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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best


Download links and information about The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best by Bo Diddley. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 57:51 minutes.

Artist: Bo Diddley
Release date: 1976
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 20
Duration: 57:51
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No. Title Length
1. Bo Diddley (1955 Mono) 2:48
2. I'm a Man 3:02
3. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care) 2:54
4. Diddley Daddy 2:28
5. Pretty Thing 2:51
6. Bring It to Jerome 2:30
7. I'm Looking for a Woman 2:34
8. Who Do You Love? 2:30
9. Hey! Bo Diddley 2:14
10. Mona (A.K.A. I Need You Baby) 2:23
11. Before You Accuse Me 3:07
12. Say Man 3:16
13. Dearest Darling (Alternate Take) 2:54
14. Crackin' Up 2:07
15. The Story of Bo Diddley 2:53
16. Roadrunner 2:48
17. Pills 2:52
18. I Can Tell 4:35
19. You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover 3:16
20. Ooh Baby 3:49



As a 20-track summary of a legendary career, The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection serves its purpose. Bo Diddley was one of rock n’ roll’s most influential originators, pioneering a rhythm (“Shave and a haircut, two bits”) and enforcing a sound of tough drums and tremolo-ed guitar in the mid 1950s that was raw and amazingly expressive within its deliberately limited range. While Diddley made a name for himself by inserting his name into many of his early tracks (“Bo Diddley,” “Diddley Daddy,” “Hey! Bo Diddley”), he also wrote a number of other tunes (“Who Do You Love,” “Before You Accuse Me”) that have become rock and bar band standards. His guitar playing is severely underrated and his skills as a vocalist should not be overlooked either. Fellow traveler and songwriter Willie Dixon gave Diddley the quick-witted “You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.” His maracas player Jerome Greene contributes the great braggadocio anthem “Bring it to Jerome” and their repartee through “Say Man” shows just how loose and free these boys could swing it.