Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley’s A Twister


TJR says:

Not in my collection.

The Pro review:

A lot of the material on this record was rushed out in half-finished form, in order to get an album out that cashed in on the "twist" craze of early 1962. There may well have been words intended to the opening track, "Detour," which came out of the 1961 session featuring Peggy "Lady Bo" Jones that produced the excellent "Pills" and the rather perfunctory reading of Willie Dixon’s "My Babe," and some lackluster earlier instrumental material, "Shank" and "The Twister." This record also included "Here ’Tis," the soulful Bo original that would serve the Eric Clapton-era Yardbirds in very good stead on stage (Bo’s version blows theirs completely away) as well as the classics "Road Runner" and "Who Do You Love." In all, it isn’t half-bad for an album that nobody intended as such, though most of the best (except "Here ’Tis") has been included on various hits compilations.

2.5 / 5
Bruce Eder
AllMusic

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The complete “A-list” discography of Bo Diddley:

Bo Diddley 【1958】 (1958) Go Bo Diddley (1959) Have Guitar Will Travel (1960) Bo Diddley in the Spotlight (1960) Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger (1960) Bo Diddley is a Lover (1961) Bo Diddley’s A Twister (1962) Bo Diddley 【1962】 (1962) Bo Diddley and Company (1963) Surfin’ with Bo Diddley (1963) Two Great Guitars (1964) Hey Good Lookin’ (1965) 500% More Man (1965) The Black Gladiator (1970) Another Dimension (1971) Where It All Began (1972) The London Bo Diddley Sessions (1973) Big Bad Bo (1974) Ain’t It Good to be Free (1983) Breakin’ Through The BS (1989) This Should Not Be (1993) Promises (1994) A Man Amongst Men (1996) Moochas Gracias (2002)

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