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Glad To Know You 

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Keyboardist Chaz Jankel brought a funky sensibility to the new wave era, earning a reputation as a forward-thinking artist with creativity to spare.

An original member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Jankel was present on leftfield dancefloor cuts like "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" and "Spasticus Autisticus."  

He began his solo career in 1980, turning out five albums for A&M before gradually fading from the scene.  He is best known for the club classic "Glad To Know You," which hit the r&b and dance charts in early 1982.  Other distinguished songs of Jankel's are the b-side "3,000,000 Synths," "Number One," and "Ai No Corrida," which reached the top 10 as one of the singles from Quincy Jones' The Dude and was also covered by Lesette Wilson.  

A much-needed retrospective of his career was released in 2007 by Tirk Records.

Chaz Jankel is still active and can be reached at his myspace page.
 
Chaz Jankel's Deepest Grooves

Chas Jankel  (A&M, 1980)

Chazanova (A&M, 1981)

Questionaire (A&M, 1981)

Chazablanca (A&M, 1983)

Here's Looking At You (A&M, 1985)

My Occupation: The Music of Chaz Jankel (Tirk, 2007)
 
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