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Billy Boy Arnold: Catfish

Read "Catfish" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Bluesman Billy Boy Arnold’s first big break came when he teamed with his friend Ellas McDaniel (better known as Bo Diddley) cut a demo tape for Chess Records in 1955. Thanks to the fickle preferences of Leonard Chess Diddley ended up with a record contract and Arnold was left holding the bag. It was a precedent that would shadow Arnold for much of his career, keeping him out of the spotlight and making the documentation of his work sporadic. Fortunately ...


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