Musician Bo Diddley passed away yesterday at 79. Today on the BPP, musicologist Ned Sublette guided us on an assisted listen of Diddley's music, to help put his contributions in context. We also put together a little audio montage to emphasize Diddley's musical calling card, the Bo Diddley beat. Take a listen to that beat as it echoes through some more modern pop music...
For those of you keeping score at home, that was...
1. "Bo Diddley" - Bo Diddley
2. "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow
3. "Desire" - U2
4. "She's the One" - Bruce Springsteen
5. "Faith" - George Michael
6. "Bo Diddley" - Bo Diddley