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The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat 

Juke In The Back #083

From: Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri
Series: Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Length: 59:00

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This week's "Juke In The Back" features every record Bo Diddley recorded during his debut year of 1955. You'll hear where it all began with one of rock n' roll's most unique and dynamic personalities, Bo Diddley.

Jitbtitlemedium_small Bo DiddleyBo Diddley: 1955

This week's "Juke In The Back" takes a look at the breakthrough year of one of rock n' roll's true architects and innovators, Bo Diddley. His first recording session was held at Chess Records in Chicago on March 2nd and 3rd, 1955, where he laid down 4 original tunes. One of those songs, "I'm A Man," would inspire blues great Muddy Waters' "Manish Boy," while the other, "Bo Diddley," would be the igniting spark for rock n' roll. Diddley was a complicated and compelling artist, who's talents go way beyond his signature "hambone" rhythm, his vibrato guitar and his crazy lyrics. Bo's spirit is the spirit of rebellion, the true ingredient for rock music. It all began in 1955 and this week's "Juke In The Back" will explore those roots.

Piece Description

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley: 1955

This week's "Juke In The Back" takes a look at the breakthrough year of one of rock n' roll's true architects and innovators, Bo Diddley. His first recording session was held at Chess Records in Chicago on March 2nd and 3rd, 1955, where he laid down 4 original tunes. One of those songs, "I'm A Man," would inspire blues great Muddy Waters' "Manish Boy," while the other, "Bo Diddley," would be the igniting spark for rock n' roll. Diddley was a complicated and compelling artist, who's talents go way beyond his signature "hambone" rhythm, his vibrato guitar and his crazy lyrics. Bo's spirit is the spirit of rebellion, the true ingredient for rock music. It all began in 1955 and this week's "Juke In The Back" will explore those roots.

Broadcast History

"Juke In The Back" airs on over 20 radio stations each week in the US and is now carried worldwide over Voice Of America's Music Mix Network.

Transcript

Juke In The Back #083 - Playlist

1. Swanee River Boogie – Albert Ammons – Mercury 1947
2. Bumpity Bump – Smiley Lewis – Imperial 1955
3. Thunder Bird – Little Walter – Checker 1955
4. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
5. I’m A Man – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
6. Little Girl – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
7. You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care) – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
8. Diddley Daddy – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
9. She’s Fine, She’s Mine – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
10. Pretty Thing – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
11. Bring It To Jerome – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
12. Spanish Guitar – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
13. GREAT 78 – Heart-O-Matic Love – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
14. Diddy Wah Diddy – Bo Diddley – Checker 1956
15. I’m Looking For A Woman – Checker 1956
16. Dancing Girl – Bo Diddley – Checker 1955
17. Lonely Nights – The Hearts – Baton 1955
18. After Hours – Erskine Hawk...
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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

This week's "Juke In The Back" features Bo Diddley's debut year of 1955. Hear every song Bo recorded during this breakthrough year.

OUTRO:

For more information on Bo Diddley and the music you heard on this week's show, visit www.jukeintheback.org.

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