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Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley - Rocks (CD)

1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

  • 28 original Bo Diddley Checker recordings from Chicago.
  • One of the most important discs in Bear Family Records’® Rocks series.
  • Including 3 Top 5 R&B hits: Bo Diddley from 1955, Pretty Thing from 1956, and Say Man from 1959.
  • Also including highly influential tracks such as Diddley Daddy from 1955, Road Runner from 1960, and You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover from 1962.
  • Recordings feature several important and original musicians, including: Jerome Green on maracas, Clifton James on drums, Jody Williams on guitar, and Peggy Jones (Lady Bo) on guitar, along with renowned blues players Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake, Frank Kirkland, and Willie Dixon.
  • Formidable and informative biographical notes by Bill Dahl.
  • Full discographical information for each track.
  • Incredible photo gallery including previously unseen shots.
  • Reissue co-ordinated and compiled by Martin Hawkins.

You can’t judge a book by the cover, according to the song by Bo Diddley -- but you sure can tell a record made by Bo Diddley. 

For that reason, this is one of the most important discs in our Rocks series. Here is a full CD of truly original, groundbreaking rock and roll, presented as only Bo Diddley could, and as only Bear Family Records® can. 
Bo Diddley’s music had a unique beat, an individuality, an ‘attitude,’ and it formed part of the basic fabric of rock and roll during its heyday in the mid-1950s to the early ‘60s. There was normally a Bo Diddley disc on the American R&B charts in those years (11 in all) and 5 of them made the pop charts, too. 
The immediately recognizable ‘Bo Diddley Beat’ was copied by some, but never as well, while many others weaved elements of his style into the rock music mainstream. From Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away, Dee Clark’s Hey Little Girl, and Johnny Otis’ Willie And The Hand Jive through Freddy Cannon’s Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It, Mac ‘Dr. John’ Rebennack’s Storm Warning, to Magic Bus by The Who, and right on into further waves of later blues-rockers, Diddley’s sound has become universal - a sub-genre unto itself. 

Elias Bates (known as Elias McDaniel, better known as Bo Diddley) was born in Mississippi in 1928 but grew up in Chicago. He became part of the music scene there – but his own unique part - and was a long-time staple of the Chess/Checker record company alongside Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters
Bo Diddley always emphatically stated these words - and dared you to disagree: “I had no influences when I first started. I didn’t have nobody to copy after, because I couldn’t play blues. I was cut out to be what I am. And that’s the reason why I try to be unique at what I am.”

Bo Diddley was among the first groups of artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, in 1987. He died in 2008, aged 79.

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  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

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Diddley, Bo - Bo Diddley - Rocks (CD) CD 1
01My StoryBo Diddley
02Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
03Ride On JosephineBo Diddley
04Pretty ThingBo Diddley
05Little Girl (Can I Go Home With You)Bo Diddley
06I Can TellBo Diddley
07Road RunnerBo Diddley
08Hush Your MouthBo Diddley
09Who Do You Love?Bo Diddley
10You Can't Judge A Book By The CoverBo Diddley
11Say! (Boss Man)Bo Diddley
12You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)Bo Diddley
13Diddley DaddyBo Diddley
14Bring It To JeromeBo Diddley
15Willie And LillieBo Diddley
16PillsBo Diddley
17CadillacBo Diddley
18Down Home SpecialBo Diddley
19MonaBo Diddley
20Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself)Bo Diddley
21Dearest DarlingBo Diddley
22I Am Looking For A WomanBo Diddley
23Don't Let It GoBo Diddley
24She's AlrightBo Diddley
25Deed And Deed I DoBo Diddley
26Diddy Wah DiddyBo Diddley
27Gun SlingerBo Diddley
28Hey! Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
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Bo Diddley

He may not have invented the shave-and-a-haircut rhythm synonymous with his name. But Bo Diddley and his beat were a primary factor in the development of rock 'n' roll. Bo’s seminal recordings for Chicago’s Checker Records came rooted in blues and slathered in savage tremolo-enriched guitar, reverberating with a tribal thunder harking back to African tradition.

 

"I had no influences when I first started," claimed the late Diddley. "I didn’t have nobody to copy after, because I couldn’t play blues, and I could not play like Muddy Waters. I wanted to, but I just couldn’t. I was cut out to be what I am."

 

He was born Ellas Bates on December 30, 1928 in McComb, Mississippi. "Chicago is like home to me," he said. "I don’t know too much about Mississippi." Young Ellas was reared by his mother’s first cousin Gussie McDaniel, accounting for his commonly cited surname. In 1934, they headed for Chicago’s South Side. When he was 12, his sister bought him a guitar for Christmas, and his future was assured.

 

Ellas formed his first band, the Hipsters, in 1946. "I used to play on the street corners," he said. "We had a washtub and a guitar, and I was the dude with the guitar. I had a fellow named Roosevelt Jackson that played the washtub."  They soon added guitarist Jody Williams. "We all kind of grew up together," said Bo. "I was a little bit older than all the rest of ‘em." Harpist Billy Boy Arnold joined the group in 1951. "I met Bo Diddley when I was 15 years old," says Arnold. "We were playing together on the street corners." Maracas shaker Jerome Green came in along the way. In early 1955, the guitarist worked up two songs to serve as a demo. "Bo had a home recorder, and we made a little dub," says Arnold. "We wound up at Chess, and Chess was where it happened." 

"I just walked in there one day, man, and just asked ‘em if they was makin’ records," said Bo. "They told me, ‘Yeah, what did I want?’ I said I wanted to make a record. So they made one on me." Phil Chess was so impressed that he asked Bo back the next day to audition for brother Leonard. "He had this particular style of his own," said the late Willie Dixon. "A new style was a great thing. We was often wondering whether it would go over or not. But he had that thing ‘I’m A Man.’"

 "About three or four days later," says Arnold, "we were in Universal Studios recording the smash hit ‘Bo Diddley’ and ‘I’m A Man.’" That was on March 2, 1955. Bo, Billy Boy, and Jerome were joined by drummer Clifton James and bassist Dixon. Bo had reworked his ribald Uncle John into Bo Diddley, which would prove an R&B chart-topper. The swaggering blues flip I’m A Man was a hit in its own right.

 

"Muddy was the basic foundation for that song," Bo admitted. "It was actually saying something back, you dig?"

"We thought the record was going to come out as Ellas McDaniel & the Hipsters, ‘cause that was our name," says Arnold. "When the record came out two weeks later, I was surprised. It was ‘Bo Diddley’ by Bo Diddley." It’s a safe bet that Bo’s dangerous Africanized beat would have never passed muster with a major label, at least in the pure, raw form it appears in here; it took visionaries like the Chess brothers to recognize his genius. Muddy took immediate notice, cooking up Manish Boy and enjoying his own Chess hit. "Bo Diddley, he was tracking me down with my beat when he made ‘I’m A Man.’ That’s from ‘Hoochie Coochie Man.’ Then I got on it with ‘Manish Boy’ and just drove him out of my way," said Muddy. With Eric Clapton on guitar, The Yardbirds cut a driving ‘64 version.

Though Billy Boy claims Diddley’s stage moniker stemmed from a comic they saw at the Indiana Theater, Bo explained its murky origins this way: "Ellas McDaniel is not commercial. But somebody named Bo Diddley—everybody says, ‘What? Who in the heck would be named that?’ But the kids named me that when I was going to grammar school here. Don’t ask me what it means, ‘cause I don’t know!" 

 Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Tracklist
Diddley, Bo - Bo Diddley - Rocks (CD) CD 1
01 My Story
02 Bo Diddley
03 Ride On Josephine
04 Pretty Thing
05 Little Girl (Can I Go Home With You)
06 I Can Tell
07 Road Runner
08 Hush Your Mouth
09 Who Do You Love?
10 You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
11 Say! (Boss Man)
12 You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
13 Diddley Daddy
14 Bring It To Jerome
15 Willie And Lillie
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17 Cadillac
18 Down Home Special
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20 Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself)
21 Dearest Darling
22 I Am Looking For A Woman
23 Don't Let It Go
24 She's Alright
25 Deed And Deed I Do
26 Diddy Wah Diddy
27 Gun Slinger
28 Hey! Bo Diddley