Bo Diddley

Is a Gunslinger + Is a Lover (263416)

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Is a Gunslinger + Is a Lover

Bo Diddley

Hoo Doo Records

8436542010603

HOO 130715

263416

ROCK AND ROLL

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CD 8,22 €

2 LPs ON 1 CD + 5 BONUS TRACKS

Legendary guitarist, gifted songwriter, master of rhythm, and snappy dresser… Bo Diddley (AKA “The Originator”) is all of these things and more. His first LPs are among the greatest in the history of rock & roll. This quintessential release includes two of his finest and most celebrated albums from 1961: Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger and Bo Diddley Is a Lover, which mark a real hitmaking stretch for Checker Records during his early years. Both albums are musical goldmines, positively gushing with the sweaty, rhythmic, bluesplastered genius of this most singular rocker. These two masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period.

This Hoodoo Records release shows just how sexually charged, ominous, and outright dangerous rock & roll music could, should, and sometimes still can sound. Between hypnotic and rhythmic guitar lines, swaggeringvocals, hot numbers and solid instrumentals, these 29 songs serve up a young Bo Diddley at his raw and primal best, and confirm that even at the onset of his career, he didn’t sound like anyone else in rock & roll.

PERSONNEL:

BO DIDDLEY,
vocals and lead guitar, plus:
Peggy Jones (guitar and background vocals), Willie Dixon, Jesse James
Johnson (bass), Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake (piano), Clifton James,
Billy “Dino” Downing (drums), Jerome Green (vocals & maracas),
The Impalas: backing vocals, among others.
Further personnel information is detailed inside.
Recorded in Washington, D.C., 1960-1961.

TRACKS:

IS A GUNSLINGER
01 GUNSLINGER 1:57
02 RIDE ON JOSEPHINE 3:05
03 DOING THE CRAWDADDY 3:05
04 CADILLAC 2:47
05 SOMEWHERE 2:36
06 CHEYENNE 2:04
07 SIXTEEN TONS 2:30
08 WHOA MULE (SHINE) 2:30
09 NO MORE LOVIN’ 2:25
10 DIDDLING 2:15
11 WORKING MAN 2:34
12 DO WHAT I SAY 2:50

IS A LOVER
13 NOT GUILTY 2:14
14 HONG KONG, MISSISSIPPI 3:02
15 YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD 2:25
16 BO’S VACATION 2:51
17 CONGO 2:41
18 (CALL ME) BO’S BLUES 2:39
19 BO DIDDLEY IS A LOVER 2:36
20 AZTEC 2:31
21 BACK HOME 2:31
22 BO DIDDLEY IS LOOSE 3:05
23 LOVE IS A SECRET 3:07
24 QUICK DRAW 1:58

BONUS TRACKS:

25 SCUTTLE BUG 2:28
26 TRAVELIN’ WEST 1:48
27 SAY YOU WILL 3:08
28 SHANK 1:58
29 LAZY WOMAN 2:52

TOTAL TIME: 74:30