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Valens, Ritchie

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

References:


Original Releases

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 
(pressed by Monarch)
Borderline Label shot Song sample Come On, Let's Go — Ritchie Valens 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 Label shot Song sample Framed — Ritchie Valens 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  Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Donna — Ritchie Valens 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 Label shot Song sample La Bamba — Ritchie Valens 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  No rating Label shot Fast Freight — Ritchie Valens 1258-121  
    No rating Label shot Big Baby Blues — Ritchie Valens 1258-120  
1959/Jan.
(Bb est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4111  No rating Label shot Song sample Fast Freight — Arvee Allens 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 Label shot Big Baby Blues — Arvee Allens 1258-120 Bullet Ace CD 499 (#15)
1959/Mar. 23
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4114  Borderline Label shot Song sample That's My Little Suzie — Ritchie Valens 159-131 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#7)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#5)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample In A Turkish Town — Ritchie Valens 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  Cover shot
(pressed by Monarch)
Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample We Belong Together — Ritchie Valens 459-142 Δ36216 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#13)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#5)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#6)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Song sample Little Girl — Ritchie Valens 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  No rating Label shot Song sample Big Baby Blues — Ritchie Valens DF-1258-120 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#9)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#22)
Bullet El Toro CD 1021 (#20)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Stay Beside Me — Ritchie Valens 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  No rating Label shot La Bamba — Ritchie Valens One  
    No rating We Belong Together — Ritchie Valens One  
    No rating Label shot Donna — Ritchie Valens Two  
    No rating Framed — Ritchie Valens Two  
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) D-101  Cover shot
Ritchie Valens
No rating Label shot La Bamba — Ritchie Valens one  
    No rating We Belong Together — Ritchie Valens one  
    No rating Label shot Donna — Ritchie Valens two  
    No rating Framed — Ritchie Valens two  
 
 
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFEP-111  Cover shot
Limited Valens Memorial Series
No rating Label shot Bluebirds Over The Mountain — Ritchie Valens one Bullet Ace CD 499 (#7)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#7)
    No rating Come On Let's Go — Ritchie Valens one  
    No rating Label shot Hi-Tone — Ritchie Valens two Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#13)
    No rating Donna — Ritchie Valens two  
1960/Feb. 22
Bb pop rev.
Del-Fi (Calif.)  4133  No rating Label shot Song sample Paddiwack Song — Ritchie Valens DF-160-175 Bullet Past LP 6/376 (#3)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#18)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Cry, Cry, Cry — Ritchie Valens DF-160-173 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#6)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#14)
Original LPs
1959
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP1201  Cover shot
Ritchie Valens [mono]
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 Song sample Boney-Maronie — Ritchie Valens   Bullet Ace CD 387 (#12)
Bullet Ace CD 499 (#2)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#11)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#20)
    No rating Song sample Ooh, My Head — Ritchie Valens   Bullet Ace LP 63 (#7)
Bullet Ace CD 387 (#18)
Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#3)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#10)
    No rating Label shot La Bamba — Ritchie Valens LP-59-2-102  
    No rating Song sample Bluebirds Over The Mountain — Ritchie Valens LP-59-2-102 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#4)
    No rating Song sample Hi-Tone — Ritchie Valens 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 Song sample Dooby-Dooby-Wah — Ritchie Valens LP-59-2-102 Bullet Ace CD 387 (#17)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#7)
1959
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1206  Cover shot
Ritchie [mono]
No rating Label shot Stay Beside Me — Ritchie Valens 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 Song sample My Darling Is Gone — Ritchie Valens 1 Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#15)
    No rating Song sample Hurry Up — Ritchie Valens 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 Song sample Now You're Gone — Ritchie Valens 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 Song sample Rockin' All Night — Ritchie Valens 2 Bullet Del-Fi CD 9001 (#20)
Bullet Starlite CD 51021 (#12)
1961
(BSN est.)
Del-Fi (Calif.) DFLP-1214  Cover shot
Ritchie Valens In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High [mono]
No rating Label shot Come On Let's Go [live vers.] — Ritchie Valens 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 Song sample Malaguena [live vers.] – (instr.) — Ritchie Valens 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 
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 
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 Song sample Let's Rock And Roll — Ritchie Valens    
    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 
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 
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 
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 
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 Tracks
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  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)

Notes:


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


Acknowledgments:  Both Sides Now, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Derek Hamilton, Bernd Hermoneit, Stewart Michard, Gerd Miller, Willem Oosterveld, Mike Perkins, Peter Staehli, Mike Stewart, Perica Sucevic, Svein Arne Vikesdal, Joe Wajgel, Bjorn Witlox, eBay, highnumbers


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