Bo Diddley - Have Guitar, Will Travel (1960)

Bo Diddley was a highly influential American R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist, who played a key role in the laying the foundations of rock & roll.

With the start of the 60s, Bo Diddley's brief run of hits on the R&B chart was pretty much over. However he soldiered on, releasing his third album. Have Guitar, Will Travel was another exploration of his own idiosyncratic brand of prmitive, guitar-driven rock & roll. The only charting single to be taken from the album was "Say Man, Back Again", a follow-up to his recent novelty hit "Say Man" - it reached #23 on the R&B chart. However elsewhere the album did feature such Bo Diddley classics as "Cops And Robbers", "Run Diddley Daddy" and "Mona (I Need You Baby)". The musicians backing him included his regular band-mates Jerome Green, Jody Williams and Peggy Jones alongside Chess Records veterans such as bassist Willie Dixon and pianist Lafayette Leake.
The album is also noticeable for being his first to feature entertaining cover art, something he soon became known for.

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