You Don’t Know DiddleyJune 3, 2011
I used to write off Bo Diddley. Stupid, stupid me. I don’t know if it was because all his songs were basically written about how great Bo Diddley was, or that all of them had the same Bomp bomp-a bomp, a bomp-bomp rhythm… but after diggin’ through some of his back catalog recently, boy was I missing out on some great shit.
Check out his 1970 LP The Black Gladiator. Every track is steller. It’s almost like a 10 track live psychedelic funk jam.The image above is the back cover. Enough said.
All of the tracks are exceptional. Get it here.
Some older Bo, from 1966’s Bo Diddley’s A Twister:
The Ed Sullivan Show, 1955!
Two years ago (June 2nd, 2008) Bo Diddley passed away due to heart failure. He was 79.