Tuesday, 27 October 2009

BO DIDDLEY - WHERE IT ALL BEGAN (CHESS 1972) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




Nasty nasty funk from the great Bo Diddley -- one of his rare funky 70s classics for Chess -- produced by Johnny Otis with a really tripped-out groove! The album's got an edge that seems to go even farther than some of Bo's other Chess work at the time -- and picks up the full-on Otis funky mode by leaning hard on the drums, pulling up the bass, and bringing in a trio of female lovelies to back up Bo on vocals! Gloria Scott's one of the vocalists on the album, and Shuggie Otis even joins in on the funky party with some sweet guitar! But even with all this help, Bo's still the star of the story -- and his massive chugging approach to guitar is moving full steam ahead on the set -- really ripping a groove through a great batch of original tracks that include "Take It All Off", "I've Had It Hard", "Good Thing", "Bad Trip", "Infatuation", "Bo Diddley-Itis", "Woman", and "Look At Grandma".
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9 comments:

Gerard said...

Thanks

vincent the soul chef said...

A real winner indeed... thanks, Georgie. Much respect :)

Peace and blessings.

Jose A. said...

great album, everybody thinks bo diddley´s better works are in the 50,s, and it´s a shame because this songs are fantastic (and different from bo´s standards)

Anonymous said...

Can you re-post Kako?There is a problem with the link(only 2 songs).Thanks.
-Maria

JOLIDRAGON said...

I discover my favourite Bo's album
You're sharing very good stuff

troods said...

I remember a looooong time ago, having his greatest hits album. I tore the album up playing it. Now it's time for me to put my ears to the speakers again. Thank you so much for this wonderful site.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo D!!!
HAven't heard his later stuff, this sure funkin' rocks! Of course having Mr Otis on it helps...funky version of Hey Jerome. Saw the big D back in the early 80s and he was still making waves ,,,thanks for this and the J>L>Hooker too.
Gerry Atrick

Darren said...

This is a real find. I've been listening to a lot of Bo recently, but focused on his vintage late 50's/early 60's stuff, because some of his later albums lacked quality control, but this is fantastic. It's like vintage Bo, but funkier.
Many thanks.

Buy Cialis said...

What do you mean with "nasty funk"? I think they are an excellent band. I'm completely happy with the vocalist's performance.