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Valens, Ritchie

Real name Richard Valenzuela. Born 1941 in Pacoima, Calif. Died in 1959.

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Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1958/Sept. 1
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4106  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Borderline Come On, Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
6-58-110 Δ36213 Bullet Ace LP 63 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 387 (#1)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#4)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#14)
Bullet MSIF CD 2001 (#18)
Bullet Rhino CD 70741 (#18)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Framed
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
6-58-113 Δ36214 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#15)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#6)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#15)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#11)
1958/Nov. 17
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4110  [45] Non-pertinent Donna
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from 45)
1058-119 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#3)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#11)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#9)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#8)
Bullet MCA CD 32338 (#16)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#2)
    Non-pertinent La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from 45)
1058-118 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#2)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#19)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#4)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#7)
Bullet MCA CD 32338 (#15)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#1)
1959/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4111  [45] No rating Fast Freight
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
1258-121  
    No rating Big Baby Blues
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
1258-120  
1959/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4111  [45] No rating Fast Freight
Arvee Allens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
1258-121 Bullet Ace LP 63 (#12)
Bullet Ace CD 387 (#5)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#14)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#25)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 456 (#41)
Bullet Past LP 6/376 (#2)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#19)
    No rating Big Baby Blues
Arvee Allens
Label shot
1258-120 Bullet Ace CD 499 (#15)
1959/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4114  [45] Borderline That's My Little Suzie
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from 45)
159-131 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#7)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#5)
    Non-pertinent In A Turkish Town
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
159-130 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#16)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#19)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#4)
1959/June 1
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4117  [45]
(pressed by Monarch)
Cover shot
Non-pertinent We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from 45)
459-142 Δ36216 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#13)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#5)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Little Girl
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from 45)
459-143 Δ36217 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#10)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#12)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#8)
1959/Oct. 19
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4128  [45] No rating Big Baby Blues
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
DF-1258-120 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#9)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#22)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#20)
    No rating Stay Beside Me
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
DF-959-172 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#8)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#17)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#15)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#13)
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) PR-1  [45 EP] No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
One  
    No rating We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
One  
    No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
Two  
    No rating Framed
Ritchie Valens
Two  
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) D-101  [45 EP]
Ritchie Valens
Cover shot
No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
one  
    No rating We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
one  
    No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
two  
    No rating Framed
Ritchie Valens
two  
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFEP-111  [45 EP]
Limited Valens Memorial Series
Cover shot
No rating Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
one Bullet Ace CD 499 (#7)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#7)
    No rating Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
one  
    No rating Hi-Tone
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
two Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#13)
    No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
two  
1960/Feb. 22
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4133  [45] No rating Paddiwack Song
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Starlite CD 51021)
DF-160-175 Bullet Past LP 6/376 (#3)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#18)
    No rating Cry, Cry, Cry
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
(from Ace CD 387)
DF-160-173 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#6)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#14)
 
 
Kasey (N.J.)  7040  [45]
Cover shot
No rating Donna
Richie Valens
Label shot
A  
    No rating La Bamba
Richie Valens
Label shot
B  
1959
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP1201  [LP]
Ritchie Valens [mono]
Cover shot
No rating That's My Little Suzie
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating In A Turkish Town
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#8)
    No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Boney-Maronie
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
  Bullet Ace CD 387 (#12)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#2)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#11)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#20)
    No rating Ooh, My Head
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
  Bullet Ace LP 63 (#7)
Bullet Ace CD 387 (#18)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#3)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#10)
    No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
LP-59-2-102  
    No rating Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
LP-59-2-102 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#4)
    No rating Hi-Tone
Ritchie Valens
(from Starlite CD 51021)
LP-59-2-102 Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#17)
    No rating Framed
Ritchie Valens
LP-59-2-102  
    No rating We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
LP-59-2-102  
    No rating Dooby-Dooby-Wah
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
LP-59-2-102 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#17)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#7)
1959
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1206  [LP]
Ritchie [mono]
Cover shot
No rating Stay Beside Me
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
1  
    No rating Cry Cry Cry
Ritchie Valens
1 Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#2)
    No rating Big Baby Blues
Ritchie Valens
1  
    No rating Paddi-Wack Song
Ritchie Valens
1 Bullet Ace CD 499 (#14)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#17)
    No rating My Darling Is Gone
Ritchie Valens
(from Starlite CD 51021)
1 Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#15)
    No rating Hurry Up
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
1 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#11)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#16)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#16)
    No rating Little Girl
Ritchie Valens
2  
    No rating Now You're Gone
Ritchie Valens
(from Starlite CD 51021)
2 Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#9)
    No rating Fast Freight
Ritchie Valens
2  
    No rating Ritchie's Blues – (instr.)
Ritchie Valens
2 Bullet Canadian CD 2311 (#19)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#10)
    No rating Rockin' All Night
Ritchie Valens
(from Starlite CD 51021)
2 Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#20)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#12)
1961
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1214  [LP]
Ritchie Valens In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High [mono]
Cover shot
No rating Come On Let's Go [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
Label shot
1  
    No rating Donna [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
1  
    No rating Summertime Blues [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
1 Bullet Ace CD 499 (#12)
Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#5)
    No rating From Beyond [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
1  
    No rating La Bamba [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
1  
    No rating Rhythm Song [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
2  
    No rating Guitar Instrumental [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
2  
    No rating Malaguena [live vers.] – (instr.)
Ritchie Valens
(from Ace CD 387)
2 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#14)
Bullet Canadian CD 2311 (#12)
    No rating Rock Little Darlin' [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
2 Bullet Nude 10 001 (#4)
Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#6)
    No rating Let's Rock And Roll [live vers.]
Ritchie Valens
2 Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#4)
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1225  [LP]
Ritchie Valens Memorial Album [mono]
No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating From Beyond
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Stay Beside Me
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating In A Turkish Town
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Malaguena
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#21)
    No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rockin' All Night
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Cry Cry Cry
Ritchie Valens
   
1964
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1247  [LP]
His Greatest Hits, Volume 2 [mono]
No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating That's My Little Suzie
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Ooh, My Head
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Club LP 014 (#10)
    No rating Let's Rock And Roll
Ritchie Valens
(from unknown source)
   
    No rating Cry Cry Cry
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Boney-Maronie
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rock Little Darlin'
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Dooby Dooby Wah
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#18)
    No rating Framed
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Now You're Gone
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Little Girl
Ritchie Valens
   
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.) GS-1469  [LP]
The Original Ritchie Valens [mono]
No rating Donna
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Little Girl
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Now You Are Gone
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Fast Freight
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Ritchie's Blues – (instr.)
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rockin' All Night
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rock Little Donna
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Tommy LP 536 (#3)
    No rating Hurry Up
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Hi-Tone
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating We Belong Together
Ritchie Valens
   
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.) GSS-1469  [LP]
The Original Ritchie Valens [stereo]
No rating Donna [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Little Girl [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Now You Are Gone [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Fast Freight [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Ritchie's Blues [rechan. vers.] – (instr.)
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rockin' All Night [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Rock Little Donna [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Hurry Up [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Hi-Tone [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating We Belong Together [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.) GS-1484  [LP]
The Original La Bamba [mono]
No rating Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Oh My Head
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating In A Turkish Town
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating That's My Little Susie
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#1)
    No rating La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Cry Cry Cry
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Do Bee Do Bee Wha
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Paddy Wack Song
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating My Darling Is Gone
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Big Baby Blues
Ritchie Valens
   
 
 
Guest Star (N.J.) GSS-1484  [LP]
The Original La Bamba [stereo]
No rating Come On Let's Go [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Oh My Head [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating In A Turkish Town [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating That's My Little Susie [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating La Bamba [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Cry Cry Cry [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Do Bee Do Bee Wha [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Paddy Wack Song [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating My Darling Is Gone [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
    No rating Big Baby Blues [rechan. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
   
 
 
[unissued]     [unissued] No rating Come On, Let's Go [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#3)
    No rating Donna [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#10)
    No rating In A Turkish Town [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#13)
    No rating La Bamba [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#8)
    No rating Let's Rock And Roll [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#9)
    No rating Malaguena [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#16)
    No rating Rock Little Darlin' [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#6)
    No rating That's My Little Suzie [alt. vers.]
Ritchie Valens
  Bullet Ace CD 499 (#5)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1974Tommy T.O.M. 536LPWe Still Remember: Rare Recordings, Vol. 1
1976Past (Germany) 6/376LPCome Dance With Me
1983Ace (England) CH 63LPThose Oldies But Goodies From Del-Fi
1991Rhino (United States) R2 70741CDRock This Town: Rockabilly Hits, Vol. 1
1992MSIF (Japan) 2001CDRoots Of Stray Cats, Vol. 1
1993Ace (England) CHDCHD 499CDThe Ritchie Valens Story
1994Club (Spain) 014LPGrab This And Dance, Vol. 14
1999Nude 00110Rock & Roll When It's Better Than Sex
2009El Toro (Spain) ETCD 1021CDWinter Dance Party 50th Anniversary
2012Not Now Music NOT2CD 456CDGodfathers Of Psychobilly
year?Ace (England) CDHM 387CDBest of Ritchie Valens
Canadian CAN- 2311CDRare Instrumentals, Vol. 11
Del-Fi (United States) DFCD 9001CDRockin' All Night: The Very Best Of Ritchie Valens
MCA MCD 32338CDThe Real Buddy Holly Story
Starlite CDS 51021CDLa Bamba / Ritchie Valens


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