"Road Runner/The Chess Masters 1959-1960" is the title of the second major BO DIDDLEY 2-CD compilation set to be released by Hip-O Select.
Currently Hip-O Select's Featured Release, this CD Edition is limited to 5,000 non-numbered limited edition copies.
This second Hip-O Select volume of BO DIDDLEY's classic Chess recordings stands as a reminder of how endlessly creative and groundbreaking "The Originator" was. The 52-track volume covers all of his 1959 home and Chess studio recordings, plus half of his first 1960 session, and it shows BO DIDDLEY expanding his musical base far and wide, including adding a second guitarist, emphasizing melodies very different than his original blues base and working on a number of intriguing guitar and rhythm-based instrumentals.
There is only one major hit here, the title song, but this volume is a treasure trove of BO DIDDLEY-ized rare gems - 20 previously unreleased songs or alternates - plus many tracks seeing life on CD for the first time in the US (and sometimes anywhere).
The double CD also includes insightful liner notes by BO DIDDLEY biographer/discographer George R. White, plus complete track by track credits.
Hip-O Select is an Internet-only retail site specializing in reissues of hard to find and out of print titles from the Universal Music Group. Selling directly to customers through its website, the label has released close to 200 projects featuring such diverse artists as The Animals, James Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Etta James, Peggy Lee, The Supremes, DJ Shadow, Suzanne Vega and Joe Walsh.
BO DIDDLEY: "Road Runner/The Chess Masters, 1959-1960"
1. Mama Mia
2. Bucket (Take 1) - Previously Unreleased in USA
3. Bucket (Take 2) - Previously Unreleased in USA
4. What Do You Know About Love
5. Lazy Woman (Alternate Take 1) - Previously Unreleased
6. Lazy Woman (Take 3)
7. Come On Baby (Take 2) - Previously Unreleased
8. Come On Baby (Instrumental Run-through Take 3) - Previously Unreleased
9. Come On Baby (Take 4)
10. Nursery Rhyme aka Puttentang
11. Mumblin' Guitar
12. James' Instrumental - Previously Unreleased
13. Silly Willy - Previously Unreleased
14. I Love You So aka The Beat
15. Story Of Bo Diddley aka My Story
16. She's Alright (Unedited Version)
17. She's Alright (Alternate Take) - Previously Unreleased
18. She's Alright (Mindy Lou) (Alternate Take) - Previously Unreleased
19. She's Alright
20. Darling Tell Me - Previously Unreleased
21. Limbo aka Limber (Alternate Take) - Previously Unreleased
22. Limbo aka Limber
23. Gonna Tell It Like It Is - Previously Unreleased
24. Say Man, Back Again (Alternate Take)
25. Say Man, Back Again
26. Jungle - Previously Unreleased
1. Walking (Alternate Take 2) - Previously Unreleased
2. Walking (Alternate Take 4) - Previously Unreleased
3. To Each His Own - Previously Unreleased
4. Run Diddley Daddy
5. Unknown Title Issued As Run Diddley Daddy - Previously Unreleased
6. Road Runner (Alternate Take) - Previously Unreleased
7. Road Runner
8. Spend My Life With You
9. Love You Baby
10. Diddling aka Tash
13. Willie Fell In Love (Version 1) - Previously Unreleased
14. Willie Fell In Love (Version 2 [Take 10]) - Previously Unreleased
15. Look At My Baby
16. Better Watch Yourself
17. Prisoner Of Love (Fast Version)
18. Prisoner Of Love (Slow Version) - Previously Unreleased
19. You Know I Love You So - Previously Unreleased
20. Let Me In (Alternate Version 1) - Previously Unreleased
21. Let Me In (Alternate Version 2) - Previously Unreleased
22. Let Me In
23. Signifying Blues (Unedited)
24. Signifying Blues
25. Deed & Deed I Do (Alternate Take) - Previously Unreleased
26. Deed & Deed I Do