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Bo Diddley & Go Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley & Go Bo Diddley
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Rock 'n' Roll legend (plus two bonus tracks): Bo Diddley (1957) and Go Bo Diddley (1959). The two bonus tracks are taken from the same recording sessions, b...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bo Diddley
Title: Bo Diddley & Go Bo Diddley
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Oldies, Oldies & Retro, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley
UPC: 076732590423

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Album Description
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Rock 'n' Roll legend (plus two bonus tracks): Bo Diddley (1957) and Go Bo Diddley (1959). The two bonus tracks are taken from the same recording sessions, but were not included on either album. It also contains a 16-page booklet including rare photos, vintage memorabilia, detailed liner notes and more. Rattle & Roll Records. 2010.

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CD Reviews

Bo At His Best-Known Best!
10/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is Bo's first two Chess LPs (originally released in 1958 & 1959 respectively, from tracks recorded 1955-58) combined into one album. It's great! Contains many many Diddley classics that have been redone countless times over the years: "Who Do You Love?", "Diddy Wah Diddy", "I'm A Man", "Bo Diddley", "Dearest Darling" plus a lot of terrific "lesser" tunes as well. Essential listening for all Blues & Rock fans. This is where it all began... forget George Thorogood etc and listen to THE Originator! I wish Chess/MCA would release more of Bo's pre-1970 LPs on CD (he recorded a good 20 LPs between 1958-1968!!) Long-forgotten LPs like "Have Guitar Will Travel", "The Originator", "Hey Good Lookin'", "Bo Diddley's Beach Party (Live)" deserve to be heard by a new generation of potential Diddleyphiles. But for the moment, revel in this wonderful CD, a masterpiece of understatement, and one rockin' disc!!"
If You Don't Know Bo, You Don't Know Diddley
01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bo Diddley is responsible for popularizing (if not inventing) the most recognized beat in rock and roll. His "shave-and-a-haircut" signature sound-- Chink-a-Chink-a-Chink...Chink-Chink --propelled such songs as "Bo Diddley" and "Hush Your Mouth."While Diddley frequently hit the R&B charts with songs like "I'm a Man," "Diddley Daddy," "Say Man," and "Crackin' Up," only "Say Man" would crack the Top 40 on the pop charts. The "Bo Diddley Beat," however, would become a mainstay of pop music. [Listen to the Strangeloves' "I Want Candy" or the Who's "Magic Bus" to hear how widespread his influence was.]This pairing of Diddley's first two albums gives us such classic songs as "Who Do You Love" and "Pretty Thing" which should leave little doubt as to his influence and innovative style (including Jerome Green's maracas on almost every track).If this set leaves you wanting more, consider springing for the 2-disc, 45-track Chess Box. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
Elias (Bates) McDaniel, superstar
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A two-for-one deal of absolutely timeless music-- and some of the most influential of all time. Listen to "Bring It To Jerome" or "Pretty Thing" and you can hear early Rolling Stones, for example. So, not only did Bo Diddley alter the course of R & B and help establish rock & roll, he was a great influence on what would one day become British Blues.

His first two CHESS albums, BO DIDDLEY and GO BO DIDDLEY are thus Elias McDaniel's most important historically. Both are presented here in their entirety, with original playing order intact. Source material transfers are top shelf-- clean and full fidelity. Includes an eight-page foldout booklet.

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