Nov 18, · Yes, he "utterly reconceptualized rhythmic organization" but the essence of Bo Diddley's music is the undeniable pleasures one derives from this happily undated music. OK, so I'm recommending the "Chess Box" as essential reading, since the glare and sense of lifelessness in the typically premature digital transfer hardly does the music justice/5(15).
The "Bo Diddley beat" is essentially the clave rhythm, one of the most common bell patterns found in sub-Saharan African music traditions. One scholar found this rhythm in 13 rhythm and blues recordings made in the years –55, including two by Johnny Otis from Bo Diddley gave different accounts of how he began to use this buniussiraginnironbringer.infoinfo: December 30, , McComb, Mississippi, U.S.
Nov 18, · Bo Diddley's "Chess Box" was a revelation to me when I first bought it 18 years ago. A longtime fan of great popular music, I'd loved the Stones, The Clash, Muddy Waters, Yardbirds, New York Dolls and Billy Stewart, to name just a handful of greats whose work /5(15).