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James Last

* 11. Oktober 1903 – 20. April 1981

James Last 93% of all Germans know James Last. His music is heard in 150 countries. In addition to numerous awards such as the "Golden Europe", the "Golden Camera" or the "Echo Life Award 1994", to name but a few, the world's most successful bandleader has collected 17 platinum and 206 gold records alone to date. His life is music The breakthrough on the music market came in 1965 when orchestra director James Last received the furious LP success "Non Stop Dancing", but the musical career of "Hansi" Last began in 1939 with the first piano lessons. In Germany the Second World War and the youngest son of the Bremen family Last raged, two older brothers were already working in armament factories - they had advised: "Make sure you study music, then you don't have to go to the factory. Conducting at the opera, conducting a symphony orchestra - Hansi had these goals in mind when he began his music studies at the army music school in Bückeburg in 1943, his favourite instrument became the bass.

But even he could not escape the jazz and swing boom in post-war Germany. In 1946 he becomes - like his brothers Robert and Werner - a member of the newly founded Dance and Entertainment Orchestra of Radio Bremen. From then on he led a double life as a musician - as a successful orchestra musician on the one hand and as an excellent jazz bassist, who from 1950 to 1952 was voted best bassist of the respective year by the German Jazzpoll. "Non Stop Dancing" - the first LP production of the James Last Orchestra stormed the charts in 1965. A new sound was created that hit the nerve of the audience right away. The recipe: Swinging, optimistic and melodious music, underscored with party atmosphere. That James Last is not only an extraordinarily successful but also an extraordinarily hard-working and versatile composer and arranger becomes apparent in the following years.

In 1967, four LPs placed on the first places of the English hit parade, one award follows the next: in 1969, 1970 and 1971, the German music poll voted the band the "most popular orchestra" of the year. One tour follows another, James Last is a celebrated guest on many continents. Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand are on the tour program. In between James Last finds the time to record up to twelve (!) records a year, he arranges and composes in every free minute. His sound is myth His diligence and his perfectionism pay off, Hansi is literally showered with awards and prizes: in 1978 he receives the Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon from the then Federal President Walter Scheel, in 1979 the "Golden Camera" of the magazine "Hör Zu". He becomes a star of the national and international music scene, his sound a myth, and yet he always has both feet on the ground. His modesty is one of his trademarks, James Last does not know star airs and graces.

He feels privileged only because he could always do what he enjoys most: music. "I have always made music that I liked and then found that many people like what I like," he tries to explain his gigantic success. "My special talent, if you will, is to hit the hearts of the audience with my music." It hits - also in the hearts of other world stars. His composition "Games That Lovers Play" is recorded in 100 different versions all over the world, by artists like Conny Frabcis or Ray Conniff. And musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber speaks of Hansi's version of "Don´t Cry For Me Argentina" as the best arrangement of his song "ever written". Other artists come and go - James Last also rides the wave of success in the eighties. At the beginning of the nineties TV shows and galas are on the agenda, but the German James Load fans also wait in vain for a German tour. It was not until 1997 that the "Bremen-based Jung´", who now lives in Florida, returned to the big German halls and was celebrated enthusiastically at 16 concerts in East and West.

How close joy and sorrow are: His wife Waltraud, the mother of his two children, dies in the same year after a long illness. 1998 will be both a recreative and productive year for James Last, one in which he finds his way back to optimism. It is this positive attitude towards life that is reflected in his music and perhaps constitutes the phenomenon of James Last: his concerts are great parties at which he seeks closeness to his fans, the CD productions are great "family reunions" with his musicians, most of whom he has worked with for decades. His family, his friends in the orchestra, his fans - in addition to music, these are the greats in the life of James L

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Bluebird (CD) James Last: Bluebird (CD) Art-Nr.: CD8115172

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Everyday People - Here Comes The Sun (7inch, 45rpm, SC) James Last: Everyday People - Here Comes The Sun (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45POL535829

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(Polydor-Universal) 2-Track Single - In company sleeve, with small center, at 45 rpm. Record Store Day 2015 release. First time on 7" for both tracks. Side A from the 1971 album James Last - Voodoo-Party. Side B from the 1971 album James...
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Violins in Love (LP) James Last: Violins in Love (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCN2100

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Piano A Gogo (LP) James Last: Piano A Gogo (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCN2105

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(Pickwick) 12 tracks
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Live In Berlin - Waldbühne 1982 plus Bonus Film James Last: Live In Berlin - Waldbühne 1982 plus Bonus Film Art-Nr.: DVDEV058

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(EAGLE) PAL, Code 0, Color, Digital Stereo, Dolby Surround, 4:3, 118 minutes, Bonus Film: Live In The Soviet Union (1972)
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Bluebird (LP) James Last: Bluebird (LP) Art-Nr.: LPPDS1673X

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(Polydor) 12 tracks - Originally sealed cut-out LP from 1983
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Christmas (CD) James Last: Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: CD903567

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 15 tracks 1973-79 (61:43) Tolle Zusammenstellung - nice price!
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Jahrhundert Melodien (CD) James Last: Jahrhundert Melodien (CD) Art-Nr.: CD557964

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(Polydor) 12 tracks, recorded 1982
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Last The Whole Night Long (CD) James Last: Last The Whole Night Long (CD) Art-Nr.: CD0650712

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Live In Europe (2-CD) James Last: Live In Europe (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSU90742

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(HT/Sundance) 32 tracks
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Tenderly (CD) James Last: Tenderly (CD) Art-Nr.: CD551319

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(Karussell) 18 tracks, 1967-1978
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Viva Espana (CD) James Last: Viva Espana (CD) Art-Nr.: CD544144

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(Spectrum) 15 tracks
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A World Of Music (2-CD) James Last: A World Of Music (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDEDGCD239

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(2002/Eagle) 23 tracks
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My Kind Of Music - Very Best Of James Last (2-CD) James Last: My Kind Of Music - Very Best Of James Last (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDUSMM003

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(2012/Union Square) 35 tracks
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They Call Me Hansi (CD) James Last: They Call Me Hansi (CD) Art-Nr.: CD9868785

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(2004/Polydor) 10 tracks (48:31) With exclusive songs by Xavier Naidoo, Herbert Grönemeyer, Tom Jones, Pavarotti, Jan Delay, The RZA, Hayley Westenra, Till Brömer and Nina Hagen. Bonus Song: 'Fool' by Elvis Presley!
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Bella Italia - Ein Sound geht um die Welt (CD) James Last: Bella Italia - Ein Sound geht um die Welt (CD) Art-Nr.: CD8413402

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(1989/Polydor-Freizeit Revue Music) 15 tracks 1967-1988.
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Gentleman Of Music (DVD) James Last: Gentleman Of Music (DVD) Art-Nr.: DVDEV016

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(2000/EAGLE) DSS 5.1/Dolby Digital Stereo/DTS Digital Surround Sound; Bild:4:3;Spr:E Recorded live at his Bayreuth concert in Germany, in front of an adoring and fiercely loyal audience, this concert was the climax of Last's 2000...
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Voodoo-Party - Record Store Day (LP, 180g Vinyl) James Last: Voodoo-Party - Record Store Day (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP4767313

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(2016/Universal) 12 tracks - Record Store Day release on 180 gram coloured vinyl plus download voucher! Reproduction of the original 1971 Polydor album!
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The Complete Collection (8-CD) James Last: The Complete Collection (8-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5333474

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(2011/Universal) 143 tracks
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Best Of ...  4-CD James Last: Best Of ... 4-CD Art-Nr.: CD531716

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 80 tracks, 1966-2001 4 CD Deluxe Edition / Special Anniversary Edition with James Last's
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Country Roads (CD) James Last: Country Roads (CD) Art-Nr.: CD557966

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(1998/POLYDOR) 16 tracks, recorded 1998
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Live In London 1978 (Royal Albert Hall) James Last: Live In London 1978 (Royal Albert Hall) Art-Nr.: DVD9821367

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(2004/POLYDOR) PAL, Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, 4:3, 143 Minuten;
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International Super Hits (3-CD) James Last: International Super Hits (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD549145

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​(2000/Polydor) 50 tracks
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World Hits (1978) - Hair (1969) (2-CD) James Last: World Hits (1978) - Hair (1969) (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSML8507

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(2014/Vocalion) 21 tracks, recorded at Studio Rahlstedt, Hamburg Germany.
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Happy Summer Nights (1976) - Rock Me Gently (1975) James Last: Happy Summer Nights (1976) - Rock Me Gently (1975) Art-Nr.: CDLK4539

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(2014/Vocalion) 20 tracks
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The America Album James Last: The America Album Art-Nr.: CD3718130

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(2012/POLYDOER) 11 tracks; James Last sagenumwobene, unveröffentlichte America LP von 1969 erstmal auf Tonträger! Ein wiederentdecktes Meisterwerk des erfolgreichsten Orchesterchefs aller Zeiten. James Last's legendary unreleased...
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5 Original Albums (5-CD) James Last: 5 Original Albums (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CD783925

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(2011/UNIVERSAL) 65 tracks - papersleeves with original album art.
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Live In England 1974-76 James Last: Live In England 1974-76 Art-Nr.: DVD2759357

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(2011/UNIVERSAL) PAL, Code 0, Stereo, 132 Min.
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Voodoo Party & We'll Keep The Secret James Last: Voodoo Party & We'll Keep The Secret Art-Nr.: CDSML8477

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(2011/VOCALION) 20 tracks 1972 & 1975, recorded in Los Angeles.
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Eighty Not Out (3-CD) James Last: Eighty Not Out (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDUMTV7532

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(2010/UNIVERSAL UK) 80 tracks
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Music Of - 100 Classic Favorites (5-CD) James Last: Music Of - 100 Classic Favorites (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5326053

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(2010/UNIVERSAL) 100 tracks
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Songs From The Heart James Last: Songs From The Heart Art-Nr.: CDER20012

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(2003/EAGLE) 12 tracks
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Top 100  (5-CD) James Last: Top 100 (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CD531341

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 100 tracks, 1966-2002
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In Los Angeles - 1975 Record Plant Sessions James Last: In Los Angeles - 1975 Record Plant Sessions Art-Nr.: LP196413

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Country Roads (US) James Last: Country Roads (US) Art-Nr.: CDER20036

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(2004/EAGLE ROCK) 10 tracks (33:13)
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Christmas Legends Series - Digipac James Last: Christmas Legends Series - Digipac Art-Nr.: CD5308459

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(2008/UNIVERSAL) 14 tracks (3 Medleys)
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Songs For Lovers (US) James Last: Songs For Lovers (US) Art-Nr.: CDER20015

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(2004/EAGLE ROCK) 10 tracks (48:26)
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Western Party (CD) James Last: Western Party (CD) Art-Nr.: CD554165

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Originally released on Polydor vinyl in 1977!
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Auf Last geht's los James Last: Auf Last geht's los Art-Nr.: CD557965

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(1998/POLYDOR) 35 tracks, recorded 1977-78
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World Songs  3-CD James Last: World Songs 3-CD Art-Nr.: CD903682

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(2006/DISKY) 48 Titel
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Best Of The Great Instrumentals James Last: Best Of The Great Instrumentals Art-Nr.: CD557713

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(1998/POLYDOR) 15 tracks, 1968-1997
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Glückliche Adventszeit James Last: Glückliche Adventszeit Art-Nr.: CD547984

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(1999/POLYDOR) 13 tracks 1966-1992
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They Call Me Hansi James Last: They Call Me Hansi Art-Nr.: CD9868343

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(2004/POLYDOR) 10 tracks (48:31)
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With Strings Attached (2-CD) James Last: With Strings Attached (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSMD512

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(2004/SNAPPER) 26 tracks
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By Request James Last: By Request Art-Nr.: CD544143

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(1999/SPECTRUM) 14 tracks
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A World Of Music (0) James Last: A World Of Music (0) Art-Nr.: DVDERE276

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(2002/EAGLE) PAL, Code 0, 16:9, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Surround 5.1, 100 minutes;
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Ocean Drive - Mein Miami (0) James Last: Ocean Drive - Mein Miami (0) Art-Nr.: DVD060910

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(2001/POLYDOR), PAL 4:3, Dolby Stereo; Extras: Director's Cut, Miami Rundflug, Photogalerie; James Last zeigt uns sein Miami im Sunshine-State Florida. In dieser musikalischen Reise zu den beeindruckendsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und...
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Make The Party Last-25 All-Time Party Greats James Last: Make The Party Last-25 All-Time Party Greats Art-Nr.: CD550033

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CD on PICKWICK RECORDS by James Last - Make The Party Last-25 All-Time Party Greats
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Classic Touch James Last: Classic Touch Art-Nr.: CD550098

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(1993/POLYGRAM) 14 tracks
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Rock & Roll Party James Last: Rock & Roll Party Art-Nr.: CD554646

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(1998/SPECTRUM) 13 tracks (Polydor)
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