Yeah, Buddy!

Yeah, Buddy!
Anniversary Edition
Yeah, Buddy!
Anniversary Edition
Originally recorded in 2000, this 2011 release is an elaborate re-mastering of "Yeah, Buddy!". This anniversary celebration has been transfered from analog tape, re-sung, re-arranged and re-mixed to create a bigger, better sounding record. Included are 20 Buddy Holly songs done up in true eclectic RE style. Bluegrass instrumentation supercharged with a full rock ensemble. Harmonies and echoes of West Texas rockabilly abound. Caprock'n'roll!

TM/© 2000, Maria Elena Holly licensed by CMG Worldwide, Inc

The Songs


  1. Intro
  2. Peggy Sue Got Married
  3. Words of Love/Listen To Me
  4. Every Day/It's So Easy
  5. Caprock
  6. Crrying, Waiting, Hoping/Heartbeat
  7. Learning The Game/Wishing
  8. I'm Gonna Love You, Too
  9. That'll Be The Day
  10. Well All Right/Maybe Baby
  11. That's What They Say/Tell Me How
  12. Look At Me/Take Your Time
  13. True Love Ways
  14. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
The Band


Jim Ratts
     * Lead & harmony vocals
     * Rhythm guitar
     * Mandolin

Salli Ratts
     * Lead & harmony vocals

Scott Bennett
     * Acoustic & electric 6 & 12 string guitars

Butch Hause
     * Bass
     * Mastering assistance

Chris Stongle
     * Drums

Ernie Martinez
     * Banjo
     * Mandolin
     * Dobro
     * Mandola
     * Guitar

Daniel Jones
     * Pedal Steel

Ed Contreras
     * Percussion

Ted Cole
     * Flute

Gordon Burt
     * Violin

Additional Musicians


Jimmy Ibbotson: Wild Jimbos vocals
Jim Salestrom: Wild Jimbos vocals
Neil Haverstick: Acoustic & electric guitars
Hannah Alkire: Cello
Joey DeLauro: Harmony vocals & drums
Deborah Schmit-Lobis: piano
Jerry Mills: Mandolin
Mike Dowling: Acoustic guitar
Jim Ed Hodges: Fiddle

Additional Vocalists


Amy Nugent
Tim Irvin
Mary Huckins
Beth Leachman-Gadbaw
Carla Sciaky
Don Pinella
Tom Gould
Denise Withnell
John Cable



Cover photo: Bruno/John Beecher Collection

Band photos: Eric Weber, Heather Carr

Recorded at Raven Recording

Produced, engineered & mixed: Jim Ratts

Designed: G. Carr, Salli Ratts, Jim Ratts

See more:
Yeah, Buddy! CD
Yeah, Buddy! video
About Yeah, Buddy!
Oh, Boy! CD
Lance Monthly Interview
Jack Len Tape
The Colorado Springs Independant article
Lubbock Magazine article
The Villager article

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Raven Recording
P.O. Box 2333
Englewood, Colorado 80150 USA
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