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His Best : The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

By: Bo Diddley

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Bo Diddley Artist Snapshot:

A self-proclaimed man among men (and deservedly so), singer/guitarist Bo Diddley is still the only musician in history to have a beat named after him. Diddley's raunchy, distorted 1950s sound and African-derived rhythm have been an enormous influence on pop and rock, from contemporaries like Buddy Holly (whose classic "Not Fade Away" is a de-facto Bo Diddley song) to blues wiseguy George Thorogood, whose remake of Bo's "Bad to the Bone" is being heard somewhere in a movie or a TV commercial even as you read this. Diddley lived and rocked into the 21st century before dying of heart failure in 2008.

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1   Bo Diddley Buy Buy  
2   I'm A Man Buy Buy  
3   You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care) Buy Buy  
4   Diddley Daddy Buy Buy  
5   Pretty Thing Buy Buy  
6   Bring It To Jerome Buy Buy  
7   I'm Looking For A Woman Buy Buy  
8   Who Do You Love Buy Buy  
9   Hey! Bo Diddley Buy Buy  
10   Mona Buy Buy  
11   Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself) Buy Buy  
12   Say Man Buy Buy  
13   Dearest Darling Buy Buy  
14   Crackin' Up Buy Buy  
15   The Story Of Bo Diddley Buy Buy  
16   Road Runner Buy Buy  
17   Pills Buy Buy  
18   I Can Tell Buy Buy  
19   You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover Buy Buy  
20   Ooh Baby Buy Buy  

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5 out of 5 stars RIP Diddley, June 2, 2008
By Denis
The album title pretty much sums it up. RIP Mr.Diddley.

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"Sounds nice," Bo Diddley tongue-in-cheekily observes of his music in "The Story of Bo Diddley," one of three self-named tunes on this 20-track examination of his classic '50s and '60s Checker Records sides. Not only was the former Ellas McDaniels rhythmically sharp enough to have a beat named after himself; he had a great guitar sound and a seemingly endless supply of shaggy-dog stories, lover-man boasts, silly jokes, and complaints with which to fuse them. His Best boils down the two-CD Chess Box, including signature pieces like "Bo Diddley" and "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover" alongside unjustly obscure tunes such as "Pills" (later covered by the New York Dolls) and "Dearest Darling." Great. --Rickey Wright

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