Saturday, January 1, 2022

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960)


Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (1960)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "Gunslinger"   1:50

2. "Ride on Josephine"   3:00

3. "Doing the Craw-Daddy"   2:58

4. "Cadillac"   2:39

5. "Somewhere"   2:25


Total length:   12:52



Side two

6. "Cheyenne"   2:05

7. "Sixteen Tons"   2:30

8. "Whoa Mule (Shine)"   2:28

9. "No More Lovin'"  2:25

10. "Diddling"   2:20


Total length:   11:48



1988 bonus tracks

11. "Working Man"   3:00

12. "Do What I Say"   2:46


2004 reissue bonus tracks

13. "Prisoner of Love"   2:31

14. "Googlia Moo"   3:02

15. "Better Watch Yourself"   2:54



Bo Diddley Band Members / Musicians

Bo Diddley – lead vocals, lead guitar

Jerome Green – maracas, backing vocals

Willie Dixon – bass

Bobby Baskerville – bass

Jesse James Johnson – electric bass

Billy Downing – drums

Clifton James – drums

Lafayette Leake – piano

Otis Spann – piano

Billy Stewart – piano

Peggy Jones – rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Gene Barge – tenor saxophone

Johnny Carter – backing vocals

Harvey Fuqua – backing vocals

Lily "Bee Bee" Jamieson – backing vocals

Gloria Morgan – backing vocals

Nate Nelson – backing vocals

Leonard Chess – producer

Andy McKaie – Reissue producer

Vartan – Art direction



Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger is the 5th studio album by American rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley released in December 1960 by Checker Records. The album title comes from the album's first track called "Gunslinger" and the cover art has Bo Diddley dressed in Western-style clothing. The songs for Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger were recorded from October 1959 to February 1960. Several tracks of interest[citation needed] are "Sixteen Tons" which Bo was supposed to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show,[citation needed] the title track, and "Diddling" (an instrumental between guitar and saxophone).


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