Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Bo Did Itdotdotdot
artworkWhat a fun compilation! Six groovy and obscure instros and a bunch of vocals all based on the Bo Diddley beat, which Bo borrowed from the Mississippi folk instrument called the diddley bow. Some of the vocal madness on this LP include Tommy King and the Starlights' "Bop Diddle In The Jungle," Gar Bacon's "Marshall Marshall," and Richard Barrett's "Snake and the Bookworm."
Picks: The Beatle, "Bo" Gumbo, Bo Gator, Drum Diddley, Boom Stix, Bo-Did-It

Track by Track Review

The Beatle dot
Rock (Instrumental)

Trashy studio rock with horns... that great tribal Bo Diddley beat with way too much organ chording.

"Bo" Gumbo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Abstracts surf and twang to that infectious Bo Diddley beat, with reverb splash and great coolness. The melody is from "Bo Diddley." way cool.

Bo Gator dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

One of the more obscure tracks from Bob Vaught and the Renegaids, this strongly Bo Diddley influenced track rocks and pumps! Great sax lines and Bob Vaught's classic grodie guitar.

Drum Diddley dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Dirty sound and a tribal Bo Diddley beat, "Drum Diddley" is a drum solo record with a minimal melody riff. Lots of fire in the performance, and quite primitive.

Boom Stix dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

While this is pretty jammy, the surf guitar over the dry Bo Diddley rhythm and wailin' sax give it quite a bit of primitive charm. Tribal and undulating with emotion. Great stuff!

Bo-Did-It dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an ultra rare live track from the Montereys. Tribal, primitive, and trashy, with the girls screaming and the audio sounding very ambient. High energy, but not melodic.