Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else

Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else is a rock and roll album that by the Crickets. It is The Crickets' third release following the departure and subsequent death of their front man, Buddy Holly. As the original cover indicates, the album contains versions of four old songs, four new songs, and four songs with variations of "blue" in the title.

Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1962[1]
GenreRock and roll
LabelLiberty LRP-3272
ProducerSnuff Garrett
The Crickets chronology
Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets
(1962)
Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
(1962)
California Sun / She Loves You
(1964)
Singles from Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else
  1. "He's Old Enough to Know Better (Jerry Allison) 2:23 b/w I'm Feeling Better (Robert Velline) 2:01"
    Released: Nov 1961
  2. "I Believe in You (Jefferies, Willet, Mallon) 2:17 b/w Parisian Girl (Sonny Curtis) 1:57"
    Released: Aug 1962
  3. "Little Hollywood Girl (Goffin, Keller) 2:08 b/w Parisian Girl (Sonny Curtis) 1:57"
    Released: Sep 1962

Originally released as an LP record on in December 1962,[2] the album was re-released on CD in 1994, with bonus tracks not featured on the original album and a new album cover. In the UK an EP titled Straight - No Strings! was issued on Liberty (LEP 2094) featuring four tracks from this album: "Willie And The Hand Jive", "Summertime Blues", "Searchin'" and "What'd I Say".

Background

Following the band's successful collaboration with singer Bobby Vee, released earlier in 1962, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sonny Curtis was able to rejoin the group. The band now consisted of guitarist Curtis, singer Jerry Naylor, pianist Glen Hardin, and original member and drummer Jerry Allison.

Reception

Billboard called the album that "a fine outing for the boys by themeselves, following their recent chart album entry with (Bobby) Vee," adding that "[t]he boys could go places with this strong wax."[3]

Reissues

The 1994 CD re-release includes bonus tracks culled from the 1971 compilation Rock Reflections. A streaming version available on platforms like Spotify resequences the albums' tracks and adds a 1960 version of "Love's Made a Fool of You", while versions of the album posted to YouTube anachronistically resequence the album according to the listing of songs on the album's cover.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Willie and the Hand Jive"Johnny Otis2:46
2."Don't Ever Change"Gerry Goffin, Carole King2:17
3."Summertime Blues"Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran1:53
4."Searchin'"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller2:56
5."Little Hollywood Girl"Gerry Goffin, Jack Keller2:08
6."Pretty Blue Eyes"Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein2:13
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."What'd I Say"Ray Charles2:37
8."Parisian Girl"Sonny Curtis2:00
9."Blue, Blue Day"Don Gibson1:57
10."Love Is Strange"Ethel Smith, Mickey Baker2:35
11."He's Old Enough To Know Better"Jerry Allison1:55
12."Blue Monday"Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino2:15
1994 CD bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."(They Call Her) La Bamba"traditional arr. Jerry Allison, Buzz Carson2:42
14."Lonely Avenue"Doc Pomus2:07
15."Teardrops Fall Like Rain"Jerry Allison, Glen D. Hardin, Tom Lesslie1:46
16."Thoughtless"Jerry Naylor1:45
17."My Little Girl"Sonny Curtis1:58
18."Playboy"David Gates2:04 [4]
Streaming Reissue track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Parisian Girl" 
2."Willie and the Hand Jive" 
3."What'd I Say" 
4."Blue Monday" 
5."Summertime Blues" 
6."Love Is Strange" 
7."Searchin'" 
8."Little Hollywood Girl" 
9."Pretty Blue Eyes" 
10."He's Old Enough To Know Better" 
11."Blue, Blue Day" 
12."Don't Ever Change" 
13."Love's Made a Fool of You" 

Personnel

The Crickets
Additional personnel
  • Eddie Brackett - engineer
  • Jim Economides - engineer
  • Snuff Garrett - producer

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References

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