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Max Greger - 51% match to James Last

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Franck Pourcel - 48% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1915, Marseilles, France, d. 12 November 2000, Paris, France. With the violin his chosen instrument, Pourcel found playing in downtime jazz combos a liberating change from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He became an admirer of Stéphane Grappelli whose mainstream style he emulated before assuming leadership of the French Fiddlers in the late 40s. Sig Read more

Billy Vaughn - 46% match to James Last

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Vaughn, 12 April 1919, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA, d. 26 September 1991, Escondido, California, USA. An extremely successful orchestra leader, arranger and musical director during the 50s and early 60s. In 1952, singing baritone and playing piano, he formed the Hilltoppers vocal quartet, with Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Speigelman and Don McGuire. They had a string of US hits Read more

Paul Mauriat - 45% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1925, Marseille, France, d. 3 November 2006, Perpignan, France. A conductor, arranger and composer, descended from generations of classical musicians, Mauriat began to study music at the age of four, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire in Paris when his family moved there in 1935. His initial ambition to become classical pianist gave way to an interest in Read more

Ronnie Aldrich - 43% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1916, Erith, Kent, England, d. 30 September 1993. As a gifted young pianist Aldrich undertook extensive studies, including a period at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he worked with the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra before his career was interrupted by World War II. During the war he played piano and arranged for the RAF Dance Orchestra, remainin Read more

Helmut Zacharias - 42% match to James Last

Genres: Big Band & Swing Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1920, Berlin, Germany, d. 28 February 2002. This violinist, arranger, composer and band leader was raised in Berlin. At the age of three he was given a toy violin by his father, himself a professional violinist. The gift was soon replaced by the real thing, and at the age of six he was on the cabaret stage of the Faun on Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. At the age Read more

Bert Kaempfert - 41% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz
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Frank Chacksfield - 41% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 May 1914, Battle, Sussex, England, d. 9 June 1995. After early training on the piano and organ, Chacksfield led small groups in the late 30s before becoming arranger for the Stars In Battledress entertainment unit in World War II. His first radio broadcast was Original Songs At The Piano from Glasgow, and during the late 40s he worked with comedian Charlie Chester’s S Read more

Roger Williams - 40% match to James Last

Genres: Christian & Gospel Classical Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
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Fausto Papetti - 38% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening World Music
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Mantovani - 37% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mantovani Orchestra - 37% match to James Last

Genres: Easy Listening
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Lawrence Welk - 29% match to James Last

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1903, Strasburg, North Dakota, USA, d. 17 May 1992, Santa Monica, California, USA. After achieving a measure of competence on the piano-accordion, Welk formed a dance band in the mid-20s, and soon became immensely popular, with engagements at leading hotels and endless one-night stands on the country’s dancehall circuit. The band was widely criticized in the mu Read more

Floyd Cramer - 28% match to James Last

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 October 1933, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1997, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The style and sound of Cramer’s piano-playing was possibly one of the biggest influences on post-50s country music. His delicate rock ‘n’ roll sound was achieved by accentuating the discord in rolling from the main note to a sharp or flat, known as ‘slip note’ Read more

Richard Clayderman - 28% match to James Last

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Philippe Pages, 28 December 1953, Paris, France. This highly popular pianist, specializes in light classical compositions, with a romantic, yet low profile image. His father was a piano teacher, and at the age of 12, Pages enrolled at the Conservatoire in Paris, and won the first prize four years later. He was encouraged to study classical piano, but his ambition was to be i Read more


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