HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Bo Diddley - Tales From The Funk Dimension (1970-1973)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bo Diddley - Tales From The Funk Dimension (1970-1973)

                      Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born Ellas Otha Bates, was an original and influential American rock ‘n roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was known as “The Originator” because of his key role in the transition from blues music to rock ‘n roll, influencing a host of legendary acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

He only had a few hits in the 1950s and early '60s, but as Bo Diddley sang, "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover." You can't judge an artist by his chart success, either, and Diddley produced greater and more influential music than all but a handful of the best early rockers. The Bo Diddley beat -- bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp -- is one of rock & roll's bedrock rhythms, showing up in the work of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, and even pop-garage knock-offs like the Strangeloves' 1965 hit "I Want Candy." Diddley's hypnotic rhythmic attack and declamatory, boasting vocals stretched back as far as Africa for their roots, and looked as far into the future as rap. His trademark otherworldly vibrating, fuzzy guitar style did much to expand the instrument's power and range. But even more important, Bo's bounce was fun and irresistibly rocking, with a wisecracking, jiving tone that epitomized rock & roll at its most humorously outlandish and freewheeling.


1. Bo Diddley - Elephant Man (4:30)
2. Bo Diddley - Black Soul (2:49)
3. Bo Diddley - Funky Fly (3:09)
4. Bo Diddley - I Don't Like You (3:10)
5. Bo Diddley - Shut Up Woman (3:46)
6. Bo Diddley - Bad Moon Rising (4:49)
7. Bo Diddley - Pollution (4:42)
8. Bo Diddley - Shape I'm In (3:23)
9. Bo Diddley - Down On The Corner (3:23)
10. Bo Diddley - Bad Side Of The Moon (2:59)
11. Bo Diddley - Go For Broke (3:08)
12. Bo Diddley - I've Had It Hard (3:24)
13. Bo Diddley - Bad Trip (5:54)
14. Bo Diddley - Hey, Jerome (3:16)
15. Bo Diddley - Infatuation (3:23)
16. Bo Diddley - Take It All Off (3:24)
17. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley-Itis (5:41)
18. Bo Diddley - Bite You (4:23)
19. Bo Diddley - Hit Or Miss (3:45)
20. Bo Diddley - Stop The Pusher (5:09)

Bo Diddley - Funky Fly


  1. great share, thanks man!

  2. Thank you! You would enjoy the Holland sessions lp also...

  3. Yeah)) Thx for the info, gonna try to find it

  4. Here it is: