Ooh Baby (Bo Diddley)


Bo Diddley recorded ‘Ooh Baby' on this day in 1966. Released in November, it went to #88 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and #17 on the R&B, which was quite respectable since this was his first charting single since 1962's 'You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover'. Unfortunately it was also his last ever entry in those charts. Despite this, he remains a hugely respected and influential figure in R&B and rock history.

Diddley (real name Ellas Otha Bates) had originally broke through back in 1955 with his #1 R&B hit 'Bo Diddley'. His signature sound featured a simple five-accent hambone rhythm.

B side: 'Back to School'
Recorded: 11 September 1966
Highest chart position: #88 (US)
Label: Checker
Produced by: M Chess, E Edwards
Writer: Elias McDaniel

Ooh Baby (Bo Diddley)