Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger + Bo Diddley Is A Lover (CD)

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Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger:
Bo Diddley Is A Lover:


Format: CD
Label: Hoodoo Records
Year: 2012

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condiion: New

1 Gunslinger
2 Ride On Josephine
3 Doing The Crawdaddy
4 Cadillac
5 Somewhere
6 Cheyenne
7 Sixteen Tons
8 Whoa Mule (Shine)
9 No More Lovin'
10 Diddling
11 Working Man
12 Do What I Say

13 Not Guilty
14 Hong Kong, Mississippi
15 You're Looking Good
16 Bo's Vacation
17 Congo
18 (Call Me) Bo's Blues
19 Bo Diddley Is A Lover
20 Aztec
21 Back Home
22 Bo Diddley Is Loose
23 Love Is A Secret
24 Quick Draw

25 Scuttle Bug
26 Travellin' West
27 Say You Will
28 Shank
29 Lazy Woman

Original recordings from 1960 & 1961.


Backing Vocals – Carrie Mingo, Grace Ruffin, Margie Clark, Peggy Jones, Sandra Bears, Billy Stewart, Gloria Morgan, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Carter, Lily "Bee Bee" Jamieson, Nate Nelson, Vivian
Bass – Bobby Baskerville, Jesse James Johnson, Willie Dixon
Drums – Billy "Dino" Downing, Clifton James, Edell Robertson, Frank Kirkland
Guitar – Jody Williams, Peggy Jones
Harmonica – Billy Boy Arnold
Piano – Billy Stewart, Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann
Vocals, Lead Guitar – Bo Diddley
Vocals, Maracas – Jerome Green

A handy little package of made-in-DC goodness from one of the leading lights of our "transient" category of artists, Bo Diddley. Mr. Elias McDaniel made his home in DC from somewhere around 1958 to somewhere around 1967, drawn to the city by its location convenient to both ends of the east coast blues circuit.

In his home on Rhode Island Avenue NE, Diddley built his own recording studio and threw the doors open to local musicians like Billy Stewart, Sandra Bears of the Jewels, and Marvin Gaye's group the Marquees--even as he continued to trek up to Chess Records in Chicago to make most of his own recordings.

The two LP's included on this CD, on the other hand, were recorded entirely in DC. And like everything recorded in DC, away from the major-mabel overseers, they defy the easily categorized flavors of the music business.

"Gunslinger" is considered a creative peak for Bo Diddley, bringing his sonic innovations and singular style to an R&B, roots and even country-western songbook. "Lover" is another collection of assured, loose-jointed rock 'n' roll, similarly revered by Diddley's musical descendants.

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