Back by popular demand... bands often claim that, but the genuine love shown for Chas & Dave is truly remarkable. Having kicked off a new UK tour last week in Cambridge (28 February), the duo are travelling the length and breadth of the UK this month. To mark the occasion Chas has put together a Playlist of his ten favourite piano players to tinkle your ivories.
Fats Domino - Swanee River Boogie
"Fats was one of the first to cross Rhythm & Blues with Rock'n'Roll. Had his first hit in 1949, The Fat Man and is still around today."
Jerry Lee Lewis - Mean Woman Blues
"Finest example of pure rock'n'roll piano playing. Produced by Jack Clement (a Chas & Dave fan) at Sun Studio, Memphis. 1957."
Fats Waller - Honeysuckle Rose
"Fine 'stride' style. Would have a gallon of whisky under the piano at all times. Never known him to make a mistake."
Winnie Atwell - Black & White Rag
Popular in the 50's I remember my mum learning this one & coming second when she played it in a talent competition at the local cinema.
Daisy Hodges - Yes Sir That's My Baby
"Here's my mum playing piano and singing with me, Dave and Micky Burt on drums."
NB Fats Domino & Daisy Hodges currently unavailable
Albert Ammons - Roses Of Picardy
"His main boogie left hand I called a Jerry Lee left hand until I heard him do it. Jerry Lee came along after Albert Ammons. But Ammons changes left hand mid-stream as he pleases. Clever man."
Jelly Roll Morton - Wolverine Blues
"Played in jazz keys mainly. E flat, B flat, F - horn players favourite keys. I play mainly in C, F or G, like Jerry Lee and Albert Ammons who Jerry Lee must have got his left hand from, although he don't admit it!"
Alan Toussaint - Mother In Law
"Ernie K Doe sang this. Alan Tousaint played on loads of New Orleans stuff. I like this easy going solo."
Bee Bumble - Nut Rocker
Good 'in your face' rock'n'roll piano instrumental. Love classics rocked up."
Chas Hodges - Hungarian Rhapsody
"Done one myself. Okay, here it is. This is a good live piece. Goes down great."
For more, including the full tour dates, head to Chasndave.net.
10:38 AM | 05/03/2013
More Photos Of:
Here's a preview of the cover of Q324, which hits the shops next Tuesday (28 May)
Mars Volta's acrimonious split? The future of At The Drive-In? As he launches new band Bosnian Rainbows the hardcore hero speaks
Get your questions in by 4pm on Monday (27 May)
Jamie Skey rounds-up this week's releases and the best new songs that have appeared online in the last seven days... (20 May)
Noel Gallagher wins Ivor Novello award, Thom Yorke scores tax documentary, Franz Ferdinand return with new album... Music News Daily
A round-up of all the news, views, interviews and cool music things online today (17 May)
With their Great Escape show this week (18 May) and further UK dates, the New York punk are in a gig booking mood...