Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger

Greatly Appreciated

Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger  is the fifth studio album by American rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley released in December 1960 by Checker Records.  The album title comes from the album’s first track called “Gunslinger”, and the cover art has Bo Diddley dressed in Western-style clothing.  The songs for Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger were recorded from October 1959 to February 1960.  Several tracks of interest are “Sixteen Tons” which Bo was supposed to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, the title track, and “Diddling” (an instrumental between guitar and saxophone).  (More from Wikipedia)



The name of the Crawdaddy Club is taken from a song by Bo Diddley called “Doing the Craw-Daddy”; the Rolling Stones regularly included this song in their set while performing at the club.  The song is taken from Bo’s fifth album, having the unusual name of Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger; the cover shows the man decked out in Western wear with a black ten-gallon hat and an electric guitar at his feet. 


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