Rock 'N' Roll All-Star Jam 1985

Rock 'N' Roll All-Star Jam 1985

by Bo Diddley
     
 
Bo Diddley's trademark guitar sound and big, battering beats inspired generations of musicians, from the young Rolling Stones to the Clash and more. So what better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his 1955 debut, the double A-sided, chart-topping R&B hit "Bo Diddley"/"I'm a Man," than with a celebratory

Overview

Bo Diddley's trademark guitar sound and big, battering beats inspired generations of musicians, from the young Rolling Stones to the Clash and more. So what better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his 1955 debut, the double A-sided, chart-topping R&B hit "Bo Diddley"/"I'm a Man," than with a celebratory show featuring some of his most loyal acolytes? For the occasion, Diddley created a super-sized super group, boasting a rhythm section to kill for -- drummers Kenny Jones, Mick Fleetwood, Carmine Appice, and Mitch Mitchell, with Moody Blue John Lodge and metal supremo Rudy Sarzo on bass. John Mayall was one of a pair of keyboardists, Ron Wood and Carl Wilson backed Bo on guitar, with Chuck Berry joining in for a trio of his own hits. Ronnie Lane and Three Dog Night's Chuck Negron took the mike as well and, just for good measure, there was also a full horn section and a clutch of backing female singers. Bar Berry, the entire group stayed on the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater stage for the entire show. And what a show it was. To call it a jam is an insult, because no matter the bloated size of this band, it was a surprisingly tight unit, probably because every one of the musicians knew Diddley's repertoire inside out, yet could still wring out a new variation on these classic tunes at will. Which explains the two different but equally inspired takes on "I'm a Man." The steamrolling "Who Do You Love," a fiery "Gunslinger," an exultant "Hey Bo Diddley," and the jubilant "Rock'n'Roll Music" are just some of the high points of a show that was a rocking spectacular from the opening riff.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5055011702950
catalogNumber:
1483525
Rank:
183947

Tracks

  1. I'm A Man  - Chuck Negron
  2. Bo Diddley  - Bo Diddley
  3. I'm A Man  - Bo Diddley
  4. Bo Put The Rock In Rock'n'Roll  - Bo Diddley
  5. My Ding A Ling  - Bo Diddley
  6. Destination  - Bo Diddley
  7. Who Do You Love  - Bo Diddley
  8. Gunslinger  - Bo Diddley
  9. Hey Bo Diddley  - Bo Diddley
  10. Rock 'N' Roll Music  - Chuck Negron

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bo Diddley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chuck Berry   Guitar,Vocals
John Lodge   Bass Guitar
John Mayall   Keyboards
Ronnie Wood   Guitar
Carmine Appice   Percussion,Drums
Bill Champlin   Keyboards
Mick Fleetwood   Percussion,Drums
Carl Wilson   Guitar
Phil Kenzie   Horn
Bobby Keys   Horn
Ronnie Lane   Vocals
Mitch Mitchell   Percussion,Drums
Chuck Negron   Vocals
Rudy Sarzo   Bass Guitar
Lee Thornberg   Horn,Keyboards
Kenny Jones   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >