Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bo Diddley - "Spring Weekend 1959" (Checker)

That's a record i would like to know more about... I'm no record collector and to tell you the truth i hate record collectors. Most of 'em just buy discs to satisfy their greed and to pomp their-selves to their friends about "that piece of rare vinyl". Anyway, I never knew the existence of this LP. I never found it on my way and probably if i did, i wouldn't have the money to make it mine. It supposed to be a "private pressing", whatever this shit means but i tell you guys, this is a hot smokin' piece of rock n' roll! It has a surprisingly good fidelity for the time it was recorded (rough to the bone!) and the Originator here just kills! I didn't found on the net more things about it. I just made an order n' i can't wait this big fat piece of plastic to come in my hands. It has only seven songs, but the band is at FULL POWER and Bo's vocals came out so distorted and raw like i never heard him before! This was at frat party on Cornell University and i can imagine hearing it, what a blast these lucky bastards at the audience had!  The rip's not mine and probably many of you already downloaded this same zip file from many other blogs but who cares, huh? That's another one! Hear it, dance to it and tell me if yourself is strong enough to resist and not buy this platter! Low bitrate (128Kbps), high energy!
PS: Any information on this is welcome, so if you know more - please comment...

Hey Bo Diddley (6:50)
Four Minutes Of Bo (4:00)
I'm A Man (6:36) 
Night Train (6:00) 
Cha Cha Bo (3:04)
Yankee Doodle (2:09) 
Bo Diddley Says Goodnight (7:37).


  1. This is a totally new one for me. I'm sure it must be a bootleg or some rare foreign pressing but I've never seen it before. Can't wait to hear it.

  2. WoW!
    As A HUGE Bo Diddley fan, I am ecstatic to find this!
    Thank you!

  3. Apparently this is a bootleg reissue of an extremely rare 70's bootleg. This release is still available, I think. I bought my copy from cryptrecords.com, and at least they still list it in the r&b section of their website.

  4. Thanks Flamingo! There are many people who list this as a "semi-official" release and not as a boot. I know, i bought it from Crypt too. Cheers!

  5. BO DIDDLEY Spring Weekend 1959 (2009 US limited edition 7-track LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, capturing The Originator raw and alive at a frat party at Cornell University in the Spring of 1959! Surprisingly good sound [for the time], coupled with the sheer wild exuberance of Bo and his boys, adds up to 36 minutes of classic late 50s rock 'n' roll, delivered in the inimitable [though many have tried!] Diddley style! Sealed picture sleeve).

  6. Thanks for mo Bo, you're the best! Love this place cuz I got an affliction and I thinks they calls it the boogie disease! Thanks again baaaaby-drwatts

  7. My father was a Sigma Pi in 1959 and attended this show. We also have a copy of the original pressing. One of his fraternity brothers was a big music fan and also on the lacrosse team. He discovered Bo on a lacrosse trip in the south and organized the show in Ithaca. Apparently it had to be held in a Veterans Hall because it was too big for any fraternity house. Hope that helps.

  8. I also have video footage of this. My grandpa was a Sigma Pi member and the party planning chair at the time. I just got his original pressing and played it yesterday. Very cool. I don't remember if it was Bo Diddley or another band but my grandpa told me no hotels would allow black people to stay there so they had to stay with a French TA or professor who one of the frat brothers was dating.

  9. I have video footage of this as well. My grandpa was the Sigma Pi party planning chair. I also have a copy of the original pressing. I'm not sure if it was Bo Diddley or another band, but he told me no hotels would allow black people so the band stayed at a French professor (or maybe teaching assistant's) house who one of the frat brothers was dating.

  10. I would love to know who has the original tape for this.