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Bo Diddley: Five Classic Albums (Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley / Have Guitar Will Travel / Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger / Bo Diddley Is A Lover) (2CD)

Bo Diddley: Five Classic Albums (Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley / Have Guitar Will Travel / Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger / Bo Diddley Is A Lover) (2CD)


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AVID R&B continues with its Five Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Bo Diddley, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details
“Bo Diddley”; “Go Bo Diddley”; “Have Guitar Will Travel”; “Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger” and “Bo Diddley Is A Lover’”
Musically, Ellas Otha Bates, better known as Bo Diddley, came up through the blues and gospel and R&B world being inspired by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Louis Jordan and Muddy Waters to name only a few. Unbelievably his first instrument was the trombone and next, even more bizarrely the violin on which he played in an orchestra until the age of 18!? We at AVID have a hard time imagining a guy the size of Bo Diddley playing the violin? Anyway, he was soon to discover the driving rhythm of the guitar which immediately became his instrument of choice. All you really need to do to appreciate the incredible sound of Bo Diddley is pop this CD into your car stereo and drive down the open road with the volume at full tilt! That’s it! You will then understand how this guy became such an influence on many of the great rock stars of the 1960s and 1970s and beyond, and we’re talking Beatles, Stones, Clapton, Page and Plant, Dylan, Petty and all points north south east and west.

CD1
1-12: ‘Bo Diddley’
1. Bo Diddley
2. I’m A Man
3. Bring It To Jerome
4. Before You Accuse Me
5. Hey’ Bo Diddley
6. Dearest Darling
7. Hush Your Mouth
8. Say Boss Man
9. Diddley Daddy
10. Diddey Wah Diddey
11. Who Do You Love
12. Pretty Thing
13-24: ‘Go Bo Diddley’
13. Crackin’ Up
14. I’m Sorry
15. Bo’s Guitar
16. Willie and Lillie
17. You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care)
18. Say Man
19. The Great Grandfather
20. Oh Yea
21. Don’t Let It Go
22. Little Girl
23. Dearest Darling
24. The Clock Strikes Twelve
25-29: ‘Have Guitar Will Travel’
25. She’s Alright
26. Cops And Robbers
27. Run Diddley Daddy
28. Mumblin’ Guitar
29. I Need You Baby

CD2
1-6: ‘Have Guitar Will Travel’
1. Say Man, Back Again
2. Nursery Rhyme
3. I Love You So
4. Spanish Guitar
5. Dancing Girl
6. Come On Baby
7-16: ‘Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger’
7. Gunslinger
8. Ride On Josephine
9. Doing The Craw-Daddy
10. Cadillac
11. Somewhere
12. Cheyenne
13. Sixteen Tons
14. Whoa Mule
15. No More Lovin’
16. Diddling
17-28: ‘Bo Diddley Is A Lover’
17. Not Guilty
18. Hong Kong Mississippi
19. You’re Looking Good
20. Bo’s Vacation
21. Congo
22. Bo’s Blues
23. Bo Diddley Is A Lover
24. Aztec
25. Back Home
26. Bo Diddley Is Loose
27. Love Is A Secret
28. Quick Draw

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