A Music legend died yesterday on the 22nd of September 2018. He was 74 years old.
His name was Charles Hodges, (known as Chas) and he was half of a musical Duo that has been around since the late 1970’s, called Chas & Dave.
Chas Hodges and his friend Dave Peacock decided to form a band to write and perform songs in their native Cockney tongue, so if you want to hear what a proper Cockney sounds like, then have a listen.
Their music is a bit like the equivalent of Bluegrass. It is a remnant of a folksy tradition of singing around an old out of tune pub piano that came out of East London.
I don’t expect their music has travelled far afield out of the UK, but in tribute to Chas Hodges, I would like to share a few examples.
This one was their first big hit – Called ‘Gertcha’.
This is another typical example of their music.
And this one is my personal favourite, It’s a little bit more commercial.
It’s called ‘Ain’t no pleasing you.’
Any Rest in Peace Chas Hodges. Thank you for the music.