Bo Diddley

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Birth name: Ellas Otha Bates

Annotation last modified on 2008-10-05 20:01 UTC.

Legal name: Ellas McDaniel, Ellas Otha Bates

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Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born Ellas Otha Bates but changed as a child to Ellas McDaniel, was an American R&B and Chicago blues singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was nicknamed The Originator, because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and influenced a host of artists, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funkadelic.

He instigated a constant driving rhythm and biting electric guitar sound which he applied to a wide range of songs. His use of African rhythms and a signature beat, a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of hip hop, rock, and pop. In recognition of his achievements he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is also recognized for his technical innovations, including his distinctive rectangular guitar.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Go Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 2
1960 Bo Diddley in the Spotlight Bo Diddley 2
1960 Have Guitar Will Travel Bo Diddley 1
1961 Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger Bo Diddley 3
1961 Bo Diddley Is a Lover Bo Diddley 1
1962 Bo Diddley's a Twister Bo Diddley 1
1962 Hey! Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1963 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1964 Two Great Guitars Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley 2
1967 The Super Super Blues Band Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley 3
1971 Another Dimension Bo Diddley 1
1973 The London Bo Diddley Sessions Bo Diddley 1
1974 Big Bad Bo Bo Diddley 1
1986 Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 5 3
1990 The Story of Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1991 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1992 Super Blues Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter 1
1993 I'm a Man Bo Diddley 1
1993 This Should Not Be Bo Diddley 1
1995 The Mighty Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1996 A Man Amongst Men Bo Diddley 1
1997 Guitar Legends Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley 1
2007 The Black Gladiator Bo Diddley 1
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Legend Bo Diddley 1
2010 Who Do You Love Bo Diddley 1
2013 Bo Diddley and Company / Bo Diddley's a Twister Bo Diddley 1
'Hey Bo Diddley' Bo Diddley 1
Bo Diddley Rides Again / In the Spotlight Bo Diddley 1
Breakin' Through the B.S. Bo Diddley 1
Moochas Gracias Anna Moo with Bo Diddley 1
Original Blues Sessions CD3 Bo Diddley 1
Rock 'n' Roll Forever - Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
Who Do You Love Bo Diddley 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 3
1972 Got My Own Bag of Tricks Bo Diddley 1
1988 Hey! Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
1989 Say Man: 20 Greatest Hits Bo Diddley 1
1990 Best Of, Volume 1: 1955-1958 Bo Diddley 1
1990 Bo Diddley (Blues Collection) Bo Diddley 1
1990 The Chess Box Bo Diddley 1
1991 Rare & Well Done Bo Diddley 1
1992 The Blues Collection: Bo Diddley, Jungle Music Bo Diddley 3
1993 Bo's Blues Bo Diddley 1
1993 Diddley Daddy Bo Diddley 1
1993 The Chess Years 1955 - 1974 Bo Diddley 1
1995 Bo Knows Bo Bo Diddley 1
1997 His Best Bo Diddley 1
1997 Bo Diddley & Screamin' Jay Hawkins Bo Diddley & Screamin’ Jay Hawkins 1
1999 500% More Man Bo Diddley 1
2000 The Essential Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 2 1
2006 The Story of Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 4 1
2007 The Definitive Collection Bo Diddley 1
2007 I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 Bo Diddley 1
2007 Roadrunner Bo Diddley 1
2008 Gold Bo Diddley 1
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Legends Bo Diddley 1
2009 Ride On: The Chess Masters, 1960-1961 Bo Diddley 1
2010 Hey! Bo Diddley 1
2011 I’m a Man Bo Diddley 1
2013 6 Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles, Sessions & Live Tracks Bo Diddley 1
2014 Who Do You Love Bo Diddley 1
16 Greatest Hits Bo Diddley 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1
Before You Accuse Me Bo Diddley 1
Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 43: Signifying Blues Bo Diddley 1
Gold Bo Diddley 1
Signifying Blues Bo Diddley 1
Tales From the Funk Dimension 1970-1973 Bo Diddley 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Bo Diddley's Beach Party Bo Diddley 2
1988 Live at the Ritz Ron Wood & Bo Diddley 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Bo Diddley / I'm a Man Bo Diddley 2
1955 Pretty Thing / Bring It to Jerome Bo Diddley 1
1956 Cops and Robbers / Down Home Special Bo Diddley 1
1957 Who Do You Love / I'm Bad Bo Diddley 1
1957 Hey! Bo Diddley / Mona Bo Diddley 1
1961 Call Me / Pills Bo Diddley 1
1965 Hey Good Lookin' Bo Diddley 2
1967 Back to School / Ooh Baby Bo Diddley 2
1968 I'm High Again / Another Sugar Daddy Bo Diddley 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Promises Bo Diddley 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Bo Diddley & Company Bo Diddley 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Say Man Bo Diddley 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Bo Diddley Live Bo Diddley 1

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