Bo Diddley in the Spotlight

Bo Diddley within the Highlight is the fourth album by rhythm and blues musician Bo Diddley, recorded in 1959-60 and launched on the Checker label.[1][2] The album comprises the hit single “Street Runner”.

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AllMusic [3]
The Encyclopedia of In style Music [4]
MusicHound Rock: The Important Album Information [5]
The Rolling Stone Album Information [6]

AllMusic’s Bruce Eder wrote that “there are surprises from these 1960-vintage recordings … that make this document greater than worthwhile.”[3]

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All tracks by Ellas McDaniel

  1. “Street Runner” – 2:45
  2. “Story of Bo Diddley” – 2:42
  3. “Scuttle Bug” – 2:20
  4. “Signifying Blues” – 2:31
  5. “Let Me In” – 1:52
  6. “Limber” – 2:26
  7. “Love Me” – 2:20
  8. “Craw-Dad” – 2:25
  9. “Walkin’ and Talkin'” – 2:38
  10. “Travellin’ West” – 1:44
  11. “Deed and Deed I Do” – 2:15
  12. “Stay My Life” – 2:35

Personnel

  • Bo Diddley – vocals, guitar
  • Peggy Jones – guitar, background vocals
  • Jody Williams – guitar
  • Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann – piano
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Clifton James, Frank Kirkland – drums
  • Jerome Inexperienced – maracas, backing vocals
  • Gene Barge – tenor saxophone
  • Billy Boy Arnold – harmonica


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