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Bob Seger — Bo Diddley
Album: Smokin' O.P's
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Released: 1972
Length: 6:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard
Mama gonna buy you a mockingbird
If that mockingbird don't sing
She gonna buy you a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
Baby gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see
He gonna have to come an talk to me

Said hey Bo Diddley
Hey now Bo Diddley
Hey Bo Diddley

I walked 47 miles of barbed wire
Use a cobra snake for a necktie
Got a brand new house on the roadside child
Made out of rattlesnake hide
Brand new chimney on top
Made out of human skulls
Come and take a little walk with me Arlene
Tell me who do you love
Who do you love
Who do you love
Who do you love

Arlene took me by my hand
Said cool it Robert you know your my man
Who do you love
Who do you love
Who do you love

Night was dark the sky was blue
Down the alley we was swingin' through

Lord I heard just what I seen
Who do you love
Who do you love
Who do you love
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Man oh man the memories. I think Bob Seeger showed up at every concert I saw in St Louis back in the day (70’s) and he was ALWAYS on it! This... takes me back! I can smell the illicit smoke and spilled booze -lovin it all over again...
I walked forty seven miles of barbed wire.
I got a cobra snake for a necktie.
Got a brand house by the roadside made out of rattlesnake hide.


Yeah, that's me, baby.
Sweet
Whooaa, this groovemonster blew me away. Never heard this one before, shame on me! Have to get the vinyl immediately.
Met the Bob a long while ago as he cooked & served pancakes at a parent/child function at my kid’s school. Cool dude. He rocked pancakes, too, without smokin’ them.
And here I thought House Behind a House was his best jam...wrong.
Nice version, but doesn't come close to Ronnie Hawkins doing it in the 60s. For those who don't know him, Ronnie was a mentor to The Band in Toronto when they were called The Hawks.
 thewiseking wrote:
Saw Bo Diddley shortly before he died. Must have been in his late 70s. Even at that age he blew this away by a mile.
 
I don't doubt that but this one still rocks.
Saw Bo Diddley shortly before he died. Must have been in his late 70s. Even at that age he blew this away by a mile.
 lizardking wrote:

My lovely wife has seen him and the Silver Bullet band, which she said was like two full bands and they ROCKED.  I almost got us tickets and then he had to cancel due to throat cancer and all....not sure if he's still rocking at 74 y/o though I'd jump at the chance still....this is at least an 8, nearly a 9, Long Live RP!!
 
I got this rockin-tune on the drive home last Friday, and boy it's a real great one cranked at 11...giving it the ol'+1 to 9...Long Live RP!!
ciao ragazzi, 
questa radio mi piace moltissimo!
Elisa from Italy
Smokin'!
easy 8 for ala DP type organ sound
 argexpat wrote:
Seger could've easily fronted AC/DC, amarite??
 
Not sure, but I'd love to have seen an extended audition!
Bob Seeger in Hochform, das rockt auch noch Jahrzehnte später.
Grüße  aus Bayern an alle da draußen
 argexpat wrote:
Seger could've easily fronted AC/DC, amarite??
 

no argument here
he has one hell of a voice
Easily my favorite tune that Bob Seger does!! This is rockin'! 
This. Can. Play Again...
 stretcher wrote:
Love this, even though never really dig Seger.  Fantastic tune here though - whoa.
 
My lovely wife has seen him and the Silver Bullet band, which she said was like two full bands and they ROCKED.  I almost got us tickets and then he had to cancel due to throat cancer and all....not sure if he's still rocking at 74 y/o though I'd jump at the chance still....this is at least an 8, nearly a 9, Long Live RP!!
 Pearhead wrote:
The original 'garage' version! This is raw Seger. Much better than the Live Bullet cut. One of the best fusions of Rock and funk that's ever passed through my auditory canals. This one makes me start pigeon neckin'. :D P.S. You will do this song injustice unless you take it to 11.
 
Cheers ... this song got me pigeon neckin too!!!  
Love this, even though never really dig Seger.  Fantastic tune here though - whoa.
I had a strong urge to get up and dance during the instrumental part! GROOOOOOOVY!!!!
Seger could've easily fronted AC/DC, amarite??
Bob Seger does a great job covering Bo Diddley, he's a rocker.
Wouldn't mind RP playing some other Seger greats like Come To Papa, Fire Down Below and Sunspot Baby ....  
Damn is this a bop.
In the unlikely event that anyone cares:  The album title refers to smoking other people's cigarettes rather than buying your own.  Since he covers other people's songs it made sense for this album.
I did NOT know this was 'Bo Diddley'... :-s
Okay, so maybe he does deserve to be in the R&R Hall O'Fame after all. Generally, Seger bugs me to mute-ville. So far I have not invoked the power of the button, and we're to the synth solo already.
Pearhead wrote:
The original 'garage' version! This is raw Seger. Much better than the Live Bullet cut. This sounds alot like the Live Bullet cut... altho it's been a real long time since I heard it. Either way, great to hear this on RP.
Mr. Seger, you profess to "love that old time rock and roll" - Could you please demonstrate? Oh, I see you already did. Thank you.
Geed wrote:
Never heard this before. Shit, great tune.
Ahhh, yea. That pretty much kicked ass, and I'm not saying that because I'm from Bobs hometown... I could care less about most all of his music anymore.
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Thanks, just before lunch on a Friday. Ya gotta go and make it hard for me to wanna come back to work, don't cha' ?
Cool jam! Wish I was playing...
omigod...Bob Seger? whodathunkit? i like it!
Bob has one of *the* most distinctive voices in rock. I like the funk and blues of this track - so much a relief from the Like a Rock" truck commercials.
Wow - I had no idea..... major groovage! :guitarist:
Bob Seger always reminds me of growing up in Michigan. It was pretty easy to take him for granted then, he was everywhere on the radio. I've been building my Seger collection on CD, it's great to be rediscovering him. Glad to hear him on RP! Great work Bill!
Pearhead wrote:
Damn! Did it really take 2 years since upload for this to get airtime? The beavers are way too busy....but cool that it finally found a slot. :bounce: You are a stellar salesman Rebecca Sorry Mot...... reckin' that's what I get for not reviewing my uploads and you for nitting on a "raw" cut. (see below). Nonetheless....it seems to have made the grade. :rolleyes: Funnier still is that the album title "smoked" the Amazon buy link. Iffin' you want this one folks.......head over to e-bay. :lol:
And just as I thought, the Smokin' icon is for Humble Pie. Not Seeger, but real good anyway.
Mot wrote:
This recording is pretty rough. Keeps fading in and out especially in the left channel. I can't say I'm anywhere near as impressed with Bob as I used to be. He doesn't seem to age well. I do think that he has some more sophisticated stuff that would work better on RP, though.
Damn! Did it really take 2 years since upload for this to get airtime? The beavers are way too busy....but cool that it finally found a slot. :bounce: You are a stellar salesman Rebecca Sorry Mot...... reckin' that's what I get for not reviewing my uploads and you for nitting on a "raw" cut. (see below). Nonetheless....it seems to have made the grade. :rolleyes: Funnier still is that the album title "smoked" the Amazon buy link. Iffin' you want this one folks.......head over to e-bay. :lol:
If there's Bob Seger that sounds like this, why do radio stations only play that other stuff?
This recording is pretty rough. Keeps fading in and out especially in the left channel. I can't say I'm anywhere near as impressed with Bob as I used to be. He doesn't seem to age well. I do think that he has some more sophisticated stuff that would work better on RP, though.
Never heard this before. Shit, great tune.
Excellent choice. Bob Seger's catalog is way unerappreciated and overlooked. Also try "If I Were a Carpenter" from this same Lp. Does RP have a copy of Back in '72 in the archives? Some of that would be welcome!!
The original 'garage' version! This is raw Seger. Much better than the Live Bullet cut. One of the best fusions of Rock and funk that's ever passed through my auditory canals. This one makes me start pigeon neckin'. :D P.S. You will do this song injustice unless you take it to 11.