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I JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE DIDDLEY BOW...


(@blue-jay)
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That was accidental capitals, anyway I am listening to Randy Bachman on Vinyl Tap, and he told us how Bo Diddley derived his name, and his actual rhythm, which was used later by Buddy Holly (for sure), the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, WOW!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diddley_bow

And Randy says that he played with Bo in Toronto, and that Bo's cigar box guitar was heavy with 4 switched effects pedals inside! 8)

He also mentioned something about a one chord song "Hey Bo Diddley". Gawrsh, it's interesting what you can learn here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Bo_Diddley have heard both versions over 40 years but still can't separate the two....

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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(@dogbite)
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cool. I enjoyed the picture of the diddly bow with the single coil pickup in line with the string.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
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(@kent_eh)
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Jay, take a look at this

I bet an ol' guitar maker like you has the parts kicking around to follow Jack's example

By the way, thanks for reminding me to turn on my radio. I try to catch Randy's show whenever I can.

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


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(@blue-jay)
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Thanks guys!

You know (I have the parts, but) I'd have to use another refreshment bottle because I'm all out of those old glass Cokes.

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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(@kc0bbq)
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If you haven't heard Seasick Steve's Diddley Bo song (referenced in that wiki article), it is really cool. Man From Another Time is a pretty cool album all around.


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