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 on: Today at 11:36:34 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by GubGub (Al)


He must have made more money from one Chas and Dave hit than all his other music adventures put together (which is a slightly sad reflection on his talent) but fair play to him that he found a way to make his music earn him a very good livin.


I can't agree with this.  Chas & Dave made some terrific records.  It's a bit niche for some people, but I always thought they were great.  There Ain't No Pleasing You, for example, is a fine song.

Jules


I do love that song and I am told that their early records are excellent before they went down the slightly more novelty song route that secured their success.

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 on: Today at 11:05:44 AM 
Started by ColinB - Last post by richardkendell

Blair's latest single.  What do we think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhpLLgJnEM



A bit bland but pleasant enough in it's way. He still seems to be seeking a direction.

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 on: Today at 10:39:56 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by Lubiloo (Lorna)


Chas and Dave got a right slagging after their Cropredy appearance. There wasn't much love evident then.

At the risk of going off the point......
I think that was the issue with several named acts who came to Cropredy in later years, they didn't understand Cropredy. The rapport between performer and audience. So sadly, like Madness, Chas n Dave were one of those acts who dialled it in.
Doesn't stop him being an excellent musician and songwriter and the death of someone you have grown up with reinforces your own mortality, I was just never in to ' professional cockney!', or the ' remember the war Albums' You could argue , that the music hall song was the folk music that Sharp never collected.
I did love Heads ,Hands and Feet though.


Also, some acts are just better suited to smaller venues and maybe they came into that category.

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 on: Today at 10:13:41 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by hendo (Dave)

Chas and Dave got a right slagging after their Cropredy appearance. There wasn't much love evident then.

At the risk of going off the point......
I think that was the issue with several named acts who came to Cropredy in later years, they didn't understand Cropredy. The rapport between performer and audience. So sadly, like Madness, Chas n Dave were one of those acts who dialled it in.
Doesn't stop him being an excellent musician and songwriter and the death of someone you have grown up with reinforces your own mortality, I was just never in to ' professional cockney!', or the ' remember the war Albums' You could argue , that the music hall song was the folk music that Sharp never collected.
I did love Heads ,Hands and Feet though.

 25 
 on: Today at 09:30:25 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by Malcolm
A Chas'n'Dave knees-up here with Lonnie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSKAYgtAzo

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 on: Today at 08:31:38 AM 
Started by ColinB - Last post by davidmjs
Blair's latest single.  What do we think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhpLLgJnEM


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 on: Today at 07:59:39 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by davidmjs
This is a good piece, especially the last para:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/22/chas-hodges-an-appreciation-chas-and-dave

"There was never anyone quite like Chas Hodges. There never will be again. And whether or not you actually like Chas and Dave, to lose someone who made music so tied to its place is a shame. He was one of the most significant English folk musicians, because he sang about the working classes of the city – the voices the folk revivalists often ignored – and that’s how he should be remembered."

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 on: Today at 01:10:18 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by StephenB
That's the thing about Cropredy (and maybe other festivals as well) - it's not just about the standard of the music, it's the rapport with the audience as well. I think that's where they failed on that occasion (as have several others over the years.

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 on: Today at 12:13:34 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by Jim
Chas and Dave got a right slagging after their Cropredy appearance. There wasn't much love evident then.

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 on: Today at 12:00:46 AM 
Started by Red Shoes (Caz+Mark) - Last post by Andy
They built their own niche and filled it with happy songs (mostly).

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