Big Bad Bo

Big Bad Bo is the 18th studio album by blues musician Bo Diddley released by the Chess label in 1974.[1][2]

Big Bad Bo
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Studio album by
StudioSound Exchange Studios and A&R Studios in New York City and Toronto Sound Studios, Toronto
GenreRhythm and Blues, Blues
CH 50047
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Bo Diddley chronology
The London Bo Diddley Sessions
Big Bad Bo
The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars with reviewer Bruce Eder stating "Having tried everything else in his search for a new sound, Bo moved into a jazz vein on this record, and the results are not bad, but not they're not really Bo, either. ... For the first time, the Bo Diddley beat appears nowhere on one of his albums".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Bite You" (Tammi McDaniel, Terri Lynn) – 4:20
  2. "He's Got All the Whiskey" (Bobby Charles) – 4:40
  3. "Hit or Miss" (Odetta F. Gordon) – 3:40
  4. "You've Got a Lot of Nerve" (Connie Redmond, Kay McDaniel) – 3:23
  5. "Stop the Pusher" (Kay McDaniel) – 5:15
  6. "Evelee" (Ellas McDaniel) – 6:23
  7. "I've Been Workin'" (Van Morrison) – 4:50



  1. ^ GRT Consolidated Chess/Cadet Album Discography (1971-1975) accessed September 23, 2019
  2. ^ Bo Diddley Discography accessed September 23, 2019
  3. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. Bo Diddley: Big Bad Bo – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 23, 2019.