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.
Follow Me Down collects six songs - all new band compositions - that showcase the band's diverse influences, the driving psychedelic sea-shanty of The Lips of Cleopatra, the big-top swirl and irresistable hooks of Electro Bitch, the girl-group harmonies and Regent Sound Bo Diddley beat of Jezebel and the waltz-time fairy tale of the title track.
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.
He borrows lyrics from Bob Dylan (``Great Divide''), reworks ``Iko Iko'' to a Bo Diddley beat (``Pete & Manny''), and recycles his own ``Every Little Kiss'' (``Resting Place'').
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.
Switch It On is like George Michael caught in a firestorm of rasping harmonica and bizarre Bo Diddley beat, and is definitely a bridge too far.