Call us on: +44 (0)1380 728000
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Track Listing
CD1
1. COME ON, LET'S GO Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4106) 1958
2. FRAMED Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4106) 1958
3. DONNA Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4110) 1958
4. LA BAMBA Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4110) 1958
5. THAT'S MY LITTLE SUZIE Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4114) 1959
6. IN A TURKISH TOWN Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4114) 1959
7. LITTLE GIRL Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4117) 1959
8. WE BELONG TOGETHER Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4117) 1959
9. STAY BESIDE ME Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4128) 1960
10. BIG BABY BLUES Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4128) 1960
11. CRY, CRY, CRY Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4133) 1960
12. PADDIWACK SONG Ritchie Valens ( Del-Fi 4133) 1960
13. BONEY MORONIE Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie Valens" Del-Fi DFLP1201) 1959
14. OOH, MY HEAD Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie Valens" Del-Fi DFLP1201) 1959
15. BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie Valens" Del-Fi DFLP1201) 1959
16. HI-TONE Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie Valens" Del-Fi DFLP1201) 1959
17. DOOBY-DOOBY-WAH Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie Valens" Del-Fi DFLP1201) 1959
18. MY DARLING IS GONE Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959

CD2
1. HURRY UP Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959
2. NOW YOU'RE GONE Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959
3. FAST FREIGHT Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959
4. RITCHIE'S BLUES Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959
5. ROCKIN' ALL NIGHT Ritchie Valens (From the album "Ritchie" Del-Fi DFLP1206) 1959
6. INTRODUCTION BY BOB KEANE Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
7. COME ON, LET'S GO Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
8. DONNA Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
9. SUMMERTIME BLUES Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
10. FROM BEYOND Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
11. LA BAMBA Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
12. INTRODUCTION BY BOB KEANE Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
13. RHYTHM SONG Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
14. GUITAR INSTRUMENTAL Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
15. MALAGUENA Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
16. ROCK LITTLE DARLING Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
17. LET'S ROCK AND ROLL Ritchie Valens (From the album "In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High" Del-Fi DFLP1214) 1960
Artist:
Ritchie Valens
Title:
The Complete Releases 1958-60
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3286
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Ritchie Valens was one of leading lights in what became known as the Chicano style of rock – music from the Mexican-American community of the USA, often sung in Spanish and heavily influenced by R&B, and often with a Latin flavour.

• He is also, of course, well-known for more tragic reasons, namely that he was one of the three rock ‘n’ roll stars along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper who died in the fateful light aeroplane crash in Iowa on February 3rd 1959 – this release marks the 60th anniversary of that fateful day, immortalised in Don McLean’s 1971 hit “American Pie” as “The Day The Music Died”.

• Ritchie was still only 17 years old when he died, but in his brief eight-month recording career he had already had three hits, two of which were in the Top 100 at the time of the accident.

• This collection comprises all his releases through to 1962, including the A and B sides of his singles for the Del-Fi label and all the tracks from his two studio albums “Ritchie Valens” and “Ritchie”, which were not otherwise on his singles.

• It also includes all the tracks from his album “In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High”, which has one side that features ‘live’ recordings from one of his performances, the other side comprising unfinished demos with narrative by Bob Keane, owner of the Del-Fi label.

• It naturally includes his No. 2 US hit “Donna” along with its famous hit B side “La Bamba”, along with his other hits “Come On, Let’s Go”, “That's My Little Suzie” and “Little Girl”.

• It’s an evocative showcase for a young talent who made a notable impact during his tragically brief career.
Reviews For The Complete Releases 1958-60
Vintage Rock (Issue 41) - John Howard
“This double CD has a 16-page booklet and 35 tracks to remind us of his sizeable body of work…” *****
Now Dig This (Issue 433) - Eric Dunsdon
“I really enjoyed hearing all his familiar material again and hope it gets the interest it deserves. A thumbs up from me.”