Bo Diddley (studio album) by Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 1,180th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 141 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1958 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (29th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,180th)
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Bo Diddley - Go - Checker ‎– LP-1436 1959 - Mono - Ultrasonic Cleaned
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12" LP VG Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1958 Chess Mono LP 1431
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7" 45 RPM RECORD by BO-DIDDLEY "HEY BO-DIDDLEY" (1957) ROCK, BLUES / CHECKER 860
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 141 votes)
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05/16/2024 00:39 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,97782/100
 
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04/06/2024 23:46 Proto  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,31945/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From 02/18/2023 04:29
A fantastic record whose influence cannot be understated. Tracks have been covered by CCR, Captain Beefheart, George Thorogood, and many more. The Bo Diddley beat features in so many pop songs that it’s ingrained in musical culture forever.
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85/100
From 02/26/2022 15:57
Classic tracks covered by every possible guitar player and band during the past 64 years
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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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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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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
5. Milestones by Miles Davis
6. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud by Miles Davis
7. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
8. Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
10. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
11. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
12. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
13. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
14. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
15. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
16. Cool Struttin' by Sonny Clark
17. King Creole by Elvis Presley
18. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
19. Songs By Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke & Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
20. Please Please Please by James Brown And His Famous Flames
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