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James Last: My Autobiography download ebook
ISBN:
1844544346
ISBN13:
978-1844544349
Author:
James Last
Publisher:
John Blake (May 28, 2008)
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Pages:
322 pages
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1159 kb
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1727 kb
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4.6

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James Last: My Autobiography by Florence Wetzel, published on April 7, 2009 at All About Jazz. The German bandleader James Last, still very much with us in 2009, was one of the most successful musicians of the twentieth century

James Last: My Autobiography by Florence Wetzel, published on April 7, 2009 at All About Jazz. The German bandleader James Last, still very much with us in 2009, was one of the most successful musicians of the twentieth century. In a career spanning over 60 years, Last has earned 17 platinum and 206 gold records, sold over 100 million records, and given over 2,000 concerts worldwide. He is renowned for arranging pop hits into a big band format, but he has also had great success arranging jazz, folk and classical music-including a Top 10 hit in America in 1980 with "The Seduction," the theme song from American Gigolo.

James Last : My Autobiography. It was a simple idea, but it made James Last hugely successful. Walmart 9781844544349. Having showed great promise as a child, James joined a dance orchestra in 1946 when he was just 17, was voted best bassist in Germany three years running, and went on to become the in-house arranger for Polydor Records.

About the Author: James Last divides his time between Florida and Germany. Shipping: US$ . 9 Within .

James Last: 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: The Lonely Shepherd, Little Man, Time To Say Goodbye и другие песни. Вся дискография, Радио, Концерты, рекомендации и похожие исполнители. By (author) James Last.

Place of Publication. Autobiography: the Arts

Place of Publication. Autobiography: the Arts. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned. by dfp77n502 Sep, 2011. A fan of James Last and his music.

It was a simple idea, but it made James Last hugely successful. He came up with the idea of arranging chart hits in an accessible big band style and found a massive audience for what turned into an astonishing series of records down the years. Having showed great promise as a child, James joined a dance orchestra in 1946 when he was just 17, was voted best bassist in Germany three years running, and went on to become the in-house arranger for Polydor Records. His first album set the tone, as 1965's Non-Stop Dancing featured a medley of popular chart numbers linked by an infectious dance beat and atmospheric audience sounds. With his years of experience in the business, he knew exactly how to shape his sound and was shrewd enough to spot that there was a gap in the market for his kind of unpretentious party music. Not only was he right, but it made him a superstar of the big band world. But it has not always been easy. Even with all those albums and trademark cover versions selling so well, he's only had two hit singles. It hasn't stopped him winning awards, including Billboard's "Star of the Year" gong in 1976 and a German Echo prize in 1994. With millions of loyal fans around the world, he continues to keep them happy with his unique brand of uplifting music.
Reviews:
  • Todal
This book is quite literally an open book on this musical legend. Hansi talks about the good and the bad...the successes and the mistakes...personal achievements and personal failures. Sometimes I almost felt guilty about reading certain parts because of the transparency he showed...rarely do people admit to making mistakes as forthright and as painfully as he does. On the reverse side of the coin, by the end of the book, I almost felt like I knew almost every band member. The highs and lows of the orchestra are all documented and the highlights are written so well that you can almost hear the music through the pages. If anyone is a James Last fan...this is THE book to read.
  • Questanthr
excellent book,very detailed and written in a way that would make you not want to leave it down once you had started it.