Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger [Bonus Tracks]

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This 2004 reissue of Bo Diddley's classic 1960 album captures the essence of the guitar-slinger's distinctive sound, along with digitally remastered tracks, original album art -- one of early rock 'n' roll's most striking covers -- and updated liner notes by Bud Scoppa. The set also features five bonus tracks, three of which were previously unreleased; the latter includes Diddley's version of the standard "Prisoner of Love."
All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The most flamboyantly packaged and distinctively themed of Bo Diddley's original albums, this record has always had unusual appeal, freely mixing truly wild R&B originals and distinctive covers...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This 2004 reissue of Bo Diddley's classic 1960 album captures the essence of the guitar-slinger's distinctive sound, along with digitally remastered tracks, original album art -- one of early rock 'n' roll's most striking covers -- and updated liner notes by Bud Scoppa. The set also features five bonus tracks, three of which were previously unreleased; the latter includes Diddley's version of the standard "Prisoner of Love."
All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The most flamboyantly packaged and distinctively themed of Bo Diddley's original albums, this record has always had unusual appeal, freely mixing truly wild R&B originals and distinctive covers Bo even cops a legitimate arranging credit on "Sixteen Tons". In this remastered edition, his and Peggy Jones' guitars have a resonant, bell-like clarity on top of their patented crunchiness, and the voices are up-front and in your face check out the remastered "Do What I Say" for the combined virtues. Additionally, the record has been expanded over the original CD release with eight minutes of outtakes from the same January-February 1960 sessions -- the soulful "Prisoner of Love," showing off Bo's singing on a subtle, sultry level that he wasn't often given a chance to display; the doo wop-influenced "Googlia Moo," which shows how effective Bo's sound works in a slow, loping beat; and "Better Watch Yourself," a Chicago-style blues piece that shows Bo striding across Muddy Waters' territory, not far from and not much less interesting than "I'm a Man."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 602498614471
  • Catalog Number: 000176102
  • Sales rank: 14,399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gun Slinger (1:54)
  2. 2 Ride on Josephine (3:03)
  3. 3 Doing the Crawdaddy (3:03)
  4. 4 Cadillac (2:46)
  5. 5 Somewhere (2:40)
  6. 6 Cheyenne (2:00)
  7. 7 Sixteen Tons (2:26)
  8. 8 Whoa Mule (Shine) (2:30)
  9. 9 No More Lovin' (2:24)
  10. 10 Diddling (2:13)
  11. 11 Working Man (2:32)
  12. 12 Do What I Say (2:49)
  13. 13 Prisoner of Love (2:31)
  14. 14 Googlia Moo (3:02)
  15. 15 Better Watch Yourself (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bo Diddley Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass, Overdubs
Gene Barge Tenor Saxophone
Harvey Fuqua Background Vocals
Jerome Green Maracas, Background Vocals
Clifton James Drums
Lafayette Leake Piano
Nate Nelson Background Vocals
Otis Spann Piano
Billy Stewart Piano, Background Vocals
Peggy Jones Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Billy Downing Drums
Jesse James Johnson Electric Bass
Johnny Carter Background Vocals
Bobby Baskerville Bass
Lily "Bee Bee" Jamieson Background Vocals
Gloria Morgan Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Merle Travis Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Leo Robin Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Russ Columbo Composer
Bud Scoppa Liner Notes
Clarence Gaskill Composer
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