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Sandra_Jacobsen
Posted: May 12, 2018 14:17
 

Walk down memory lane..
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 via Belgium, Germany and LA)
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
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
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