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Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and rock and roll pioneer. He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton,Elvis Presley,The Beatles, and George Michael, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple, five-accent rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of rock and pop. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.

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Rock 'n' Rollin [2019]

Rock 'n' Rollin
SongDuration
Around and Around2:40

Blues Gold [Universal] [2017]

Blues Gold [Universal]
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:46

Electric Blues [2017]

Electric Blues
SongDuration
The Red Rooster2:25

Great Traditional Blues [2017]

Great Traditional Blues
SongDuration
I'm a Man3:02

Logan Lucky [2017]

Logan Lucky
SongDuration
Road Runner2:57

Rock & Metal Box [2016]

Rock & Metal Box
SongDuration
Rock n' Roll Music6:04

3 Shots [2015]

3 Shots
SongDuration
Rain Dance4:13

I Just Love Truckin' [2015]

I Just Love Truckin'
SongDuration
Road Runner2:50

Little Box of Halloween [2015]

Little Box of Halloween
SongDuration
Crackin' Up2:04

Blues: Juke Box Hits [2014]

Blues: Juke Box Hits
SongDuration
Road Runner3:25

Chess Blues [2014]

Chess Blues
SongDuration
Road Runner 

Hot Hundred: Blues [2014]

Hot Hundred: Blues
SongDuration
Going Down Slow3:24

I'm a Man [2014]

I'm a Man
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

Say Boss Man [2014]

Say Boss Man
SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:32

Spanish Guitar [2014]

Spanish Guitar
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:48

What Made Mods [2014]

What Made Mods
SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:29

Who Do You Love [2014]

Who Do You Love
SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:32

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 17 [2013]

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 17
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:41

All by Yourself [2013]

All by Yourself
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

All the Blues You Need [2013]

All the Blues You Need
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:42

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll [2013]

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:31

Country Motel [2013]

Country Motel
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:48

Drive Time [2013]

Drive Time
SongDuration
Road Runner2:43

Magic City [2013]

Magic City
SongDuration
I'm a Man3:01

Pure Blues, Vol. 1 [2013]

Pure Blues, Vol. 1
SongDuration
I'm a Man10:25

Pure Blues, Vol. 2 [2013]

Pure Blues, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Who Do You Love2:28

Pure Blues, Vol. 3 [2013]

Pure Blues, Vol. 3
SongDuration
I'm a Man10:25

Rock Music [2013]

Rock Music
SongDuration
Pretty Thing2:52

The Roots of Drone [2012]

The Roots of Drone
SongDuration
She's Alright2:39

Blues & the City [TMC] [2011]

Blues & the City [TMC]
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:30

R&B Spotlight 1960 [2011]

R&B Spotlight 1960
SongDuration
Road Runner 

The Cruisin' Story 1959 [2011]

The Cruisin' Story 1959
SongDuration
Say Man3:12

The Roots of Mod [2011]

The Roots of Mod
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:46

Good Times, Bad Times [2010]

Good Times, Bad Times
SongDuration
Pretty Thing2:48

100 Car Classics [2008]

100 Car Classics
SongDuration
Road Runner 

Chess Chartbusters, Vol. 6 [2008]

Chess Chartbusters, Vol. 6
SongDuration
Pills2:48

Jukebox Favorites [2008]

Jukebox Favorites
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:45

Rock 'n' Roll No. 1 [2008]

Rock 'n' Roll No. 1
SongDuration
Hey, Bo Diddley1:32

The Best of Chess Records [2008]

The Best of Chess Records
SongDuration
I'm a Man3:00

50s Rock 'N' Roll Hits [2007]

50s Rock 'N' Roll Hits
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:28

Mona [Collecting] [2007]

Mona [Collecting]
SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

Blues Biography [2006]

Blues Biography
SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

Blues Gold [Hip O] [2006]

Blues Gold [Hip O]
SongDuration
I'm a Man3:02

The Blues Biography [2006]

The Blues Biography
SongDuration
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:28
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:12

True Rock 'N' Roll [2006]

True Rock 'N' Roll
SongDuration
Diddy Wah Diddy2:31

Rock Revisited [2005]

Rock Revisited
SongDuration
Before You Accuse Me3:54

Vamp [2005]

Vamp
SongDuration
Doctor Jekyll5:06
Everleen4:38
Roadrunner3:27
I'm a Man10:57
Mona5:10

Rock and Roll at 50 [2004]

Rock and Roll at 50
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Later Legends [2003]

Later Legends
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Back to Black: 1900-1999 [2001]

Back to Black: 1900-1999
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:29

After Hour Blues [2000]

After Hour Blues
SongDuration
Hey! Bo Diddley2:33

Gold [2000]

Gold
SongDuration
I'm Talking About You1:51

Natural Blues [Wrasse] [2000]

Natural Blues [Wrasse]
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:29

Sweet Home Blues [2000]

Sweet Home Blues
SongDuration
The Red Rooster3:51

The Anthology [2000]

The Anthology
SongDuration
I'm Talking About You1:51

Basic Blues, Vol. 1 [1999]

Basic Blues, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Say Man3:13

Basic Blues, Vol. 1-3 [1999]

Basic Blues, Vol. 1-3
SongDuration
Say Man3:13
Bo Diddley2:44

Basic Blues, Vol. 2 [1999]

Basic Blues, Vol. 2
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:44

The Sopranos [1999]

The Sopranos
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:44

Blues Box [Star Pool] [1998]

Blues Box [Star Pool]
SongDuration
I'm a Man 

Double Crossing Blues [1998]

Double Crossing Blues
SongDuration
Spoonful4:12

Spirit of Blues [1998]

Spirit of Blues
SongDuration
I'm a Man10:26

An Anthology of Blues [1997]

An Anthology of Blues
SongDuration
Road Runner3:28

His Best, Vol. 1 [1997]

His Best, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Around and Around2:37

I Asked for Whisky [1997]

I Asked for Whisky
SongDuration
Roadrunner3:28

Rockin' Guitars [1997]

Rockin' Guitars
SongDuration
Who Do You Love?2:27

Blues Classics [MCA] [1996]

Blues Classics [MCA]
SongDuration
I'm a Man3:01

Chess Club Rhythm & Soul [1996]

Chess Club Rhythm & Soul
SongDuration
Ooh Baby2:50

He's a Rebel [1996]

He's a Rebel
SongDuration
Roadrunner 

I Pionieri del Soul [1996]

I Pionieri del Soul
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:59

Barrel of Oldies [1995]

Barrel of Oldies
SongDuration
I'm Sorry 

Blues Album [1995]

Blues Album
SongDuration
I'am a Man 

Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5 [1995]

Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5
SongDuration
I'm a Man2:47

Screamin' the Blues [1995]

Screamin' the Blues
SongDuration
Road Runner3:28

Sources Of Inspiration [1995]

Sources Of Inspiration
SongDuration
I'm a Man 

Stone Rock Blues [1994]

Stone Rock Blues
SongDuration
Crackin' Up 

Cruisin' 1955 [1993]

Cruisin' 1955
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:30

Mr. Rock & Roll [1993]

Mr. Rock & Roll
SongDuration
Nadine 

Rhythm & Blues: 1955 [1992]

Rhythm & Blues: 1955
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Blue Heaven [1991]

Blue Heaven
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 
Say Man 

Cruisin' 1959 [1991]

Cruisin' 1959
SongDuration
Say Man3:39

A Rage in Harlem [1990]

A Rage in Harlem
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Footstompin' Oldies [1990]

Footstompin' Oldies
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

Vintage Music, Vol. 1 [1990]

Vintage Music, Vol. 1
SongDuration
Bo Diddley 

La Bamba [1987]

La Bamba
SongDuration
Who Do You Love3:04
Who Do You Love?3:00

Muddy & the Wolf [1974]

Muddy & the Wolf
SongDuration
The Red Rooster3:47

American Graffiti [1973]

American Graffiti
SongDuration
Almost Grown2:19

Promised Land [1964]

Promised Land
SongDuration
School Day2:43

Bo Diddley & Company [1962]

Bo Diddley & Company
SongDuration
Little Girl2:26

Chuck Berry Twist [1962]

Chuck Berry Twist
SongDuration
Around and Around2:37

Fritz the Cat

Fritz the Cat
SongDuration
Bo Diddley2:22

Unknown Album

Unknown Album
SongDuration
Hush Your Mouth [Alternate Take]3:02
Hey Bo Diddley 
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Bo Diddley 
Say Boss Man 
Bring It To Jerome 
Bo Diddley 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
500% More Man 
The Greatest Lover in the World 
Who May Your Lover Be 
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
Say Boss Man 
Who May Your Lover Be 
We're Gonna Get Married2:31
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
I Love You So2:28
I'm a Man2:59
Hey Bo Diddley 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Bo Diddley 
Everleen4:38
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
She's Alright4:09
The Story of Bo Diddley2:53
500% More Man 
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
500% More Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
The Greatest Lover in the World 
Spend My Life With You 
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
Who May Your Lover Be 
Who May Your Lover Be 
The Greatest Lover in the World 
We're Gonna Get Married2:31
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Look At My Baby 
The Greatest Lover in the World 
Back Home 
I'm A Man 
Hey Bo Diddley 
You Know I Love You 
500% More Man 
Bo Diddley 
Say Boss Man 
I Love You So2:28
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Signifying Blues 
Cadillac 
Spend My Life With You 
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
Cadillac 
Cadillac 
Who Do You Love2:27
House of Blue Lights2:28
Say Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
Cadillac 
Cadillac 
Goin' Down Slow [Album Version]4:49
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Ooh Baby 
Rock'n'roll Music5:53
Say Man 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Thirty Days2:27
Cadillac 
Crackin' Up 
Rock'n'roll Music5:53
Signifying Blues 
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
Say Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Look At My Baby 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Spend My Life With You 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Spend My Life With You 
Diddy Wah Diddy2:28
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Look At My Baby 
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Spend My Life With You 
Spend My Life With You 
Back Home 
Say Boss Man 
Signifying Blues 
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Cadillac 
Say Boss Man 
Cadillac 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Say Boss Man 
Crackin' Up 
Pills 
Say Boss Man 
Say Boss Man 
Say Man 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
I'm A Man 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Say Man 
Say Boss Man 
Spend My Life With You 
Cadillac 
Roll Over Beethoven2:25
Bo Diddley 1969 
Before You Accuse Me3:07
Too Pooped To Pop2:37
Road Runner 
Goin' Down Slow [Album Version]4:49
The Red Rooster7:25
I'm a Man2:59
I'm a Man2:59
Nadine 
Little Queenie2:41
Around and Around2:38
Crackin' Up2:07
I'm Talking About You 
Bye Bye Johnny2:03
I'm a Man2:59
Too Pooped To Pop2:37
Little Queenie2:41
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
Little Queenie2:41
Around and Around2:38
Around and Around2:38
Around and Around2:38
Nadine 
I'm Talking About You 
Bye Bye Johnny2:03
Too Pooped To Pop2:37
Little Queenie2:41
House of Blue Lights2:28
Around and Around2:38
Goin' Down Slow [Album Version]4:49
I'm a Man2:59
The Story of Bo Diddley 
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
Crackin' Up2:07
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
Down Home Special3:11
Diddy Wah Diddy2:28
Pretty Thing2:50
Diddley Daddy2:29
Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut2:56
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
Gun Slinger1:54
Ride on Josephine3:00
Road Runner 
Say Man, Back Again2:58
She's Alright4:09
The Story of Bo Diddley 
Dearest Darling2:53
Road Runner 
Bo Diddley2:48
Sixteen Tons2:26
The Red Rooster7:25
Who Do You Love? 
I'm a Man2:59
Nursery Rhyme2:53
I Love You So2:28
The Story of Bo Diddley 
She's Alright4:09
She's Alright4:09
She's Alright4:09
She's Alright4:09
Say Man, Back Again2:58
Road Runner 
Road Runner 
Everleen4:38
I'm a Man [Alternate Take; Previously Unreleased Track]3:05
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
Crackin' Up2:07
I'm a Man2:59
Diddy Wah Diddy2:28
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover3:10
I'm a Man2:59
House of Blue Lights2:28
Pills 
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
I'm a Man2:59
I'm a Man2:59
You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care) 
Little Girl 
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
I'm a Man2:59
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
Hong Kong, Mississippi3:03
Dearest Darling2:53
Who Do You Love? 
Say Man 
Who Do You Love?2:30
The Red Rooster7:25
Say Man 
Say Man 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
I'm Talking About You1:47
Bo Diddley 1969 
Cadillac 
Back Home 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
I'm Sorry 
Crackin' Up2:07
Doctor Jekyll 
The Red Rooster7:25
Bo Diddley 
Nadine 
I'm Talking About You 
Bye Bye Johnny2:03
Down Home Special3:11
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Diddley Daddy2:29
You Don't Love Me [You Don't Care]2:46
I'm a Man2:59
I'm a Man2:59
You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover3:29
Too Pooped To Pop2:37
Goin' Down Slow [Album Version]4:49
Little Girl 
I'm Sorry 
Road Runner2:49
Who Do You Love? 
My Babe3:56
Bring It To Jerome2:29
Who Do You Love? 
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
We're Gonna Get Married 
We're Gonna Get Married2:31
We're Gonna Get Married 
Ooh Baby 
Say Man 
The Red Rooster7:25
Nadine 
Before You Accuse Me3:07
Say Boss Man 

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