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Old 06-02-2008, 07:28 PM
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Default Bo Diddley Passes Away 79 Years Old - R.I.P.

I just wanted to pass the message along that Bo Diddley passed away this morning at the age of 79. I have been listening to a lot of Bo Diddley's music lately as I have been working with my instructor on shuffles so this just hit me a little differently today. Rest in peace Bo and thanks for the music and inspiration.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:33 PM
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Wow, that's too bad.

I love his stuff. He turned that clave beat into the funkiest, grittiest, most soulful grooves.

I think I will dedicate my lessons this week to his music.

R.I.P Bo.


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Old 06-02-2008, 08:20 PM
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Man, that's sad to hear...Rest in peace, old chap.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:00 PM
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Today I was told Bo Diddley died yesterday in his home in Florida. RIP
Though not many drummers know what they own him cause he was a guitar player, it seems to be impossible to drum any contemporary music without knowledge of his socalled "BoDiddley-Groove".
For those who do not know about Bo: just Youtube for some vids.
Besides of Rolling Stones "Mona" the greatest credit ever young rock musicians gave to their older idols was the song "The Story Of Bo Diddley" by the Animals, rather unknown, but great Rock´n Roll. (I recommend Youtubing for it, then cover it with you band)
These days it seems that lyrics become even more important than the drumgroove, so here are the full lyrics of (IMO) the greatest rock´n roll song ever in terms of both lyrics and refrain
Please listen to this Utube vid
watch?v=xhuEV17YZes
In fact it is just like qouting Eric Burdon spontaniousely rapping (those days "rap" was an unkown art) about what the hell made him play the music he ever played..read, listen and enjoy..All we drummers know Buddy Rich, but whoever knows Bo Diddley...?? He was not a drummer, but he was the teacher of all contemporary drummers. What`d I say?
Story Of Bo Diddley- The Animals - Lyrics:
Now lets hear the story of Bo Diddley and the Rock n Roll scene in general
Bo Diddley was born Elias McDaniels in a place called McCoom,
Missississipi about 1926
He moved to Chicago about 1938
Where his name was eventually changed to Bo Diddley
He practiced the guitar everyday and sometimes into the night
Till his papa's hair began to turn white
His Pa said Son, listen hear, I know
You can stay but that guitar has just gotta go
So he pulled his hat down over his eyes
Headed out for them Western Skies
I think Bob Dylan said that
He hit New York City
He began to play at the Apollo in Harlem
Good scene there everybody raving
One day, one night, came a Cadillac with four head lights
Came a man with a big, long, fat, cigar said, C'mere son, I'm gonna make you a
star
Bo Diddley said, Uh..whats in it for me?
Man said, Shut your mouth son , play the guitar and you just wait and
see
Well, that boy made it, he made it real big
And so did the rest of the rock n roll scene along with him
And a white guy named Johnny Otis took Bo Diddleys rhythm
He changed it into hand-jive and it went like this
In a little old country town one day
A little old country band began to play
Add two guitars and a beat up saxophone
When the drummer said, boy, those cats begin to roam
Oh baby oh we oh oh
Ooh la la that rock and roll
Ya hear me oh we oh oh
Ooh la la that rock and roll
Then in the U.S. music scene there was big changes made
Due to circumstances beyond our control such as payola
The rock n roll scene died after two years of solid rock and you got discs like,
ah...
Take good care of my baby
Please don't ever make her blue and so forth
About, ah, one year later in a place called Liverpool in England
Four young lads with mop haircuts began to sing stuff like, ah...
It's been a hard days night and I;ve been working like a dog and so on
In a place called Richmond in Surrey, whay down in the deep south
They got guys with long hair down their back singing
I wanna be your lover baby I wanna be your man yeah and all that jazz
Now we've doing this number, Bo Diddley, for quite some time now
Bo Diddley visited this country last year
We were playing at the Club A Gogo in Newcastle, our home town
The doors opened one night and to our surprise walked in the man himself, Bo
Diddley
Along with him was Jerome Green, his maraca man, and the Duchess, his gorgeous
sister
And a we were doing this number
Along with them came the Rolling Stones, the Mersey Beats,
They're all standing around diggin' it
And I overheard Bo Diddley talkin'
He turned around to Jermone Green
And he said, Hey, Jerome? What do you think these guys doin' our..our
material?
Jerome said, Uh, where's the bar, man? Please show me to the bar...
He turned around the Duchess
And he said, Hey Duchess...what do you think of these young guys doin' our
material?
She said, I don't know. I only came across here to see the changin' of the
guards and all that jazz.
Well, Bo Diddley looked up and said to me, with half closed eyes and a smile,
He said Man, took off his glasses,
He said, Man, that sure is the biggest load of rubbish I ever heard in my
life...
Hey Bo Diddley
Oh Bo Diddley
Yeah Bo Diddley
Oh Bo Diddley
Yeah Bo Diddley

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Old 06-03-2008, 09:07 PM
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Thanks for the bio.

......I think.

At any rate, it's sad to see another rock pioneer go. Rest in peace, Bo!
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:54 PM
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Hmm, I remember Jeff called the bassdrum pattern in Rossana for the "Bo Diddley-figure" or something. I never understood what it was, until now. The bassdrum pattern in Rossana is a guitar player!

EDIT: Heres a similiar topic: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38959
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Jeff Porcorro actually states that the bass drum in the Rosanna groove is the Bo Diddley shuffle.
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I love his stuff. He turned that clave beat into the funkiest, grittiest, most soulful grooves.

Terry
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”.


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Jeff Porcorro actually states that the bass drum in the Rosanna groove is the Bo Diddley shuffle.

The Rosanna bass drum is actually one eighth note off. Think Soul II Soul "Back to Life" as an arrangement which utilized the Bo Diddley riff on the bass drum.


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Hmm, I remember Jeff called the bassdrum pattern in Rossana for the "Bo Diddley-figure" or something. I never understood what it was, until now. The bassdrum pattern in Rossana is a guitar player!
this "figure" is no only hidden in Rosanna, but in millions of rock music songs. In fact it is called the "bo diddley strum".

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Old 06-14-2008, 07:28 PM
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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”.


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WOW! Shakers, Handclaps, Tambourines did make the groove those days, rather than the drummer. No way to cover drumgrooves of Stones, Beatles, etc on the drums only, without those unterrated percussion parts wich often appear on the recordings to be louder then the drums and often even louder than the vocals.
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