Release Date: 02/04/22
28 songs under the Influence of Bo Diddley
The maracas being shock with lust, a heavy drum tattoo competes with the tremolo guitar creating a syncopated 'bomp-ba-domp-ba-domp' beat was the trademark of Bo Diddley. Atomicat Records proudly present twenty-eight titles from the golden years of 1955 to 1963 which are under the influence of the Diddley Daddy Sound arrangement and sound.'
Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel was born 30 December 1928, in McComb, Mississippi and is regarded as the originator of the Diddley-beat, a sound that shook up the American establishment in the early 1950s. Diddley was one of the forerunners who through his music united the races, along the way he managed to upset major TV celebrity Ed Sullivan, and most importantly he inspired numerous artists.
Atomicat Records present adaptations and cover-versions of his songs and looks at the profound influence he had upon artists but Caucasian and Negro, the album also encompasses some productions Diddley was involved with.
There are some noticeable omissions from the album due to the artists and songs being overused, and Atomicat wishes to focus on the lesser-known versions of songs. Aurally you will pick up in his 5/4 rhythm music pattern accented by drums which were infused with waves of tremolo guitar, 'bomp-ba-domp-ba-domp' back-beat and at times nonsensical lyrics.
Diddley was probably a self-made prisoner of his beat, and the ensemble compiled on this album have self-incarcerated themselves in Diddly Diddley Daddy sounds. Inaugurating the album is a great-unknown Cora Woods, and Rocks In Your Head is the female-Diddley approach. The man of many talents Johnny Otis appears twice with the throttle to the floor driving titles topped off with his phrasing and vocal dexterity as heard in Crazy Country Hop. For the second title, he's assisted by the tasty vocals of Marci Lee and its voodoo-Diddley during Castin' My Spell.
|Run Time: 68:41 mins|
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