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Norman Petty

Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 – August 15, 1984) was an American musician and record producer who is best known for his association with Buddy Holly and the Crickets, who recorded in his studio.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25th, 1927 (Clovis), Died August 15th, 1984 (Lubbock)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, organ, piano, celeste, percussion

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102255 4/15/1957 Words of love (MC 7448 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, celeste  
Decca 102256 4/15/1957 Mailman bring me no more blues-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, celeste  
Decca 103259 9/16/1957 One faded rose-1 Charlie Phillips instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 103260 9/16/1957 Sugartime Charlie Phillips instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 104160 12/21/1957 You're there Jimmy Self instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 104201 July 1957 Valley of tears-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 104202 1/26/1958 Rave on (MC 7459 MCA MCA-3040) Buddy Holly instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 104215 1/26/1958 That's my desire Buddy Holly instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 104738 4/7/1958 Take your time-1 Buddy Holly instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105287 2/15/1958 Oh you beautiful doll-2 Jerry Allison instrumentalist, percussion  
Decca 112352 6/19/1962 Reminiscing Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 112353 6/19/1962 Wait till the sun shines, Nellie Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114085 10/11/1963 Wishing Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114086 10/3/1963 What to do Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114087 10/11/1963 Rip it up Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114088 10/5/1963 Peggy Sue got married Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114089 10/11/1963 Blue suede shoes Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114090 10/14/1963 Cryin', waiting, hoping Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114091 10/11/1963 Honky tonk (Instrumental)-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114092 10/8/1963 That makes it tough Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114093 10/3/1963 That's what they say Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114094 10/11/1963 (Ummm, oh yeah) Dearest Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114095 10/11/1963 Gone Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114096 10/17/1963 Learning the game Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114097 10/11/1963 Shake, rattle and roll Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114930 6/12/1964 Flower of my heart Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114931 6/12/1964 Door to my heart Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114932 6/12/1964 I gambled my heart Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114933 6/12/1964 Soft place in my heart Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114934 6/12/1964 Down the line-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114935 6/12/1964 You and I are through Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114936 6/12/1964 Gotta get you near me blues Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 114937 6/12/1964 I wanna play house with you-2 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 115919 1954 or 1955 Queen of the ballroom-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 117145 3/15/1966 That's my desire Buddy Holly instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 117146 3/12/1965 Maybe baby Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 120714 8/22/1968 Love is strange-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 120718 8/22/1968 Slippin' and slidin'-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 120719 8/22/1968 You're the one Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 120720 8/22/1968 (Ummm, oh yeah) Dearest-1 Buddy Holly arranger  
Decca 120721 8/22/1968 Smokey Joe's Cafe-2 Buddy Holly arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Petty, Norman," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207885.

Petty, Norman. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207885.

"Petty, Norman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207885

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