Chas Jankel [Import]
Born in North London, Chas was in his late teens when he met Ian Dury and became an integral part of Dury's first band Kilburn & the High Roads. The group morphed into the Blockheads by the mid-1970's, and Jankel contributed to Dury's first hit 'Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll' in 1977 by co-writing and playing keyboards and guitar on it. The 1978 album that followed, New Boots & Panties, gave him a platinum award for his co-writing and arranging. His first club success came the following year with 1979's 'Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick'. Jankel once again did the arrangements, keyboards and guitar work on the British #-1 hit. By 1980 Jankel was primed for a solo career. The self-produced album Chas Jankel was released by A&M records and spawned his first solo 12 inch single hit, 'Ai No Corrida'. First time ever on CD! Includes the bonus track 'Little Eva'. Angel Air. 2005.