Originally Posted by Terry B.
I love his stuff. He turned that clave beat into the funkiest, grittiest, most soulful grooves.
I actually played some dates for Bo back in 2005. The funny thing is that the Bo Diddley beat on the original recording was usually played with a shaker as opposed to being played on a tom or multiple toms. You can find a great compilation on the Chess Records label. Similar to the 3:2 clave, the Bo Diddley clave was really “shave and a hair cut –two bits” and can be heard in countless recordings through out modern music, which is the reason Bo is often referred to as the “Originator”.