On March 8, 2011 Hip-O Select is proud to present the first reissue of Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the legendary rocker's first live album ever. A rough 'n' tumble affair recorded live at a raucous Myrtle Beach beach club on July 5 and 6. 1963, the album presents the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famer blasting his way through ten songs, nine originals plus an instrumental take on Chuck Berry's 'Memphis'. In the liner notes for the package, critic/deejay Chris Moms says that it's a live album that bristles with almost punk-like energy. Kicking off with a Diddleyfied cover of Chuck Berry's 1959 recording 'Memphis,' Beach Party blazes through a hot set of cornerstone numbers 'Gunslinger,' 'Hey Bo Diddley,' 'Road Runner' and 'Crackin' Up' (retitled 'What's Buggin' You') plus such oddities as an instrumental take on 'On Top Of Old Smokey' and an adaption of.. .'Mr. Custer'... Bo & Co. tore up 'the redneck Riviera' with their raucous, beat crazed attack and exuberant songs. We couldn't have said it better ourselves, and for the first time since original release in late 1963, Bo Diddley's Beach Party will once again be available to rock your blues away.