The 20th Anniversary Of Rock 'n' Roll

Bo Diddley

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Rock 'N' Roll, Rock
Mig Music
April 14, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Born as Ellas Otha Bates (later as Ellas McDaniel due to his adoption) in 1928, Bo Diddley learned how to play violin at an early age. He received his first guitar at the age of 12.

In 1956 Bo Diddley received his first record deal from Chess Records for a single with the titles "Bo Diddley" and "I'm A Man." Willie Dixon also appeared on this single.

In the years that followed Bo Diddley was always to be heard on the charts (in 1960 with the single "Roadrunner) and developed into a versatile musician. In 1962 he had his last hit "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover" (Willie Dixon) for the time being. Always recurring in his songs is the so-called "Bo Diddley Beat", often called "Salesman's Knock" as it resembled the way the salesmen would knock door-to-door.Bo Diddley's influence has remained the same from the 70s through the very present. Even musicians from the punk and new wave scene have reverted back to using his songs.

Bo Diddley released "20th Anniversary Of Rock & Roll" in 1976, its recordings not lacking the presence of the biggest rockstars of the 70's, like Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, 'The Who' drummer Keith Moon, guitarist Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), Elvin Bishop (Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, B.B.King u.v.a.), Albert Lee (Dave Edmunds, Everly Brothers) and Leslie West (Mountain), as well as Joe Cocker, Billy Joel und Roger McGuinn (Byrds).

The bonus tracks date back to a 21st February Radio Bremen "Bo Diddley & Mainsqueeze" 1984 concert at the Schauburg.

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Key Value
Catalogue number MIG50012
Barcode 0885513500120
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 110g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Ride The Water (Part 1) 04:20
2. Not Fade Away 02:58
3. Kill My Body 04:36
4. Drag On 03:15
5. Ride The Water (Part 2) 04:35
6. Bo Diddley Jam (Medley) 16:59
7. Mona (Bonus Track) 05:12
8. Emily (Bonus Track) 05:14
9. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (Bonus Track) 04:03