Bo Diddley Gold (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  GEF 001178102

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Geffen Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Bo Diddley
  • 2.I'm a Man
  • 3.Little Girl
  • 4.You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
  • 5.Diddley Daddy
  • 6.She's Fine, She's Mine
  • 7.Pretty Thing
  • 8.Bring It To Jerome
  • 9.Diddy Wah Diddy
  • 10.I'm Looking For a Woman
  • 11.I'm Bad
  • 12.Who Do You Love?
  • 13.Cops and Robbers
  • 14.Down Home Special
  • 15.Hey! Bo Diddley
  • 16.Mona
  • 17.Say Boss Man
  • 18.Before You Accuse Me
  • 19.Say Man
  • 20.Hush Your Mouth

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Dearest Darling
  • 2.The Clock Strikes Twelve
  • 3.Crackin' Up
  • 4.Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got)
  • 5.I'm Sorry
  • 6.Mumblin' Guitar
  • 7.What Do You Know About Love
  • 8.Story of Bo Diddley (a / K/a My Story)
  • 9.She's Alright
  • 10.Say Man, Back Again
  • 11.Road Runner
  • 12.Spend My Life With You
  • 13.Cadillac
  • 14.Deed and Deed I Do
  • 15.Ride On Josephine
  • 16.Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger (a / K/a Gunslinger)
  • 17.Pills
  • 18.I Can Tell
  • 19.You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover
  • 20.Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
  • 21.Ooh Baby

Product Description:

Personnel: Bo Diddley (background vocals); Jerome Green (vocals, maracas, background vocals); Peggy Jones (guitar, background vocals); The Duchess, Ricky Jolivet, Jody Williams (guitar); Eddie Drennon (electric violin); Little Willie Smith, Lester Davenport, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold (harmonica); Gene Barge (tenor saxophone); Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann (piano); Willie Dixon (double bass); Clifton James, Billy Downing, Frank Kirkland (drums); Connie Redmond (tambourine, background vocals); Bo Ettes, Delores Redmond, Bobby Baskerville, Gloria Morgan, Dorothy Holliday, The Carnations , Bobby Joe Lester, Harvey Fuqua, Lily "Bee Bee" Jamieson, Vivian, Alexander Graves, The Flamingos , The Moonglows (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: Bo Diddley's Home Studio, Washington DC (03/02/1955-09/11/1966); Chicago, IL (03/02/1955-09/11/1966); New York, NY (03/02/1955-09/11/1966).
Photographers: David Redfern; Chuck Stewart.
Released four months after Bo's death -- and roughly a year and a half after Universal's single-disc The Definitive Collection -- the double-disc Gold is a thorough 41-track overview of Diddley's classic Chess recordings, containing all the usual suspects and filling out the margins with some of Bo's bluesier material. This emphasis on blues gives Gold a different spin than Chess UK's 2006 set The Story of Bo Diddley, which was a full 13 tracks longer than this 2008 comp and gave a lot of space to Bo's weirder work, like when he called out Khrushchev, or when he opened up to funkier grooves. Given a choice, The Story is a preferable pick to Gold as it gives a fuller portrait of Bo, but that doesn't mean that Gold is a bad compilation -- far from it, actually, as its 41 tracks are all first-rate, indicating the consistency of Diddley's catalog even if it doesn't quite hint at his range. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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