Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes, le 13 Mai 1941, à Pacoima (Californie). Ritchie Valens a débuté en 1958, obtenant de suite le succès avec "Come On Let's Go" et surtout "Donna". En 1959, il obtenait un troisième hit avec "La Bamba". Il meurt le 3 Février 1959 à 18 ans dans l'accident d'avion qui coûta la vie à Buddy Holly et à Big Bopper. D'après Waylon Jennings, ils auraient tout deux joué aux dés la dernière place disponible dans l'avion. Ritchie l'ayant gagné, lui aurait dit: "Gee, c'est la première fois que je gagne dans ma vie !".

The first Hispanic rock star, Ritchie Valens will forever be known as one of the two musicians (along with the Big Bopper) who perished with Buddy Holly in 1959, when their private plane crashed in the midst of a Midwest tour. At the time, Valens had only recently established himself as one of the most promising young talents in rock & roll, just barely missing the top of the charts with "Donna," a number two hit, and pioneering a blend of rock and Latin music with the single's almost equally popular flip side, "La Bamba." Like many rock stars who died prematurely, it's difficult to assess his unrealized potential; he was only 17 at the time of his death, and had just barely begun to make records. Nevertheless, Valens' music has endured for decades.
Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes was raised in a Mexican-American household in the San Fernando Valley. He played several instruments as a child and eventually devoted most of his focus to the guitar, learning a right-hand version of the guitar despite his own left-handedness. Valens' musical influences were diverse, running the gamut from Little Richard and rockabilly to traditional Mexican genres like mariachi, and his talent on the guitar earned him a spot in a local band, the Silhouettes, when he was 16. Valens eventually became the band's frontman. While playing at a local movie theater in 1958, he was discovered by producer Bob Keane, who signed Valens to his Del-Fi label and convinced him to shorten his surname to "Valens," claiming the abbreviated version had broader appeal than "Valenzuela." Under Keane's wing, Valens entered a Los Angeles recording studio in July and emerged with "Come on Let's Go," which climbed to number 42 on the national charts.
By the end of 1958, Valens had quit high school in order to focus on his career, which had skyrocketed after his second single, "Donna," climbed to number two. Also enjoying a good amount of popularity was the single's innovative flip side, "La Bamba," a rocked-up Mexican folk song performed entirely in Spanish. "La Bamba" featured some fierce guitar work, as well as the thick sound of the Danelectro bass, which gave the instrument more electric presence than it had previously enjoyed on any rock & roll disc. Valens was subsequently hailed as one of rock & roll's teen idols, and he hit road in early 1959 alongside Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, Dion & the Belmonts, and Frankie Sardo.
Billed as "the Winter Dance Party," the tour was originally scheduled to hit 24 Midwestern cities over the course of three weeks. The musicians all shared a single bus, whose heater broke several days into the tour, worsening the long drives between each show. By the time the Winter Dance Party rolled into Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 2, Buddy Holly had grown tired of the chilly conditions and decided to book a plane in order to fly to the show's next stop. After that evening's show at the Surf Ballroom, Holly boarded the plane along with Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The aircraft crashed several minutes after takeoff, though, instantly killing pilot Roger Peterson along with all three of his passengers. Ritchie Valens was 17 years old.
Valens only had about two albums' worth of material in the can, as well as some lo-fi live tapes of a gig at a local junior high, before his death; undoubtedly, some (or many) of these were demos or unfinished tracks. Other singers emulated Valens' Mexican-American brand of rock in the following years, most notably Chan Romero (originator of "Hippy Hippy Shake," who also recorded for Bob Keane's Del-Fi label and used some of the same musicians who had backed Valens) and Chris Montez. In the 1980s and 1990s, the L.A.-based Latino rock band Los Lobos were often cited for reflecting Valens' influence, and groups like Los Lonely Boys carried the torch of Chicano rock into the 21st century. Meanwhile, the 1987 film La Bamba (whose soundtrack heavily featured Los Lobos) gave his story a glossy Hollywood makeover, exposing Valens' legacy to millions even as it introduced the usual distortions and factual errors in its dramatization of his brief life.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

Come On, Let's Go (1958)

DONNA (1958)

LA BAMBA (1958)

That's My Little Suzie (1959)

CRY, CRY, CRY (1960)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

09/1958 SP DEL-FI 4106 (US) . Come On, Let's Go / Framed
11/1958 SP DEL-FI 4110 (US) . Donna / La Bamba
1958 EP DEL-FI D-101 (US) .

La Bamba / We Belong Together / Donna / Framed

01/1959 SP DEL-FI 4111 (US) . Arvee ALLENS - Fast Freight / Big Baby Blues
03/1959 SP DEL-FI 4114 (US) . That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town
06/1959 SP DEL-FI 4117 (US) Little Girl / We Belong Together
08/1959 SP LONDON RE 1232 (UK) That's My Little Suzie / Ooh My Head / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / We Belong Together
10/1959 SP DEL-FI 4128 (US) Big Baby Blues / Stay Beside Me
1959 EP DEL-FI DFEP-111 (US)

RITCHIE VALENS SINGS... - Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Come On, Let's Go / Hi-Tone / Donna

02/1960 SP DEL-FI 4133 (US) . Paddiwack Song / Cry, Cry, Cry
02/1960 EP DEL-FI PR-1 (US) FEBRUARY IS Ritchie Valens Memorial MONTH - La Bamba / We Belong Together / Donna / Framed  
1960 EP POLYDOR 21 901 (F) 1941 - 1959 - Donna / In A Turkish Town / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie
1960 EP POLYDOR EPH 21901 (GER) The Ritchie Valens Story - Donna / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town
1960 EP POLYDOR 21904 (GER) More Ritchie Valens - Stay Beside Me / Little Girl / Ooh My Head / Framed
1961 SP KASEY 7040 (US) Donna / La Bamba  
1961 EP POLYDOR 21901 (F) Donna / In A Little Turkish Town / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie
1961 EP POLYDOR 21904 (F) Stay Beside Me / Little Girl / Ooh My Head / Framed
10/1963 SP LONDON FLX 3103 (NL) Donna / La Bamba
05/1964 SP LONDON FLX 3117 (NL) That's My Little Suzie / Ooh, My Head
1964 SP OLDIES 45 94 (US) . Donna /  + The DELLS
1964 SP OLDIES 45 96 (US) . La Bamba / Drums In My Heart (Dee CLARK)
1964 EP SONET SXP-6055 (SW) Memorial Album Vol. 1 - Donna / Cry, Cry, Cry / Come On, Let's Go / Ooh, My Head
1964 EP SONET SXP-6056 (SW) Memorial Album Vol. 2 - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hurry Up / Boney Maronie
1964 EP SONET SXP-6070 (SW) Memorial Album Vol. 3 - Hi-Tone / Malaguena / Framed / In A Turkish Town
1964 EP LONDON EZA 7574 (AUS) Come On, Let's Go / Donna / La Bamba / Hurry Up
1965 EP LONDON 10174 (F) Donna / Cry, Cry, Cry / La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go
01/1967 SP PHILIPS 333 825 JF (NL) Donna / La Bamba
06/1967 SP PRESIDENT PTF 126 (NL)
Donna / La Bamba
1967 SP LANA 153 (US) . La Bamba / Donna
1967 SP PRESIDENT 19 626 AT (GER) La Bamba / Donna
1969 SP ERIC 139 (US) . Donna / La Bamba
1972 SP PRESIDENT 12 242 AT (GER) La Bamba / Donna
1974 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2626 (US) . La Bamba / Blue Birds Over The Mountain
1974 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2627 (US) . Donna / We Belong Together
1979 SP GOLDISC G 3088 (US) . Donna / La Bamba
1980 SP OLD GOLD OG 9029 (UK) Donna / La Bamba
1980 SP ARIOLA 101.796 (NL) DOUBLE HIT - Donna / La Bamba
1981 SP POLYDOR 2002 057 (GER) La Bamba / Donna
1983 SP BR MUSIC BR 45008 (NL) La Bamba / Donna
1983 SP Juke-Box Oldie 45008 (F) La Bamba / Donna
1987 SP DEL-FI RNPD 907 (US) . La Bamba - Come On Let's Go Medley (special dance party / Rock Disco mix) / We Belong Together
1987 SP DEL-FI DFS1287 (US) .

La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (long Version)

1987 EP 12" DEL-FI DF-1287 (US)

La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (long version) / La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Latino Power mix) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix)

1987 SP IMAGE 7 MAG-710 (CAN) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba 87' / La Bamba 87' (long version)
1987 EP 12" 33 t.  IMAGE 12MAG-1204 (CAN) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (long version) / La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Latino Power mix) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix)
1987 SP Carrere ‎14319  (F) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Latino Power mix)
1987 SP ZYX 1335 (GER) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix)
1987 EP 12" ZYX 5717 (GER) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (long version) / La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Latino Power mix) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix)
1987 SP DEL-FI T 1795 (S) La Bamba '87 - La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix)
1987 SP Original Sound Oldies But Goodies OBG 4559 (US) . Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy REED) / Come On, Let's Go
07/1987 SP RCA PB 41435 (UK) La Bamba / Donna
1987 EP 12" RCA PT 41436 (UK)

La Bamba / Oh! My Head / Donna / Come On, Let's Go

1987 SP ARIOLA ‎109423 (F) La Bamba / Donna
1987 EP ARIOLA ‎609 423 (F) L'original - Donna / La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go / Ooh My Head
1987 SP Ultraphone ‎6.14951 (GER) La Bamba / Framed
1987 SP SONET T-20091 (SW) La Bamba / Donna
1987 SP MAYBELLENE MBR 42 (EUR) (picture disc) Donna / La Bamba
1988 CD Rhino R3 73018 (US)

La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / That's My Little Suzie

1989 CD OLD GOLD OG 6106 (UK)

Donna / La Bamba / I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller Four)

19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL-1662 (US) . Come On, Let's Go / Framed
19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL-3197 (US) . Donna / La Bamba
19?? SP COLLECTABLES COL-3945 (US) . Ooh My Head / The Hippy Hippy Shake (Chan ROMERO)
1998 SP DEL-FI 51341 (US) Come On, Let's Go / La Bamba
11/2005 CD DEL-FI ? (US)

Come On, Let's Go / Donna / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / Little Girl

2013 EP 33 t. El Toro ET-15.029 (S) Strictly Instrumental! - From Beyond (live) / Richie's Blues / Guitar Instrumental (unfinished demo) / Fast Freight / Malagueña (unfinished demo) / Rhythm Song (unfinished demo)










Unissued Tracks

195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#3)) Come On, Let's Go [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#10)) Donna [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#13)) In A Turkish Town [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#8)) La Bamba [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#9)) Let's Rock And Roll [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#16)) Malaguena [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#6)) Rock Little Darlin' [alt. vers.]
195? Unissued - (Ace CD 499 (#5)) That's My Little Suzie [alt. vers.]

Albums

1959 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1201 (US) RITCHIE VALENS - That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Boney-Maronie / Ooh My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah
1959 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1206 (US) RITCHIE - Stay Beside Me / Cry Cry Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
1960 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1214  (US)
IN CONCERT AT PACOIMA JR. HIGH - Bob Keene Intro / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / La Bamba / Bob Keene Intro / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Malaguena / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock and Roll
1963 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1225 (US) Memorial Album - Donna / We Belong Together / From Beyond / Stay Beside Me / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Malaguena / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / Rockin' All Night / Cry Cry Cry / Hurry Up
1963 LP 12" GUEST STAR G 1469 (mono) / GS 1469 (stereo) (US)

The Original Ritchie Valens - Donna / Little Girl / Now You Are Gone / Fast Freight / Richie's Blues / Rockin' All Night / Rock Little Darling / Hurry Up / Hi-Tone / We Belong Together

1963 LP 12" GUEST STAR G 1484 (mono) / GS 1484 (stereo) (US) The Original La Bamba - Come On Let's Go / Oh My Head / In A Turkish Town / That's My Little Susie / La Bamba / Cry Cry Cry / Do Bee Do Bee Wha / Patty Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Big Baby Blues
1963 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5336 (mono) (US) RITCHIE VALENS & JERRY KOLE - Little Suzzie (Ritchie Valens) / Cry, Cry (Ritchie Valens) / Hurry Up (Ritchie Valens) / She's The One (Jerry KOLE) / My One Desire (Jerry KOLE) / Little Girl (Ritchie Valens) / Patti Wack Song (Ritchie Valens) / Keep Lovin Me (Jerry KOLE) / Mary G (Jerry KOLE) / Lay Some Kisses On Me (Jerry KOLE)
196? LP 12" CROWN CST-336 (stereo) (US) RITCHIE VALENS AND JERRY KOLE - Little Suzzie (Ritchie Valens) / Cry, Cry (Ritchie Valens) / Hurry Up (Ritchie Valens) / She's The One (Jerry KOLE) / My One Desire (Jerry KOLE) / Little Girl (Ritchie Valens) / Patti Wack Song (Ritchie Valens) / Keep Lovin Me (Jerry KOLE) / Mary G (Jerry KOLE) / Lay Some Kisses On Me (Jerry KOLE)
1964 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1225 (US) HIS GREATEST HITS - Donna / We Belong Together / From Beyond / Stay Beside Me / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Malaguena / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / Rockin' All Night / Cry Cry Cry / Hurry Up
1964 LP 12" DEL-FI DFLP-1247 (US) LA BAMBA! - HIS GREATEST HITS - VOL. 2 - La Bamba / That's My Little Susie / Ooh My Head / Let's Rock And Roll / Cry Cry Cry / Bonie Maronie / Donna / Rock Lil' Darlin' / Dooby Dooby Wah / Framed / Now You're Gone / Little Girl
1967 LP 12" PRESIDENT PTLS 1001 (UK) I REMEMBER RITCHIE VALENS - HIS GREATEST HITS - Donna / We Belong Together / From Beyond / Stay Beside Me / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Malaguena / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / Rockin' All Night / Cry, Cry, Cry / Hurry Up
1970 LP 12" MGM GAS-117 (US) GOLDEN ARCHIVE SERIES - Donna / We Belong Together / From Beyond / Stay Beside Me / In A Turkish Town / Malaguena / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / Rockin' All Night / Hurry Up
1973 LP 12" JOY JOYS 254 (UK) ROCK LIL DARLIN - Framed / Come On, Let's Go / That's My Little Suzie / Rock Little Darlin' / Little Girl / Boney Maronie / Dooby-Dooby Wah / Now You're Gone / Cry Cry Cry / Ooh My Head
1976 LP 12" PRESIDENT 27683 XAT  (GER) THE STORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - Donna / We Belong Together / From Beyond / Stay Beside Me / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Malaguena / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / Rockin' All Night / Cry Cry Cry / Hurry Up
1981 3 LP 12" RHINO RNBC-2798 (US) THE HISTORY OF RITCHIE VALENS :
DISC 1 : RITCHIE VALENS - That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Boney-Maronie / Ooh My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah
DISC 2 : RITCHIE - Stay Beside Me / Cry Cry Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
DISC 3 : IN CONCERT AT PACOIMA JR. HIGH - Bob Keene Intro / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / La Bamba / Bob Keene Intro / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Malaguena / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock and Roll
1981 LP 12" RHINO RNDF-200 (US) THE BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Ooh My Head / Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me / Maleguena / Let's Go / Donna / Fast Freight / We Belong Together / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Little Girl
1981 LP 12" LINE LLP 5132 AS (GER) THE BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / We Belong Together / Ooh! My Head / The Paddiwack Song / Stay Beside Me / In A Turkish Town / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / That's My Little Suzie / Rockin' All Night / Rock Little Donna / Cry, Cry, Cry / Fast Freight / Hurry Up / Little Girl
1987 LP 12" RHINO RNLP-70178 (US) THE BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Ooh My Head / Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me / Maleguena / Let's Go / Donna / Fast Freight / We Belong Together / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Little Girl
1987 CD DEL-FI RNCD 70178 (US) The Best Of Ritchie Valens - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Ooh My Head / The Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me / Malaguena / Framed / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Fast Freight / We Belong Together / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Hi-tone
1987 2 LP 12" RHINO RNLP 70231 (US) Ritchie Valens :
DISC 1 : RITCHIE VALENS : That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Boney-Maronie / Ooh, My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah
DISC 2 : RITCHIE : Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Big Baby Blues / The Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
1987 CD DEL-FI OSCD 8887 (US) La Bamba '87 And Other Great Rock N' Roll Classics - La Bamba '87 (long version) (Ritchie VALENS) / La Bamba '87 (Una Vez Mas) (Ritchie VALENS) / La Bamba '87 (Latino Power mix) (Ritchie VALENS) / La Bamba '87 (Hi Tone Rock-Box mix) (Ritchie VALENS) / Come On Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / Framed (Ritchie VALENS) / That's My Little Susie (Ritchie VALENS) / Tequila (The CHAMPS) / Twist & Shout (ISLEY BROTHERS) / The Wanderer (DION) / Blue Suede Shoes (Carl PERKINS) / Sleep Walk (SANTO & JOHNNY)
1987 LP 12" IMAGE AGE-2005 (CAN) Greatest Hits - Donna / Come On, Let's Go / Boney Maronie / We Belong Together / Blue Birds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Cry, Cry, Cry / The Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / Ooh! My Head / Hi-Tone / Hurry Up / Framed / Fast Freight / Little Girl / Malaguena
1987 LP 12" DEL-FI 208640 (US) La Bamba - L’original - La Bamba / Blue Birds Over The Mountain / In A Turkisch Town / Ooh My Head / Paddiwack Song / Stay Beside Me / Malaguena / Donna / Framed / Come On, Let's Go / Fast Freight / We Belong Together / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Little Girl
1987 LP 12" Ultraphone ‎6.26598 AP (GER) The Original Ritchie Valens Story - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah / Come On, Let's Go / Thats My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Boney-Maronie / Ooh, My Head / Donna
1987 LP 12" Ultraphone ‎6.26598 (GER) Ritchie Valens - La Bamba / Donna / Come On, Let's Go / We Belong Together / Boney-Maronie / That's My Little Suzie / Hi-Tone / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Dooby-Dooby-Wah / Ooh, My Head / Thats My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Framed
1987 LP 12" Antelope ANT 22030 (GER) Greatest Hits - La Bamba / Donna / Come On Let's Go / We Belong Together / Boney Maroney / Blue Birds Over The Mountain / Ooh My Head / That's My Little Susie / In A Turkish Town / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry  Paddiwack Song / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Fats Freight / Malaquania
1987 LP 12" NCB AR 31099 (DAN) LA BAMBA - La Bamba / Donna / Come On Let's Go / We Belong Together / Boney Marony / Hi-Tone / Bluebird Over The Mountain / Dooby-Dooby Way / That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Framed / Hurry Up / Ooh ! My Head / Paddi-Wack Song / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
1987 LP 12" RCA PL 90058 (EUR) Greatest Hits - La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Ooh My Head / The Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me / Malaguena / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Fast Freight / We Belong Together / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Little Girl
1988 CD JTV CDS 51021 (CH) LA BAMBA - La Bamba / Donna / Come On Let's Go / In A Turkish Town / That's My Little Suzie / We Belong Together / Dooby Dooby Wah / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Ooh! My Head / Framed / Rockin' All Night / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Hi-Tone / The Paddy-Wack Song / Fast Freight / Boney Maroney
1989 LP 12" SUCCESS 2126LP (I)

DONNA - Donna / La Bamba / Hi-Tone / Dooby-Dobby Wah / In A Turkish Town / Hurry Up / Boney Maronie / Little Girl / Come On, Let's Go / We Belong To Gether / That's My Little Suzie / Rockin' All Night / Ooh! My Head / Now You've Gone / The Paddi-Wack Song / Stay Beside Me

1989 LP 12" Rock Melody ‎303.1057-1 (I) La Bamba - La Bamba / Donna / Come On, Let's Go / In A Turkish Town / That's My Little Suzie / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby Wah / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Ooh! My Head / Framed / Rockin' All Night / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Hi-Tone / The Paddi-Wack Song / Fast Freight
198? CD DEL-FI DFCD 1214 (US) IN CONCERT AT PACOIMA JR. HIGH - Bob Keene Intro / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / La Bamba / Bob Keene Intro / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Malaguena / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock and Roll / Bob Keene's Home Recordings : Cry, Cry, Cry (take #2) / Donna (take #1) / Gold Star Studio Outtakes : Dooby Dooby Wah / That's My Little Suzie / Ooh My Soul (early test fragment) / La Bamba (band track) / Donna Commercial
198? LP 12" President XBL 646 400 (NL) I Remember Ritchie Valens - His Greatest Hits - Donna / La Bamba / Come On Let's Go / We Belong Together / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / In A Turkish Town / Stay Besides Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Hurry Up / Rockin' All NIght / From Beyond / Malagueña
1990 CD ACE CDCHD 953 (UK) Ritchie Valens / Ritchie - RITCHIE VALENS : That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Bony Moronie / Ooh My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby Dooby Wah / RITCHIE : Stay Beside Me / Cry Cry Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
1992 CD DEL-FI DFCD 70009 (US) THE LOST TAPES - We Belong Together / Blues With Drum / Ritchie's Blues / Come On, Let's Go / In A Turkish Town / Dooby Dooby Wah / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / I Got A Girl Named Sue (became later "That's My Little Suzie") / Let's Rock And Roll / Donna #1 (unfinished song) / Donna #2 (without modifications) / Blues Instrumental / Cry Cry Cry #1 / Cry Cry Cry #2 / Malaguena (test with piano) / Blues (slow) / Stay Beside Me / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Rock Lil Darlin' / Cry Cry Cry (false start) / Cry Cry Cry (complete take) / Cry Cry Cry (break down) / Cry Cry Cry (complete take - take 3) / Dooby Dooby Wah (takes 1,2,4 & 7 - false start) / Dooby Dooby Wah (take 16) / In A Turkish Town (take 13 - false start) / In A Turkish Town (take 14) / La Bamba (takes 1 & 2 - break down and false start) / La Bamba (complete band track - take 5) / La Bamba (band track) / La Bamba (band track - take 8) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (take 1 - false start) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (take 3 - complete) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (master session) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (take 5 - complete) / That's My Little Suzie (take 1 - false start) / That's My Little Suzie (take 2) / Ooh! My Head (fragment of early version) / Donna - Commercial
1992 CD REPERTOIRE REP 4269-WG (UK) THE BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - Come On, Let's Go / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / Boney Maronie / Ooh! My Head / Framed / Cry Cry Cry / Paddi-Wack Song / Hurry Up / Fast Freight / Dooby Dooby Wah / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Big Baby Blues / Rockin' All Night / Hi-Tone / In A Turkish Town / Donna / Little Girl / We Belong Together / Stay Beside Me / Ritchie's Blues / My Darlin Is Gone / Now You're Gone / That's My Little Suzie (alternative version) / Rhythm Song / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock and Roll
06/1993 CD RHINO R2 76496 (US) THE RITCHIE VALENS STORY - Narration (Bob Keane) / Boney Maronie / Come On, Let's Go (demo) / Come On, Let's Go / That's My Little Suzie (demo) / Rock Little Darlin' (demo) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (demo) / La Bamba (Gold Star Recording Session) / Let's Rock & Roll (demo) / Donna (demo) / Donna / Summertime Blues (live) / In A Turkish Town (demo) / Paddiwack Song / Big Baby Blues (Arvee Allens) / Malaguena (demo) / Stay Beside Me / Ritchie doing commercial for Winter Dance Party, followed by Radio Announcer from Des Moines, Iowa, February 4, 1959, the day after the fatal plane crash / La Bamba
1994 CD LaserLight Digital ‎12 319 (US) Frankie Avalon / Ritchie Valens / Fabian - Their Greatest Hits - Venus (Frankie AVALON) / Bobby Sox To Stockings (Frankie AVALON) / Why (Frankie AVALON) / Dede Dinah (Frankie AVALON) / Tiger (Fabian) / Turn Me Loose (Fabian) / I'm A Man (Fabian) / Hound Dog Man (Fabian) / Donna (Ritchie VALENS) / Come On, Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / La Bamba (Ritchie VALENS)
01/1995 CD DEL-FI DFCD 9001 (US) ROCKIN' ALL NIGHT - THE VERY BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - That's My Little Suzie / Cry, Cry, Cry / Ooh! My Head / La Bamba / We Belong Together / Framed / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Come On Let's Go / Donna / Ritchie's Blues / Boney Maronie / Little Girl / Hi-Tone / Fast Freight / Stay Beside Me / Hurry Up / Paddi-Wack Song / Dooby Dooby Wah / In A Turkish Town / Rockin' All Night / Malaguena / Big Baby Blues
1995 CD MUSIC CLUB MCCD 226  (UK) THE VERY BEST OF RITCHIE VALENS - La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / Hurry Up / Donna / Malaguena / Ooh! My Head / Bony Moronie / Little Girl / We Belong Together / Cry Cry Cry / Ritchie's Blues / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Paddi-Wack Song / Rockin' All Night / Framed / Hi-Tone / Big Baby Blues / Stay Beside Me / Dooby Dooby Wah / Fast Freight / In A Turkish Town / Come On, Let's Go
1998 3 CD DEL-FI DFBX 2359 (US) RITCHIE VALENS IN COME ON, LET'S GO :
CD 1 : That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Boney Maronie / Ooh! My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby Dooby Wah / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night / Cry, Cry, Cry (with claves) / That's My Little Suzie (stereo version) / La Bamba (stereo version)
CD 2 : We Belong Together / Come On, Let's Go / In A Turkish Town / Dooby Dooby Wah / Ritchie's Blues / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Blues With Drums / I Got A Gal Named Sue (became later "That's my little Suzie") / Donna (take 2) / Blues Instrumental / Cry, Cry, Cry (Take 1) / Stay Beside Me / Malaguena / Blues Slow / In A Turkish Town / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Cry, Cry, Cry
CD 3 : Bob Keane Intro / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / La Bamba / Bob Keane Intro (side two) / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Malaguena / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock And Roll / Cry, Cry, Cry (take 2) / Donna (Take 1) / Dooby Dooby Wah / That's My Little Suzie / Ooh! My Soul (early test fragment) / La Bamba (band track) / Donna Commercial
1999 CD REPERTOIRE REP 4820-WG (GER) The Very Best Of Ritchie Valens - Come On Let's Go / La Bamba / That's My Little Suzie / Boney Maronie / Ooh! My Head / Framed / Cry Cry Cry / Paddi-Wack Song / Hurry Up / Fast Freight / Dooby-Dooby Wah / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Big Baby Blues / Rockin' All Night / Hi-Tone / In A Turkish Town / Donna / Little Girl / We Belong Together / Stay Beside Me / Ritchie's Blues / My Darling Is Gone / Now You're Gone / That's My Little Suzie (alternate) / Rhythm Song / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock And Roll / Malaguena
2000 CD EMI PLUS 724357617628 + CD-ROM (NL)
THE STORY :
CD : Come On, Let's Go / Framed / Donna / La Bamba (stereo) / Fast Freight / Big Baby Blues / Dooby Dooby Wah / That's My Little Suzie (encounting 1,2 - stereo) / In A Turkish Town / Little Girl / We Belong Together / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Stay Beside Me / Cry Cry Cry / Paddi-Wack Song / Ooh! My Head / Hi-Tone / Hurry Up / Rockin' All Night / Bony Maronie
CD-ROM : Biography / Photo Gallery / Discography
10/2002 CD EMI - Capitol 40395 (US) The Best of Richie Valens - La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go / That's My Little Suzie / Donna / Fast Frieght / Little Girl / In A Turkish Town / We Belong Together / The Paddi-Wack Song / Hurry Up
02/2003 CD Audio Fidelity AFZ 008 (US) Greatest Hits - La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / That's My Little Suzie / Cry, Cry, Cry / Stay Beside Me / Dooby Dooby Wah / In A Turkish Town / The Paddi-Wack Song / Hurry Up / Bony Moronie / We Belong Together / Ooh! My Head / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Fast Freight / Framed / That's My Little Suzie (alt. take) / In A Turkish Town (alt. take)
04/2004 CD Flashback R2 78172 (US) La Bamba And Other Hits - La Bamba / That's My Little Suzy / Little Girl / Rockin' All NIght / Stay Beside Me / Blues Slow / Hurry Up / Now You're Gone / Come On, Let's Go / Donna
01/2009 CD El Toro ETCD 1021 (S) Winter Dance Party - 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - Think It Over (THE Crickets) / Fool's Paradise (THE Crickets) / Big Bopper's WDP promo / Chantilly Lace (Big BOPPER) / Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor (Big BOPPER) / Ritchie Valens' WDP promo / La Bamba (Ritchie VALENS) / Donna (Ritchie VALENS) / Buddy Holly's WDP promo / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY) / Well...All Right (Buddy HOLLY) / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) (Big BOPPER) / A Teen-Age Moon (In A Rock & Roll World) (Big BOPPER) / Come On, Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / Framed (Ritchie VALENS) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY) / Now We're One (Buddy HOLLY) / Little Red Riding Hood (Big BOPPER) / Big Bopper's Wedding / Big Baby Blues (Ritchie VALENS) / It's So Easy! (THE Crickets) / Lonesome Tears (THE Crickets) / Crazy Blues (Big BOPPER) / Beggar To A King (Big BOPPER) / Fast Freight /(Ritchie VALENS)  Take Your Time (Buddy HOLLY) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY) / News Of The Crash / News Of The Crash / News Of The Crash
08/2010 CD Complete Rock 'n' Roll SROLLCD 835 (UK) LA BAMBA - Come On, Let's Go / Framed / La Bamba / Donna / That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Little Girl / We Belong Together / Bony Moronie / Ooh! My Head / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Dooby-Dooby Wah / Stay Beside Me / Big Baby Blues / Cry Cry Cry / The Paddiwack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Ritchie's Blues / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Rockin' All Night
09/2010 CD Magic 3930884 (F) La Bamba - La Bamba  / Donna  / Come On, Let’s Go / That’s My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Boney-Maronie / Ooh, My Head / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone /  Framed /  We Belong Together / Dooby Dooby-Wah / BONUS TRACKS : Stay Beside Me / Little Girl / Cry, Cry, Cry
04/2011 2 CD One Day Music ‎DAY2CD104 (GER) La Bamba - The Definitive Collection :
CD 1 : La Bamba / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Boney-Maronie / Ooh, My Head / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby Dooby Wah / Stay Beside Me / Cry Cry Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddi-Wack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night
CD 2 : Spoken Introduction / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / La Bamba / Spoken Introduction / Rhythm Song / Guitar Instrumental / Malaguena / Rock Little Darlin' / Let's Rock And Roll / Spoken promo [for "Winter Dance Party"]
06/2011 CD Hustlerz HUST1009 (UK) The Songs That Inspired A Rock 'n' Roll Generation - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie Valens - The Big Bopper - Winter Dance Promo (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue (alternate take) (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / That'll Be The Day (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Everyday (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Oh Boy (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Maybe Baby (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Come On Let's Go (Ritchie Valens) / Donna (Ritchie Valens) / Ritchie's Blues (Ritchie Valens) / We Belong Together (Ritchie Valens) / Summertime Blues (Ritchie Valens) / Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper) / Big Bopper's Wedding (The Big Bopper) / White Lightnin' (The Big Bopper) / Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bopper) / Crazy Blues (The Big Bopper) / Pink Petticoats (The Big Bopper) / It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Buddy HOLLY) / It's So Easy (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Not Fade Away (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Bo Diddley (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Buddy HOLLY & The Crickets) / From Beyond (Ritchie Valens) / La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) / Let's Rock 'n' Roll (Ritchie Valens) / Instrumental 1 (Ritchie Valens) / Instrumental 2 (Ritchie Valens) / Untitled Song (Ritchie Valens) / Malacena Instrumental (Ritchie Valens) / La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
06/2012 2 CD USM Media USMMDCD 012 (UK) My Kind of Music - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie VALENS - The BIG BOPPER
CD 1 : It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue (Buddy HOLLY) / That'll Be The Day (Buddy HOLLY) / Raining In My Heart (Buddy HOLLY) / Early In The Morning (Buddy HOLLY) / Heartbeat (Buddy HOLLY) / Oh Boy! (Buddy HOLLY) / Maybe Baby (Buddy HOLLY) / Think It Over (Buddy HOLLY) / Everyday (Buddy HOLLY) / It's So Easy (Buddy HOLLY) / Peggy Sue Got Married (Buddy HOLLY) / Listen To Me (Buddy HOLLY) / Learning The Game (Buddy HOLLY) / Rave On (Buddy HOLLY) / True Love Ways (Buddy HOLLY) / Midnight Shift (Buddy HOLLY) / Ritchie's Blues (Ritchie VALENS) / That's My Little Suzie (Ritchie VALENS) / Air Crash Report, Action Central (News Bulletin Broadcast)
CD 2 : La Bamba (Ritchie VALENS) / Donna (Ritchie VALENS) / Hurry Up (Ritchie VALENS) / Bluebirds Over The Mountain (Ritchie VALENS) / Boney Moronie (Ritchie VALENS) / Rockin' All Night (Ritchie VALENS) / Dooby-Dooby Wah (Ritchie VALENS) / Stay Beside Me (Ritchie VALENS) / Come On, Let's Go (Ritchie VALENS) / Little Girl (Ritchie VALENS) / Let's Rock And Roll (Ritchie VALENS) / Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper) / Big Bopper's Wedding (The Big Bopper) / Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bopper) / Preacher And The Bear (The Big Bopper) / A Teenage Moon, In A Rock And Roll World (Jape Richardson And The Echoes) / Someone Watching Over You (The Big Bopper) / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor (The Big Bopper) / White Lightning (The Big Bopper) / Air Crash Newscast (Broadcast)
09/2012 CD Ais / Hoo Doo 263425 (US) Ritchie Valens PLUS Ritchie - That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town / Come On, Let's Go / Donna / Bony-Moronie / Ooh My Head / La Bamba / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddiwack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You're Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie's Blues / Rockin' All Night / Rock Little Darling / Rhythm Song / Summertime Blues / From Beyond / Malagueña [instrumental outtake] / Come On, Let's Go / La Bamba / Let's Rock And Roll
08/2014 CD One & Only Rock 'n' Roll RNRSTAR 032 (US) Rock 'n' Roll Legends COLLECTION - That's My Little Suzie / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Framed / Come On Let’s Go / Little Girl / Hi-Tone / Donna / La Bamba / Ooh My Head / We Belong Together / Paddi-Wack Song / Fast Freight / My Darling Is Gone / Dooby Dooby Wah / Stay Beside Me / Big Baby Blues / Bony Moronie / Rhythm Song / In A Turkish Town / Hurry Up / Malaguena / Ritchie’s Blues / Now You’re Gone / Rockin’ All Night / Cry, Cry, Cry
2018 3 CD EPM 987008 (F) 3 Février 1959 - The Day The Music Died - Buddy HOLLY - Ritchie VALENS - THE BIG BOPPER :
CD 1 : Ritchie VALENS : La Bamba / In A Turkish Town / Come On Let’s Go / Donna / Bony-Moronie / Ooh My Head / That’s my little Suzie / Bluebird Over The Mountain / Hi-Tone / Framed / We Belong Together / Dooby-Dooby-Wah / Stay Beside Me / Cry, Cry, Cry / Big Baby Blues / Paddiwack Song / My Darling Is Gone / Hurry Up / Little Girl / Now You’re Gone / Fast Freight / Ritchie’s Blues / Rockin' All Night / Malaguena
CD 2 : Buddy HOLLY : Oh Boy / Not Fade Away / You’ve Got Love / Maybe Baby / It’s Too Late / Tell Me How / That’ll Be The Day / I’m Looking For Someone To Love / An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date) / Send Me Some Lovin’ / Last Night / Rock Me Baby / I’m Gonna Love You Too / Peggy Sue / Look At Me / Listen To Me / Valley Of Tears / Ready Teddy / Everyday / Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Roberts / Words Of Love / Baby I Don’t Care / Rave On / Little Baby
CD 3 : The BIG BOPPER (Jiles Perry Richardson) + Bonus : Chantilly Lace / Big Bopper’s Wedding / Little Red Ridding Hood / Walking Though My Dreams / Beggar To A King / White Lightnin’ / Pink Petticoats / Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor / That’s What I’m Talking About / The Clock / It's The Truth Ruth / Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) / Preacher And The Bear / Teenage Moon / BONUS : Annonce du Winter Dance Party : Ritchie Valens / Annonce du crash : WNOB Radio, New Orleans, Louisianne / Annonce du crash : Kll Radio, Lubbock, Texas / Annonce du crash : Kglo Radio, Mason City, Iowa / Ritchie Valens : La Bamba : Histoire de Ritchie Valens / Ritchie Valens : La Bamba - (Concert à Païcoma Jr - Los Angeles - Document rare) / Ritchie Valens : Summertime Blues / Ritchie Valens : From Beyond
02/2019 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17525 (GER) ROCKS - La Bamba / Ooh! My Head / Hurry Up / Let's Rock And Roll / Fast Freight / Framed / Come On Let's Go / Little Girl / Bony Moronie / Big Baby Blues / Cry, Cry, Cry (Bob Keane home recording #1) / Cry, Cry, Cry (Bob Keane home recording #2) / Cry, Cry, Cry (with claves) / Cry, Cry, Cry / Bluebirds Over The Mountain / Rockin' All Night / Dooby Dooby Wah (Bob Keane home recording) / Dooby Dooby Wah / Dooby Dooby Wah (take 7 / outtake) / From Beyond / Hi-Tone / The Paddi-Wack Song / Rock Lil' Darlin' / Malaguena / That's My Little Suzie (demo, Bob Keane home recording) / That’s My Little Suzie / That's My Little Suzie (Gold Star Studio outtake) / Rhythm Song / In A Turkish Town / Ritchie Valens Commercial (Donna) / Donna / Stay Beside Me / We Belong Together / Newscast / Plane Crash Report, Feb 3, 1959 / Lost Without You (Donna Ludwig) / Now That You're Gone (Donna Ludwig)    

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