Bo Diddley

Road Runner : 1955-1962 Original Chess Masters (263483)

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Road Runner : 1955-1962 Original Chess Masters

Bo Diddley

Hoo Doo Records

8436542016506

HOO 141742

263483

ROCK AND ROLL

2

CD 12,36 €

2-CD SET

Legendary guitarist, gifted songwriter, master of rhythm, and snappy dresser, Bo Diddley (aka “The Originator”) was all of these things and more. His syncopated “hambone” beat –bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp- has become a cornerstone of rock & roll music. Diddley surprised the music world in the mid-1950s when he unleashed a new guitar sound dominated by heavy rhythmic drive and distortion, which was quickly absorbed by other players.

This remastered and quintessential 2CD edition includes all the smash hits this singular pioneer recorded for Chess’ subsidiary, Checker Records, between 1955 and 1962. It contains the most iconic songs of Diddley’s career. Between hypnotic and rhythmic guitar lines and swaggering vocals, these songs serve up a young Bo Diddley at his raw and primal best. They give ample proof that even at the onset of his career Diddley didn’t sound like anyone else in rock & roll.

PERSONNEL:

BO DIDDLEY, vocals and lead guitar, plus:

Jody Williams (guitar),
orma-Jean “The Duchess” Wofford, Peggy “Lady
Bo” Jones (guitar & background vocals),
Willie Dixon, Jesse James Johnson (bass),
Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake (piano)
Frank Kirkland, Clifton James (drums),
and Jerome Green (vocals & maracas), among others.

Recorded in Chicago and Washington, D.C., 1955–1962.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1

01 BO DIDDLEY 2:31
02 I’M A MAN 2:47
03 BRING IT TO JEROME 2:30
04 WHO DO YOU LOVE? 2:31
05 DEAREST DARLING 2:52
06 DIDDLEY DADDY 2:29
07 CRACKIN’ UP 2:07
08 MONA 2:23
09 HEY! BO DIDDLEY 2:14
10 BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME 3:08
11 SAY! BOSS MAN 2:34
12 DIDDY WAH DIDDY 2:32
13 WILLIE AND LILLIE 2:19
14 HUSH YOUR MOUTH 2:53
15 SHE’S ALRIGHT 4:07
16 COPS AND ROBBERS 3:29
17 SAY MAN, BACK AGAIN 3:02
18 CADILLAC 2:46
19 COME ON BABY 1:59
20 MUMBLIN’ GUITAR 2:51
21 ROAD RUNNER 2:46
22 SCUTTLE BUG 2:27
23 CRAW-DAD 2:31
24 WALKIN’ AND TALKIN’ 3:35
25 LIVE MY LIFE 2:42
26 LET ME IN 2:03
27 LAZY WOMAN 2:52
28 DEED AND DEED I DO 2:20

TOTAL TIME: 75:22

CD 2

01 CHEYENNE 2:02
02 RIDE ON JOSEPHINE 3:04
03 GUNSLINGER 1:56
04 DO WHAT I SAY 2:48
05 SIXTEEN TONS 2:28
06 HONG KONG, MISSISSIPPI 2:59
07 BO’S VACATION 2:51
08 CONGO 2:39
09 YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD 2:23
10 BACK HOME 2:29
11 SAY YOU WILL 3:06
12 TRAVELIN’ WEST 1:46
13 (EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT) “BEN” 2:17
14 DIANA 2:40
15 MAMA MIA 2:53
16 SAME OLD THING 2:47
17 GIMME GIMME 2:06
18 LITTLE GIRL 2:26
19 DETOUR 1:58
20 DOIN’ THE JAGUAR 2:08
21 I’M LOOKING FOR A WOMAN 2:31
22 I KNOW 2:47
23 WATUSI BOUNCE 2:59
24 ALL TOGETHER 2:24
25 MR. KRUSHCHEV 3:06
26 BABES IN THE WOODS 2:07
27 MAMA DON’T ALLOW NO TWISTIN’ 2:27
28 YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK
BY THE COVER 3:13

TOTAL TIME: 71:16