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James Last

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James Last is a German big band leader with a large fan base in Europe, although he has never had a comparable following in the United States. Last's trademark is arranging pop hits in a big-band style; his series of "party albums" is equally well-known. Over the course of his career, he has sold well over 50 million albums.

Last learned how to play piano as child, switching to bass as a teenager. He joined Hans-Gunther Oesterreich's Radio Bremen Dance Orchestra in 1946, when he was 17 years old. In 1948, he became the leader of the Becker-Last Ensemble, which performed for seven years. During that time, he was voted as the best bassist in the country by a German jazz poll for three consecutive years, from 1950-1952. After the disbandment of the Becker-Last Ensemble, he became the in-house arranger for Polydor Records, as well as for a number of European radio stations. For the next decade, he helped arrange hits for artists like Helmut Zacharias and Caterina Valente.

Last released his first album, Non-Stop Dancing, in 1965. The record of brief renditions of popular songs, all tied together by an insistent dance beat and joyous crowd noises. It was a hit and helped make him a major European star. Over the next two decades, Last released over 50 records, including several more volumes of Non-Stop Dancing. 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.

Though his concerts and albums were consistently successful — especially in England, where he had 52 hit albums between 1967-1986, which made him second to Elvis Presley in terms of number of charting records — he only had one hit single with "The Seduction," the theme from American Gigolo (1980).

Title: My Soul

Artist: James Last

Genre: Instrumental

Title: Deutsche Vita

Artist: James Last

Genre: Instrumental

Title: In Los Angeles

Artist: James Last

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Title: Grape

Artist: James Last

Genre: Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative

Title: Concerts

Artist: James Last

Genre: Rock

Title: Elements

Artist: James Last

Genre: Jazz, World Music, Pop, Classical

Title: Eighty Not Out (CD1)

Artist: James Last

Genre: Pop

Title: Beachparty, Vol. 1

Artist: James Last

Genre: Pop

Title: Eighty Not Out (CD3)

Artist: James Last

Genre: Pop

Title: Tenderly

Artist: James Last

Genre: Instrumental

Title: Romantic Love Songs

Artist: James Last

Genre: Pop

Title: James Last Plays Abba

Artist: James Last

Genre: Rock

Title: Beachparty, Vol. 2

Artist: James Last

Genre: Pop

Collections

Title: Romantic Story (CD2)

Genre: Pop

Featuring albums

Title: Seduction

Artist: James Last Band

Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Title: Teil Vier 2001 - 2014

Artist: Nina Hagen

Genre: Punk

Title: Feliz Navidad!

Artist: Various Artists

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Title: Christmas Ballads

Artist: Various Artists

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