Chas Hodges’ family share unreleased music from late star in brand new album
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As the ultimate rockney duo, Chas & Dave’s career spanned four decades and made them national treasures.
During that time late singer Chas Hodges recorded so much unreleased material his family have been able to compile a posthumous release to
document his journey through life.
The 10-track album includes Trigger (Is What I’m Known As) and What You Got You Gotta Show It – written with the Only Fools And Horses West End musical in mind – plus the catchy new single Street Games.
The song is an autobiographical tale of Chas’ childhood in Edmonton, describing the games he and his pals played plus a few local characters –including some lovable toerags.
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The album also includes an ode to his beloved gardening patch, Rock ‘n’ Roll Allotment and a loving tribute to his mum, Daisy Rag.
Chas died of pneumonia in 2018 at the age of 74 following a battle with oesophagus cancer.
He made the recordings between 2012 and 2017, even writing during chemotherapy sessions.
It will be a special album
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His son Nik – who contributes bass and rhythms on the album – felt Chas would have considered the 10 songs finished enough to be released.
Chas’ widow Joan has written a personal tribute to her late husband. Marking what would have been his birthday last month, Joan wrote: “Miss him more than words can say.”
*See the Street Games video, directed by Ben Satchel, at mirror.co.uk.
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