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Who Do You Love?
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Who Do You Love?
Mike Pachelli breaks down the song, “Who Do You Love?,” by Bo Diddley. This song was released in 1956 by the Checker Record Co., which later became Chess Records.

Bo Diddley influenced many major acts including; the Beatles, The Stones and Jimi Hendrix, largely because of his ability to fuse blues and rock with his driving rhythm. That’s why he became known as “The Originator.” Bo’s “shave and a haircut- two bits” rhythm became his signature and was used on his 1st first hit, which was called, Bo Diddley. But for “Who Do You Love,” his 5th single, he used a more traditional rhythm based on repetitive 16th notes.

The web is covered with live versions of Bo Diddley playing “Who Do You Love” live with stars like Ron Wood & Steve Cropper. Each version has slight variations on the rhythm and is played at different tempos. When artists like George Thorogood perform the song, they do it with the traditional Bo Diddley rhythm. This lesson will explain the original 1956 recording and talk about how to incorporate the famous Bo Diddley strum into the song also.  

Mike plays a Gibson Custom L-5 CT in the lesson.

Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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