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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley [1958]

Bo Diddley [1958]

UPC: 090771544315

Format: LP

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Personnel includes: Bo Diddley (vocals, guitar), Jerome Green (vocals, maracas), Jody Williams (guitar), Billy Boy Arnold, Little Willie Smith, Lester Davenport (harmonica), Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake, Henry Gray (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), Frank Kirkland (drums), The Moonglows (background vocals).
All songs written by Bo Diddley except "Pretty Thing" (Willie Dixon) and "Bring It To Jerome" (Jerome Green).
This is Bo Diddley's first album, recorded in Chicago between 1955-1958.
Also available with GO BO DIDDLEY on 1 CD.
For anyone who wants to play rock & roll, real rock & roll, this is one of the few records that you really need. Along with Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and a few select others, Bo Diddley was one of the founders of the form -- and he did it like no other. Diddley had only one real style, that being the Bo Diddley beat: a syncopated, rhythmic drive, loaded with tremolo. There are 12 examples of it on this record, and that is about all you need. It's one of those records that, after listening to just a few cuts, will find you tapping the beats on every available surface. Diddley's guitar and vocals have a gruff feeling that recalls bluesmen such as Waters, yet he has his own style. Buttressed by drums, funky piano, and usually maracas, it's absolutely infectious. This is one of the greatest rock sounds that you're likely to hear, and it's all on this one record, too. ~ Matthew Greenwald


1 - Bo Diddley
2 - I'm a Man
3 - Bring It To Jerome
4 - Before You Accuse Me
5 - Hey! Bo Diddley
6 - Dearest Darlin'
7 - Hush Your Mouth
8 - Say Bossman
9 - Diddley Daddy
10 - Diddy Wah Diddy
11 - Who Do You Love
12 - Pretty Thing