Spain "Bo Diddley Night" Love Song Los Angeles, CA 4 Oct 2016 With Justin Burrill

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Spain's "Bo Diddley Night" recorded live at the Love Song, Los Angeles, 4 October 2016.

Set One:
Bo Diddley
Diddy Wah Diddy
Before You Accuse Me
I’m A Man

Set Two:
World Of Blue (In A Bo Diddley Style)
You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care)

Edirol R09 (internal mics, 16bit/44k)

Bo Diddley was born on December 30, 1928. He’s one of the most important originators of American popular music, if not the most important. I hear his guitar playing every day, no matter where I go or who I see.

On October 4, 2016, Spain organized a “Bo Diddley Night” at our residency at a little bar in Downtown L.A. named after a T.S. Eliot poem: The Love Song. In this edition, along with myself on bass and vocals, Kenny Lyon on guitar, and Danny Frankel on drums, we were joined by special guest Justin Burrill on guitar and harmonica. Justin is a L.A. music icon known for his work with the Wild Stares and Steve Gregoropoulos’ W.A.C.O. (See our August 23, 2016 Love Song recording: spaintheband.bandcamp.com/album/spain-love-song-los-angeles-ca-23-august-2016-with-justin-burrill-and-steve-gregoropoulos )

Pizza was purchased and drinks were downed. A celebratory mood was hanging over the bar, like a drunk over a bar stool. Present were the Gaylord contingent. David Brown of the band Brazzaville made an appearance in the audience.

We played versions of several Bo Diddley songs, as well as a Spain song played in the style of Bo Diddley. I’m not sure if we were successful in conjuring Bo’s spirit, but we certainly had fun trying!

Josh Haden, 14 Feb. 2020

The Gaylord: www.thegaylordapartments.com
Brazzaville: www.brazzavilleband.com
The Love Song: www.spacelandpresents.com/info/the-love-song-bar/
Bo: www.bodiddley.com

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released February 15, 2020

Josh Haden - Bass, Vocals
Kenny Lyon - Guitar
Justin Burrill - Guitar
Danny Frankel - Drums

Live Sound by Ryan Qualls
Recording by Josh Haden

All songs written by Bo Diddley except 2 written by Willie Dixon & Bo Diddley, 5 by Josh Haden, 6 by Willie Cobbs. 5 is published by Angel Heurtebise.

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Founded in 1993 by Josh Haden, Spain is a band from Los Angeles, CA. They've released seven studio albums over the past 25 years, the first being 1995's Blue Moods Of Spain, available from Warner Bros., the most recent being 2018's [spain mandala brush], available from Dangerbird Records (North America) and Glitterhouse Records (Europe). ... more

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Track Name: Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley bought his babe a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
He gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see
He'd better not take the ring from me

Bo Diddley caught a nanny goat
To make his pretty baby a Sunday coat
Bo Diddley caught a bear cat
To make his pretty baby a Sunday hat

Mojo come to my house, ya black cat bone
Take my baby away from home
Ugly ask Mojo, where has he been?
Up your house, and gone again

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard?
My pretty baby said she wasn't for it
Track Name: Diddy Wah Diddy
I got a girl down in Diddy Wah Diddy
(Diddy Wah)
Isn't no town an it isn't no city
(Diddy Wah)
She loves her man, just is a pity
Crazy about my girl in Diddy Wah Diddy
(Diddy Wah)
This little girl is sweet as she could be
(Diddy Wah)
I know she's in love with me
(Diddy Wah)
A lovely face, she's so pretty
(Diddy Wah)
But she's still way down in Diddy Wah Diddy

(Diddy Wah, Diddy Wah, Diddy)[x3]
Isn't no town, an it isn't no city
But oh, how they love in Diddy Wah Diddy
(Diddy Wah)[x3]

(Diddy Wah)
She kissed me all the time
(Diddy Wah)
She goning to turn me out of my mind
(Diddy Wah)
Anything, she says she's ready
(Diddy Wah)
Run right back to Diddy Wah Diddy

(Diddy Wah)[x4]
Isn't no town, isn't no city
Lord, how they love in Diddy Wah Diddy
(Diddy Wah)[x2]
Track Name: Before You Accuse Me
Before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
You say I been spending my money on other women
But you been runnin' around with somebody else

I called your mama
'Bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama
'Bout three or four nights ago
Well, your mother said, son
Don't call my daughter no more

Before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
Well now, you say I been runnin' around
But you got somebody else

Come on back home, baby
Try my love one more time
Come on back home, baby
Try my love one more time
Well now you've been gone away so long
I'm gonna lose my mind

Before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
Well, before you accuse me
Take a look at yourself
Well now, you say I been buyin' other women clothes
You been takin money from somebody else
Track Name: I'm A Man
Now when I was a little boy
At the age of five
I had somethin' in my pocket
Keep a lot of folks alive

Now I'm a man
Made twenty-one
You know baby
We can have a lot of fun

I'm a man
I spell m-a-n, man

All you pretty women
Stand in line
I can make love to you baby
In an hour's time

I'm a man
I spell m-a-n, man

I goin' back down
To kansas to
Bring back the second cousin
Little john the conqueroo

I'm a man
I spell m-a-n, man

The line I shoot
Will never miss
The way I make love to 'em
They can't resist

I'm a man
I spell m-a-n, man
Track Name: World Of Blue (In A Bo Diddley Style)
Blue is such a cold shelter
Blue is such a cold shelter

Blue is the color of the sky
Blue is the color of her eyes
Blue is the color of the mountains
Blue is the color of the sea

Blue is such a cold shelter
Blue is such a cold shelter
Track Name: You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
You don't love me
You don't care
You don't want me
Hanging round here
Hanging round here, hanging round here

Well, I love you
Yes, I do
Isn't nothing in the world
Woudn't do for you
I wouldn't do for you, wouldn't do for you, I wouldn't do for you

Yes, I saw you
On the street
Tell you man
You didn't love me, you didn't love me[x2]

Yes, I need you
Yes, I do
You know, pretty mama
What I'll try for you, what I'll try for you
What I'll try for you