Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bo Diddley - We're Gonna Get Married b/w Do The Frog (1966)

Regardless of any musical changes his sound may have experienced during the course of a long career, Bo Diddley has always been just about the toughest badass on the block.

Arguably, the classic highpoint of Bo's recorded output occurred between 1955 and 1963, but that in no way means that he was done making good music after that.

The two funky tracks on this '66 single came during something of a 'loosening up' period a few years before Bo's second big creative period in the late '60's and early 1970's.

⬅ (Bo's 'Black Gladiator' look came from that later stage)

Listen to:
Bo Diddley (with The Bo-Dettes) -
We're Gonna Get Married

Checker 45 (1966)
(click for audio)

Listen to:
Bo Diddley - Do The Frog
Checker 45 (1966)
(click for audio)

- - And by the way, if you're curious about some of the crazy soul and funk departures that Bo took during that later 'blossoming', check out this recent compilation CD of reissued brilliance,
⬅ 'Drive By Bo Diddley: Tales from the Funk Dimension 1970-1973' released on Australia's Raven Records label.

Some different and unexpected facets of Mr. Diddley, but still too tough for words!

1 comment:

Timmy said...

TWO of my favourite all-time LP's are the 2 that Bo did with a few musical buddys of his... The titles were: "The Super Super Blues Band" withHowlin' Wolf & Muddy Waters, and the other was: "Super Blues" with Muddy Waters & Little Walter. I believe those were originally released in 1967 & '68. They were later issued on CD with some extra chatter tracks. Both were hilarious, as well as DAMN good Blues. Long Live BO!

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