PRICE:
$16.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Bo Diddley
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
WLV 82041LP WLV 82041LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/9/2018

Wax Love present a reissue of Bo Diddley's full-length self-titled debut album, originally released in 1958. The full-length debut by the man known as the originator of rock and roll should need no introduction. Though never a top-seller on par with his Chess Records rival, Chuck Berry, Bo produced a catalog of classics to compete with all but a handful of the best early rockers, pushing rock and roll to its funkiest ever. The Bo Diddley beat -- that "bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp" to which the pop-garage 1965 hit "I Want Candy" by the Strangeloves owes everything -- is one of rock and roll's bedrock rhythms, showing up in the work of Buddy Holly, the Velvet Underground, and the Rolling Stones, to name but a few. An all-time classic and a milestone in the transition from blues to early rock and roll.