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Thread #149392   Message #3702378
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
17-Apr-15 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Day the Music Died
Subject: RE: Origins: The Day the Music Died
I can't listen to Buddy Holly!
His vocal style is far too gimmicky!
The black singers back then sounded very natural...even Little Richard!

The problem with Buddy is that he took one small element of Elvis's singing style - the hiccups - and then over used it.
Indeed, he drove it into the ground.

But, as an arranger/guitarist/songwriter, Buddy was terrific.

It's just a pity about the singing.