In fact, the electric violin player on BO DIDDLEY's 1967 hit "Ooh Baby" was Eddie Drennon.
Eddie was briefly a member of BO DIDDLEY's band in the years 1966-1967, his distinctive violin playing appearing on a couple of BO DIDDLEY singles issued around that time: "Ooh Baby"/"Back To School" (Checker 1158) and "Wrecking My Love Life"/"Boo-Ga-Loo Before You Go" (Checker 1168).
Eddie later went on to front his own band, Eddie Drennon & BBS Unlimited, who had a UK Top 20 pop hit in 1976 with "Let's Do The Latin Hustle".
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Quote: Michael McNamara
I've always wondered about the identity of the fiddle player on "Ooh Baby" (Checker 1158) 1966. It sounds a lot like the stylings of Don "Sugarcane" Harris, the late great Zappa fiddler and of course one half of "Don and Dewey". Can anyone confirm? thanks!