His Best is a 1997 greatest hits compilation album by American rock and roll icon Bo Diddley released by Chess and MCA Records on April 8, 1997 (see 1997 in music). The album was re-released by Geffen Records on April 17, 2007 as The Definitive Collection with a different album cover. The Definitive Collection reached on Billboard magazine's Blues Albums chart on June 21, 2008, which was the week that the album debuted on the charts.
Ironically, Bo Diddley - Bo of the heavy-rimmed black glasses that'd probably get him called a nerd today, Bo of the tartan plaid and black leather gunslinger suits, Bo of the self-made square guitar and sonic noises, Bo the unlikeliest of teen idols - was the rocker who brought the deep blues to white America . His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection stands as the definitive collection of the creative achievements of the performer, songwriter, and sonic architect who greatly expanded the rhythmic dimension of early rock 'n' roll in fundamental, enduring ways.
Crunchy Rambunctious Rousing Rowdy Boisterous Confident Earthy Energetic Exuberant Freewheeling Joyous Playful Raucous Rollicking Bravado Celebratory Street-Smart Swaggering.
In recognition of his achievements Bo Diddley 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 is also recognised for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar. His Best is a 1997 greatest hits compilation album by American rock and roll icon Bo Diddley released by Chess and MCA Records on April 8, 1997 (see 1997 in music).
Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (Chess). His first album to be recorded in his home studio in Washington DC and his first without any input from Chess owners Leonard and Phil Chess, 1960’s fifth album cast Bo as a country-based singer on nine originals and a cover of Ernie Ford’s Sixteen Tons, a song Bo was due to perform live on Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of. The Town TV show in 1955. He played his then current single Bo Diddley instead and the unimpressed host refused to have him on the show again. It’s ace from beginning to end, the sleeve artwork too, with Bo’s cowboy look inspired by The Magnificent.
Watch the video for The Story of Bo Diddley from Bo Diddley's His Best for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Also featured on. +210 other releases. I'm Looking for a Woman. Crackin' Up. Bo Diddley. Baby (Baby, Baby, Baby). Buddy Guy. Hard but It's Fair.
Bo Diddley best tracks. Include tracks from compilation albums Exclude tracks from compilation albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilation albums helps to remove duplicates from this list. Blues music's most energetic performer. His influence on 60s rock and roll rivals Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.
His Best (CD, Comp, RM). Folio. His Best (CD, Comp, RE, RM). Universal, MCA Records, Chess.
|2||I'm A Man||3:02|
|3||You Don't Love Me||2:54|
|6||Bring It To Jerome||2:30|
|7||I'm Looking For A Woman||2:35|
|8||Who Do You Love||2:31|
|9||Hey! Bo Diddley||2:14|
|10||Mona (a/k/a I Need You Baby)||2:23|
|11||Before You Accuse Me||3:08|
|15||Story Of Bo Diddley||2:54|
|18||I Can Tell||4:36|
|19||You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover||3:16|
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|MCD 09373, 329 373-2||Bo Diddley||His Best (CD, Comp, RE, RM, RP, Dig)||Chess, Universal||MCD 09373, 329 373-2||Europe||Unknown|