Bo Diddley (studio album) by Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 1,442nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 120 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1958 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (33rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,442nd)
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Let There Be Drums! Vol. 1: The 50's CD Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly
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SEALED Brand New SUNDAZED White Vinyl LP BO DIDDLEY 16 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS
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ROCK & ROLL 45 RPM RECORD O- BO DIDDLEY- CHECKER 1019
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77/100 (from 120 votes)
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11/12/2020 13:43 Larcx13  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,70576/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From 09/23/2020 21:06
'Bo Diddley', 'I'm a Man', and 'Who Do You Love' are some pretty great highlights. Not necessarily the greatest of the Rock n' Roll generation, but this still holds up as a pretty good record overall.
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From 06/20/2020 11:52
Great rock and roll album I appreciate it very much. This is the invention of a great era.
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From 03/19/2019 00:26
This album was a huge influence an all rock music that followed. Tracks on this album covered thousands of times by such artits as the Rolling Stones, Clapton, CCR and many, many more. Even Buddy Holly in his short prolific career. Hell the Pretty Things based a whole carrer on this album.
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From 09/08/2017 15:30
best tracks: bo diddley, diddy wah diddy
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From 01/23/2016 05:21
Who Do You Love and Bo Diddley are probably best tracks.

I like Muddy Waters' version I'm A Man better (Mannish Boy). I heard some influence the Rolling Stones maybe picked up from Bring It To Jerome.
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From 06/16/2015 19:48
Next to Chuck Berry, this is one of the greatest early rock n roll albums out there. A classic!
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90/100
From 02/05/2015 17:56
If you're a rock fan and haven't listened to this yet, do so as soon as you can. At times, this almost sounds like a documentary on African music- just listen to "Hush Your Mouth". But this is also the origins of hard, garage, and psychedelic music we all love, and much of that has to do with McDaniel's creative lyricism.
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From 09/10/2014 16:38
The true king of rock n roll
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From 08/30/2012 16:33
Bo Diddley at his finest. No-one else in the blues game had as much fun, or as much energy as Bo.
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
5. Milestones by Miles Davis
6. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
7. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
8. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. Little Richard by Little Richard
11. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
12. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
13. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
16. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
17. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
20. Misterioso by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
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