Chas and Dave...you might have noticed their names on my blog before. How much I love them and their musical talents! Today, Charles "Chas" Hodges has died. He had been going through cancer treatments for some time now. When our son was a baby, my English in-laws sent us " Chas & Dave's Jamboree Bag #3". It had so many songs on it! They included old songs from the music halls in England but with Chas & Dave's own kind of style. There was a Knees Up Side, a Rock and Roll side, Waltz side, and an Old Time Boogie side. I wonder how much this influenced our youngster in his love of music. How much we enjoyed this in the car as we traveled! It was almost always what our C. would ask for. We would all sing along joyfully with them.
Of course, Chas and Dave were also songwriters! You all must know by now how much I admire songwriters. Some of their biggest hits: "Ain't No Pleasing You", "Rabbit", "Snooker Loopy" and do you remember the song that was used for London Heathrow Airport "Coming Home"- that was written by Chas & Dave.
One of the songs that they wrote, "Mustn't Grumble" is one of my favorites. Listen to the words! Once again, the combination of music and words combined perfectly together is simply a marvel to me. Bloomin' marvelous, Chas! Thank you.