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Hey Bo Diddley
Composer: Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)

The Grateful Dead performed part of this song, mixed up with the song Bo Diddley, in 1972. They also performed it with the Neville Brothers in 1986. The song performed by the Grateful Dead with Bo Diddley on March 25, 1972, though listed as Hey Bo Diddley on Dick's Picks 30, was Bo Diddley.

Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann performed the song with Doug Sahm and others on November 23, 1972. Jerry Garcia also performed the song with Howard Wales in 1972. The version of the song on the Jerry Garcia box set All Good Things is a previously unreleased outtake from the 1975 Reflections recording sessions.

First recorded by Bo Diddley on 8th February 1957 at the Beltone Studios in New York during the same session as the first recording of Mona. The two songs were first issued on the same single in 1957. Writing credits are Ellas McDaniel, the real name of Bo Diddley. This often appears incorrectly on recordings and elsewhere as Ellis McDaniels or other variation.



Grateful Dead

info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/23/1972, Grateful Dead, 2011

Jerry Garcia

info All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, 2004

Other recordings

no info Single (Hey Bo Diddley/Love Me Like You Can), Ronnie Hawkins, 1958
no info Movin', Bill Black's Combo, 1962
no info Rrrracket Time, Ronnie Hawkins and Hawks, 1980
no info A Street Car Named De Luxe, Deluxe Blues Band, 1981
no info Solid and Raunchy/Movin', Bill Black Combo, 1988
no info Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Party, Bill Black & Willie Mitchell, 1989
no info Cub Digs Bo, Cub Koda, 1991
no info The Wonderful World Of, Bill Black's Combo, 1997
no info Eat the Pebbles: First Album, Pebbles, 1997
no info Bay Blues Live in Concert, Various Artists (John Hammond, Jr.), 1997
no info Hi Rollin': The Story of Bill Black's Combo (1960-1969), Bill Black's Combo, 1998
no info Bolivian Blues Bar, Alex de Grassi, 1999
no info Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Temptations), 1999
no info Narada Guitar, Vol. 2: The Best of Two Decades, Various Artists (Alex de Grassi), 2000
no info The Wonderful Feeling/Movin', Bill Black's Combo, 2001
no info Hey Bo Diddley: A Tribute!, Various Artists (Charlie Musselwhite), 2002
no info Live, John Hammond, Jr., 2005
no info Live on Air, Bruce Springsteen, 2007
no info Ronnie Rocks, Ronnie Hawkins, 2008
no info Tribute to Bo Diddley, Various Artists (Charlie Musselwhite), 2008

 
Bo Diddley

no info Single (Hey Bo Diddley / Mona), 1957 (Checker 860)
info Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, 1957
info Bo Diddley's A Twister, Bo Diddley, 1962
info Bo Diddley's Beach Party, Bo Diddley, 1963
info 16 All-Time Greatest Hits, Bo Diddley, 1963
no info The Big T. N. T. Show Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1966
info Boss Man, Bo Diddley, 1967
no info Sweet Toronto Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1970
info Got My Own Bag Of Tricks, Bo Diddley, 1972
no info Let The Good Times Roll Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1972
no info Chess Masters, Bo Diddley, 1981
no info His Greatest Sides, Vol. 1, Bo Diddley, 1983
no info Road Runner, Bo Diddley, 1984
info Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, 1986
no info Vintage Music, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1986
no info Live At The Ritz, Ron Wood and Bo Diddley, 1987
info The Chess Box, Bo Diddley, 1990
no info The EP Collection, Bo Diddley, 1991
info The Chess Years, Bo Diddley, 1993
no info Bo Knows Bo, Bo Diddley, 1995
no info Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 8: 1954-1959, Various Artists, 1995
no info Rock & Roll Festival, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1995
no info Hey! Bo Diddley/Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, 1996
info His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection), Bo Diddley, 1997
no info Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s, Various Artists, 1999
no info The Chess Story: 1947-1975, Various Artists, 2000
no info After Hour Blues, Various Artists, 2000
no info Birth of the Blues, Various Artists, 2000
no info The Essential, Bo Diddley, 2001
no info That's Rock and Roll, Various Artists, 2001
info The Story of Bo Diddley: The Very Best of, Bo Diddley, 2006
info I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958, Bo Diddley, 2007
no info The Definitive Collection, Bo Diddley, 2007
info Gold, Bo Diddley, 2008
no info Rock 'N' Roll Legends, Bo Diddley, 2008
no info Joe Strummer's Jukebox, Various Artists, 2008

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