Bo Diddley

In the Spotlight + 2 Bonus Tracks - 180 Gram (771928 LP)

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In the Spotlight + 2 Bonus Tracks - 180 Gram

Bo Diddley

Waxtime

8436542015462

LPS 141664

771928 LP

ROCK AND ROLL

1

LP 12,38 €

PLUS 2 BONUS TRACKS

INCLUDES FREE MP3 ALBUM DOWNLOAD

Long unavailable on vinyl, this quintessential collector’s edition includes Diddley’s fourth album, In the Spotlight, originally released by Chess’ subsidiary Checker Records in 1960. It includes the languid, Caribbean-sounding “Limber,” the hot and raunchy “Road Runner,” the soft, romantic “Love Me,” the doo wopstyle “Deed and Deed I Do,” the loping “Walkin’ and Talkin’,” “Craw-Dad” (a genuine diamond in the rough), “Signifying Blues,” and solid instrumentals like “Scuttle Bug” (which is actually “Live My Life” with the vocals removed and Otis Spann overdubbed on piano).

According to All Music Guide critic Bruce Eder, the aforementioned tunes “make this record more than worthwhile.” In addition to this sensational LP, 2 bonus tracks have benn included from the same recording period – “Say You Will” and the instrumental “Shank”. Between hypnotic and rhythmic guitar lines, swaggering vocals, hot numbers and solid instrumentals, all of these songs serve up a young Bo Diddley at his raw and primal best. This material confirms that even at the onset of his career he didn’t sound like anyone else in rock & roll. Enjoy it!

PERSONNEL:

Jody Williams (guitar)
Peggy Jones (guitar and background vocals)
Willie Dixon (bass)
Frank Kirkland, Clifton James (drums)
Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann (piano)
Jerome Green (vocals & maracas)
Gene Barge (tenor sax)
Billy Boy Arnold (harmonica)

Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, between September 1959 and April 1960.

*BONUS TRACKS:
Peggy Jones (guitar and back-ground vocals), Bobby Baskerville (bass), Otis Spann (piano),
Clifton James (drums), Jerome Green (vocals & maracas on “Shank”). Unidentified tambourine on “Say You Will.”

Recorded at Bo Diddley’s home studio, Washington, D.C., January 1960.

SIDE 1
01 ROAD RUNNER
02 STORY OF BO DIDDLEY
03 SCUTTLE BUG
04 SIGNIFYING BLUES
05 LET ME IN
06 LIMBER
07 SHANK *

SIDE 2
01 LOVE ME
02 CRAW-DAD
03 WALKIN’ AND TALKIN’
04 TRAVELIN’ WEST
05 DEED AND DEED I DO
06 LIVE MY LIFE
07 SAY YOU WILL *