (Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis) Pop Ballad
A2 [01:59] 6.2.png The Crickets - Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey Smith, Johnny Vincent) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [01:53] 6.0.png The Crickets - Great Balls Of Fire (Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [02:37] 6.5.png The Crickets - Ting-A-Ling (Ahmet Ertegun) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A5 [02:00] 6.5.png The Crickets - Just This Once (Sonny Curtis, Joe Mauldin, Earl Sinks) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [02:16] 5.0.png The Crickets - Deborah (Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis) Rock n Roll Ballad
B1 [02:15] 4.8.png The Crickets - Baby My Heart (Sonny Curtis) Pop
B2 [02:05] 8.0.png The Crickets - When You Ask About Love (Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis) Pop
B3 [02:12] 5.8.png The Crickets - Time Will Tell (Paul Gayten) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:04] 6.0.png The Crickets - A Sweet Love (Sonny Curtis) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:12] 7.2.png The Crickets - I Fought The Law (Sonny Curtis) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:00] 7.2.png The Crickets - Love’s Made A Fool Of You (Charles Hardin Holley, Bob Montgomery) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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