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Bo Goes to the Beach in Hip-o Select Reissue

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Hip-o Select, in addition to prepping what they’ve confirmed is the penultimate set of James Brown singles, has got a blues title coming up: a straight reissue of Bo Diddley’s Beach Party, the first live album by guitar legend Bo Diddley.

Recorded over two nights in June of 1963 at a club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Bo Diddley’s Beach Party features nine of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s original songs and an instrumental cover of fellow Chessman Chuck Berry’s “Memphis.” This set makes its first appearance on any format as its own individual set since the album’s initial release, so fans of the man and the genre have a nice rediscovery on their hands here.

Order it over at Select’s Web site and check out the track list below.

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley’s Beach Party (originally released as Checker LP-2988, 1963 – reissued Hip-o Select, 2011)

  1. Memphis
  2. Gunslinger (a/k/a Bo Diddley’s a Gunslinger)
  3. Hey Bo Diddley
  4. Old Smokey
  5. Bo Diddley’s Dog
  6. I’m Alright
  7. Mr. Custer
  8. Bo’s Waltz
  9. What’s Buggin’ You (a/k/a Crackin’ Up)
  10. Road Runner

Written by Mike Duquette

February 16, 2011 at 10:03

Posted in Bo Diddley, News, Reissues

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  1. Bo’s Beach Party was included in the long-out-of-print 10 CD Charly box of Bo’s complete Chess work.


    February 16, 2011 at 10:13

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