Multi-instrumentalist and ex-Member of Ian Dury And The Blockheads released this funk LP back in 1981, it was called “Chasanova” in the UK and brings together the successful singles.
Produced with Peter Van-Hooke (who also programmed the Linn Drums) and Philip Bagenal.
It features Tina Weymouth’s sister on backing vocals, fellow Blockhead, Norman Watt-Roy on bass and Charley Charms on drums. Lyrics were written by Ian Dury.
One of the highlight tracks -“Magic Of Music,” gives a reggae vibe with guest bass by Japanese musician Kuma Harada (Snowy White) and guitar from Mick Jacques (Curved Air) with trumpet from Dick Cuthell (The Specials) and trombone Rico Rodriguez. (The Specials)
“Questionnaire” feels like it was made in the late 80’s, that’s how groundbreaking it sounds.
|A3||Now You’re Dancing||3:39|
|A4||Magic Of Music||4:53|
|B1||Glad To Know You||6:35|