Biscaya. By James Last. • 42 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Happy Heart. 2. La Bostella. 3. Amboß-Polka. 4. Make This Night Last.
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By the time of his farewell tour in the spring ofLast was reported to have sold well over million albums. His first music teacher felt he lacked any musical talent. His only other U.
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Goldenes GrammophonMunich. Last started playing more actively with his second tutor and switched to the double bass as a teenager. Hotwhere it peaked at No. Views Read Edit View history.
This page was last edited on 21 Julyat His signature piece was ” Orange Blossom Special “. Last’s trademark sound employed big band arrangements of well-known tunes with a jaunty dance beat, often heavy on bass and brass.
Goldene Stimmgabel bisccaya ZDF When the Last-Becker Ensemble disbanded, he became the in-house arranger for Polydor Recordsas well as a number of European radio stations. Asked if he minded being labelled the “King of Corn”, Last had replied “No, because it is true. Big band leader dies at 86”.
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In he became the leader of the Last-Becker Ensemblewhich performed for seven years. Last first released albums in the U. 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. Last married his first wife, Waltraud, in ; they had two children, Ronald and Caterina. Last was somewhat more successful on the singles charts.
His single “Mornings at Seven” became a familiar tune in Britain after the BBC used it as the theme music lasst an ice skating program. Last’s album, Non-Stop Dancingwas a recording of brief renditions of popular songs, all tied together by an insistent dance beat and crowd noises.
On these records, he varied his formula by adding different songs from jmaes countries and genres, as well as guest performers like Richard Clayderman and Astrud Gilberto.
Echo Life Award Last was awarded the Carl Alan Award by Princess Margaret for being the leader of the most popular dance band of He was voted as the best bassist in the country in a German jazz poll forand 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.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It was a hit and helped make him a major European star. It was always a popular piece at his concerts. He played this at almost every concert.
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 Jame and the United Kingdomwith 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone.
In September Last learned that a “life threatening” illness had worsened the exact details were never disclosedand in early he announced his retirement from touring would take place following a final “goodbye tour”, which commenced jamfs Germany and ended in London.
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In Februaryafter almost 50 years on tour, James Last announced that he was finally bidding adieu to the stage. Over the next four decades, Last released over records, including several more volumes of Non-Stop Dancing. 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.
The big band leader dies”. Guinness World Records Limited. His home city of Bremen was bombed heavily during World War IIand he ran messages to air defence command posts during the raids. Bandleader who rose above the carping of critics to delight fans with his jaunty arrangements for more than 50 years”. He also had his own successful television series throughout the s with guests including ABBA and Lynsey de Paul which was screened across Europe.
Mames song “Music from Across the Way” lxst 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.