Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

The album Bo Diddley was rock and roll's Big Bang, dripping with grease and humor and understated swagger. The simplest ingredients — a guitar, a drum and maracas — were packed in a gunny sack and slung over the shoulder of a smiling guy with a slick process and a wild plaid jacket, who took it and ran headfirst into oncoming traffic. Reckless, yet crazy cool. He made it sound easy. Geniuses can do that.

"For anyone who wants to play rock 'n' roll, real rock 'n' 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." — AllMusic.com

Tracklist

A1 Bo Diddley 2:30
A2 I'm A Man 2:41
A3 Bring It To Jerome 2:37
A4 Before You Accuse Me 2:40
A5 Hey! Bo Diddley 2:17
A6 Dearest Darling 2:32
B1 Hush Your Mouth 2:36
B2 Say Boss Man 2:18
B3 Diddley Daddy 2:11
B4 Diddey Wah Diddey 2:51
B5 Who Do You Love 2:18
B6 Pretty Thing 2:48

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Brand Rock/Pop

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