James Last - Happy Birthday - 1999
CD 1 | EAC Rip | Ape, image + .cue, log-file | 400 Mb
Front Cover | Easy Listening | Polydor
04. Medley (Alle Vogel sind schon da | Mit dem Pfeil, dem Bogen | Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen)
05. Ruf mich an
06. You're still the one
07. Seemanns Medley (Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen | Eine Seefahrt die ist lustig| Heut geht's an Bord)
08. How do i love
09. Dance the night away
10. Prelude - Chopin
11. Medley ( Sly mongoose | A gay ranchero | El Rancho grande)
12. The child in the silent morning
14. Games that lovers play
James Last (born Hans Last on April 17, 1929 in Bremen) is a German composer and big band leader with a large fan base in Europe and world-wide. 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 100 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 four decades, Last has released over 190 records, including several more volumes of Non-Stop Dancing. On these records, he varies his formula by adding different songs from different countries and genres, as well as guest performers like Richard Clayderman and Astrud Gilberto.