Archive for June 5th, 2008

5th June
written by Matt The Cat
Bo Diddley

1928 – 2008

This week Harlem pays respect to the true originator of rock n’ roll, Bo Diddley. When Ellas McDaniel burst on the scene as Bo Diddley in 1955, he took the entire world by surprise. No one looked or sounded like that in the mid 1950s. Matt The Cat tells Bo’s story and plays some Diddley classics you’ve never heard before, such as the original “Love Is Strange”, which was written and originally recorded by Bo (a year before Mickey & Sylvia would have a #1 hit with it). Let’s remember Bo for what he was; a creator, a trailblazer and a man who wasn’t afraid to be himself and sound different. We get behind the beat, this week on Harlem.

Harlem Airs on The 50s on 5:
Monday, 6/9 @ 1pm ET
Tuesday, 6/10 @ 9pm PT – Midnight ET
Friday, 6/13 @ 6pm ET
Sunday 6/15 @ 11am ET

-Matt The Cat