Improving Bo Diddley: His Best AKA The Definitive Collection - Pick 6

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  1. John Fell

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    This is probably the closest single cd Bo Diddley compilation that is the equivalent to Chuck Berry's The Great Twenty-Eight. The old 2 lp set Got My Own Bag Of Tricks was not reissued on cd to my knowledge. The compilation Bo Diddley: His Best aka The Definitive Collection only contains 20 tracks is around 58 minutes long, so there is room to add some extra tracks to make it more comprehensive.

    Which tracks below would you add to improve the compilation? I tried to include other singles and popular tracks by Bo that were covered by other artists.

    Here is the track listing for His Best aka The Definitive Collection.

    Bo Diddley 2:48
    I'm A Man 3:02
    You Don't Love Me 2:54
    Diddley Daddy 2:29
    Pretty Thing 2:52
    Bring It To Jerome 2:30
    I'm Looking For A Woman 2:35
    Who Do You Love 2:31
    Hey! Bo Diddley 2:14
    Mona (a/k/a I Need You Baby) 2:23
    Before You Accuse Me 3:08
    Say Man 3:17
    Dearest Darling 2:54
    Crackin' Up 2:07
    Story Of Bo Diddley 2:54
    Road Runner 2:49
    Pills 2:52
    I Can Tell 4:36
    You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover 3:16
    Ooh Baby 3:49
     
  2. John Fell

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    Tracks that were omitted that charted in the U.S., U.S R&B or U.K. charts are as follows:

    I'm Sorry
    Say Man, Back Again
    Craw-Dad
    Hey, Good Lookin'
     
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    The Essential Bo Diddley replaces Crackin' Up and Ooh Baby with Cops And Robbers and Cadillac. The rest of the tracks are the same.
     
  4. Dylancat

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    Bo's Bounce my No.1 pick.
     
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    Sixteen Tons
     
  6. x2zero

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    Elephant Man
    I Don’t Like You
     
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  7. Someone Is Wrecking My Love Life
    I Don't like You
    Hot Buttered Blues
    Shut Up, Woman
    I've Been Workin'
    I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
     
  8. John Fell

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  9. John Fell

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    Please keep voting.
     
  10. Jimmy B.

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    Bo's Bounce
    500% More Man
    The Greatest Lover In The World
    Diddy Wah Diddy
    Ride On Josephine

    and I chose Here 'Tis as my sixth choice.
     
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  11. Jimmy B.

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    I forgot one - I'm Alright from Bo Diddley's Beach Party! My sixth pick instead of Here 'Tis:
     
  12. John Fell

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    I almost added that one but I forgot until after I posted the thread. I prefer Here 'Tis myself.
     
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  13. beccabear67

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    Chose three but I'd hafta have Gonna Put The Shoes On Willie, Babes In the Woods and Extra (Ben Is Dead).
     
  14. John Fell

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  15. John Fell

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    I really dig this one. The Pretty Things and Quicksilver Messenger Service have covered it.
     
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  17. Laservampire

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    “Gold” is the definitive Diddley best-of for me.
     
  18. YardByrd

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    My fave song by Bo is "The Great Grandfather"
     
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  22. John Fell

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    Let's get some more votes and comments on this one.
     
  23. John Fell

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    The Yardbirds and High Numbers covered this one
     
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  24. John Fell

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    The Rolling Stones used to play this one live.
     
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    Another cool one
     
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