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James Last – Wikipedia
On these records, he varied his formula by adding different songs from different countries and genres, as well as guest performers like Richard Clayderman and Astrud Gilberto. Initially a jazz bassist Last won the award for “best bassist” in Germany in each of the years — his trademark “happy music” made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdomwith 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone.
When the Last-Becker Ensemble disbanded, he became the in-house arranger for Polydor Recordsas well as a number of European radio stations. Wikimedia Commons has media related to James Last. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Over the next four decades, Last released over records, including several more volumes of Non-Stop Dancing.
Asked if he minded being labelled the “King of Corn”, Last had replied “No, because it is true. He encouraged the band to have fun with it and sometimes the band members would go into the audience and make a conga line with duck head umbrellas. Goldene Stimmgabel from ZDF Retrieved from ” https: He also released a series of nine albums in a series called Classics Up To Date which served up arrangements of classical melodies with strings, rhythm and wordless chorus from the mids until the early s.
Despite being the “most commercially successful bandleader” of the second half of the 20th century,  Last’s easygoing spending and “incompetent” financial advice led him at one stage to the “brink of ruin” financially.
Last was somewhat more successful on the singles charts.
In Februaryafter almost 50 years on tour, James Last announced that he was finally bidding adieu bbiscaya the stage. He was voted as the best bassist in the country in a German jazz poll forand His first music teacher felt he lacked any musical talent.
Big band leader dies at 86″. His signature piece was ” Orange Blossom Special “. It was always a popular piece at his concerts. Award from Cashbox for The Seduction jamees the best instrumental production of the year. Last’s trademark sound employed big band arrangements of well-known tunes with a jaunty dance beat, often heavy on bass and brass.
Last married his first wife, Waltraud, in ; they had two children, Ronald and Caterina. Hotwhere it peaked at No.
Bandleader who rose above the carping of critics to delight fans with his jaunty arrangements for more than 50 years”. Goldenes Grammophon lqst, Munich. He played this at almost every concert. The big band leader dies”. His song “Music from Across the Way” recorded by Andy Williams in is a melody with a classical feeling and was a worldwide hit; it was the only other Last single apart from “The Seduction” to reach the U.
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Guinness World Records Limited. Last started playing more actively with his second tutor and switched to the double bass as a teenager. By the time of his farewell tour in the spring ofLast was reported to have sold well over million albums. Echo Life Award lats Last’s album, Non-Stop Dancingwas a recording of brief renditions of popular ladt, all tied together by an insistent dance beat and crowd noises.
This page was last edited on 21 Julyat Last first released albums in the U.
It was a hit and helped make him a major European biscayq. Views Read Edit View history. His only other U. Though his concerts and albums were consistently successful, especially in the UK, where he had 52 hit albums between andwhich made him second only to Elvis Presley in charting records,  he had relatively few hit singles.
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He also had his own successful television laast throughout the s with guests including ABBA and Lynsey de Paul which was screened across Europe. In he became the leader of the Last-Becker Ensemblewhich performed for seven years. Europa – Europawelle Saar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
His single “Mornings at Seven” became a familiar tune in Britain after the BBC used it as the theme music for an ice skating program. Bsicaya from the original on