James Last

German big band leader & composer, 1929-2015. Born 17 April 1929. Died 9 June 2015
James Last
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1929-04-17
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James Last

James Last Biography (Wikipedia)

James Last (born Hans Last; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015), also known as Hansi, was a German composer and big band leader of the James Last Orchestra. Initially a jazz bassist (Last won the award for "best bassist" in Germany in each of the years 1950–1952), his trademark "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone. His composition "Happy Heart" became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark.

Last is reported to have sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide in his lifetime (figures vary widely, for example British Hit Singles & Albums (2006) reports 100 million at that time), of which 80 million were sold by 1973 - and won numerous awards including 200 gold and 14 platinum discs in Germany, the International MIDEM Prize at MIDEM in 1969, and West Germany's highest civilian award, the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) in 1978. His album This Is James Last remained a UK best-seller for 48 weeks, and his song "Games That Lovers Play" has been covered over a hundred times. Last undertook his final tour months before his death at age 86, upon discovering in September 2014 that an illness (the exact illness was never disclosed) had worsened. His final UK performance was his 90th at London's Royal Albert Hall, more than any other performer except Eric Clapton.

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A Man And A Woman
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La Bamba
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La Bamba
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Under The Greenwood Tree/With Jockey To The Fair/The Roast Beef Of Old England
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Under The Greenwood Tree/With Jockey To The Fair/The Roast Beef Of Old England
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Morning In Cornwall
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Morning In Cornwall
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Trumpet Hop
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Trumpet Hop
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Voodoo Lady's Love
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Voodoo Lady's Love
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Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
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Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
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Moonglow And Picnic
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Moonglow And Picnic
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Granada
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Granada
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Endless Journey
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Endless Journey
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Games People Play
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Games People Play
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Aloha oé/John Kanaka/Up She Goes
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Aloha oé/John Kanaka/Up She Goes
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Orange Blossom Special
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Orange Blossom Special
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Abendglocken (Evening Bells)
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Abendglocken (Evening Bells)
Georges Bizet
Carmen 68
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Carmen 68
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Concierto De Aranjuez (Second Movement)
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Concierto De Aranjuez (Second Movement)
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Dixie
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Dixie
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Mornings At Seven
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Mornings At Seven
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Seduction
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Seduction
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Elizabethan Serenade.
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Elizabethan Serenade.
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Happy Music
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Happy Music
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A Man And A Woman
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A Man And A Woman
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Wo Die Nordseewellen (North Sea Waltz)
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Wo Die Nordseewellen (North Sea Waltz)
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Maria
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Maria
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The Lonely Shepherd
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The Lonely Shepherd
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Cavalleria Rusticana
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Cavalleria Rusticana
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I'm A Believer
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I'm A Believer
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Bye bye blackbird
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Bye bye blackbird
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Adagio (From the Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor)
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Adagio (From the Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor)
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Spanish Eyes
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Spanish Eyes
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