Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blues/Rock Avalanche

A double Lp from the Chess label circa 1984. A live concert but no information on the sleeve as to where or when. Features such artists as Elias McDaniel (Bo Diddley), Willie Dixon, Lafayette Leake, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker etc.

Wikipedia says of Bo Diddley -

"Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and inventor. He was also known as "The Originator" because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock & roll, influencing a host of acts including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Clash, The Yardbirds, and Eric Clapton. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs. Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar."

Tracks are as follows =

1. I Hear You Knockin' - Elias McDaniel
2. You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover - Willie Dixon
3. Diddley Daddy - Elias McDaniel
4. Early In The Morning - McKinley Morganfield

Blues/Rock Avalanche - Side one

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