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Old 25-02-2014, 00:14
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I was in the charity shop and for 1 I picked up six James Last tapes. Well I have been having them on nearly every day when I come in from work. I'm loving the funky beats and refreshing clear sound. I have had a couple of his albums in the past but I did not enjoy them as much as this crop. I put a few clips fom my tapes on my YT channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDT-s...ature=youtu.be but I can't seem to find these cassettes on CD.

So, anyone here enjoy James's music - and any pointers to some funky albums appreciated.
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Old 25-02-2014, 05:59
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Funky albums eh! James Last doesn't do those, does he. He's a jazz musician.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Last

He's a great musician and I like some of his music, but he is no Loose Ends, Slave or Aurra (Deja).

Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0V8KEnWDyM

Stepping Out- Slave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C27S9ZZlh4k

Aurra - Make Up Your Mind (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgDJG9KNRog
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Old 25-02-2014, 07:43
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Funky albums eh! James Last doesn't do those, does he. He's a jazz musician.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Last

He's a great musician and I like some of his music, but he is no Loose Ends, Slave or Aurra (Deja).

Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0V8KEnWDyM

Stepping Out- Slave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C27S9ZZlh4k

Aurra - Make Up Your Mind (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgDJG9KNRog
Probably true that James Last didn't do much funk (not sure if that is the same as funky) but some jazz musicians do.

Shakatak - Down on the Street

Herbie Hancock - hang up your hang ups ( real funky!)

Jamiroquai - Virtual insanity

The Crusaders and Randy Crawford - Street Life
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Old 25-02-2014, 10:52
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Thanks for the album input. I am enjoying the James Last sound - but why is it so hard to get his music these days. Sky Blue seems to have no CD release at all and that is a shame.
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Old 25-02-2014, 11:23
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I'm not a fan but my parents have some of his CDs. Their favourite is James Last in Scotland. They like it but his music is not really to my taste.
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Old 25-02-2014, 11:50
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Thanks for the album input. I am enjoying the James Last sound - but why is it so hard to get his music these days. Sky Blue seems to have no CD release at all and that is a shame.
You do realise that James Last wasn't taken very seriously even by mainstream music fans during the 60s/70s? All these non-stop dancing albums were considered essentially elevator musak at best. Maybe you have rediscovered something we didn't hear the first time but I used to hate this stuff.
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Old 25-02-2014, 12:02
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You do realise that James Last wasn't taken very seriously even by mainstream music fans during the 60s/70s? All these non-stop dancing albums were considered essentially elevator musak at best. Maybe you have rediscovered something we didn't hear the first time but I used to hate this stuff.
I was the same. I only remember the dodgy sing along albums but what do you think of the clips I uploaded? Well at least they are different I suppose.
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Old 25-02-2014, 12:30
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I was the same. I only remember the dodgy sing along albums but what do you think of the clips I uploaded? Well at least they are different I suppose.
*This* is different


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF2ODWluPlY
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