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Friday, 28 September 2018

Chas Hodges (bass)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great veteran from British rock scene, Chas Hodges was born Charles Nicholas Hodges on December 28th, 1943 at the North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, North London, England. Chas started playing banjo, playing in Bob Weston´s Horseshoe Skiffle Group, soon renamed to The Horseshoes. After this early band folded, Chas took up the electric bass.


BILLY GREY & THE STORMERS


The musicians in Billy Grey & The Stormers came from different bands, and joined together in May 1960 around North London:

BILLY GREY & THE STORMERS #1
May 60-Oct 60
Billy Grey
vocals
Billy Kuy
guitar
Reg Hawkins
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Bobby Graham
drums
The Stormersê
The Stormersê
The Stormersê
The Stormersê

The band played covers by Cliff Richard & The Shadows, and producer Joe Meek was interested in them. They made a couple of recordings, also backing singer Danny Rivers on a couple of demos. But a few months later, in October 1960, Billy Grey abandons music when he got married. The musicians stayed together and soon got another band name, The Outlaws.

Other info on members of Billy Grey & The Stormers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (1): Bobby Graham
Not enough info (3): Billy Grey, Reg Hawkins, Billy Kuy


STORMERS


Now without their vocalist Billy Grey, the band shortened their name to The Stormers:
STORMERS #?
1960
êBilly Grey & The Stormers
êBilly Grey & The Stormers
êBilly Grey & The Stormers
êBilly Grey & The Stormers
Billy Kuy
guitar
Reg Hawkins
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Bobby Graham
drums
The Outlawsê
The Outlawsê
The Outlawsê
The Outlawsê

Other info on members of Stormers (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Bobby Graham
Not enough info (2): Reg Hawkins, Billy Kuy


OUTLAWS


They were called Outlaws in December 1960. They used cowboy clothes, and their songs were about that subject.

OUTLAWS #1
Dec 60-?
êThe Stormers
êThe Stormers
êThe Stormers
êThe Stormers
Mike Berry
vocals
Reg Hawkins
guitar
Billy Kuy
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Bobby Graham
drums

A superb band, they were approached by the late, mythical producer, Joe Meek. They released an album, Dream of the west, but they also played in several Meek productions, playing as backing band for several singers, such as Mike Berry or John Leyton.
They also released two singles:

´Swingin' low / Spring is near´ (Mar 61, HMV)
´Ambush / Indian brave´ (Jun 61, HMV)

Billy Kuy was the first to leave the band.

In August 1961, Chas Hodges wanted to switch to lead guitar role, so Outlaws got a new bassist, Heinz Burt:

OUTLAWS #2
?
Mike Berry
vocals
Reg Hawkins
guitar
Billy Kuy
guitar
Chas Hodges
guitar
Heinz
bass
Bobby Graham
drums
The Tornadosê

But a week later, Hodges changed his mind, returned to bass and Heinz was enlisted by Joe Meek for another of his studio bands, The Tornados.

It´s August 1961, and we have again the same Outlaws lineup:

OUTLAWS #?
Aug 61-Sep 61
Mike Berry
vocals
Reg Hawkins
guitar
Billy Kuy
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Bobby Graham
drums

In September 1961, a new lineup of Outlaws was formed:

OUTLAWS #4
Sep 61-Mar 62
Mike Berry
vocals
Roger Mingay
guitar
Ray Byhart
guitar, keyboards
Chas Hodges
bass
Don Groom
drums

Byhart left around March 1962.

In March 1962, rhythm guitarist Ken Lundgren joins Outlaws:

OUTLAWS #?
Mar 62-Oct 62
Mike Berry
vocals
Roger Mingay
guitar
Ken Lundgren
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Don Groom
drums

Some months later, Mingay (who came from Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages, where he played with Carlo Little), left the band, as he was to go out of England.

Roger Mingay was replaced by Lorne Greene in Outlaws:

OUTLAWS #?
?
Mike Berry
vocals
Lorne Greene
guitar
Ken Lundgren
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Don Groom
drums

They released three more singles:
´Valley of the sioux / Crazy drums´ (Sep 61, HMV)
´Ku pow / Last stage west´ (Feb 62, HMV)
´Sioux serenade / Fort Knox´ (Sep 62, HMV)

In October 1962, there's a new change in Outlaws, with the great Ritchie Blackmore appearing:

OUTLAWS #4
Oct 62-?
Mike Berry
vocals
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Ken Lundgren
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Don Groom
drums

But Berry and Groom soon left (Berry was not replaced).

New drummer in Outlaws is the exceptional Mick Underwood:

OUTLAWS #?
Oct 62-Apr 64
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Ken Lundgren
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Mick Underwood
drums
Heinz Bandê

A superb lineup. They played in lots of sessions under Joe Meek´s guidance.

They released four more singles:

´Return of the Outlaws / Texan spiritual´ (Feb 63, HMV)
´That set the wild west free / Hobo´ (Aug 63, HMV)
´Law and order / Do da day´ (Jan 64, HMV)
´Keep a knockin' / Shake with me´ (Apr 64, HMV)

They also acted as backing band for several people, such as Jerry Lee Lewis (when he toured England), the great Gene Vincent and former bandmate Heinz (still produced by Joe Meek).

In April 1964, Ritchie Blackmore left the band, to join Heinz band (Heinz & The Wild Boys).

In April 1964, Harvey Hinsley (being 16 at the time!) is chosen as the new guitarist for Outlaws:

OUTLAWS #?
Apr 64-Jun 65
Harvey Hinsley
guitar
Ken Lundgren
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Mick Underwood
drums
Cliff Bennett Bandê

They stayed under this name just one more year, until June 1965 when live work dried up. Although Ritchie Blackmore returned to the band around February 1965, in order to record a new single. The single is ´Don't cry / Only for you´ (1965, Smash). The A-side features Harvey Hinsley, while the B-side features Ritchie Blackmore.

Also, a different lineup recorded another single, initially as Outlaws, but it was finally released under the name of Ritchie Blackmore Orchestra. The lineup included: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Reg Price (sax), Mick Underwood (drums). The songs were: ´Getaway / Little brown jug´ (Mar 65, Oriole).
Other info on members of Outlaws (I know up to 16 members)
To be covered (6): Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Dean, Bobby Graham, Harvey Hinsley, Roger Mingay, Mick Underwood
Not enough info (9): Mike Berry, Ray Byhart, Lorne Greene, Don Groom, Reg Hawkins, Heinz, Billy Kuy, Ken Lundgren, Roy Phillips


BRENDA LEE BAND


Around 1962, Chas Hodges backed Brenda Lee when she toured England. Don´t know the other players (maybe the Outlaws? Help, please!):

BRENDA LEE BAND #?
1962
Brenda Lee
vocals
Chas Hodges
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Brenda Lee Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Karl Himmel, Ray Kennedy, Wayne Moss
Not enough info (2): Dave Bass, Brenda Lee


THE TORNADOS


Chas Hodges was a brief member of The Tornados around January 1963, deputizing for Heinz who had left the band for a solo career:

THE TORNADOS #?
1963
Alan Brierley
guitar
Alan Caddy
guitar
George Bellamy
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Roger LaVern
keyboards
Clem Cattini
drums

Other info on members of The Tornados (I know up to 25 members)
Old pages (1): Jim Cregan
To be covered (7): Alan Caddy, Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg, Brian Miller, Pete Newman, Stuart Taylor, Dave Watts
Not enough info (16): Peter Adams, George Bellamy, Alan Brierley, Dave Cameron, John Davis, Colin Farley, Robbie Gale, Heinz, Peter Holder, Roger Holder, Brian Irwin, Roger LaVern, Tab Martin, Jimmy O´Brien, Roy Phillips, Ray Randall


HEINZ BAND


Around 1963, The Outlaws was used as the new backing band for Heinz Burt:

HEINZ BAND #?
1963
Heinz
vocals
Ritchie Blackmore
guitar
Ken Lundgren
bass
Chas Hodges
bass
Mick Underwood
drums

The Outlaws supported Heinz on his early discs on Decca Records.

Other info on members of Heinz Band (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (4): Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Broad, Mick Underwood, Ricky Winters
Not enough info (7): John Anderson, Burr Bailey, Heinz, Ken Lundgren, Tab Martin, Roy Phillips, Brian Woods


CLIFF BENNETT BAND


In July 1965, Chas Hodges joined the successful Cliff Bennett, in his band The Rebel Rousers:

CLIFF BENNETT BAND #?
Jul 65-1967
êOutlaws
Cliff Bennett
vocals
Chas Hodges
bass
Roy Young
keyboards
Moss Groves
sax
Sid Phillips
sax
Mick Burt
drums

They were managed by Brian Epstein, who gave them access to some Paul McCartney tune (Paul also acting as producer). The band also opened for The Beatles in their tours around Germany and Japan in June 1966.

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers augmented their lineup around 1967, adding John Golden on trumpet:

CLIFF BENNETT BAND #?
1967-Jul 68
Cliff Bennett
vocals
Chas Hodges
bass
Roy Young
keyboards
John Golden
trumpet
Moss Groves
sax
Sid Phillips
sax
Mick Burt
drums

They released 10 singles, being McCartney's song, ´Got to get you into my life´, their biggest hit in July 1966. They also released three albums.

But in July 1968, almost the complete lineup abandons Cliff Bennett, to be commanded now by keyboardist Roy Young.

By the way, I´m sure I´m missing some lineups here. Near 1968, there was probably another lineup featuring Cliff Bennett, Harvey Hinsley, Chas Hodges, Roy Young, Sid Phillips and Mick Burt. Can someone confirm me that, please?

Other info on members of Cliff Bennett Band (I know up to 31 members)
Old pages (2): Ken Hensley, Dave Wendells
To be covered (27): Frank Allen, Mike Bailey, Paul Bass, Cliff Bennett, John Bennett, Mick Boarer, Robin Box, Mick Burt, Mick Currel, Adrian Drover, Frank Farley, John Golden, Mick Green, Moss Groves, Tony Hall, Stuart Hamer, Nicky Hopkins, Alfie James, Ben Jordan, Mick King, Robin MacDonald, Sid Phillips, Robin Shaw, Bobby Thompson, Bernie Watson,... up to 27 musicians.
Not enough info (1): Mark Lundquist


SOUL SURVIVAL


Soul Survival wasn't really a band, just an album project put together by producer Derek Lawrence, who wanted to put
a band/album around Carlo Little. The album was recorded at Abbey Road studios. Chas probably was still a member of Cliff Bennett Band at that time. This was the great lineup for the album:

SOUL SURVIVAL #?
1967
Dave Wendells
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Nicky Hopkins
keyboards
Chris Lamb
trumpet
Dick Errington
sax
Bob Mather
sax
Brian O´Shay
trombone
Carlo Little
drums

Other info on members of Soul Survival (I know up to 8 members)
Old pages (1): Dave Wendells
To be covered (3): Dick Errington, Nicky Hopkins, Carlo Little
Not enough info (3): Chris Lamb, Bob Mather, Brian O´Shay


THE REBEL ROUSERS


The Rebel Rousers released a single under this name, before soon changing into Roy Young Band:

THE REBEL ROUSERS #?
1968
Roy Young
keyboards, vocals
Chas Hodges
bass
John Golden
trumpet
Moss Groves
sax
Mick Burt
drums

The single was: ´Should I? / As I look´ (1968, Fontana).

Other info on members of The Rebel Rousers (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Mick Burt, John Golden, Moss Groves, Roy Young


ROY YOUNG BAND


As I've said, the first lineup for Roy Young Band were the Rebel Rousers, except Cliff Bennett and Sid Phillips:

ROY YOUNG BAND #?
?
Roy Young
vocals, keyboards
Chas Hodges
bass
John Golden
trumpet
Moss Groves
sax
Mick Burt
drums

Six months later, John Golden left the band.

This was the 2nd lineup for Roy Young Band:

ROY YOUNG BAND #?
?-Dec 69
Roy Young
vocals, keyboards
Chas Hodges
bass
Moss Groves
sax
Mick Burt
drums
Black Clawê
Black Clawê

They toured extensively all over the world. But for some reason, it didn't work. So, Hodges and Burt left in December 1969 to form their own band, Black Claw.

Other info on members of Roy Young Band (I know up to 32 members)
Already covered (3): Dave Caswell, Rod Coombes, Nick South
Old pages (2): Keith Gemmell, Dave Wendells
To be covered (26): Steve Argy, Mick Burt, Howie Casey, Mick Clarke, Pat Davey, Alan Davies, Cliff Davies, Ricky Dodd, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, John Golden, Moss Groves, Steve Hayes, Harvey Hinsley, Robin Jones, Martin Kitcher, Jon Lee, Ron MacDonald, John Marter, Onnie McIntyre, Nic Potter, Paul Simmons, Eddie Thornton, Alan Townsend, Tony Waller,... up to 26 musicians.


BLACK CLAW


Chas Hodges rejoins in Black Claw with Harvey Hinsley, who was last guitarist in Outlaws (and who was to play later in Hot Chocolate). This was January 1970:

BLACK CLAW #?
Jan 70-Jul 70
êRoy Young Band
êRoy Young Band
Harvey Hinsley
guitar
Chas Hodges
guitar, vocals
Dave Peacock
bass, vocals
Mick Burt
drums
Head Hands & Feetê

It was a short-lived band (until July 1970), but it was the seed for a later band, Chas and Dave.
Other info on members of Black Claw (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): Mick Burt, Harvey Hinsley, Dave Peacock


HEADS HANDS & FEET


Head Hands & Feet evolved from another band called Poet & The One Man Band. When they dissolved, they got two new members, Albert Lee and Chas Hodges, and they started again under this new name in July 1970:

HEADS HANDS & FEET #1
Jul 70-1971
Tony Colton
vocals
Ray Smith
guitar
Albert Lee
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Mike O´Neill
keyboards
Pete Gavin
drums

They released their first, self-titled album, in 1971 (it was released as a 2LP in the States). After that, their keyboardist left them.
This was the 2nd lineup for Head Hands & Feet:

HEADS HANDS & FEET #1
1971-Dec 72
Tony Colton
vocals
Ray Smith
guitar
Albert Lee
guitar
Chas Hodges
bass
Pete Gavin
drums

They released a 2nd album, Tracks, (with help from Jerry Donahue, guitarist from Poet & The One Man Band, Gerry Hogan on steel guitar and backing vocals by Barry St. John and Ray Osborne), before splitting in December 1972, even before their 3rd album was released. It was called Old soldiers never die (oh, what a title!). With special guests: Jerry Donahue (guitar), Linda Lewis (vocals), Jackie Lynton (vocals), Dave Swarbrick (violin), Linda Thompson (vocals).

Other info on members of Heads Hands & Feet (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Rod Edwards
To be covered (4): Pete Gavin, Albert Lee, Mike O´Neill, Ray Smith
Not enough info (1): Tony Colton


CHAS & DAVE


Almost the complete Black Claw lineup again. Chas & Dave was formed in 1973:


CHAS & DAVE #1
1973-?
Chas Hodges
keyboards, vocals
Dave Peacock
bass, vocals
Mick Burt
drums

A fantastic band!

The album Don't give a monkeys includes guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds and old bandmate Albert Lee.

Albert Lee also appears in the album Live at Abbey Road.
Other info on members of Chas & Dave (I know up to 6 members)
Old pages (1): Nick Pentelow
To be covered (4): Mick Burt, Tony Hall, Albert Lee, Dave Peacock


ROCKERS


In 1983, Roy Wood led a short-lived outfit dubbed Rockers, with some friends:

ROCKERS #?
1983
Roy Wood
vocals
Phil Lynott
bass, vocals
Chas Hodges
keyboards, vocals
John Coghlan
drums

Other info on members of Rockers (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (3): John Coghlan, Phil Lynott, Roy Wood


Very sad news. In 2017, Chas was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and sadly, he passed away on September 22nd, 2018 due to organ failure. He was 74. Thanks, Chas, for all your music...

It's always difficult tracking sessions for prolific musicians. But, regarding Chas Hodges, it's even more difficult. He recorded in lots of singles while he was part of Outlaws, mostly sessions for producers Joe Meek and Derek Lawrence. It's almost impossible to know where they play, as credits weren't very usual those days. But, fortunately, Ritchie Blackmore's great fame has provoked that many of these sessions being reissued on compilations of Ritchie's early works. So, I'm going to dig the info from these samplers.

   17 BANDS (WITH 41 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Cliff Bennett Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - Cliff Bennett (1978)

    • Members: Cliff Bennett + Frank Allen, Frank Farley, Moss Groves, Robin MacDonald, Sid Phillips, Bobby Thompson, Dave Wendells (RIP: Mick Burt, Mick Green, Chas Hodges, Roy Young)
    Other info on members of Cliff Bennett Band (I know up to 31 members)
    Old pages (2):Ken Hensley, Dave Wendells
    To be covered (27):Frank Allen, Mike Bailey, Paul Bass, Cliff Bennett, John Bennett, Mick Boarer, Robin Box, Mick Burt, Mick Currel, Adrian Drover, Frank Farley, John Golden, Mick Green, Moss Groves, Tony Hall, Stuart Hamer, Nicky Hopkins, Alfie James, Ben Jordan, Mick King, Robin MacDonald, Sid Phillips, Robin Shaw, Bobby Thompson, Bernie Watson,... up to 27 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Mark Lundquist
    Black Claw   
    Other info on members of Black Claw (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):Mick Burt, Harvey Hinsley, Dave Peacock
    Chas & Dave  22 RECORDINGS:
  • Oily rags - Chas & Dave (1974)

    • Members: Dave Peacock (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Gerry Hogan (RIP: Ian Wallace)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
  • One fing ´n´ anuvver - Chas & Dave (1975)

    • Members: Dave Peacock (RIP: Mick Burt, Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Gerry Conway, Mike Moran (RIP: Big Jim Sullivan + Ian Wallace)
    • Comments: First album by Chas & Dave. Some CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks, but other CD reissues contain 9 bonus tracks, including some songs from their earlier band Black Claw.
  • Old dog and me / Scruffy old cow (SINGLE) - Chas & Dave (July 1975)

  • Chas & Dave - Chas & Dave (1978)

  • Rockney - Chas & Dave (1978)

  • Don´t give a monkeys - Chas & Dave (1979)

    • Members: Albert Lee, Dave Peacock (RIP: Mick Burt, Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds
  • Live at Abbey Road - Chas & Dave (1981)

  • Mustn´t grumble - Chas & Dave (1981)

  • Job lot - Chas & Dave (1982)

  • Gertcha - Chas & Dave (1983)

  • Christmas jamboree rag - Chas & Dave (1983)

  • Chas and Dave´s knees up - Chas & Dave (1983)

  • Well pleased - Chas & Dave (1984)

  • Chas and Dave´s Christmas jamboree bag - Chas & Dave (1984)

  • Jamboree bag number 3 - Chas & Dave (1985)

  • On the road - Chas & Dave (1986)

  • Christmas carol album - Chas & Dave (1986)

  • Chas & Dave - Chas & Dave (1986)

  • Flying - Chas & Dave (1987)

    • Members: Dave Peacock, Nick Pentelow (RIP: Mick Burt, Tony Hall, Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Dave Bitelli, Nick Payn, Sid Phillips, Gavyn Wright
  • All the best - Chas & Dave (1988) (LIVE)

  • You´re never too old to rock´n´roll - Chas & Dave (May 2000)

    • Members: Dave Peacock (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Producer: (RIP: Steve Popovich)
  • That´s what happens - Chas & Dave (2013)

    • Members: Albert Lee, Dave Peacock (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Greg Cohen, Jools Holland, John Smith, Martin Taylor, Lucy Wilkins
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Greatest hits - Chas & Dave (1984)

  • Other info on members of Chas & Dave (I know up to 6 members)
    Old pages (1):Nick Pentelow
    To be covered (4):Mick Burt, Tony Hall, Albert Lee, Dave Peacock
    Billy Grey & The Stormers   
    Other info on members of Billy Grey & The Stormers (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (1):Bobby Graham
    Not enough info (3):Billy Grey, Reg Hawkins, Billy Kuy
    Heads Hands & Feet  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Heads Hands & Feet - Heads Hands & Feet (1971)

    • Members: Pete Gavin, Albert Lee, Ray Smith (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Jerry Donahue (RIP: Elton Dean)
    • Technical: Eddie Offord
    • Comments: Recorded from November 1970 to February 1971. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Tracks - Heads Hands & Feet (1972)

    • Members: Pete Gavin, Albert Lee, Ray Smith (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Jerry Donahue, Gerry Hogan, Barry St John
  • Old soldiers never die - Heads Hands & Feet (1973)

    • Members: Pete Gavin, Albert Lee, Ray Smith (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Jerry Donahue + Johnny Harris, Linda Lewis, Jackie Lynton, Barry St John, Linda Thompson, Norma Winstone (RIP: Dave Swarbrick, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1972.
    Other info on members of Heads Hands & Feet (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (1):Rod Edwards
    To be covered (4):Pete Gavin, Albert Lee, Mike O´Neill, Ray Smith
    Not enough info (1):Tony Colton
    Heinz Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Tribute to Eddie - Heinz (1964)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Underwood (RIP: Heinz + Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: Tribute to Eddie was recorded by Heinz Burt with this Outlaws lineup: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ken Lundgren (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Mick Underwood (drums). It includes r'n'r classics, such as ´Summertime blues´ or ´Twenty flight rock´.
  • And The Tornados - Heinz (1982)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Underwood (RIP: Heinz + Chas Hodges)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Remembering - Heinz (1977)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Underwood (RIP: Heinz + Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: Remembering is a compilation. The tracks are recorded with the same musicians: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ken Lundgren (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Mick Underwood (drums).
  • The Singles - Heinz (1978)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Underwood (RIP: Heinz + Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: The singles is also a compilation. The tracks are recorded with the same musicians: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ken Lundgren (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Mick Underwood (drums).
    Other info on members of Heinz Band (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (4):Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Broad, Mick Underwood, Ricky Winters
    Not enough info (7):John Anderson, Burr Bailey, Heinz, Ken Lundgren, Tab Martin, Roy Phillips, Brian Woods
    Chas Hodges Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Before we grow too old - Chas & J I (2007)

  • Chas Hodges - Chas Hodges (2009)

  • Brenda Lee Band   
    Other info on members of Brenda Lee Band (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (3):Karl Himmel, Ray Kennedy, Wayne Moss
    Not enough info (2):Dave Bass, Brenda Lee
    Jerry Lee Lewis Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Session - Jerry Lee Lewis (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr)
    • Guests: Andy Bown, Matthew Fisher, Peter Frampton, Karen Friedman, Pete Gavin, Kenny Jones, Mick Jones, Albert Lee, Brian Parrish, Ray Smith, Gary Taylor, Klaus Voormann, Gary Wright (RIP: Chas Hodges + Tony Ashton, Delaney Bramlett, Rory Gallagher, John Gustafson, Mike Kellie, Alvin Lee)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: At the beginning of the 70s, it was very common for rock and roll and blues pioneers to visit London, in order to record albums with all their British alumni. It happened with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Jerry Lee Lewis. In this album, we can find 'The Killer' backed by great musicians: the much-missed Rory Gallagher, Tony Ashton (keyboards), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar), Alvin Lee (guitar), Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (guitar), John Gustafson (bass), Gary Taylor (bass), Klaus Voorman (bass), Peter Robinson (keyboards), Andy Bown (keyboards), Gary Wright (keyboards), Matthew Fisher (keyboards), Kenny Jones (drums), Mike Kellie (drums), etc.
    • My opinion: As a curiosity, my Spanish version is a butchered 1LP, instead of the original 2LP.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • All killer no filler - anthology - Jerry Lee Lewis (May 1993)

    • Members: Bob Moore, Jerry Shook (RIP: Buddy Harman)
    • Guests: John Allen, John Bahler, Brenton Banks, Hal Blaine, Harold Bradley, Paul Cannon, Jerry Carrigan, Steve Cropper, John Duke, Ray Edenton, Stan Farber, Matthew Fisher, Pete Gavin, Carl Gorodetzky, Lloyd Green, Jim Haas, Jack Hale, Ron Hicklin, Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Jim Isbell, Kenny Jones, Jerry Kennedy, Sheldon Kurland, Albert Lee, Mike Leech, Tim May, Charlie McCoy, Gene Morford, Charles Owens, June Page, Dave Parlato, Brian Parrish, Ray Phillips, Billy Puett, Hargus Pig Robbins, Dale Sellers, Pete Shannon, Ray Smith, Klaus Voormann, Bergen White, Gary Wright (RIP: Chas Hodges + Tony Ashton, Kenny Buttrey, Fred Carter Jr, Dottie Dillard, Pete Drake, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Bobby Dyson, Hoyt Hawkins, Al Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Roland Janes, Bunky Keels, Mike Kellie, Dave Kirby, Millie Kirkham, Alvin Lee, Ed Logan, Andrew Love, Neal Matthews Jr, James Mitchell, Scotty Moore, Weldon Myrick, Louis Nunley, Billy Lee Riley, Gordon Stoker, Billy Strange, Bobby Thompson, Mack Vickery, Hurshel Wiginton, Chip Young, Joe Zinkan)
    • Producer: Bones Howe (RIP: Jack Clement, Huey P Meaux, Sam Phillips, Shelby Singleton)
    • Technical: Bill Inglot, Ken Perry
  • Mercury smashes... and rockin´ sessions - Jerry Lee Lewis (1999)

    • Members: Bob Moore, Jerry Shook
    • Guests: Brenton Banks, Andy Bown, Harold Bradley, Paul Cannon, Jimmy Capps, Jerry Carrigan, Steve Cropper, John Duke, Ray Edenton, Matthew Fisher, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Carl Gorodetzky, Lloyd Green, Jack Hale, Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Kenny Jones, Mick Jones, Albert Lee, Mike Leech, Mark Lindsay, Charlie McCoy, June Page, Brian Parrish, Billy Puett, Hargus Pig Robbins, Billy Sanford, Dale Sellers, Ray Smith, Buddy Spicher, Gary Taylor, Klaus Voormann, Bergen White, Bobby Wood, Gary Wright, Reggie Young (RIP: Chas Hodges, Carl Perkins + Tommy Allsup, Tony Ashton, Delaney Bramlett, Kenny Buttrey, Dottie Dillard, Pete Drake, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Bobby Emmons, Rory Gallagher, Hoyt Hawkins, Al Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Mike Kellie, Millie Kirkham, Alvin Lee, Ed Logan, Andrew Love, Grady Martin, Neal Matthews Jr, James Mitchell, Weldon Myrick, Louis Nunley, Gordon Stoker, Mack Vickery, Duane West)
    • Producer: Jerry Kennedy (RIP: Huey P Meaux)
    • Technical: (RIP: Ron Capone, Bill Porter)
    • Comments: 10CD boxset.
    Other info on members of Jerry Lee Lewis Band (I know up to 21 members)
    To be covered (9):James Burton, Vic Cooper, Buddy Harman, Bob Moore, Steve Nathan, Jerry Shook, Johnny Spence, Mick Stewart, Roger Truth
    Not enough info (11):B B Cunningham, Ned Davis, Ed DeBruhl, Robert Hall, Buck Hutcheson, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr, Gail Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenneth Lovelace, Russ Smith, Tarp Tarrant
    Outlaws  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Dream of the west - Outlaws (1961)

    • Members: Mick Underwood (RIP: Bobby Graham, Chas Hodges)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joe Meek)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 8 bonus tracks by The Outlaws with Mike Berry or John Leyton.
  • Poppin´ (SINGLE) - The Chaps (December 1962)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Mick Underwood (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: This single, credited to The Chaps, was really recorded by Outlaws, featuring Ritchie Blackmore, Ken Lundgren, Chas Hodges and Mick Underwood.
    Other info on members of Outlaws (I know up to 16 members)
    To be covered (6):Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Dean, Bobby Graham, Harvey Hinsley, Roger Mingay, Mick Underwood
    Not enough info (9):Mike Berry, Ray Byhart, Lorne Greene, Don Groom, Reg Hawkins, Heinz, Billy Kuy, Ken Lundgren, Roy Phillips
    The Rebel Rousers   
    Other info on members of The Rebel Rousers (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (4):Mick Burt, John Golden, Moss Groves, Roy Young
    Rockers  1 RECORDINGS:
  • We are the boys! (SINGLE) - Rockers (1983)

    • Members: John Coghlan, Roy Wood (RIP: Chas Hodges, Phil Lynott)
    • Comments: Rockers was a band formed by great veterans: Roy Wood, Phil Lynott, Chas Hodges and John Coghlan. They released this single before disbanding.
    Other info on members of Rockers (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):John Coghlan, Phil Lynott, Roy Wood
    Soul Survival   
    Other info on members of Soul Survival (I know up to 8 members)
    Old pages (1):Dave Wendells
    To be covered (3):Dick Errington, Nicky Hopkins, Carlo Little
    Not enough info (3):Chris Lamb, Bob Mather, Brian O´Shay
    Stormers   
    Other info on members of Stormers (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Bobby Graham
    Not enough info (2):Reg Hawkins, Billy Kuy
    The Tornados   
    Other info on members of The Tornados (I know up to 25 members)
    Old pages (1):Jim Cregan
    To be covered (7):Alan Caddy, Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg, Brian Miller, Pete Newman, Stuart Taylor, Dave Watts
    Not enough info (16):Peter Adams, George Bellamy, Alan Brierley, Dave Cameron, John Davis, Colin Farley, Robbie Gale, Heinz, Peter Holder, Roger Holder, Brian Irwin, Roger LaVern, Tab Martin, Jimmy O´Brien, Roy Phillips, Ray Randall
    Gene Vincent Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Rebel heart vol 3 - Gene Vincent (January 1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Gene Vincent + Max Lipscomb, Johnny Meeks, Joe Moretti, Grady Owen, Paul Peek, Red Reece)
    • Guests: Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Brown, Terry Gibson, Alan Holmes, Tony Newman, Mick Underwood, Alan Weighall (RIP: Chas Hodges + Glen Campbell, Johnny Carroll, Al Casey, Lance Dickerson, Eric Ford, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes, Andy White)
    • Comments: Collection of rarities and live songs, including some track with Commander Cody.
  • Rebel heart vol 4 - Gene Vincent (January 1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Gene Vincent + Max Lipscomb, Johnny Meeks, Joe Moretti, Grady Owen, Paul Peek, Red Reece)
    • Guests: Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Brown, Alan Holmes, Tony Newman, Mick Underwood, Alan Weighall (RIP: Chas Hodges + Glen Campbell, Johnny Carroll, Al Casey, Lance Dickerson, Eric Ford, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes, Andy White)
    Other info on members of Gene Vincent Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (1):Joe Moretti
    Old pages (1):Paul Gurvitz
    To be covered (4):Topper Clay, Dick Middleton, Brian Parrish, Red Reece
    Not enough info (8):Jean Drapier, Christian Jamet, Roger Jamet, Chips Moman, Mick Palmer, Bruno Pezzali, Gilles Vignal, Gene Vincent
    Roy Young Band   
    Other info on members of Roy Young Band (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Dave Caswell, Rod Coombes, Nick South
    Old pages (2):Keith Gemmell, Dave Wendells
    To be covered (26):Steve Argy, Mick Burt, Howie Casey, Mick Clarke, Pat Davey, Alan Davies, Cliff Davies, Ricky Dodd, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, John Golden, Moss Groves, Steve Hayes, Harvey Hinsley, Robin Jones, Martin Kitcher, Jon Lee, Ron MacDonald, John Marter, Onnie McIntyre, Nic Potter, Paul Simmons, Eddie Thornton, Alan Townsend, Tony Waller,... up to 26 musicians.

       9 ALBUMS FOR 8 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Ritchie Blackmore Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Green Bullfrog - Green Bullfrog (1972)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore
    • Guests: Matthew Fisher, Albert Lee, Ian Paice (RIP: Tony Ashton, Chas Hodges, Big Jim Sullivan)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: This was a project made by Ritchie Blackmore. He recorded it with some friend and old bandmates just for fun. This is the (amazing) lineup:
      Earl Jordan (vocals) (aka Jordan), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar) (aka Boots), Albert Lee (guitar) (aka Pinta), Big Jim Sullivan (guitar) (aka Boss), Rod Alexander (guitar) (aka Vicar), Chas Hodges (bass) (aka Sleepy), Tony Ashton (keyboards) (aka Bevy), Matthew Fisher (keyboards) (aka Sorry), Ian Paice (drums) (aka Speedy). A guitar feast! Originally, the album included 8 tracks. Produced by Derek Lawrence, due to contractual problems, the musicians credits were written with nicknames (as you can read above). But it was later remastered and reissued on CD in 1991 under the name The green bullfrog sessions, now with 3 unreleased tracks.
  • Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore ( - )

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore
    • Guests: Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, Nick Simper, Mick Underwood (RIP: Chas Hodges, Jon Lord + Boz Burrell)
    Other info on members of Ritchie Blackmore Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Ritchie Blackmore
    Deep Purple  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Purple passages - Deep Purple ( - )

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, Nick Simper (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Guests: Mick Underwood (RIP: Heinz, Chas Hodges + Boz Burrell)
    Other info on members of Deep Purple (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Lord
    Old pages (2):Don Airey, Clem Clempson
    To be covered (12):Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Joe Satriani, Nick Simper, Joe Lynn Turner
    Vince Eager Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 788 years of rock´n´roll - Vince Eager & The Memphis Tones (2012)

    • Members: Colin Green (RIP: Tex Makins)
    • Guests: Clem Cattini, Albert Lee (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: The latest album by Vince Eager with his current backing band, The Memphis Tones, and with special appearances by some of his old mates: Marty Wilde, Albert Lee, Chas Hodges, Clem Cattini, Coling Green and Tex Makins.
    Other info on members of Vince Eager Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (3):Tex Makins, Joe Moretti, Big Jim Sullivan
    To be covered (5):Colin Green, Alan Le Claire, Tony Meehan, Jimmie Nicol, Bobby Woodman
    Not enough info (7):Tony Belcher, Vince Eager, John Grace, Andy Kealey, Kenny Packwood, Jim Price, Keith White
    Albert Lee Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Hiding - Albert Lee (1979)

    • Members: Albert Lee
    • Guests: Pat Donaldson, Emmylou Harris, Dave Peacock, Ricky Skaggs + Brian Ahern, Gerry Conway, Rodney Crowell, Hank DeVito, Pete Gavin, Emory Gordy, Glen D Hardin, Jerome Jumonville, Mickey Raphael, John Ware (RIP: Buddy Emmons, Chas Hodges + Bruce Gary)
    • Comments: Albert Lee recorded the songs for the album Hiding around 1975, with this lineup: Albert Lee (guitar), J.D. Maness (steel guitar), Dave Peacock (bass), Chas Hodges (piano) and Pete Gavin (drums). But, Albert was disatisfied with the final results, so the album wasn't released. Several years later, he re-recorded it with his new American companions (he was part of Emmylou Harris's Hot Band), but a couple of the original tracks remain here. The 'new' musicians were the Hot Band: the sweet Emmylou Harris (vocals), the great Ricky Skaggs (vocals, fiddle), Rodney Crowell (vocals), Hank De Vito (steel guitar), Emory Gordy (bass), Glen D. Hardin (piano), John Ware (drums). Plus: Don Everly (vocals, Albert was the guitarist in his band for a while), Pat Donaldson (bass), Buddy Emmons (steel guitar), Jerome Jumonville (horns), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Bruce Gary (drums), Gerry Conway (drums).
  • Black Claw & Country Fever - Albert Lee (October 1991)

    • Members: Albert Lee + Harvey Hinsley (RIP: Mick Burt, Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: Dave Peacock + B J Cole, Matthew Fisher, Ian Paice, Larry Steele, Liza Strike (RIP: Nicky Hopkins)
    • Comments: Black Claw and Country Fever is an album comprising unreleased tracks by two bands: Black Claw was the name of a Chas Hodges band, and Country Fever was the name for a band led by Albert Lee during 1968-69. Many years later, producer Derek Lawrence has assembled them in this album. B J Cole also appears in the album.
  • That´s all right mama - Albert Lee (September 2003)

    • Members: Albert Lee + Harvey Hinsley (RIP: Mick Burt, Chas Hodges)
    • Guests: B J Cole, Matthew Fisher, Liza Strike
    Other info on members of Albert Lee Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):Albert Lee, Will McGregor
    Not enough info (2):Jason Harrison Smith, John Thomas
    John Leyton Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Johnny remember me / There must be (SINGLE) - John Leyton (August 1961)

    • Guests: (RIP: Chas Hodges + Charles Blackwell)
    • Producer: (RIP: Joe Meek)
    • Comments: This single was #1 in August 1961, when it was released. It was produced by Joe Meek, and it features Chas Hodges uncredited. Don´t know who the other players are (maybe the Outlaws?). Guitarist Roger Dean told me that he worked in some recording by John Leyton along with Chas Hodges.
    Other info on members of John Leyton Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):John Leyton
    Big Jim Sullivan Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Big Jim´s back - Big Jim Sullivan (1974)

    • Members: (RIP: Big Jim Sullivan)
    • Guests: Dave Peacock (RIP: Chas Hodges + Ian Wallace)
    • Comments: This album was recorded with help from Chas Hodges (vocals, fiddle, keyboards, guitar), Dave Peacock (bass, banjo) and Ian Wallace (drums). CD reissue contains 1 bonus track.
    Other info on members of Big Jim Sullivan Band (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Big Jim Sullivan
    Old pages (1):Derek Austin
    To be covered (3):Doug Ferguson, Malcolm Mortimore, Mike Piggott
    Not enough info (1):Doug Pruden

       2 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Honky tonk demos - VVAA (1979)

    • Guests: Dave Peacock + Paul Atkinson, David Bowker, George Currie, Ed Deane, John Dummer, Mike Edwards, Bob Fish, Charlie Hart, John Illsley, Ron Kavana, David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler, Julian Littman, Keith Nelson, Graham Parker, Paul Riley, Thumper Thompson, Geraint Watkins, Diz Watson, Pick Withers (RIP: Mick Burt, Mick Cook, Chas Hodges, Hammy Howell, Junior Kimbrough, Dave Williams)
    • Comments: Demo tapes that were broadcasted on the radio. Featuring tracks by Chas & Dave, Lee Kosmin, Darts, Geraint Watkins, Witches Brew, Juice On The Loose, Junior Kimbrough, Dire Straits, Graham Parker, Charlie Dore, ABC, Night Shift and Live Wire.
  • Live-in world - VVAA (October 1986)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Tony Beard, Elkie Brooks, Mel Collins, Elvis Costello, Fish, Steve Harley, Roy Harper, Howard Jones, Mark Knopfler, Julian Littman, Paul McCartney, John McCoy, Dave Peacock, Shelley Preston, Chris Rea, Cliff Richard, Andrew Ridgeley, Don Snow, Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Bobby Tench, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Jim Diamond, Tommy Eyre, Robin Gibb, Chas Hodges, George Michael, Darryl Pandy, Edwin Starr, Poly Styrene)
    • Comments: This double album was made in benefit of The Anti-Heroin Project. The royalties from this record were dedicated to recovery centres in UK. A long list of musicians: vocals by Bobby Tench, Steve Harley, Elkie Brooks, Robin Gibb, Jim Diamond, Julian Littman, Gillian Mason, Lizzy Welch, Lauren Field, Vince Edwards, Holly Johnson, Fish, Nik Kershaw, Cliff Richard, Hazel O'Connor, Hazell Dean, Precious Wilson, Sinitta, Kim Wilde, Sheila Ferguson, Edwin Starr, Darryl Pandy, Phil Fearon, John Parr, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, Suggs (from Madness), Aswad, Bucks Fizz (featuring Shelley Preston), Roy Harper, Helena, Nick Heyward, The Icicle Works (featuring Ian McNabb), John McCoy, Chas & Dave (Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock), Hayley Mills, Bill Oddie, Psychic TV, Kate Robbins, Christopher Ryan, Barbara Gaskin, Poly Styrene, Thompson Twins, Tom Watt, Heavy Pettin', Jimmy Pursey, General Public, with Jeremy Alsop (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Gary Barnacle (sax), Luke Tunney (trumpet), John Thirkell (trumpet), Pete Thoms (trombone), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Stewart (keyboards), Don Snow (keyboards), Bobby Whitlock (from Derek & The Dominos), Zak Starkey (drums), Tony Beard (drums).

       14 SESSIONS (FOR 8 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Charlie Ainley Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Bang your door - Charlie Ainley (1978)

    • Guests: Howie Casey, Stuart Elliott (RIP: Tony Ashton, Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: He was the singer in a band called Charlie & The Wide Boys. This album was recorded with Charlie Ainley (vocals, guitar), Richard Worthy (guitar, also from the same band), plus Chas Hodges (bass), Tony Ashton (keyboards), the great Howie Casey (horns), and Stuart Elliott (drums).
    Other info on members of Charlie Ainley Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Rob Hendry, Ron Telemacque
    Not enough info (3):Charlie Ainley, Robin Bibi, Sam Harley
    Teresa Brewer Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • In London with Oily Rags - Teresa Brewer (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Mike Bailey, Hugh Burns, B J Cole, Martin Drover, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Mike Giles, Sue Glover, Ian Green, Steve Gregory, Malcolm Griffiths, Ruby James, Joe Jammer, Chris Karan, Chris Mercer, Dave Peacock, Caleb Quaye, Dave Quincy, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Graham Smith, Barry St John, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Gary Taylor, Lee Vanderbilt, Mark Warner (RIP: John Gustafson, Chas Hodges)
    • Technical: Bill Price
  • Music music music - Teresa Brewer (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Richard Bennett, Hal Blaine, Bobby Bryant, Dennis Budimir, Artie Butler, Larry Carlton, Ray Cooper, David Duke, King Errisson, Terry Harrington, Tom Hensley, Paul Hubinon, Joe Jammer, Albert Lee, Dick Nash, Tom Parker, Don Peake, Jim Ryan, Ray Smith (RIP: Victor Feldman, John Gustafson, Bobby Hackett, Paul Hammond, Chas Hodges, Pete Jolly, Lew McCreary, Earl Palmer, Lyle Ritz)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: A jazz lady. She started singing in the 50s. But along the seventies, she also recorded some album with rock musicians.
      Music music music has collaborations from: Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Jammer (guitar), Jim Ryan (guitar), Ray Cooper (percussion), Victor Feldman (percussion), Hal Blaine (drums). From Head, Hands & Feet: Albert Lee (guitar), Ray Smith (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), John Gustafson (bass), Paul Hammond (drums).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • 16 most requested songs - Teresa Brewer (1977)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Richard Bennett, Hal Blaine, Al Brown, Bobby Bryant, Dennis Budimir, Hugh Burns, Artie Butler, Larry Carlton, Ray Cooper, Richard Davis, David Duke, Gordon Edwards, King Errisson, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Tim Geelan, Jim Gordon, Carl Hall, Terry Harrington, Paul Hubinon, Joe Jammer, Michael Lang, Albert Lee, Joe Malin, Dick Nash, Frank Owens, Tom Parker, Dave Peacock, Don Peake, Romeo Penque, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bernard Purdie, Lee Ritenour, Tom Scott, John Simon, Graham Smith, Ray Smith, Maurice Spears, Gary Taylor, Martin Taylor, Mark Warner, Chauncey Welsch, Mike Wofford (RIP: Seymour Barab, Joe Beck, Willie Bobo, Phil Bodner, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Childers, Buddy Collette, Warren Covington, Mel Davis, Vic Dickenson, Diz Disley, Chuck Domanico, Cornell Dupree, Victor Feldman, Bud Freeman, Stephane Grappelli, John Gustafson, Bobby Hackett, Bob Haggart, Paul Hammond, Chas Hodges, Gus Johnson, Pete Jolly, Max Kaminsky, Yank Lawson, Lew McCreary, Johnny Mince, Ollie Mitchell, Benny Morton, David Nadien, Jack Nimitz, Earl Palmer, Lyle Ritz, Bud Shank, Ralph Sutton, Tasha Thomas, Bill Watrous)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Comments: 16 most requested songs is a compilation, thus including Gustafson here.
  • In London - Teresa Brewer (1982)

    • Members: (RIP: Teresa Brewer)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Artie Butler, B J Cole, Ray Cooper, Peter Frampton, Pete Gavin, Mike Giles, Sue Glover, Ian Green, Steve Gregory, Ruby James, Joe Jammer, Chris Karan, Albert Lee, Chris Mercer, Tom Parker, Dave Peacock, Dave Quincy, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Jim Ryan, Graham Smith, Ray Smith, Barry St John, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Gary Taylor, Mark Warner (RIP: John Gustafson, Paul Hammond, Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: In London is a compilation of two albums, Music music music and In London with Oily Rags, and it contains great players. Guitars: Peter Frampton, Joe Jammer, Hughie Burns, Gary Taylor, Jim Ryan, Mark Warner, B.J. Cole. Percussion: Ray Cooper, Frank Ricotti. Horns from Gonzalez: Steve Gregory, Chris Mercer. Vocalists: Sue Glover, Liza Strike. Drums: Michael Giles. From Head, Hands & Feet: Albert Lee (guitar), Chas Hodges (bass), Pete Gavin (drums). And the complete Quatermass lineup: John Gustafson (bass), Pete Robinson (keyboards), Paul Hammond (drums).
    Other info on members of Teresa Brewer Group (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Elek Bacsik
    Not enough info (1):Teresa Brewer
    Robert Campbell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Living in the shadow of a downtown movie show - Robert Campbell (1977)

  • Other info on members of Robert Campbell Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Robert Campbell
    Hereward Kaye Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Golden mile - Hereward Kaye (1980)

    • Guests: Tom Robinson + Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Mel Collins, Carol Grimes, Preston Heyman, Rick Kemp, Dave Mattacks, Phil Palmer, Dave Peacock, Nigel Pegrum, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Chas Hodges, Pete Zorn)
    • Producer: David Hentschel
    Jackie Lynton Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Jackie Lynton album - Jackie Lynton (1974)

    • Members: Jackie Lynton
    • Guests: Bernie Frost, Paul Raymond, Jeff Rich, Bob Young (RIP: Chas Hodges)
    • Comments: In The Jackie Lynton album, we can find several usual Status Quo collaborators (they were close friends). With Bernie Frost (vocals), Rob Young (harmonica) and Jeff Rich (drums), plus Keith Purnell (guitar), Chas Hodges (banjo, violin), Paul Raymond (keyboards), Robin Foster (sax).
  • No axe to grind - Jackie Lynton (1980)

    • Members: Jackie Lynton + Colin Pattenden (RIP: Grahame White)
    • Guests: Clem Clempson, Paul King, Dave Peacock, Jeff Rich, Chris Slade (RIP: Chas Hodges, Rick Parfitt)
    • Comments: A great guy. This veteran rocker once belonged to Savoy Brown. In No axe to grind, he's backed with many of his friends: Clem Clempson (guitar), Drew McCullouch (guitar), Colin Pattenden (bass), Chas and Dave [Chas Hodges (piano) and Dave Peacock (bass)], Tony Leach (keyboards), Chris Slade (drums), and his friends from Status Quo: Rick Parfitt (guitar) and Jeff Rich (drums).
    Other info on members of Jackie Lynton Band (I know up to 29 members)
    Old pages (2):Pat Donaldson, Dave Wendells
    To be covered (15):Willie Bath, Chris Bryant, John Cook, Ray King, Albert Lee, Jackie Lynton, Adrian Metcalfe, Roy Mills, Ken Osborn, Colin Pattenden, Gordon Sellar, John Sinclair, Greg Terry-Short, Grahame White, Mike Windus
    Not enough info (12):Steve Bruce, Mick Brunning, Graham Cooper, Stuart Hughes, Tony Leach, Kirk Riddle, Bob Scholes, Greg Squeak, Alan Watkins, Dave West, Greg Wilson, Bob Xavier
    Danny McCulloch Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Beowulf - Danny McCulloch´s Friends (1995)

    • Members: (RIP: Danny McCulloch)
    • Guests: Ray Cooper, Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry, Chris Mercer, Alan Parker, Dave Peacock, Chris Spedding, Gary Wright (RIP: Chas Hodges, Barry Morgan)
    • Comments: This is an album which remained unreleased until now. Danny McCulloch once was bassist in Eric Burdon & The New Animals. Here, he plays with Chris Spedding (guitar), Gary Wright (keyboards), Herbie Flowers (bass), Chris Mercer (sax), and Ray Cooper (percussion).
    Other info on members of Danny McCulloch Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Danny McCulloch
    Oliver Nelson Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Black, brown and beautiful - Oliver Nelson (1970)

    • Members: Bobby Bryant, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Strozier (RIP: Oliver Nelson + Bill Perkins)
    • Guests: Oscar Brashear, Randy Brecker, Garnett Brown, Dennis Budimir, Hugh Burns, Ron Carter, Pat Donaldson, Joe Farrell, Pete Gavin, Jim Gordon, John Gross, Roy Haynes, Joe Jammer, Chris Karan, Roger Kellaway, John Klemmer, Thomas Mitchell, Mike Moran, Frank Ricotti, Lee Ritenour, Lonnie Liston Smith, David Spinozza, Marvin Stamm (RIP: Danny Bank, Willie Bobo, Chuck Domanico, Al Grey, John Guerin, Earl Hines, Chas Hodges, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Hank Jones, Shelly Manne, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Royal, Grady Tate, Leon Thomas, Frank Wess, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: (RIP: Steve Backer, Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Bob Simpson
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1970.
  • In London with oily rags - Oliver Nelson (1974)

    • Members: (RIP: Oliver Nelson)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Pat Donaldson, Pete Gavin, Joe Jammer, Chris Karan, Mike Moran, Jimmy Owens, Dave Peacock, Frank Ricotti (RIP: Chas Hodges, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Bob Simpson
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1974.
    Other info on members of Oliver Nelson Group (I know up to 35 members)
    Already covered (1):Monty Budwig
    To be covered (24):Benny Bailey, Gabe Baltazar, Han Bennink, Bobby Bryant, Billy Byers, Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Jerry Dodgion, Klaus Doldinger, Art Farmer, Howard Johnson, Lee Konitz, Stu Martin, Oliver Nelson, Joe Newman, Jack Nimitz, Bill Perkins, Ake Persson, Tom Scott, Bobby Shew, Sahib Shihab, Frank Strozier, Ernie Tack, Ed Thigpen
    Not enough info (10):Louise Blackburn, Mel Brown, Freddie Hill, Pim Jacobs, Ruud Jacobs, Peter Myers, Piet Noordijk, Wim Overgaauw, Rita Reys, Frank Strazzeri
    Labi Siffre Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Happy - Labi Siffre (1975)

    • Members: Ray Flacke
    • Guests: Alan Branscombe, Brent Forbes, Bob Jenkins, Phil Kenzie, Jacqui Sullivan (RIP: Chas Hodges)
  • Remember my song - Labi Siffre (1975)

    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Alan Branscombe, Gordon Neville, Dave Peacock, Jacqui Sullivan (RIP: Chas Hodges, Big Jim Sullivan, Ian Wallace)
    Other info on members of Labi Siffre Band (I know up to 6 members)
    Old pages (1):Ray Russell
    To be covered (3):Roger Dean, Ray Flacke, Will Hill
    Not enough info (2):Labi Siffre, Jeff Watts

    QUESTIONS:

    01. I think Chas was involved in the single by Boz (Burrell) from May 1968, ´I shall be released´ (along with Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Del Newman, etc. Can someone confirm me that, please?


    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 11


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Carlo Little & Giselle Rawlins: for info on Carlo projects with Chas (Soul Survival, etc.) (1999).
  • Alan Barratt: for info on Chas with The Rebel Rousers (2005).
  • Paul Simmons: for info on Roy Young Band and Cliff Bennett Band (2004).
  • Roger Dean: for info on recordings by John Leyton with Chas Hodges (I miss you, man!) (2001).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Jean (Chas´ sister): for info on Chas playing with John Leyton and Brenda Lee (2005).
  • John H Warburg: for great biographical info on Chas Hodges (2004 & 2012).
  • Nik Hodges: for offering help with info (2005).
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for info on Chas Hodges (2002).

  • Thanks to:
  • David Lord: for info on The Chaps recording (2008).
  • Gudrun Schwartz: for offering help with info (2005).
  • Tony ?: for info on guitarists in The Outlaws (2006).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    28/September/2018 - Page added to the blog.
    09/January/1999 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

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    Dave Peacock (36)
    Mick Burt (23)
    Albert Lee (16)
    Pete Gavin (12)
    Ken Lundgren (12)
    Ritchie Blackmore (10)
    Mick Underwood (10)
    Ray Smith (9)
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