I’m A Man: The Singles As & Bs (1955-1959)
This budget-price compilation is all the Bo Diddley you’ll ever need; 26 tracks of rhythm’n’blues magic.
Considering he created one of the most important and influential sounds, The Bo Diddley Beat, it feels like the man born Ellas McDaniel hasn’t quite got his dues – he created a sound and so many great songs that still have grit and soul oozing from them.
And there was the look too: the box-guitar, the glasses and jacket – he should be a hipster-icon. Play this loud and get your toe-a-tappin’.