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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]

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Around and Around2:40

Blues Gold [Universal] [2017]

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I'm a Man2:46

Electric Blues [2017]

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The Red Rooster2:25

Great Traditional Blues [2017]

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I'm a Man3:02

Logan Lucky [2017]

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Road Runner2:57

Rock & Metal Box [2016]

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Rock n' Roll Music6:04

3 Shots [2015]

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Rain Dance4:13

I Just Love Truckin' [2015]

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Road Runner2:50

Little Box of Halloween [2015]

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Crackin' Up2:04

Blues: Juke Box Hits [2014]

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Road Runner3:25

Chess Blues [2014]

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Road Runner 

Hot Hundred: Blues [2014]

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Going Down Slow3:24

I'm a Man [2014]

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I'm a Man2:59

Say Boss Man [2014]

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Who Do You Love2:32

Spanish Guitar [2014]

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I'm a Man2:48

What Made Mods [2014]

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Who Do You Love2:29

Who Do You Love [2014]

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Who Do You Love2:32

50 Rockin' Hits, Vol. 17 [2013]

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Bo Diddley2:41

All by Yourself [2013]

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I'm a Man2:59

All the Blues You Need [2013]

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I'm a Man2:42

Big Box of Rock 'n' Roll [2013]

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Bo Diddley2:31

Country Motel [2013]

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Bo Diddley2:48

Drive Time [2013]

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Road Runner2:43

Magic City [2013]

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I'm a Man3:01

Pure Blues, Vol. 1 [2013]

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I'm a Man10:25

Pure Blues, Vol. 2 [2013]

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Who Do You Love2:28

Pure Blues, Vol. 3 [2013]

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I'm a Man10:25

Rock Music [2013]

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Pretty Thing2:52

The Roots of Drone [2012]

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She's Alright2:39

Blues & the City [TMC] [2011]

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Bo Diddley2:30

R&B Spotlight 1960 [2011]

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Road Runner 

The Cruisin' Story 1957 [2011]

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Mona2:21

The Cruisin' Story 1959 [2011]

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Say Man3:12

The Roots of Mod [2011]

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I'm a Man2:46

Good Times, Bad Times [2010]

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Pretty Thing2:48

100 Car Classics [2008]

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Road Runner 

Chess Chartbusters, Vol. 6 [2008]

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Pills2:48

Jukebox Favorites [2008]

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I'm a Man2:45

Rock 'n' Roll No. 1 [2008]

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Hey, Bo Diddley1:32

The Best of Chess Records [2008]

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I'm a Man3:00

50s Rock 'N' Roll Hits [2007]

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Bo Diddley2:28

Mona [Collecting] [2007]

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

Blues Biography [2006]

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

Blues Gold [Hip O] [2006]

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I'm a Man3:02

The Blues Biography [2006]

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

True Rock 'N' Roll [2006]

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Diddy Wah Diddy2:31

Rock Revisited [2005]

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Before You Accuse Me3:54

Vamp [2005]

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

Rock and Roll at 50 [2004]

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Bo Diddley 

Later Legends [2003]

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Bo Diddley 

Roots of Stone [2003]

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Mona 

Back to Black: 1900-1999 [2001]

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Bo Diddley2:29

You Can Make It If You Try [2001]

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Mona2:20

After Hour Blues [2000]

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Hey! Bo Diddley2:33

Gold [2000]

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I'm Talking About You1:51

Natural Blues [Wrasse] [2000]

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Bo Diddley2:29

Sweet Home Blues [2000]

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The Red Rooster3:51

The Anthology [2000]

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I'm Talking About You1:51

Basic Blues, Vol. 1 [1999]

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Say Man3:13

Basic Blues, Vol. 1-3 [1999]

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Say Man3:13
Bo Diddley2:44

Basic Blues, Vol. 2 [1999]

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Bo Diddley2:44

The Sopranos [1999]

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I'm a Man2:44

Blues Box [Star Pool] [1998]

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I'm a Man 

Double Crossing Blues [1998]

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Spoonful4:12

Spirit of Blues [1998]

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I'm a Man10:26

An Anthology of Blues [1997]

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Road Runner3:28

His Best, Vol. 1 [1997]

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Around and Around2:37

I Asked for Whisky [1997]

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Roadrunner3:28

Rockin' Guitars [1997]

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Who Do You Love?2:27

Blues Classics [MCA] [1996]

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I'm a Man3:01

Chess Club Rhythm & Soul [1996]

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Ooh Baby2:50

He's a Rebel [1996]

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Roadrunner 

I Pionieri del Soul [1996]

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I'm a Man2:59

Barrel of Oldies [1995]

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I'm Sorry 

Blues Album [1995]

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I'am a Man 

Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5 [1995]

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I'm a Man2:47

Screamin' the Blues [1995]

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Road Runner3:28

Sources Of Inspiration [1995]

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I'm a Man 

Stone Rock Blues [1994]

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Crackin' Up 

Cruisin' 1955 [1993]

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Bo Diddley2:30

Mr. Rock & Roll [1993]

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Nadine 

Rhythm & Blues: 1955 [1992]

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Bo Diddley 

Blue Heaven [1991]

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Bo Diddley 
Say Man 

Cruisin' 1959 [1991]

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Say Man3:39

A Rage in Harlem [1990]

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Bo Diddley 

Footstompin' Oldies [1990]

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Bo Diddley 

Vintage Music, Vol. 1 [1990]

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Bo Diddley 

La Bamba [1987]

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Who Do You Love3:04
Who Do You Love?3:00

Muddy & the Wolf [1974]

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The Red Rooster3:47

American Graffiti [1973]

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Almost Grown2:19

Promised Land [1964]

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School Day2:43

Bo Diddley & Company [1962]

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Little Girl2:26

Chuck Berry Twist [1962]

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Around and Around2:37

Fritz the Cat

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Bo Diddley2:22

Unknown Album

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Hush Your Mouth [Alternate Take]3:02
Before You Accuse Me3:07
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 
Crackin' Up2:07
Dearest Darling2:53
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 
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
The Story of Bo Diddley 
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
Too Pooped To Pop2:37
Little Queenie2:41
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
Road Runner 
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover 
Everleen4:38
Doctor Jekyll 
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
The Red Rooster7:25
Little Girl 
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
I'm Sorry 
Crackin' Up2:07
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
I'm Sorry 
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
Hey Bo Diddley2:13
I'm a Man2:59
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 a Man [Alternate Take; Previously Unreleased Track]3:05
Bo Diddley 1969 
Cadillac 
Roll Over Beethoven2:25
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) 
500% More Man 
Look At My Baby 
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 
The Greatest Lover in the World 
Say Boss Man 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
500% More Man 
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 
Hey Bo Diddley 
We're Gonna Get Married2:31
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
Spend My Life With You 
Signifying Blues 
Prisoner of Love [Bonus Track]2:31
Look At My Baby 
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 
Say Boss Man 
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 
Cadillac 
Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) 
Thirty Days2:27
Diddy Wah Diddy2:28
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 
Cadillac 
Bring It To Jerome2:29
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 
Say Boss Man 
Say Man 
Crackin' Up2:07
Deed and Deed I Do 
Dancing Girl 
Amigo Bronco3:47

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