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"A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun"

Said Bo Diddley. Ellas Otha Bates created one of rock and roll’s bedrock rhythms. In its simplest form, the Bo Diddley beat can be counted out as a two-bar phrase: “One and two and three and four and one and … Continue reading

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