The news broke this morning that the legendary Bo Diddley has left us. My heart is breaking to have lost this man, this musical genius who brought so much, created and altered music forever; for this man who got so little for his innovations, who was treated so shabbily. I’m not sure I am even using complete sentences right now, I’m so upset.
I am remembering last winter, I was really sick and watching crap TV. According to Jim was on and Bo Diddley guest starred and I was so grateful to have randomly chosen that channel. That show is shit but Bo Diddley elevated it as he did everything. He was always himself, so sure and sharp tongued and just…ack. I could go on and on but I won’t.
I’m trying to upload two songs to go with this tribute post but I’m going to go ahead and publish it now while I listen to a CD of his.
Who do I love? I love you, Mr. McDaniel. Thank you for changing everything.
Videos and mp3s after the jump.
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