- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : MS
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 2
American rockabilly musician and songwriter.
In 1953, Huddle gave a young Buddy Holly a break when he let him perform with his friend Jack Neal as the Buddy & Jack duo on the talent show "Around Lubbock."
On 28 April 1957, Huddle made the trip to Clovis, New Mexico, together with his friend and writing partner Jim Robinson. Holly played lead guitar on the recordings made that day: "Starlight" and "Believe Me." The instrumental break on "Starlight" was often considered as one of the most catchy guitar breaks by Buddy on a non-Buddy or non-Crickets record. The session was kicked off by Jim Robinson (Jimmie Zed Robinson) singing "Whole Lot of Lovin'" and "It's a Wonderful Feeling." After that it was Huddle's turn. Jack and Jim recorded two other songs in Clovis in 1959: "Midnight Monsters Hop" and "Tarzan and Jane." Buddy didn't play on them. Jack and Jim also wrote "Frankie Frankenstein" that was recorded in Clovis and sung by Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly's drummer.
Around 1959 Jack moved to Houston. There he kept playing gigs and started working as a sales manager for a valve company. On 3 January 1973, Huddle died of a heart attack at the age of 44.