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I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958


Download links and information about I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958 by Bo Diddley. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 48 tracks with total duration of 02:12:25 minutes.

Artist: Bo Diddley
Release date: 2007
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 48
Duration: 02:12:25
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No. Title Length
1. Bo Diddley (Alternate Take 1) 2:48
2. I'm a Man (Alternate Take) 3:05
3. Little Girl (Alternate Take) 2:35
4. Bo Diddley (Alternate Take 2) 2:32
5. Bo Diddley 2:44
6. I'm a Man 2:59
7. Little Girl 2:32
8. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care) 2:47
9. Diddley Daddy 2:27
10. She's Fine, She's Mine 2:42
11. Pretty Thing 2:49
12. Heart-O-Matic Love (Alternate Take) 1:47
13. Heart-O-Matic Love 2:47
14. Bring It to Jerome (Alternate Take) 2:41
15. Bring It to Jerome 2:28
16. Spanish Guitar 4:12
17. Dancing Girl 2:21
18. Diddy Wah Diddy 2:29
19. I'm Looking for a Woman 2:30
20. I'm Bad 3:16
21. Love Is Strange 2:39
22. Who Do You Love 2:28
23. Cops and Robbers 3:25
24. Down Home Special 3:11
25. Hey! Bo Diddley 2:11
26. Mona 2:20
27. Say Boss Man (Undubbed Alternate Take) 2:37
28. Say Boss Man 2:31
29. Run Diddley Daddy 3:42
30. Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look At Yourself) 3:05
31. Say Man (Alternate Take) 2:55
32. Say Man 3:12
33. Hush Your Mouth (Alternate Take) 3:05
34. Hush Your Mouth 2:54
35. Bo's Guitar 2:32
36. Dearest Darling (Alternate Take) 3:00
37. Dearest Darling 2:51
38. The Clock Strikes Twelve 2:59
39. Willie and Lillie 2:17
40. Our Love Will Never Go 2:40
41. Bo Meets the Monster 3:07
42. I Love You So 2:30
43. The Great Grandfather 2:30
44. Crackin' Up 2:05
45. Don't Let It Go (Hold On to What You Got) 2:43
46. I'm Sorry 2:25
47. Oh Yea 3:07
48. Blues, Blues 2:53



This collects the first four years of studio sessions for the legendary Bo Diddley. From his first session on March 2, 1955, Diddley is already a fully-formed performer bashing out his “Bo Diddley” rhythm, and early takes of his first single “Bo Diddley” provide an essential glimpse into his approach. Diddley was a raw, boisterous musician who, along with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and a few others, wrote the early textbook for rock n’ roll music. He did so by keeping his sound tough, even as he added additional rhythmic players and explored enhanced guitar tones (including his trademark watery tremolo). His songwriting was sharp and filled with clever wit that he shared with his worthy foil, maracas player Jerome Green (who penned “Bring It To Jerome”). “Love is Strange” (later a hit for Mickey and Sylvia), “Diddley Daddy,” “Who Do You Love,” “Diddy Wah Diddy,” the absolutely haunting “Mona” that the Rolling Stones brought to a new audience, “Before You Accuse Me,” Diddley had the material at the onset and continued to shine into the early 1960s, just past the reach of this collection. See The Chess Box for a more complete overview, but don’t discount the importance and exceptional quality of these tracks and the extra outtakes.