James Last on your iPlayer

James Last is a consistently good seller here at 991. Why that is I haven't a clue, in all frankness. But there is something about the man with the golden beard that continually attracts the punters, and for that we're grateful. Even the hipster-mag Wax Poetics has composed a primer, educating its readers on some of the more funkier elements in the man's everlasting repertoire of party hit medleys; and they're serious! Perhaps Guy Barker's three-part BBC documentary on the German composer and bandleader will give some clues, originally aired in 2006 and recently made available online. Otherwise, answers on a postcard please…

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