Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bo Diddley - Surfin' With Bo Diddley

Here's another album I haven't been able to find online nor on CD

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Straight up, this is a cash-in on the surf craze, not a normal Bo Diddley album. In fact, Bo is only given credit in about four songs (check the E. McDaniels on the back cover), some of which are covers. At least I think those are the best songs on here. Once you get past the fact that Checker was totally trying to trick you and didn't even put the effort into making a fun description on the back cover, it's a pretty competent surf album and I've definitely heard worse re-released by Sundazed (and I think Sundazed is great). Certainly not a waste of time, and a worthy listen if for no other reason than to experience a lost artifact from Bo's legacy.

This is my own vinyl rip from a less than pristine copy, so beware.

edit: Link to a nicer rip in the comments, October 11th

14 comments:

Hunter said...

http://www.sharebee.com/done?id=773ecb37e152c921b11ec4eddd981cf3

paul said...

Thank you. It's brilliant and I don't care who is really on it.But DOES SOMEONE PLEASE HAVE A CLEAN COPY?
Cheers Paul

Hunter said...

Yeah, half the reason I put this stuff up is in hopes that somebody will find it in their closet, find out somebody wants to hear it and make it available. I can ignore the hiss of this stuff when it's my copy on my turntable, even when splitting the tracks I thought "this is a shame"

If I ever do find a better rip I'd link to it in a heartbeat over this one

RYP said...

big thank you for the surfing Bo! I was hunting this since years...

Greetz!
RYP

paul said...

Likewise, I'll let you know if I find a link. Maybe Mr RYP can help? After all this is BO DIDDLEY playing surf not just anyone.
Cheers Paul.

ps I believe he did another surf album. Anyone help wiyh that too?

Hunter said...

Are you sure you're not thinking of Bo Diddley's Beach Party? It's one of his best but not surf by any stretch

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Beach Party was the one I was thinking of, but thanks for the link - I don't know how I missed it in RYP's place.
I have been told The Blues Club forum has Surfing but it's a forum and ther is only so much time in a day.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers Paul

Anonymous said...

thanks but Bo Diddley is only playing on
A4 surf sink or swim
A6 surfers love call
B4 old man river
B6 low-tide

Tristis Vox said...

Does anyone knows, where I can download Bo Dydley's album "Bo Diddley Is a Twister" (1962)?

Or maybe someone have it and can share it?

Hunter said...

Wow I didn't realize that Twister wasn't available on CD. I have a copy but it's in pretty ugly shape. I can't seem to find one either so I'll go ahead and rip it but really just in hopes that somebody will grace the internet with a better copy

Hunter said...

I got impatient, it's up!
http://rrhhww.blogspot.com/2008/12/bo-diddleys-twister.html

Anonymous said...

Here is a cleanish copy of Surfin if anyone wants it, found it today. Obviously replace the ?? in the h??p.

h??p://rapidshare.com/files/457671545/_Bo_Diddley___1_.rar

Hunter said...

Excellent! I'll make a note

Hunter said...

Excellent! I'll make a note