SFC Spotlight: Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger

Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger, call no. FC-4503, definitely ranks high on at our list of all time greatest album covers.  Diddley looks fast and dangerous, and the music fits the bill.  Did you know Bo Diddley is a gunslinger? Just listen to the title track and there will be no doubt.

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For more Bo Diddley, we thought readers might enjoy a brief interview conducted by Eddie Weiss, a lifelong East coast radio announcer, perhaps best known for his programming of Beach music under the DJ handle “Charlie Brown.”  Throughout the 1950s, Weiss and fellow DJ Ronny King interviewed recording stars for their Tidewater, Virginia radio programs “WAVY’s Your Show,” and “Tidewater Teen Time” any chance they could get-from Bobby Darin, Clyde McPhatter, and Ahmad Jamal, to Carl Perkins, Marty Robbins and Frankie Lymon.  Luckily, one afternoon Bo Diddley stopped by and explained the spiritual roots of his music. Not sanctified necessarily, but spiritual.  We hear you Bo.  

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