Friday, August 31, 2007

Chicago - Surf City

You really do have to marvel at how come some albums get made - who comes up with the concept. As always jumping on the bandwagon of a craze is usually a forlorn hope for any one who tries it. By 1964 Bo Diddley’s best chart days were behind him. He was still recording for Chess Records subsidiary Checker and it was they who in 1961 got Bo to cut an album called 'Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger', which was clearly stretching a point. In 1964 they released 'Surfin’ With Bo Diddley' which is about as bizarre a concept as you can imagine.

1 comment:

r morris said...

This would be a fun brain-teaser--coming up with highly improbable albums.

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