Episode Air Date: November 15, 2016
Artist: Buddy Holly and the Crickets; The Picks
Recording Title: Worried Life Blues
“Oh, Boy!” was released in 1957 by Brunswick Records, the A-side to “Not Fade Away.” Those barbershop harmonies on this and eight other Buddy Holly tracks were supplied by The Picks: a Lubbock, Texas-based trio made up of brothers John and Bill Pick-ering and friend, Bob Lapham. But they didn’t get any official credit until the 1987 CD liner notes. Buddy appreciated them, though. In a 2010, interview John Pickering recalled driving with the Picks on a busy Lubbock, Texas street in 1957 when Holly stopped traffic to thank them for their work.
This episode was co-written by Meg Lane, part of the Sound Beat Class Partnership.