James Last

James Last, also known as Hansi, was a German composer and big band leader of the James Last Orchestra. Initially a jazz bassist, his trademark "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone. His composition "Happy Heart" became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark.
Last is reported to have sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide in his lifetime, of which 80 million were sold by 1973 - and won numerous awards including 200 gold and 14 platinum discs in Germany, the International MIDEM Prize at MIDEM in 1969, and West Germany's highest civilian award, the Bundesverdienstkreuz in 1978. His album This Is James Last remained a UK best-seller for 48 weeks, and his song "Games That Lovers Play" has been covered over a hundred times. Last undertook his final tour months before his death at age 86, upon discovering in September 2014 that an illness had worsened. His final UK performance was his 90th at London's Royal Albert Hall, more than any other performer except Eric Clapton.

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Das Lieben bringt groß' Freud / Im Krug zum grünen Kranze / Es klappert die Mühle am rauschenden Bach (Medley)Ännchen von Tharau bittet zum Tanz4:53
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Vertigo (Live)Live at The Royal Albert Hall3:15
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This Is My SongGames That Lovers Play2:28
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Love Me Tender Medley (Live At Royal Albert Hall, London / 1978)James Last Live In London5:18
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Silly Love Songs (Live At Royal Albert Hall, London / 1978)James Last Live In London5:15
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Untern Linden, untern LindenPolka Party3:08
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Band Introduction (Live in Deutschland / 1974)James Last Live9:07
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