Celebrating Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, an American guitarist who played a key role in early Rock and Roll. His use of African rhythms and a signature beat, a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone in a number of musical styles.
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I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it. View more posts