These days Bo Diddley's credentials are as a black rock'n'roller but his great Checker catalogue tells his real story - as one of the great blues and R&B figures of the post-war era. On The Blues Side assembles twenty-two diamond-hard blues offerings recorded for Checker between the years 1959 and 67, featuring the likes of bassist Willie Dixon, harmonica blowers Billy Boy Arnold and Lester Davenport, pianists Lafayette Leake and Otis Spann and of course, the maraca man Jerome Green (immortalised here on Bring It To Jerome). Doo wop legends The Moonglows "doo-waaah" on 1955's Diddy Wah Diddy. Also here is 1956's Who Do You Love, in which a vicious R&B beat meets surrealist lyric ("I travel forty-seven miles of barbed wire/use a cobra snake for a neck-tie"). The song became a rock standard - Ronnie Hawkins and The Band rocked out the number in true Bo style for the Band's The Last Waltz movie and it became a UK hit for Juicy Lucy on Vertigo in 1970.
- 01 Preview Down Home Special
- 02 Preview You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
- 03 Preview Blues Blues
- 04 Preview 500% More Man
- 05 Preview Live My Life
- 06 Preview She's Fine, She's Mine
- 07 Preview Heart-O-Matic Love
- 08 Preview Bring It To Jerome
- 09 Preview Pretty Thing
- 10 Preview You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
- 11 Preview The Clock Strikes Twelve
- 12 Preview Cops And Robbers
- 13 Preview Run Diddley Daddy
- 14 Preview Before You Accuse Me
- 15 Preview Diddy Wah Diddy
- 16 Preview Bo's Blues
- 17 Preview Little Girl
- 18 Preview I'm A Man
- 19 Preview I'm Bad
- 20 Preview Who Do You Love?
- 21 Preview I'm Looking For A Woman
- 22 Preview Two Flies
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