Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July You can trace the Bo Diddley beat way back to Afro-Cuban rhythms that were brought across the Atlantic by slaves who had been torn away from their homes in West Africa.
But following a clear outline from Bo to his musical heritage is far from straightforward. He learned to play the violin as a child, got bored with it and turned to the guitar. His technique was driven, in part, by the size of his fingers — too big to shape the chords on a guitar in the normal way. So he learned to tune the guitar to an open chord so he could play barre chords by placing his finger across the frets. His lyrics speak the language of street culture. The single Bo Diddley even has the audacity to place the singer himself at the centre of the action.
A sign of conceit — or just a guy having fun? This was a bold move in a nation divided by racial tensions. A year later a six-foot-tall white Texan with his roots in country and western also recorded Bo Diddley. His name was Buddy Holly. Little Richard. Fats Domino. Jerry Lee Lewis. John Lee Hooker.
Chuck Berry. James Brown. Ray Charles. Buddy Holly. Little Walter. The Rolling Stones. Eddie Cochran. Jimi Hendrix. Bo Diddley's Beach Party. Road Runner The Chess Masters: Forgot your password? Reset password. Already have an account? Log in. An error has occured - see below:. You have been subscribed to Amoeba newsletter. Artist Releases. I'm Bad! Doo Wop Vol. At The Controls Vol.
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