Before I go any further, a thank you to you all. You are quite the politest bunch of readers that I could ask for.
What makes me say that? Well, last week I posted John Prine’s “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You”, despite having posted the very same song in the very same thread about six weeks earlier, and not one of you was impolite enough to mention it. So, spry about that, and thank you.
Now, to today’s song, which has most definitely never appeared here before.
The other night, BBC4 once again showed “Last Orders”, the documentary about Chas & Dave. If you’ve never seen it before, then try and catch it sometime if you can, irrespective of whether you like their music or not.
Because one of the most fascinating things that you’ll learn is the history that the duo had before they found fame.
Take Chas Hodges, for example: for many years a jobbing session musician, he worked with legendary producer Joe Meek, played with Mike Berry and The Outlaws along with Richie Blackmore in pre-Deep Purple/Rainbow days, with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, and toured with Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent.
Chas is best known for playing the piano, but he’s also an accomplished guitar, bass, violin and banjo player. And it was the bass and the violin that he played whilst in Heads Hands & Feet, along with guitar legend Albert Lee.
And this is them: