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Bo Diddley (1958 album)

Bo Diddley
Compilation album by Bo Diddley
Released 1958
Recorded March 2, 1955-January 29, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock and roll
Length 28:59
Label Chess
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley chronology
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Bo Diddley is a compilation album by American rock and roll musician Bo Diddley. It is a compilation of his singles since 1955. It collects several of his most influential and enduring songs. It was released on the Chess label in 1958.


  • Critical reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Charts 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Critical reception

Allmusic's Matthew Greenwald gave Bo Diddley four-and-a-half out of five stars and recommended it as one of the "few" essential albums for listeners who want to "play rock & roll, real rock & roll". Greenwald said that its 12 songs are exemplary of the Bo Diddley beat: "This is one of the greatest rock sounds that you're likely to hear, and it's all on this one record, too."[1]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Ellas McDaniel, except where noted. 

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Bo Diddley"   2:30
2. "I'm a Man"   2:41
3. "Bring It to Jerome" (Jerome Green) 2:37
4. "Before You Accuse Me"   2:40
5. "Hey! Bo Diddley"   2:17
6. "Dearest Darling"   2:32
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "Hush Your Mouth"   2:36
2. "Say, Boss Man"   2:18
3. "Diddley Daddy" (McDaniel, Harvey Fuqua) 2:11
4. "Diddy Wah Diddy" (Willie Dixon) 2:51
5. "Who Do You Love?"   2:18
6. "Pretty Thing" (Dixon) 2:48


Per liner notes[2][3]


Year Single Position
Billboard R&B Singles[5] UK Top 40[6]
1955 "Bo Diddley/I'm a Man" #1 N/A
1956 "Pretty Thing" #4 #34
1956 "Diddley Daddy" #11 N/A


  1. ^ Greenwald, Matthew. "Bo Diddley [1957] - Bo Diddley".  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 (CD liner).  
  4. ^ Bo Diddley LP-1431 Front cover
  5. ^
  6. ^ Type in "Bo Diddley" under Name of Artist

External links

  • Bo Diddley at Discogs (list of releases)
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