Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley Together on “Two Great Guitars”

Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley Together on “Two Great Guitars”

These two musicians need no introduction. They made both fame at Checker / Chess records and scored multiple hits in the 50s and 60s. Two Great Guitars: Bo  Diddley / Chuck Berry is a very nice studio album by labelmates Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, which was released in August 1964.

Blues & Rock n Roll Session

Chesss Records  made it a sort of tradition to let the stars of the label work together. Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Howlin’ Wolf Would release a few years  later in 1968 their  album “Super Super Blues Band” which contain some grooving blues songs like “Wrecking My Love”.  A year before Bo had recorded an album alongside Muddy and Little Walter called “Super Blues”

In the video above this article you see Chuck and Bo perform live in 1973. This video shows some of the finest entertainment around. The two, each with their own signature style jam around and deliver some fine guitar soloing. This song is not part of the album Two Great Guitars it gives a hell of an impression. But above all check out the Choreography!

Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley – Bo’s Beat (Mono mix)

Blues collaborations for Chess Records

This album was released on Chess Record, and the whole album will make a man happy, but listen in particular to “LiverPool Drive” and “FireBall”. Both Songs contain hard and fast blues guitar, rhythmic and grooving. Other songs absolutely worth listening are “Bo’s Beat” and “Chuck’s Beat” where the main musicians of this album let us see how they roll in a ten and fourteen minute performance..

Photo Credit: By Universal Attractions (management) (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Liverpool Drive – Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley Fireball


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