Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Clash. His use of African rhythms and a signature beat, a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of hip hop, rock, and pop music.
Bo Diddley brought churning African and Caribbean rhythms into the DNA of rock & roll, and his edgy, offbeat stage style, coupled with his fuzzed-out, driving guitar rhythms, make him a too-often unsung godfather to everything that followed in his wake, from rock to rap. He was also a wonderfully eccentric songwriter, a versatile session musician, a pretty good talent scout, and an experienced producer in the recording studio, all of which made him a valuable commodity for Chess Records in the late 1950s.
Bo Diddley – Give Me A Break (Man). Bo Diddley – Say Man Back Again (Alt). Bo Diddley – I'm a Man. 7:27. James Brown & The Famous Flames – Prisoner Of Love. 2:48. 2:59. Jerome Green – Say Man. 9:48. Ron Wood, Bo Diddley – I'm a Man. 3:27. Bo Diddley – Say Man, Back Again. Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Litte Walter – I m a Man. 10:40. Bo Diddley – I m A Man (Live 1984). Muddy Waters, Bo Didley & Little Walter – I m A Man.
2. I'm a Man. 3. Bring It to Jerome. 4. Before You Accuse Me. 5. Hey! Bo Diddley. 8. Say Boss Man. 9. Diddley Daddy. Bonustracks (Re-Issue 1993). 13. We're Gonna Get Married.
Bo Diddley (1958 album). Bo Diddley is a compilation album by American rock and roll musician Bo Diddley. It is a compilation of his singles since 1955. It collects several of his most influential and enduring songs. It was released on the Chess label in 1958.
Bo Diddley Session Man - Studio Work 1955-1957 (CD, Comp).
Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Chess). Good - Albums worth exploring. The Black Gladiator (Checker). Muddy Waters made Electric Mud, Howlin’ Wolf The Howlin’ Wolf Album, and so The Originator moved with the times, looking to Sly And The Family Stone and c on this 1970 album of hard funk grooves. Still unmistakably Bo, with its bashed out beat and audacious jive talkin’, but it’s pinned to a canvas of propulsive Hammond, deliquescent bass, fluid drums and call and response gospel background vocals.
Bo Diddley saw a trend he could get behind with early TV’s embrace of Western heroes. Later to become a deputy sheriff himself (in Valencia County, New Mexico), the rock and roll architect posed in Tulsa with six-guns and guitar for the cover of Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger (1960). While not exactly a concept album, Bo’s fifth LP did bend the imagery to his own uses: Gun Slinger is a textbook Diddley-beat workout that imagines our man at the . Corral, while Cheyenne celebrates the television hero