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The James Last Tribute Orchestra

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The JAMES LAST TRIBUTE ORCHESTRA is directed by British music arranger/conductor Greg Francis who worked as arranger and conductor for the B.B.C. Radio Orchestras and the North German Radio Orchestras in Hamburg and Hannover. Greg worked alongside many of James Last's musicians in the studio orchestras in Germany, and he also attended several of James Last's concerts and private parties in Germany, as a guest of the 'Maestro' himself.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Song list

James Last Gala Concerts – list of titles
01 STAR WARS (opener) : (Hansimania album * his best selling album 1984)
02 J.L. MEDLEY No 2 : (Black Is Black/Devil Woman/I Can’t Give You Anything)
03 J.L. MEDLEY No 3 : (Can’t Stop The Music/Zanadu)
04 J.L. MEDLEY No 4 : (Yellow River/Amarillo/Knock Three Times)
05 J.L. MEDLEY No 5 : (Happy Music/The Mexican Hat Dance)
06 J.L. ELVIS PRESLEY MEDLEY : (Love Me Tender/In The Ghetto/If I Can Dream)
07 J.L. MEDLEY No 7 : (D.I.S.C.O./Feels Like I’m In Love/Hands Up)
08 J.L. MEDLEY No 8 : (BONEY ‘M’ Medley. Rivers of Babylon etc)
09 J.L. MEDLEY No 9 : (La Bamba/La Paloma)
10 J.L. MEDLEY No 10 : (Rock’n Roll – Elvis Presley)
11 J.L. MEDLEY No 11 : (Herb Alpert hits – Lollipops & Roses/Spanish Flea)
12 JAMES LAST SWING MEDLEY : (American Patrol/In The Mood)
13 BEATLES MEDLEY No 1 : (She Loves You/Can't Buy Me Love / A Hard Day's Night)
14 J.L. MEDLEY No 14 : (Rose Garden/No Matter What/Sugar,Sugar)
15 J.L. MEDLEY No 15 : (Granada/Lady of Spain)
16 JAMES LAST/BERT KAEMPFERT MEDLEY : (Cracklin’ Rosie/Sweet Caroline)
17 GAMES THAT LOVERS PLAY : (James Last composition – popular with fans)
18 LOVE ON THE ROCKS : (Trombone feature with Strings – Hansimania album 1984)
19 HAPPY HEART : (original James Last composition – recorded by Andy Williams et al)
20 BERMUDA TRIANGLE : (Barry Manilow hit from Hansimania album)
21 J.L. MEDLEY No 21 : (Mornin’ Train/Master Blaster – Hansimania album)
22 J.L. MEDLEY No 22 : (BEE GEES : Night Fever/Stayin’ Alive/More Than A Woman)
23 ABBA MEDLEY No 2 : (Gimme,Gimme,Gimme/S.O.S./Mamma Mia)
24 GYPSY MELODIES : (James Last 2000 – features the Fiddlers)
25 THEME FROM ‘ELVIRA MADIGAN’ : (Classics updated by James Last)
(James Last titles – page 2)
26 THE LONELY SHEPHERD : (Flute feature)
27 ROSES FROM THE SOUTH : (Viennese popular tune – Classics updated)
28 MY WAY : (Flugelhorn feature with String section)
29 SECOND WALTZ (Shostakovich – recently re-popularised by Andre Rieu – James Last)
30 IN THE STONE : (Play on) (Earth Wind and Fire)
31 FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN : (pop version as recorded James Last).
32 POLKA PARTY : (happy medley of well know Polkas recorded 1981 by James Last)
33 ABBA MEDLEY No 1 : (Dancing Queen/Take A Chance On Me/Knowing Me, Knowing You)
34 LOVE THEME FROM ‘TITANIC’ : (My Heart Will Go On)
35 MORGENS UM SIEBEN : (original James Last composition – very popular with the fans)
36 ELIZABETHAN SERENADE : (Strings and W/W as recorded by James Last).
37 TIME TO SAY GOODBYE : (as recorded James Last)
38 TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS : (a la James Last 2007 – Classics updated).
39 LOVE ME TONIGHT : (the Tom Jones hit)
40 ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL : (Violins feature plus Tpts – ‘Hill Billy’ style)
41 DISNEY MEDLEY : (When you wish upon a Star/Hi Ho, Hi Ho/A spoonful of sugar/Bare
Necessities/and more.) This medley arranged by Greg Francis.
42 ELVIS PRESLEY MEDLEY : (James Last tribute to the King : Love Me Tender/In The Ghetto/
If I Can Dream.)
43 J.L. MEDLEY No 43 : (Yes Sir, I can Boogie/Sorry, I’m A Lady/Mississippi)
44 J.L. MEDLEY No 44 : (My First, My Last, My Everything/You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/
Never Can Say Goodbye.)
45 AVE MARIA : (String section feature from James Last’s Christmas Album 1973)
** The program represents a cross section of the vast repertoire of music recorded by James Last. It includes
his early ‘Trumpets a Gogo’ material, through his ‘Non-Stop Dancing’ era, some of the famous
‘Hill Billy/Blue Grass’ C/W with the Gypsy Fiddlers, into his Classical recordings and finally,
features some of his latter Abba medleys.