March 01, 2013
Buddy Holly's first recording: 1949 at the age of 12
Wrote Sheerly Avni on Open Culture: "[His] first ever known recording. The song is from 1949, and the sound quality isn't great, but no amount of static can block out the kid's familiar warble. His voice may not have changed yet, but he's already Buddy Holly."
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What Peachy said, Jerry. Mmmmmwah.
Now I've gone and got started...
Another 12-year-old, huge back in the 50's & 60's (especially here in Georgia, where she was from) - "Little Miss Dynamite" singing with vibrant musicality, if not yet much lyrical nuance. Total control of her voice, awesome.
When she got older she developed a powerful, unique chest voice (and seamless range) and an Edith Piaf-y throb that set her apart (I think) from lots of other pop/c&w singers:
Posted by: Flautist | Mar 1, 2013 9:11:34 PM
Tam, your wish is my demand:
Posted by: bookofjoe | Mar 1, 2013 8:36:22 PM
Anyone know why he dropped the "e"?
Posted by: tamra | Mar 1, 2013 8:32:45 PM
Love ya Jerry, you have been assimilated ;-)
Posted by: joepeach | Mar 1, 2013 7:17:31 PM
I love Flautist and Joe Peach.
Posted by: Jerry | Mar 1, 2013 6:31:00 PM
Sounds like a young Alen Wilson (Canned Heat).
Well, it might be the wine talking also...
Posted by: joepeach | Mar 1, 2013 6:01:01 PM
Couldn't be anybody else. The greats always have their signature sound even early on. Just born to do it.
Here's another 12-year-old, high-voiced but already singing with distinctive phrasing (I love how at :56 he strings out "strange tooooo you"), enormous range, and an absolute mastery of time. The Hammond organ really juices it up, too, but the wonderful bonus is the Temptations singing doo-wop background. "Contract on Love" - wonderful, bouncy little tune.
Posted by: Flautist | Mar 1, 2013 6:00:22 PM
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