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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 14:25
 

I'm fond of saying something about "how I wish I would have been around for such&such band (usually PF and the Doors) - and the thought crossed my mind just now that I'm glad I wasn't around before music was "integrated."  I'm happy that Bo Diddley helped influence the artists that would break that color-wall down (specifically Elvis) if even that a white musician sounded black; seems to me that getting people of all types listening to the same music only helped build our nation culturally. 

I'm also a big fan of the other early RnR artists, Buddy Holly FOR SURE, Little Richard, etc. etc.  In fact, I don't think I've heard "That'll be the day" or Buddy's version of "Rave On" on RP.  I guess I should be happy with the few we do get, eh? 

PEACE & Long Live RP!! 


hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 4:53
 

Bo Diddley's A!!!!

(Hope you were spared Irma's wet misery LizK, you are awesome : )
FluorideFreeMN
(Anyone up for some Pickleball?)
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 13:32
 

 LizK wrote:

Humm, what do I want my presidents to look like, be, embody?  Honesty, dignity, not bent on larceny, a good parent, A respecter of women, men and children. An administration that treats people equally (including not giving away everything to the 1%.).   Having the foresight to care about the future, a steward of the earth, a respecter of other nations, cautious about the actions of our adversaries. And I think Obama looks like someone who has those qualities.  More than the current occupant of the WH.

 

Um, I think you read into my lyrical observation a bit further than its intent...
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 21:06
 

 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Am I the only one that hears "I may look like Obama" in place of "I may look like a farmer" ?? 
 
Humm, what do I want my presidents to look like, be, embody?  Honesty, dignity, not bent on larceny, a good parent, A respecter of women, men and children. An administration that treats people equally (including not giving away everything to the 1%.).   Having the foresight to care about the future, a steward of the earth, a respecter of other nations, cautious about the actions of our adversaries. And I think Obama looks like someone who has those qualities.  More than the current occupant of the WH.
dragon1952
(Oregon coast)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 17:38
 

"You can't judge the daughter by looking at the mother"

In my experience, and I'm 64 yrs old, I would tend to disagree with this, even though it may fit into the lyrics :^ / Chances are, it's more true than not.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: May 06, 2016 9:36
 

how many great songs did Willie Dixon write?
apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Mar 03, 2016 15:58
 

As a graphic designer, I'd like to disagree. 

(But those lyrics are brilliant - can't judge a right by looking at a wrong!) 
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Mar 03, 2016 15:57
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
This guy (whoever he is) sounds alot like Arcade Fire or Smashinh Pumkins. But just not as soulful or fun.  

 
hmm name says something lmao 
twoplain2sea
(By my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Feb 01, 2016 2:02
 

                    
                                 I opened up a random page
                       It reads, ''hey, I know your whereabouts.
                                         You are spotless.
                                Now I look back at the cover.
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 15:03
 

 kickin it baby..{#Music}
1120ralph
(Most days: planet earth; western hemisphere.)
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 17:57
 

 cc_rider wrote:

I don't care who you are, that's some funny $hit right there.

 
Totally agree.   That comment is hilarious! 
cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:40
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
This guy (whoever he is) sounds alot like Arcade Fire or Smashinh Pumkins. But just not as soulful or fun.  
 
I don't care who you are, that's some funny $hit right there.
idiot_wind
Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:37
 

This guy (whoever he is) sounds alot like Arcade Fire or Smashinh Pumkins. But just not as soulful or fun.  
Kaw
(Apeldoorn (The Netherlands))
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 4:42
 

That title... That's a repeating comment I make to my wife about books I rent by the library. She likes or dislikes books by looking at the cover.
FluorideFreeMN
(Land of Sky Blue Waters)
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 18:21
 

Am I the only one that hears "I may look like Obama" in place of "I may look like a farmer" ?? 
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 2:17
 

 scarletbegonia wrote:
PAY Bo Diddley!!!!!
BTW, more David Lindley on RP, please.

 
indeed, to both.....
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 2:14
 

 Boy_Wonder wrote:
OK Hands up... who gave this a 1.... and what planet are they from?

 
what planet are YOU from, this man invented rock & roll
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 0:57
 

 Misterfixit wrote:
You sure this isn't Long John Baldry?

Jussssst sayin'

 

 

BO WAS BORN IN 1928 YOU FIGURE WHO'S ON FIRST.....
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Aug 03, 2013 18:43
 


Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: Jul 13, 2012 9:08
 

OK Hands up... who gave this a 1.... and what planet are they from?
cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: May 21, 2012 14:31
 

 Misterfixit wrote:
(Preaching on) And you know, the message of this song that you can't judge a book by looking at the cover is timeless and one for all of us to remember. (Preaching off)
  Keep preachin' it, Mister!


Misterfixit
(Nashville)
Posted: May 21, 2012 14:30
 

You sure this isn't Long John Baldry?

Jussssst sayin'

 
jocelynsart
Posted: Mar 19, 2012 4:28
 

 audiophelia wrote:
Oh this will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Love.
Hehehe!

 
Hannio wrote:
I look like Obama but I'm a lover? 
 
 
omg lol! me too!
kcar
Posted: Oct 12, 2011 16:12
 

Hannio, you are the devil. 

The Devil, I say.  
allabout
(Perth Western Australia)
Posted: Sep 11, 2011 3:51
 

Great song, try the Roy Buchanan version!
k1j2cat
Posted: Jul 10, 2011 10:30
 

I love all the Obama references but here's how it really goes:

Oh can't you see,
Oh you misjudge me,
I look like a farmer,
But I'm a lover,
dalebryan
(Melbourne, Florida)
Posted: Jul 10, 2011 10:28
 

Same ol' Bo Diddley beat as every other song he ever did.  Ho-hum.


Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Apr 06, 2011 13:10
 


laskaguy
(Up north)
Posted: Apr 06, 2011 13:09
 

Bo still knows!
ParkerH
Posted: Dec 01, 2010 19:37
 

This is the original ORIGINATOR at his wonderful best!!
audiophelia
(Pennsylvania)
Posted: Sep 29, 2010 11:41
 

Oh this will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Love.
Hehehe!

 
Hannio wrote:
I look like Obama but I'm a lover? 
 


cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Sep 29, 2010 11:40
 

10. That is all.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:54
 

I look like Obama but I'm a lover? 
lmic
(Harmless Little Bunny)
Posted: Jun 25, 2010 14:59
 

{#Bananajam}
calypsus_1
Posted: Jun 24, 2010 21:24
 


mr. bo diddley by ~in-dis-guise
©2005-2010 ~in-dis-guise

ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Bo Diddley!
bo put on a fantastic show for us tonight! he played a mix of his classics and a few new things plus a good old fashioned long blues jam. i'm thrilled i got the chance to see him perform....=D




Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Mar 22, 2010 11:14
 

 twitterpated wrote:
I really thought this was the B-52's - I kept waiting for the women to start singing!  What a surprise!  :D
 

Pssst - wrong song!
twitterpated
Posted: Mar 22, 2010 11:11
 

I really thought this was the B-52's - I kept waiting for the women to start singing!  What a surprise!  :D
cattail321
Posted: Feb 18, 2010 20:45
 

Truly  edjamacatioal....truly  legend
{#Bananajam}
jagdriver
(Just a tad south of Paradise)
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 15:46
 

 lmic wrote:
Hey, this sounds suspiciously like Rock and Roll {#Ask}

 
Right-e-o. Do you suppose he lifted that rif from Keith Richards?

ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 15:14
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Neat story. Oddly, what you could have called him was "Mr. McDaniel." His real name was Ellas McDaniel, and his music, all of it insofar as I'm aware, is published under his real name.

One of the giants. R.I.P.

 
He did lose out on a lot of royalty potential during the height of his career. I believe he later got a better deal and made out okay.
 
Robert Randolph & the Family Band does a fantastic Bo Diddley tribute...

lmic
(Narrow Minded Couch Potato)
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 15:10
 

Hey, this sounds suspiciously like Rock and Roll {#Ask}

Misterfixit
(Nashville)
Posted: Jul 13, 2009 11:55
 

Love to hear Bro Bo sing this ... Long John Baldry did a fairly excellent cover of this too ...  Dern!  Both of them are now up there singing with the angels.

I heard Bo Diddley do this in Washington DC years ago and then LJB not more than a few months later ... awesome.

He was one of the greats!

(Preaching on) And you know, the message of this song that you can't judge a book by looking at the cover is timeless and one for all of us to remember. (Preaching off)
Mugro
(Lane Village, Red Sox Nation)
Posted: Jul 13, 2009 11:53
 

Bo and Willie Dixon. What a team!
audiophelia
Posted: Apr 09, 2009 9:27
 

Wooo Hooooo! What a Classic!!!

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 09, 2009 9:25
 



love it...


gorndog
(El Segundo, CA)
Posted: Mar 08, 2009 21:07
 

Ha ... needed to check the lyrics.  I was certain I heard him say "I look like Obama"  ..


WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 7:16
 

 rowdydaisy wrote:
I met Bo Diddley. I had his grandson in my class and I had a home visit (as with all my students) His house in ABQ, NM was a surprisingly moddest, one story tract home. Sometimes you could see him spraying off his driveway while driving by. Obviously, the rights to his music were ripped off by the music companies as they did to a lot of early r&r and blues artists. What a nice man. I asked him what I should call him because I couldn't call him Mr. Diddley. He said, "Just call me Bo Pops. Everyone calls me Bo Pops."
 
Neat story. Oddly, what you could have called him was "Mr. McDaniel." His real name was Ellas McDaniel, and his music, all of it insofar as I'm aware, is published under his real name.

One of the giants. R.I.P.

AphidA
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 7:10
 

Is this about whether the rug matches the drapes?
steeler
(Sixth Heaven)
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 7:08
 

{#Cool}

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00