Bo Diddley ‎– The Chess Box

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Chess ‎– CHD2-19502
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1955 To 1959
1-01 Bo Diddley (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Lester DavenportMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:43
1-02 I'm A Man (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Lester DavenportMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Henry GrayWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:55
1-03 You Don't Love Me (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Lester DavenportMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:50
1-04 Diddley Daddy (1955)
Backing Vocals – The MoonglowsDrums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Billy Boy ArnoldMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten By – Ellas McDaniel-Harvey FaquaWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel, Harvey Faqua*
2:26
1-05 Pretty Thing (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Billy Boy ArnoldMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Willie Dixon
2:48
1-06 Bring It To Jerome (Alternate Take) (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Billy Boy ArnoldVocals [Co-lead] – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Jerome Green
2:38
1-07 Bring It To Jerome (Master) (1955)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Billy Boy ArnoldVocals [Co-lead] – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Jerome Green
2:27
1-08 Diddy Wah Diddy (1955)
Backing Vocals – The MoonglowsBass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Little Willie Smith*Written By – Ellas McDaniel-Willie DixonWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel, Willie Dixon
2:30
1-09 I'm Looking For A Woman (1955)
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Jody WilliamsWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:30
1-10 Who Do You Love? (1956)
Drums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Unknown ArtistMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:27
1-11 Down Home Special (1956)
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesHarmonica – Billy Boy ArnoldWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:10
1-12 Hey Bo Diddley (1957)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Jody WilliamsMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:09
1-13 Mona (I Need You Baby) (1957)
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Jody WilliamsMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:19
1-14 Say Boss Man (1957)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Jody WilliamsMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:29
1-15 Before You Accuse Me (1957)
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Frank KirklandGuitar – Jody WilliamsMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:03
1-16 Say Man (1958)
Drums – Frank KirklandMaracas, Vocals [Co-lead] – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:10
1-17 Hush Your Mouth (Alternate Take) (1958)
Drums – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:02
1-18 The Clock Strikes Twelve (1958)
Drums – Frank KirklandHarmonica – Unknown ArtistMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakeViolin – Bo DiddleyWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:57
1-19 Dearest Darling (Alternate Take) (1958)
Drums – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:14
1-20 Crackin' Up (1958 Or 1959)
Backing Vocals – The Carnations*Bass [Possibly] – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Possibly] – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:03
1-21 Don't Let It Go (Hold On To What You Got) (1958 Or 1959)
Backing Vocals – The Carnations*Bass [Possibly] – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Possibly] – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:42
1-22 I'm Sorry (1958 Or 1959)
Backing Vocals – The Carnations*Bass [Possibly] – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Possibly] – Otis SpannWritten By – Ellas McDaniel-Harvey Faqua-Alan FreedWritten-By – Alan Freed, Ellas McDaniel, Harvey Faqua*
2:24
1-23 Mumblin' Guitar (1959)
Maracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:47
1-24 The Story Of Bo Diddley (1959)
Drums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:50
1959 To 1969
2-01 She's Alright (1959)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
4:01
2-02 Say Man, Back Again (Alternate Take) (1959)
Drums – Clifton JamesMaracas, Vocals [Co-lead] – Jerome GreenPiano – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
3:01
2-03 Road Runner (1959)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Probably] – Otis SpannWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:46
2-04 Spend My Life With You (1959)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Probably] – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:34
2-05 Cadillac (1960)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenSaxophone [Tenor] – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:44
2-06 Signifying Blues (Extended Version) (1960)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums [Probably] – Clifton JamesMaracas, Vocals [Co-lead] – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
4:25
2-07 Deed And Deed I Do (1960)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Unknown ArtistMaracas – Jerome GreenPiano – Lafayette LeakePiano [Probably] – Clifton JamesWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:19
2-08 You Know I Love You (1960)
Backing Vocals – The FlamingosMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:52
2-09 Look At My Baby (1960)
Maracas – Jerome GreenPiano [Probably] – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:27
2-10 Ride On Josephine (1960)
Drums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:59
2-11 Aztec (1961)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:25
2-12 Back Home (1961)
Backing Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:26
2-13 Pills (1961)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:47
2-14 Untitled Instrumental (1961)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Clifton JamesMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:20
2-15 I Can Tell (1962)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums [Probably] – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Samuel Smith (3)
4:24
2-16 You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover (1962)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums [Probably] – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Willie Dixon
3:12
2-17 Who May Your Lover Be (1962)
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums [Probably] – Frank KirklandMaracas – Jerome GreenWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:51
2-18 The Greatest Lover In The World (1963)
Written By – Terry Vail-Maurice McAllisterWritten-By – Maurice McAlister, Terry Vail
2:39
2-19 500% More Man (1965)
Written By – Ellas McDaniel-T. McMatthewWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel, T. McMatthew
2:52
2-20 Ooh Baby (1966)
Bass – Chester LindsayDrums – Clifton JamesTambourine, Maracas – Cornelia RedmondViolin [Electronic] – Edward Drennon*Written-By – Ellas McDaniel
2:46
2-21 Bo Diddley 1969 (1968)
Written By – Ritchie Cordell-Layng Martine, Jr.Written-By – Layng Martine, Jr.*, Ritchie Cordell
2:35

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Includes a 24 Page Booklet.

Previously Unreleased: 1-06 / 1-17 / 1-19 / 2-02 / 2-04 / 2-06 / 2-08 / 2-09 / 2-14.
Previously Unreleased on Album: 2-21.
Previously Unreleased on U.S. Album: 1-11 / 2-18 / 2-20.

There are 2 different masterings of disc 1: the first version begins with a count-in before "Bo Diddley", the second version omits this count-in.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHD2-19502 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley - The Chess Box(2xCD, Comp + Box) Chess CHD2-19502 US 1990 Sell This Version
MVCM-32041~2, CHD2-19502 Bo Diddley The Chess Box(2xCD, Comp, Mono, RM) MCA Records, Chess MVCM-32041~2, CHD2-19502 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CHC2-19502 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley - The Chess Box(2xCass + Box, Comp) Chess CHC2-19502 US 1990 Sell This Version
CH3-19502 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley - The Chess Box(3xLP, Comp) Chess CH3-19502 US 1990 Sell This Version

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