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Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side One

1. "Bo Diddley"   2:30

2. "I'm a Man"   2:41

3. "Bring It to Jerome"   2:37

4. "Before You Accuse Me"   2:40

5. "Hey! Bo Diddley"   2:17

6. "Dearest Darling"   2:32

Side Two

1. "Hush Your Mouth"   2:36

2. "Say, Boss Man"   2:18

3. "Diddley Daddy"   2:11

4. "Diddy Wah Diddy"   2:51

5. "Who Do You Love?"   2:18

6. "Pretty Thing"   2:48

Bo Diddley Band Members / Musicians

Bo Diddley – vocals, guitar

Jerome Green – co-lead vocals on "Bring It to Jerome", maracas

Frank Kirkland – drums

Clifton James – drums

Otis Spann – piano

Lafayette Leake – piano

Willie Dixon – bass

Billy Boy Arnold – harmonica on "I'm a Man"

Little Walter – harmonica on "Diddley Daddy"

Lester Davenport – harmonica on "Pretty Thing" and "Bring It to Jerome"

Little Willie Smith – harmonica on "Diddy Wah Diddy"

Jody Williams – guitar

The Moonglows – backing vocals on "Diddley Daddy" and "Diddy Wah Diddy"

Peggy Jones – backing vocals on "Hey! Bo Diddley", guitar

The Flamingos – backing vocals on "Hey! Bo Diddley"

Chuck Stewart – cover art

Bo Diddley is a compilation album by American rock and roll musician Bo Diddley, which also functions as his first long-playing album. It collects several of his most influential and enduring songs, which were released as singles between 1955 and 1958. Chess Records issued the album in 1958. In 2012, it was ranked number 216 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list alongside his second album, Go Bo Diddley (1959). The ranking of the album pair dropped to number 455 in the 2020 update of the list.

Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, George Thorogood, and the Clash.

His use of African rhythms and a signature beat, a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of hip hop, rock, and pop music. In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2017. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Diddley is also recognized for his technical innovations, including his use of tremolo and reverb effects to enhance the sound of his distinctive rectangular-shaped guitar.

Bo Diddley Discography Full

1958 Bo Diddley (1958)

1959 Go Bo Diddley (1959)

1960 Have Guitar Will Travel (1960)

1960 Bo Diddley in the Spotlight (1960)

1960 Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger

1961 Bo Diddley Is a Lover

1962 Bo Diddley's a Twister

1962 Bo Diddley

1963 Bo Diddley & Company

1963 Surfin' with Bo Diddley

1965 Hey! Good Lookin'

1965 500% More Man

1966 The Originator

1970 The Black Gladiator

1971 Another Dimension

1972 Where It All Began

1973 The London Bo Diddley Sessions

1974 1Big Bad Bo

1976 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll

1983 Ain't It Good to Be Free

1989 Living Legend

1989 Breakin' Through the B.S.

1992 This Should Not Be

1996 A Man Amongst Men


1959 Chuck Berry Is on Top, with Chuck Berry

1964 Two Great Guitars, with Chuck Berry

1967 Super Blues, with Muddy Waters and Little Walter

1968 The Super Super Blues Band, with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf 

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