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Offered here is a great signed album from blues & rhythm legend Bo Diddley.
Mr. Diddley has signed on the back in black medium point felt tip, “To Ron, From Bo Diddley, 1973.” He apparently was holding the jacket upside down when he signed it, as the signature appears upside down.
The record is BO DIDDLEY IN THE SPOTLIGHT, Checker LPS 2976, stereo. Originally issued in 1960, this appears to be a later edition – though it can be determined that it was released no later than 1973 since Mr. Diddley has personally noted that date next to his signature.
The jacket is in VG condition, showing minor ringwear and there is some visible remnants of a carefully removed price sticker that was once on the upper right of the front cover. The vinyl is in VG++ condition.
The following is from the All Music Guide:
He only had a few hits in the 1950s and early '60s, but as Bo Diddley sang, "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover." You can't judge an artist by his chart success, either, and Diddley produced greater and more influential music than all but a handful of the best early rockers. The Bo Diddley beat — bomp, ba-bomp-bomp, bomp-bomp — is one of rock & roll's bedrock rhythms, showing up in the work of Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, and even pop-garage knock-offs like the Strangeloves' 1965 hit "I Want Candy." Diddley's hypnotic rhythmic attack and declamatory, boasting vocals stretched back as far as Africa for their roots, and looked as far into the future as rap. His trademark otherworldly vibrating, fuzzy guitar style did much to expand the instrument's power and range. But even more important, Bo's bounce was fun and irresistibly rocking, with a wisecracking, jiving tone that epitomized rock & roll at its most humorously outlandish and freewheeling.
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