The Definitive Collection Original recording remastered
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Good collection here, I have to give it 5 stars; Bo is such an influential artist of course. Almost seems to deserve more on the "reissue", but for a casual fan of Bo and the history of Rock and Roll, this is a must have, if you like what you hear here, then perhaps graduate to the Chess box set too!?
He and Chuck Berry are essential to any Rock And Roll collection, in what form you choose to catalog them is up to you I guess. Either a box set or a nice collection like this, at least you get a good feel either way of such a wonderful almost forgotten today artist.
Here, in one album we have, if not all of Bo's creative work then a good part of it, at least a good place to start. Of course, the classic song Bo Diddley and its offshoots and variations are here. However, the one Diddley song that will probably outlive them all though is Who Do You Love. Although not a theme song it nevertheless expresses the raw energy of rhythm and blues/ rock/ carib sound like not other. Hell, George Throughgood was able to make a whole career on the basis of having covered that song and other Bo work (and to be fair, covering the work of Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor as well).
And that is a good point to finish on. The really great rockers, and Bo is in that company, unlike the one-shot johnnies get covered because their work expresses something that someone else later wishes to high heaven that they had created. (George has been quoted directly on that point.Read more ›
and played it like a drum.
What more can I say?
Bo Diddley was one of the true pillars of rock n' roll
yes... that was how you spelled back when Bo invented it.
This Definitive Collection is well ... definitive.
A quality product.
Enjoy and please, do not fade away.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A compilation of many of the best sides of one of rock's founding fathers. Having been blessed to see Uncle Bo with the Duchess and Jerome, it is too bad that his revue wasn't... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brian A. Powell
Bo is an odd duck.. I have to be in the mood like when I'm starting the grill or something like that. But I'm happy to own this CD.Published 16 months ago by Richard Robins