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Bo Diddley
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Bo Diddley
Music historian Robert Palmer has described Bo Diddley as "one of the most original and fertile rhythmic intelligences of our time." He will forever be known as the creator of the "Bo Diddley beat," one of the cornerstone rhythms of rock and roll. He employed it in his namesake song, "Bo Diddley," as well as other primal rockers like "Mona." This distinctive African-based rhythm pattern (which goes bomp bomp bomp bomp-bomp) was picked up from Diddley by other artists and has been a distinctive and recurring element in rock and roll through the decades. It can be heard on Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" (later covered by the Rolling Stones), the Who's "Magic Bus" and Bruce Springsteen's "She's the One." Any account of Bo Diddley's career in music must also mention his rectangular "cigar box" guitar. He designed the uniquely shaped instrument himself, building the first one in 1945 while attending Foster Vocational School in Chicago. Moreover, he is the author of a body of songs—including "Who Do You Love?," "Road Runner," "You Don't Love Me," and "I'm a Man"—that are among the earliest examples of rock and roll close to its source material in rhythm and blues.
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  I'm A Man 45 Record   I'm A Man / (Say Man by Bo Diddley)
Collectables 3424, 1955
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$12.00 
  
Say Boss Man
Checker 878, 1957
Condition:
Category: Rockin' RnB
  Say Man 45 Record   Say Man / (I'm A Man by Bo Diddley)
Collectables 3424, 1959
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$12.00 
  
  Say Man/ The Clock Strikes Twelve 45 Record   Say Man/ The Clock Strikes Twelve
Checker 931, 1959
Condition: M-
Category: Rockin' RnB
$35.00 
  
  Say Man/ The Clock Strikes Twelve 45 Record   Say Man/ The Clock Strikes Twelve
Checker 931, 1959
Condition: M-
Category: Rockin' RnB
$15.00 
  
  You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover 45 Record   You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover / (Diddy Wah Diddy by Bo Diddley)
Chess 9054, 1962
Condition: M
Category: Rockin' RnB
$15.00 
  


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  Bo Diddley 45 Record   Bo Diddley / (Susie Q by Dale Hawkins)
Eric 239, 1955
Condition: M-
Category: Rockin' RnB
$12.00 
  
  Bo Diddley 45 Record   Bo Diddley / (I'm Sorry by Bo Diddley)
Collectables 3455, 1955
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$10.00 
  


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  Diddley Daddy 45 Record   Diddley Daddy / (I'm Sorry by Bo Diddley)
Chess 9053, 1955
Condition: M
Category: Rockin' RnB
$10.00 
  
  Cops and Robbers 45 Record   Cops and Robbers / (The Walk by Jimmy McCracklin)
Collectables 3453, 1956
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: RnB
$10.00 
  
  Diddy Wah Diddy 45 Record   Diddy Wah Diddy / (You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover by Bo Diddley)
Chess 9054, 1956
Condition: M
Category: Rockin' RnB
$15.00 
  
  Hush Your Mouth 45 Record   Hush Your Mouth / (Road Runner by Bo Diddley)
Chess/Coll. 3485, 1958
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$9.00 
  
  Say Man, Back Again/ She's Alright 45 Record   Say Man, Back Again/ She's Alright
Checker 936, 1959
Condition: EX
Category: Rockin' RnB
$16.00 
  
  I'm Sorry 45 Record   I'm Sorry / (Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley)
Collectables 3455, 1959
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$10.00 
  
  I'm Sorry 45 Record   I'm Sorry / (Diddley Daddy by Bo Diddley)
Chess 9053, 1959
Condition: M
Category: Rockin' RnB
$10.00 
  
  Road Runner 45 Record   Road Runner / (Hush Your Mouth by Bo Diddley)
Chess/Coll. 3485, 1960
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Rockin' RnB
$9.00 
  
  Ooh Baby/ Back To School 45 Record   Ooh Baby/ Back To School
Checker 1158, 1967
Condition: M | Sleeve:
Category: Other Northern Soul
$20.00 
  
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