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My name is...Chas and Dave

Bryan Burnett | 17:20 UK time, Tuesday, 28 October 2008

snookerloopy.jpgSongs with lists is the theme for tonight and Matt, who used to be one of the GIO team and is now one of our zones producers, claims that the best ever list song is Chas and Dave's That's What I Like which is their homage to pie and mash, Glen Hoddle, jellied eels and the like. He claims we'll be inundated with requests for it tonight. I have my doubts.
Although they can never be forgiven for Snooker Loopy, Chas and Dave do have an extremely credible musical claim to fame and it's one that implausibly involves Eminem.
It seems that in the 70s they were respected session musicians and among the tracks they played on was Labi Siffre's I Got The which was released in 1975. On the track Chas plays guitar and Dave is playing bass.
Listen to the instrumental break at about 2:10" into the song and you'll soon recognise the sample that featured as the main riff in Eminem's My Name Is.
Who would have though that they inventors of Rockney would end up providing the musical inspiration for the world's best rapper...

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