Sometimes we’ll sigh, sometimes we’ll cry (“True Love Ways” – Buddy Holly)

On Oct. 21, 1958, Buddy Holly recorded four songs at Pythian Temple Studios in New York: “It Doesn’t Matter Any More.” “Raining In My Heart,” “Moondreams” and (my favorite Buddy Holly song) “True Love Ways.”

“True Love Ways” is a love ballad that Holly wrote for his wife. It’s a departure from his familiar rock ‘n’ roll  songs and features a tender tenor saxophone solo (and accompaniment by the orchestration of the great Ray Ellis).

Four months later, following a concert performance in Clear Lake, Iowa, on “The Winter Dance Party” tour, Holly would die in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens, J. P. Richardson (“The Big Bopper”) and pilot Roger Peterson.

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