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Amazon offers Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger (Audio CD),13 April, 2004
Great Music Bo Diddley List price $9.98
Solid album of bedrock rock 'n' roll / 4
Diddley's fifth album, originally issued in 1961, didn't really expand on his formula - Diddley beat, propulsive rhythm guitar and maracas, and boastful lyrics - but it's such a bedrock sound, he didn't really need to. In addition to the title track's toast-worthy brag and the well-known "Ride On Josephine," the album is filled with treats. Diddley's bluesy recitation of "Sixteen Tons" has a darkness that (unsurprisingly) eluded Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Do What I Say" has a hypnotically twangy rhythm-lead, and though "Do the Crawdaddy" may never have caught on as a national dance craze, it's a fine tune, with Diddley's guitar forming a virtual wall-of-sound.

Diddley's music is more carnal than that of labelmates like Chuck Berry, fueled more by the beat and the energy of the reverb than by clever stories or characters. Most of the album keeps the beat cranked, but even when it pauses for ballads like "Somewhere" and "No More Lovin'" there's a raw edge that leaps out. The melodies may be reminiscent of standard '50s rock ballads, but Diddley's singing and the production are incredibly electric.

Bonus tracks include a loose take of "Prisoner of Love" that sounds as if it was arranged by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the stompin' novelty "Googlia Moo," and Little Walter's (or Lightnin' Hopkins') "Better Watch Yourself." The latter two help flesh out other sides of Diddley's musical background.
Song "Before You Accuse Me"
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been buyin' another woman clothes, but you've been talkin' to someone else

I called your mama, 'bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama, 'bout three or four nights ago
Your mama said, "Son, don't call my daughter no more"

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been buyin' another woman clothes, but you've been takin' money from someone else

Come on back home, baby; try my love one more time
Come on back home, baby; try my love one more time
You've been gone away so long, I'm just about to lose my mind

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Kansas City Music Blues & Jazz Festival (All About Jazz)
KANSAS CITY KNOWS ITS JAZZ! Blues & Jazz Fest Returns with Bo Diddley KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Hot Kansas City summers are giving way to cool jazz nights, as the 2006 Kansas City Music Blues & Jazz Festival takes shape.
Night After Night (San Antonio Express News)
Guy Forsyth Gruene Hall ?Forsyth doesn't play straight blues all the time, but he mixes turbocharged folk rock with some of the best blues going. Forsyth is a first-class songwriter and a singer with a huge voice that he'll use on everything from fiery originals to covers of Bo Diddley.
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (DVD Talk)
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll Image / Universal 1987 / Color / 1:78 anamorphic 16:9 / 120 min. / Street Date June 27, 2006 / 49.95 Starring Chuck Berry, Ingrid Berry, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bo Diddley, Don & Phil Everly, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt, Joey Spampinato, Bruce Springsteen Cinematography Oliver
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Look/Listen (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
MTV reality marriages are looking more and more like "Divorce Court." The latest celebrity schism moved further toward official kaputness Thursday when Carmen Electra filed for divorce from rocker Dave Navarro, according to Superior Court documents.
Keeping the jukes jumping (Calendarlive.com)
* They are to the music industry what unicorns are to reality: magical, mythical beasts. But spinning those tunes on vinyl, they?re the life of the party.
Concerts (Star-Gazette)
Updates have a star. See Page 3E for regional ticket outlets. (Sources include promoters, artists, venues and Ticketmaster; dates subject to change. Call before traveling.)
Unusual Chicago blues band comes to Nashville (Nashville City Paper)
They?ve been steady favorites on the blues and R&B scene since their emergence in 1988, and the Chicago ensemble Howard and the White Boys still enjoy a faithful and sizeable audience today.
Bonnie Henry : Soul-stirring DJ looking to catch air (Arizona Daily Star)
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Petty and the Heartbreakers give fans another All-American rock show (Oakland...
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP - Like the title of his first solo album in 1989, Tom Petty brought some "Full Moon Fever" on Tuesday night to a sold-out DTE Energy Music Theatre.

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