Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator

    Cadet
    • Reissue LP CHCK3013£12.99
      Out of stock
    • CD FDR600£13.99
      Out of stock
    • Bo Diddley – Black Soul
    • Bo Diddley – I've Got A Feeling
    • 1. Elephant Man
    • 2. You, Bo Diddley
    • 3. Black Soul
    • 4. Power House
    • 5. If The Bible's Right
    • 6. I've Got A Feeling
    • 7. Shut up Woman
    • 8. Hot Buttered Blues
    • 9. Funky Fly
    • 10. I Don't Like You

    On his 1970 album 'The Black Gladiator', Bo Diddley turns his trademark style on its head and ventures into the unknown with a swaggering psychedelic funk sound a la such Cadet / Chess classics as 'Electric Mud' and 'This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album'.  Remastered here on CD from the original master tapes with new liner notes by Scott Schnider.

    Other Releases by Bo Diddley

    Bo DiddleyBig Bad BoGet On Down / Chess
    Early seventies heavy funky blues from the legendary Bo Diddley! Features the ultimate breaks and beats, heavily-sampled cover of Odetta's 'Hit Or Miss'...
    • Bo Diddley – Bite You
    • Bo Diddley – Hit or Miss
    • Reissue LP£11.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • CD£11.99
      Out of stock
    Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began (1972)Cadet
    Super-rare heavy funk album from Bo
    • Bo Diddley – Bad Trip

    Other Releases on Cadet

    Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp (1969)Cadet
    One of Dorothy Ashby's hardest records to find! Classic 1969 release produced by the legendary Richard Evans for Chess Records. Nice Brazilian cuts such...
      The DellsThe Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke's Greatest Hits (1972)Cadet
      Produced by Charles Stepney on Cadet with Phil Upchurch and members of The Pharoahs on backing...what higher recommendation do you need?!
        • Original LP£20.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl in shrink
          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Ray BryantQuizas, Quizas, Quizas/After Hours (1969)Cadet
        Groovy Jazz instrumental produced by the great Richard Evans Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
        • Ray Bryant – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
        • Original 7"£7.99
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Chess Records unplayed USA 45
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Ramsey LewisGoin' Latin (1966)Cadet
        Killer Ramsey Lewis a la latin, arranged by Richard Evans on Chess/Cadet.
        • Ramsey Lewis – Blue Bongo
        • Original LP£12.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl in shrink
          100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Soulful StringsListen Here (1968)Cadet
        Funky Richard Evans production! Mint unplayed USA 45 original.
        • Soulful Strings – Listen Here
        The DellsLearning To Love You Was Easy (It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You)Cadet
        • The Dells – Learning To Love You Was Easy (It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You)
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed USA original 45
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Shades Of BrownHo Hum World / Little Girl (1969)Cadet
        Charles Stepney production
        • Shades Of Brown – Ho Hum World
        • Original 7"£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Ramsey LewisSolid Ivory (1974)Cadet
          • Original LP£12.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA LP Vinyl
            100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money
            In stockAdd to Bag
          The DellsBelieve Me/ Oh What A Night (1969)Cadet
          Wicked stormin' 60s Soul tune Arr by Charles Stepney. MINT UNPLAYED ORIG 45
          • The Dells – Believe Me
          Don PattersonGoin Down Home (1963)Cadet
          CHESS Records original USA copy organ trio soul jazz, 1963. RARE.
            • Original LP£30.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA vinyl, First and only pressing, Cadet Records.
              100% guaranteed original vinyl
              In stockAdd to Bag
            The Ramsey Lewis Trio Hang On Ramsey! (1965)Cadet
            Ramsey, Eldee Young and Red Holt in the zone on this mid-sixties Cadet album.
              • Original LP£9.99
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA Vinyl

                100% Guarantee on all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!​
                In stockAdd to Bag
              The Ramsey Lewis TrioAnother Voyage (1969)Cadet
              Amazing, super-funky album supervised by Charles Stepney with the classic trio line-up of bassist Cleveland Eaton and EWF's Maurice White on drums! Includes...
              • The Ramsey Lewis Trio – If You've Got It, Flaunt It (Part 1)
              • The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Do What You Wanna
              • The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Bold And Black
              • The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Uhuru
              The DellsI Want My MommaCadet
              Funky Dells!
              • The Dells – I Want My Momma
              Jack McDuffThe Heatin' System (1972)Cadet
              This record is KILLER. Very rare, hardcore funk jazz!!
                The DellsHallways Of My Mind (1969)Cadet
                Quality soul! Arranged by the great Charles Stepney, Chess Records (1969) Mint unplayed original USA 45
                • The Dells – Hallways Of My Mind
                Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love (1973)Cadet
                Definitive collaboration between Terry Callier and Charles Stepney for Cadet. Features "Dancing Girl" and "You Goin Miss Your Candyman"
                  • LP (180 gram)£22.99
                    Out of stock
                  • LP£13.99
                    Out of stock
                  • CD£7.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began (1972)Cadet
                  Super-rare heavy funk album from Bo
                  • Bo Diddley – Bad Trip

                  People also bought

                  Deutsche Elektronische MusikExperimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83Soul Jazz Records
                  AVAILABLE AGAIN! Soul Jazz Records new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first “Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock...
                  • Can – Aspectacle
                  • Between – Devotion
                  • Harmonia – Dino
                  • Gila – This Morning
                  • Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo
                  • Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes
                  • E.M.A.K – Filmmusik
                  • Popol Vuh – Morgengruss
                  • Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
                  • La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
                  • Harmonia – Veterano
                  • Faust – It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
                  • Neu! – Hallo Gallo
                  • Cluster – Heisse Lippen
                  • Ibliss – Hi Life
                  • Dieter Moebius – Hasenheide
                  • Amon Duul II – Fly United
                  • Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1
                  • Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream
                  • Tangerine Dream – No Man's Land
                  • Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
                  • Roedelius – Geradewohl
                  • Can – I Want More
                  • Deuter – Soham
                  Crosby, Stills, Nash and YoungSo Far (1974)Atlantic
                  Deep, moody west coast grooviness.
                    • CD£7.99
                      Out of stock
                    • Original LP£10.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG-Original = Original UK Vinyl, sleeve has wear

                      100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                      Out of stock
                    Doug CarnInfant EyesBlack Jazz
                    MONSTER deep jazz with vocals from Jean Carn. Recommended.
                    • Doug Carn – Little Bs Poem
                    • Doug Carn – Acknowledgement
                    • Reissue LP£12.99
                      Out of stock
                    • CD£11.99
                      Out of stock
                    Howlin WolfThe Howlin Wolf AlbumGet On Down
                    Reissue of seminal Chicago blues album from the legendary Howlin' Wolf originally on Cadet in 1969! Released on Cadet Records, a subsidiary of legendary...
                    • Howlin Wolf – spoonful
                    • Howlin Wolf – tail dragger
                    • Howlin Wolf – smokestack lightning
                    • Howlin Wolf – evil
                    • Howlin Wolf – down in the bottom
                    Al ReedShake 'Em UpTramp
                    Two monster R&B tracks arranged by legendary New Orleans producer Wardell Quezerque, propely reissured for the first time. Al Reed recorded a handful...
                    • Al Reed – 99 44/100 Pure Love
                    • Al Reed – shake 'Em up
                    • 7"£6.99
                      Out of stock
                    Captain BeefheartAbba ZabaMasters
                    Re-issue from 1988 of twisted pre-punk rock genius.
                    • Captain Beefheart – electricity
                    • Captain Beefheart – 25th Century Quaker
                    • Reissue LP£8.99
                      Out of stock
                    The Funk BrothersThe Best of The Funk Brothers: The Millennium CollectionMotown
                    LEGENDARY Motown's  in-house band of unbelievably talented and hip musicians.
                      • CD£9.99
                        Out of stock
                      Bo DiddleyBig Bad BoGet On Down / Chess
                      Early seventies heavy funky blues from the legendary Bo Diddley! Features the ultimate breaks and beats, heavily-sampled cover of Odetta's 'Hit Or Miss'...
                      • Bo Diddley – Bite You
                      • Bo Diddley – Hit or Miss
                      • Reissue LP£11.99
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      • CD£11.99
                        Out of stock
                      The ResidentsMeet The Residents (1974)MVD Audio
                      The Residents' classic debut originally released on Ralph Records in 1974. The whole, bizarre Residents trip started here (at least officially)! Mixing...
                        • 2×CD£13.99
                          Out of stock
                        • New LP £17.99
                          Out of stock
                        Terry ReidRiverWater
                        Classic 1973 Southern boogie album reissued! The best Southern rock/boogie ever recorded by a Scotsman! Recommended!
                          • CD£12.99
                            Out of stock
                          Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr22a00122a
                          South London's Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious head up the debut 12" on 22a. A strong Detroit influence on these tracks. Owning four tracks a piece --  lofi...
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – The way u are
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – freaky (interlude)
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – only love
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – oucho!
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – me mellow
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – drum sounds pt.II
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – tomorrow's edit
                          • Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr – much love
                          • 12"£11.99
                            Out of stock
                          DroidsStar PeaceDroids
                          Seminal French Space Synth From Droids - The 70s Daft Punk! The Droids beamed down to planet Earth in the year 1978. The brainchild of Yves Hayet, they...
                          • Droids – (do you have) the force part 1
                          • Droids – interspace
                          • Droids – be happy part 1
                          • Original LP£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: NM-Sleeve condition: NM-Original Venezuelan LP Vinyl. Thick sleeve, unplayed original, mint sealed opened once
                            100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                            Out of stock
                          The Candies / Minako YoshidaSono Ki Ni Sassenaide (Skebs Nip & Tuck) / Tornado (Skebs Nip & Tuck)Last Records
                          Ace Sukebe re-jigs of the idoru trio's 1975 proto-disco barnstormer — sounds like Althea and Donna doing Labelle in Japanese — and Minako Yoshida's...
                          • The Candies – Sono Ki Ni Sassenaide (Skebs Nip & Tuck)
                          • Minako Yoshida – Tornado (Skebs Nip & Tuck)
                          • 12"£9.99
                            Out of stock
                          The Funky 16 CornersVarious ArtistsStones Throw
                          Excellent funk album from the Stones Throw camp.
                          • – Intro
                          • Ernie And The Top Notes – Dap Walk
                          • James Reese and The Progressions – Let's Go (It's Summer Time)
                          • Bad Medicine – Trespasser
                          • 2×LP£18.99
                            Out of stock
                          Soul of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black PowerUnderground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots of Rap 1964-79Soul Jazz Records
                          This album coincides with the massive new exhibition Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern, London. Watch Channel 4 news piece...
                          • Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                          • Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                          • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
                          • Philip Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X
                          • Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
                          • Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
                          • Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – Desert Fairy Princess
                          • David McKnight – Strong Men
                          • Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
                          • Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms
                          • Doug Carn – Suratal Ihklas
                          • Duke Edwards and The Young Ones – Is It Too Late ?
                          • Carlos Garnett – Mother Of The Future
                          • 1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
                          • 2. Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush
                          • 3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Red, Black and Green
                          • View full info and tracklisting
                          Sun RaAngels And Demons At Play (1967)Saturn Research
                          Seminal deep jazz with 'Tiny Pyramids'. Recorded in Chicago late 50s - a true high point! All-star line-up, essential recording.
                            London Is The Place For Me Afro-Cubism, Calypso, Highlife, Mento, Jazz The Music Of Young Black London Volume 5Honest Jons
                            At last, fresh installments in Honest Jon's acclaimed, much-loved series: open-hearted, bitter-sweet, mash-up postcards to the here and now, from young...
                            • Buddy Pipp's Highlifers – Cuban Nightingale
                            • George Browne – Calypso Mambo
                            • Lord Invader – Goodwood Park
                            • West African Rhythm Brothers – Ominira
                            • West African Rhythm Brothers – Jekafo Ju Agbawo
                            • 2×LP£17.99
                              Out of stock
                            Jimmy SmithPeter And The Wolf (1966)Verve
                            With the 'Incredible Jimmy Smith' on organ and arrangements by Oliver Nelson this adaptation of Prokofiev's fairy tale offers a fine jazz interpretation...
                              • Original LP£15.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = USA gatefold Vinyl
                                100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' money-back guarantee!
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              Herbie HancockHeadhunters (1973)Columbia
                              This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured...
                              • Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
                              • Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
                              • Herbie Hancock – Sly
                              • LP (180 gram)£21.99
                                180gm heavyweight vinyl
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              • CD£7.99
                                Out of stock
                              Chicago SoulElectric Blues, Funk and Soul: The New Sound of Chicago in the 1960sSoul Jazz Records
                              New edition of this classic set of funk and soul from Chicago's legendary Chess Records. CD comes in new deluxe hardback card case edition and perfect...
                              • Howlin' Wolf – Evil
                              • Bo Diddley – Another Sugar Daddy
                              • Etta James – Tell Mama
                              • The Stereos – Stereo Freeze
                              • The Soulful Strings – Burning Spear
                              • Ramsey Lewis – Party Time
                              • Eve Barnum – Please Newsboy
                              • Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
                              • Little Milton – More And More
                              • Lorez Alexandria – Baltimore Oriole
                              • The Soul Stirrers – Why Am I Treated So Bad
                              • Phil Upchurch – The Way I Feel
                              • Buddy Guy – She Suits Me To A Tee
                              • Rotary Connection – Memory Band
                              • Etta James – You Got It
                              • Muddy Waters – I Just Want To Make Love To You
                              • Laura Lee – Mama's Got A Good Thing
                              • Sonny Cox – The Wailer
                              • Gene Chandler – In My Body's House
                              • Fontella Bass – Leave It In The Hands Of Love
                              • 2×LP£23.00
                                Out of stock
                              LoveDa CapoElektra
                              Second studio album, further exploring psychedelia and pre-punk rock. Includes the hit single "Seven & Seven Is".
                              • Love – Stephanie Knows Who
                              • Love – Orange Skies
                              • Love – ¡ Que Vida !
                              • Love – Seven & Seven Is
                              Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonWinter In AmericaStrata-East
                              Classic, classic album originally on Strata East and featuring 'The Bottle'. Gil Scott Heron is a legendary soul/jazz/spoken word hero and this is one...
                                • New LP (180g)£14.99
                                  Out of stock
                                Muddy WatersElectric Mud (1968)Cadet Concept
                                Heavy, Heavy, Heavy psychedelic funk rock! One of the finest albums recorded on Cadet - Marshall Chess's off-shoot label for Chess Records. Featuring the...
                                • Muddy Waters – i just want to make love to you
                                • CD£6.99
                                  Out of stock
                                • New LP £12.99
                                  Out of stock
                                Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around (1968)A&M
                                Essential mid-60s Brazil bossa meets pop. 'Batucada' is a wicked tune plus loads more. Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on...
                                • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 – Batucada (The Beat)
                                • Original LP£12.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl.
                                  100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                                  Out of stock
                                Dr. JohnIn The Right Place (1973)Atlantic
                                Classic New Orleans funk album with The Meters as backing band!
                                • Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time