The tribute album consists of 19 tracks from a wide variety of artists.
"Rave On Buddy Holly," a tribute album to the legendary artist, was recently released and includes covers by such artists as the Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith and more. I haven't had a chance to listen to the whole album and have read mixed reviews about it, but I have to say I am loving the Black Keys' cover of "Dearest." The sullen girl herself, Fiona Apple, rather unexpectedly covers "Everyday" with Jon Brion and She & Him's "Oh Boy!" is abound with unabashed cutesy fervor (as to be expected). I'll be You-Tubing the rest of the tunes for sure today.
Though Holly had a short life and career, his impact on rock 'n roll endures. Said McCartney of Holly: "At least the first 40 songs we [The Beatles] wrote were Buddy Holly-influenced."