The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best
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||Bo Diddley (1955 Mono)||Bo Diddley||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm a Man||Bo Diddley||3:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)||Bo Diddley||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Diddley Daddy||Bo Diddley||2:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pretty Thing||Bo Diddley||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bring It to Jerome||Bo Diddley||2:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Looking for a Woman||Bo Diddley||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who Do You Love?||Bo Diddley||2:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hey! Bo Diddley||Bo Diddley||2:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mona (A.K.A. I Need You Baby)||Bo Diddley||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Before You Accuse Me||Bo Diddley||3:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Say Man||Bo Diddley||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dearest Darling (Alternate Take)||Bo Diddley||2:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Crackin' Up||Bo Diddley||2:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Story of Bo Diddley||Bo Diddley||2:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Roadrunner||Bo Diddley||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pills||Bo Diddley||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can Tell||Bo Diddley||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover||Bo Diddley||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ooh Baby||Bo Diddley||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
As a 20-track summary of a legendary career, The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection serves its purpose. Bo Diddley was one of rock n’ roll’s most influential originators, pioneering a rhythm (“Shave and a haircut, two bits”) and enforcing a sound of tough drums and tremolo-ed guitar in the mid 1950s that was raw and amazingly expressive within its deliberately limited range. While Diddley made a name for himself by inserting his name into many of his early tracks (“Bo Diddley,” “Diddley Daddy,” “Hey! Bo Diddley”), he also wrote a number of other tunes (“Who Do You Love,” “Before You Accuse Me”) that have become rock and bar band standards. His guitar playing is severely underrated and his skills as a vocalist should not be overlooked either. Fellow traveler and songwriter Willie Dixon gave Diddley the quick-witted “You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.” His maracas player Jerome Greene contributes the great braggadocio anthem “Bring it to Jerome” and their repartee through “Say Man” shows just how loose and free these boys could swing it.
if you don't like this you are crazy. this is a man
if there is one to get, THIS IS THE ONE!
A whole lexicon of guitar style, the influence of which you can hear from surf music to Dylan to Weezer, and a lot in between and beyond. If "Who Do You Love?" (yep, a rap song!!!) doesn't give you chills check to see if you got a pulse. God bless you Mr. Diddley!
Born: December 30, 1928 in McComb, MS
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s