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Bo Diddley Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73

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Bo Diddley: Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73

(2004/RAVEN) 20 tracks - digital mastered (original Chess masters) The Rise Of Funk And Hip-Hop Cultures Has Resulted In A Commercial And Critical Re-Evaluation Of These Early 70s Recordings, With Producers And 'Beat-Heads' Plundering The Vinyl For The Rare Grooves And Breakbeats So Admired By Contemporary DJ's. The 'Black Gladiator' Album Is Now Widely Acknowledged As A Pioneering Funk Classic While 'Another Dimension' And 'Big Bad Bo' Are Prized For Their Plethora Of Open Beats (As Used By De La Soul In 'Buddy'). With Cuts Also From The Rootsy 'Where It All Began', This Carefully Chosen Collection Ranges From Funky Jams With Slashing Guitar Rhythms And Fuious Organ Solos To Urbane Jazz-Funk With Sophisticated Brass Arrangements.(75 min.)


Diddley, Bo - Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73 CD 1
1: Elephant Man
2: Black Soul
3: Funky Fly
4: I Don't Like You
5: Shut Up Woman
6: Bad Moon Rising
7: Pollution
8: The Shape I'm In
9: Down On The Corner
10: Bad Side Of The Moon
11: Go For Broke
12: I've Had It Hard
13: Bad Trip
14: Her Jerome
15: Infatuation
16: Take It All Off
17: Bo Diddley-Itis
18: Bite You
19: Hit Or Miss
20: Stop The Pusher


Artikeleigenschaften von Bo Diddley: Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73

  • Interpret: Bo Diddley

  • Albumtitel: Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Style Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Sub-Genre 251 Rhythm & Blues
  • Title Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-73
  • Release date 2004
  • Label RAVEN

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0612657019627

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Diddley, Bo"

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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