500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Bo Diddley, 'I'm a Man'
Producer: Leonard Chess
Released: June '55, Checker
Did Not Chart
The B side of Diddley's first single was built around a four-note guitar stomp that was a trademark of mid-Fifties Chicago blues. Songwriter Willie Dixon, who supervised the 1955 session, said it was Diddley's sense of rhythm that set him apart from everyone else at Chess: "The drums are speaking, and he'll tell you what the drums are saying."
Appears on: His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (Chess)
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