Bo Diddley Road Runner: The Chess Masters 1959-1960 (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  HPOS 663802

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Hip-O Select

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.72
4 stars out of 5 -- "ROAD RUNNER provides additional proof of the majesty of the rhythm patterns concocted by the rock 'n' roll pioneer on his square-bodied electric guitar..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.85
3 stars out of 5 -- "There are three versions apiece of 'Come On Baby' and 'Let Me In,' four of 'She's Alright,' but it's the unheard tracks that offer the most variations on Diddley's trademark 'chug-chug-a-chug' sound."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Mama Mia
  • Buy for $0.992.Bucket (Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.993.Bucket (Take 5)
  • Buy for $0.994.What Do You Know About Love
  • Buy for $0.995.Lazy Woman (Alternate Take 1)
  • Buy for $0.996.Lazy Woman (Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.997.Come On Baby (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.998.Come On Baby (Instrumental Run-Through Take 3)
  • Buy for $0.999.Come On Baby (Take 4)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Nursery Rhyme (Puttentang)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Mumblin' Guitar
  • Buy for $0.9912.James' Instrumental
  • Buy for $0.9913.Silly Willy
  • Buy for $0.9914.I Love You So (The Beat)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Story Of Bo Diddley (My Story)
  • Buy for $0.9916.She's Alright (Unedited Version)
  • Buy for $0.9917.She's Alright (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9918.She's Alright (Mindy Lou Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.She's Alright
  • Buy for $0.9920.Darling Tell Me
  • Buy for $0.9921.Limbo (Limber) (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Limbo (Limber)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Gonna Tell It Like It Is
  • Buy for $0.9924.Say Man, Back Again (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.2925.Say Man, Back Again
  • Buy for $0.9926.Jungle

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Walking (Take 2)
  • Buy for $0.992.Walking (Take 4)
  • Buy for $0.993.To Each His Own
  • Buy for $0.994.Run Diddley Daddy
  • Buy for $0.995.Unknown Title issued as Run Diddley Daddy
  • Buy for $0.996.Road Runner (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $1.297.Road Runner
  • Buy for $0.998.Spend My Life With You
  • Buy for $0.999.Love You Baby
  • Buy for $0.9910.Diddling (Tash)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Cadillac
  • Buy for $0.9912.Limbo
  • Buy for $0.9913.Willie Fell In Love (Version 1)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Willie Fell In Love (Take 10)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Look At My Baby
  • Buy for $0.9916.Better Watch Yourself
  • Buy for $0.9917.Prisoner Of Love (Fast Version)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Prisoner Of Love (Slow Version)
  • Buy for $0.9919.You Know I Love You So
  • Buy for $0.9920.Let Me In (Alternate Version 1)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Let Me In (Alternate Version 2)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Let Me In
  • Buy for $0.9923.Signifying Blues (Unedited)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Signifying Blues
  • Buy for $0.9925.Deed & Deed I Do (Alternate Take)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Deed & Deed I Do

Product Description:

Personnel: Bo Diddley (vocals, guitar, violin, background vocals); Jerome Green (vocals, maracas, background vocals); Peggy Jones (guitar, background vocals); Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann (piano); Willie Dixon (double bass); Bobby Baskerville (bass guitar, background vocals); Clifton James, Frank Kirkland (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Gavin Lurssen.
Liner Note Author: George White.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (??/1959-01/1960); New York, NY (??/1959-01/1960); Washington DC (??/1959-01/1960).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
The death of Bo Diddley in 2008 provided an occasion to reassess the man's sizable contribution to rock & roll, and the nicely compiled ROAD RUNNER: THE CHESS MASTERS 1959-1960, also released in '08, facilitates the purpose. ROAD RUNNER packs 52 tracks onto two discs, adding up to a case history of Diddley's distinctive, groove-driven, blues-and-soul-fueled genius. In addition to well-known Diddley tunes featuring his classic line-up of two guitars, bass drums, and vocals (with a variety of his trademark beats), ROAD RUNNER features 23 previously unreleased tracks (including many alternate takes), making it a must for collectors and completists. But THE CHESS MASTERS also works well as an introduction, summing up the essence of Bo Diddley as one of rock's founding fathers.

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  • UPC: 602517663800
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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