THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
381-Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley.
1955-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 1.07.If songs were just evaluated on their influence on future generations then this would be in the top 20.
The song is rhythmically similar to the African/American style of dance known as the ‘Juba Dance,’or ‘Hambone.’It involves stomping as well as slapping and patting arms,legs,chest and cheeks,it was originally brought over by Kongo slaves to Charleston,South Carolina.
This combination of African rhythms and Rock ‘N’ Roll was a true innovation and is often called ‘A Bo Diddley Beat.’The Bo Diddley ‘riff” can be heard in such songs as ‘Not Fade Away'(Buddy Holly) ‘Willie And The Hand Jive'(Johnny Otis Show) and ‘Faith'(George Michael.)
Bo Diddley was born Ellas McDaniel, December 30,1928 and died June 2,2008,he played a key role in the transformation from the ‘Blues’ to ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll.’He influenced many artists including The Beatles,The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
‘Bo Diddley bought his babe a diamond ring,if that diamond ring don’t shine he going to take it to a private eye.’
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