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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Last first released albums in the U. Award from Cashbox for The Seduction for the best instrumental production of the year. 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, [14] he had jammes few hit singles.

It was a hit and helped make him a major European star. Goldene Stimmgabel from ZDF Guinness World Records Limited. Big band leader dies at 86″.

The big band leader dies”. By the time of his farewell tour in the spring ofLast was reported to have sold well over million albums. Last married his first wife, Waltraud, in ; they had two children, Ronald and Caterina. In Februaryafter almost 50 years on tour, James Last announced that he was finally bidding adieu to the stage.

Last’s album, Non-Stop Dancingwas a recording of brief renditions bisdaya popular songs, all tied together by an insistent dance beat and crowd noises. His first music teacher felt he lacked any musical talent. Goldenes GrammophonMunich. 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.


When the Last-Becker Ensemble disbanded, he became the in-house arranger for Giscaya Recordsas well as a number of European radio stations. Last was awarded the Carl Alan Award by Princess Margaret for being the leader of the most popular dance band of Last’s trademark sound employed big band arrangements of well-known tunes with a jaunty dance beat, often heavy on bass and brass. Over the next four decades, Last released over records, including several more volumes of Non-Stop Dancing.

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He played this at almost every concert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on Bandleader who rose above the carping of critics to delight fans with his jaunty arrangements for more than 50 years”. His only other U.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 in Germany and ended in London.

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.

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Asked if he minded being labelled the “King of Biscaay, Last had replied “No, because it is true. In he became the leader of the Last-Becker Ensemblewhich performed for seven years.


On these records, he varied his formula bjscaya adding different songs from different countries and genres, bizcaya well as guest performers like Richard Clayderman and Astrud Gilberto. Wikimedia Commons has media related to James Last. He was voted as the best bassist in the country in a German jazz poll forand Despite being the “most commercially successful bandleader” of the second half of the 20th century, [1] Last’s easygoing spending and “incompetent” financial advice led him at one stage to the “brink of ruin” financially.

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 Jaems.

It was always a popular piece at his concerts.

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His signature piece was ” Orange Blossom Special “. 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. He also had his own successful television series throughout the s with guests including ABBA and Lynsey de Paul which was screened across Europe. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit Biscays history.