Bo Diddley beat


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Bo Diddley beat

(ˌbəʊ ˈdɪdlɪ ˈbiːt)
n
(Pop Music) a type of syncopated Black rhythm, frequently used in rock music
[C20: named after Bo Diddley (1929–2008), US rhythm-and-blues performer and songwriter]
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Marie's the Name (His Latest Flame) - to give the track its full title - featured a Bo Diddley beat, and told a tale of romantic betrayal by one Marie.
There's bounty hunting intrigue and real-life rock tragedy (Johnny Ace Is Dead), a masterful reworking of the Bo Diddley beat and the glorious lust-driven ditty Dirty Nightgown.
MIAMI: Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, who banged out hit songs powered by the relentless Bo Diddley beat that influenced rockers from Buddy Holly to U2, died on Monday at the age of 79.
His music can range from the Bo Diddley beat of The Way It Is to the ska-inflected Mellow Down Pussycat.
The "Bo Diddley beat" will be heard Sunday night at the Jungle, 23 W.
The legendary inventor of the Bo Diddley beat said: "I feel like I'm a monument in my own time."
"I feel like I'm a monument in my own time," said the legendary inventor of the Bo Diddley beat.
Ever heard anybody scat through the Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" over a Bo Diddley beat? Rework U2's "Love Is Blindness" into a regretful whisper?
What that means in practice is the swooning, bucolic Beach Boy-isms of opening track Hail Bop and the sterner, questing Bo Diddley beat guitars of Life''s A Beach.
Standout tracks include Martin''s velvet-lined ballad 'Jezebel', the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn 'In Chains' and 'Hole To Fee'', which marries modern electronics to a floor-shaking, bonerattling Bo Diddley beat.
Known as the Originator, Diddley invented the rhythm known as the "Bo Diddley beat." He was a huge influence on the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and countless other bands.
Today Bo Diddley is best known for the "Bo Diddley beat", an insistent rhumba-based rhythm with a hard-edged guitar sound - in his case played on a distinctive rectangular-shaped instrument.