Bo Diddley's first British single release, and his eleventh American. He burst on the R&B music scene in America, in the Spring of 1955, with the incredibly assertive Bo Diddley / I'm A Man, the record was released on the Chess brothers second label, Checker, after which things could never really be the same again. Both tracks were recorded the previous year for his audition, on release they jumped quickly to the number two spot on the R&B charts, and Bo Diddley had arrived, a distinctly new and original talent, who, not only made innovative and hip records, but also had a stylish appearance - all the Mods wanted one of those American, seersucker, chequered jackets - and bags of style when performing on and off stage, added to this was his beautiful, sultry, half sister the 'Duchess' playing rhythm guitar! he couldn't fail. Check her out in her gold lamé jekylls on the cover of the Checker LP 'Bo Diddley & Company, Duchess? she's a princess.
BO AND THE DUCHESS
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