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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 18, 2018 23:07
 

I tried a cobra snake for a necktie once.
Still haven't regained the feeling in the left side of my body.
dc_zee
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 16:40
 

Bill: You are quite correct in the 'beyond influential' comment.  Even that Eels Soulsucker song you played earlier seems to echo the structure lyrically.

Thank you!
Z
deepwoodskev
(Somewhere West of Chicago)
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 7:41
 

I hear some Los Lobos "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" in there.
 
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 8:44
 

 bodyschool wrote:
Tom Rush did a nice one too.

 
So did the Doors on their live album
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 8:26
 

Indeed that "Bo Diddley Beat" was of great influence on Rock and Roll. Helluva blues singer and guitarist. 
Of course he copped it from Carnival time in New Orleans where it was always the province of the "Second Liners". Any New Orleans resident can tell ya that. 
dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Jan 19, 2017 8:24
 

Our roots! Yardbirds, Stones, etc. 
DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 5:27
 

Ahhh Lucille

Playing on in history 
Andybob
(InthewoodsnorthofKincardineOntarioCanada)
Posted: Jul 16, 2016 14:57
 

You should play Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks version of this sometime with some great Robbie Robertson geetar playing on it. Yee haw.
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Jun 14, 2016 17:29
 

in retrospect, this is still CRAP!
 
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: May 13, 2016 16:47
 

Can someone interpret these lyrics for me?
Dorothyhancock
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 22:14
 

Love this songs
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 8:51
 

I had to move this up to 10, I don't know what I thinking earlier.

When you can hear this wonderful song and think of all the covers and derivatives that it inspired, that's a 10.


LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 8:46
 

Image result for bo you don't know diddley
Old_Pat
(Scotland)
Posted: Aug 23, 2014 12:28
 

Bo .........  'nuff said.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Aug 23, 2014 12:28
 

 steeler wrote:


Difference between major league and minor league. {#Yes}

 

Damn right.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:29
 

 keller1 wrote:
There is a school of thought that if Bo could have somehow gotten copyright on this groove (the 3-2 clavet) he would have been richer than God. Think about it —- U2, Springsteen, John Cafferty, Bow Wow Wow, Chris Isaak, you name it —- paying him royalties. He shoulda had Andrew Oldham pull the "Verve Manoeuvre" for him.
 
I'm not sure where that "school of thought" got its charter, but the 3-2 clave (Afro-Cuban clave) has been around for well over 100 years.  Bo Diddley played it to perfection, however.
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: May 21, 2014 14:03
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Probably invented half of rock'n'roll. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Willie Mae Thornton got a half each. Never got his due. My favorite cover is QSM's on Happy Trails.



 
Made it into the Rock Hall of Fame in the 2nd class of inductees, back in 1987 when it meant so much more.

 
Typesbad
(Not quite Orange County CA)
Posted: Mar 19, 2014 17:39
 

Great song but the character's house sounds awful.
scraig
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: May 07, 2013 10:43
 

Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song as #132 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Feb 02, 2013 11:28
 


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Dec 01, 2012 18:28
 

{#Eh}
bobzane
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:20
 

You can't go wrong with Bo Diddley
bobzane
Posted: May 26, 2012 16:43
 

  bodyschool wrote:
Tom Rush did a nice one too.
 
That's one of my favorites too.
bodyschool
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 5:51
 

Tom Rush did a nice one too.
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 4:40
 

RedGuitar wrote:

QMS did a nice job with it as I recall.  I jammed it with a band Saturday night at a 50th birthday party.  Fun tune to do!
Go Bo!

 

Prefer the gritty George Thoroughgood version myself
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Aug 15, 2011 20:00
 

A nice segue would be to Seasick Steve's Diddley Bo
Seasick Steve - Diddley Bo - youtube.com
'tho I'm not complaining about Jim McM.

neuticle
(fog fog fog)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 11:06
 

What is wrong w/ you people, this F*ckin Bo Diddley!! Damn...deserves a rating of 20, at least
RedGuitar
(Iowa, USA)
Posted: Apr 11, 2011 13:57
 

 kaybee wrote:
I know Bo Diddley's the "main man" of this song and its a superb original, but for me, no-one beats the Quicksilver cover!

 
QMS did a nice job with it as I recall.  I jammed it with a band Saturday night at a 50th birthday party.  Fun tune to do!
Go Bo!

mem_313
(lerkin)
Posted: Jan 07, 2011 10:25
 

CLASSIC!!!!!!
Bleyfusz
Posted: Nov 05, 2010 2:34
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Probably invented half of rock'n'roll. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Willie Mae Thornton got a half each. Never got his due. My favorite cover is QSM's on Happy Trails.


 
I would say: one half for Diddley and Berry, and the other half for the rest of those guys. If at all.

Amen to the QMS statement!

siskinbob
(United Kingdom)
Posted: Oct 04, 2010 12:22
 

Sorry, but for me it has to be the Juicy Lucy version

 
kaybee wrote:
I know Bo Diddley's the "main man" of this song and its a superb original, but for me, no-one beats the Quicksilver cover!
 


jagdriver
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 04, 2010 12:22
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Probably invented half of rock'n'roll. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Willie Mae Thornton got a half each. Never got his due. My favorite cover is QSM's on Happy Trails

 


kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Sep 02, 2010 20:53
 

I know Bo Diddley's the "main man" of this song and its a superb original, but for me, no-one beats the Quicksilver cover!

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Sep 02, 2010 12:32
 

Probably invented half of rock'n'roll. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and Willie Mae Thornton got a half each. Never got his due. My favorite cover is QSM's on Happy Trails.


Vandy005
(dreaming of Jeanie in Cocoa Beach)
Posted: Sep 02, 2010 12:29
 

Once again Bill continues my musical education... no Delaware Destroyers here.
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Jun 30, 2010 15:24
 

I was thinking this was Chuck Berry before I looked.

Guess I don't know Diddley. :(
AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: Jun 30, 2010 15:23
 

What continues to amaze me about RP are all the songs that I thought were originals by one person only to find out they are a cover of somebody else.  Getting schooled at least once a day... Thanks Bill.
cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Jun 30, 2010 15:23
 

I always thought John Lee wrote this, but I always liked Bo's version better. Maybe now it makes sense!
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Jun 30, 2010 15:22
 

Bo Diddley was another of those pioneers from whom today's rock, blues, and even rap artists have drawn.  Now - Bill, play "Bo Diddley Was A Gunslinger" by Warren Zevon after this! {#Dancingbanana_2}
calypsus_1
Posted: Jun 24, 2010 21:18
 


Bo Diddley by ~dragonflower
Lindsay Whelan   ©2007-2010 ~dragonflower

Mr. Diddley had no love here in Devart. None! And he's such a compelling individual...I really loved drawing this.

Appx. 2 hrs.



bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: May 29, 2010 19:27
 

 vivakitty wrote:

I guess I like the minor league better.  I find GT's version more menacing, somehow.

Put it this way: I'm glad Bo Diddley made the song and made the music, so that GT could be inspired by it and then cover it.

 
same here - George is way more bad ass. . .yet, in a tongue in cheek sort of way. 

Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Dec 23, 2009 1:19
 

Tom Rush did a version that oozed sexuality. Liked it better than GT. Bo laid the groundwork
nigelr
(Coffs Harbour, Australia)
Posted: Aug 19, 2009 3:37
 

I think BD probably did all these things of which he sings.........
Had the privilage of seeing BD perform several times in Australia, no-one could get to the dance floor quick enough. You talk charisma...
wafaa
(Southeast Minnesota)
Posted: Jul 18, 2009 12:59
 

 jagdriver wrote:

There was a great feature in Smithsonian magazine a couple of months back.

 
Thanks for that link!  I just logged on to give the song a YAY!!! and got an excellent article as a plus!  Gotta send the link to my son—he'll love it!  {#Bananasplit}
vivakitty
(The Girl Who Wrecks Your Dreams)
Posted: Jul 18, 2009 12:54
 

 steeler wrote:


Difference between major league and minor league. {#Yes}
 
I guess I like the minor league better.  I find GT's version more menacing, somehow.

Put it this way: I'm glad Bo Diddley made the song and made the music, so that GT could be inspired by it and then cover it.

Dirktooth
(Gardena, CA)
Posted: May 15, 2009 23:04
 

Now this....*this* is mojo.


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:34
 



absolutely awesome...


steeler
(Teetering on the abyss)
Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:32
 

 catsoup wrote:
George Thorogood who?
 

Difference between major league and minor league. {#Yes}
steeler
(Staring, blankly, into the abyss)
Posted: Jan 09, 2009 14:36
 

Now we're talking roots.  


jagdriver
(Tunin' in from the aptly-named Grass Valley, CA)
Posted: Nov 07, 2008 11:17
 

 AcesUp wrote:
Rest in Peace Bo
 
There was a great feature in Smithsonian magazine a couple of months back.