"James Last is a German big band leader with a large fan base in Europe, although he has never had a comparable following in the United States. Last's trademark is arranging pop hits in a big-band style; his series of "party albums" is equally well-known. Over the course of his career, he has sold well over 50 million albums."
One of the great masters of classical guitar is the Spanish Pepe Romero (Málaga, 1944). He gave with his father the first concert at age 7 and early 50s with his family emigrated to the U.S.A., where he lives. His career as a virtuoso guitar soloist has made him a still living legend of that instrument. Pepe Romero has become an eminent ambassador for classical guitar. This album features twenty favorite songs of Spanish and Latin American music, by authors such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Leo Brouwer, along with popular topics and including a creation of his own father.
Album released in 1995 in Mexico by EMI Music Mexico, the first of two compilations, with 15 subjects among the most famous by singer-songwriter, composer and musician Joan Manuel Serrat (Barcelona, 1943) until the date of that edition. Joan Manuel is certainly internationally recognized as one of the most important figures of modern song and author both in Spanish and Catalan. The selection of items to include in this album was made entirely by himself, Serrat, which adds an interesting personal view of his choice.
In 1962, Capitol Records, Dean Martin's former record label, and Reprise Records, his new one, were engaged in battle as the former issued his final recordings for it and the latter put out just-recorded material. (The skirmish was a sideshow to the larger war between the two companies over Frank Sinatra, who had founded Reprise even before completing his Capitol contract.) In the LP racks, Capitol struck first with Dino! Italian Love Songs in February, and the album became the singer's first to figure in the best-seller charts. Reprise followed with French Style in April. Cha-Cha De Amor, the last album Martin recorded for Capitol, appeared in early November, and three weeks later Reprise responded with Dino Latino…