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Come Dancing in sequence

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David Last: Drifting & Dreaming: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 217): June 2014 release: Added 03/07/14

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

Alexander’s ragtime band

2:11

48

48

6

X

2

Swing

Tiger rag

2:30

48

48

7

X

3

Saunter

Blue Hawaii / Drifting and dreaming

3:41

28

28

6

X

4

Saunter

Honey come back

3:07

28

28

5

X

5

M. Waltz

Just ‘cos your eyes met mine

3:58

30

30

7

X

6

M. Waltz

You don’t have to say you love me

3:26

30

30

6

X

7

Cha Cha

I can’t give you anything but my love

3:16

31

31

6

X

8

Cha Cha

Freedom

3:17

31

31

6

X

9

Rumba

Sealed with a kiss

3:57

26

26

6

X

10

Rumba

They don’t know

3:21

26

26

5

X

11

Quickstep

National express

2:12

48

48

6

X

12

Quickstep

I saw her standing there

2:11

48

48

6

X

13

Foxtrot

Cry

3:33

29

29

6

X

14

Foxtrot

Poor butterfly / All of me

3:25

29

29

6

X

15

Tango

We are detective

3:14

32

32

6

P*

16

Tango

Rasputin

3:13

32

32

6

P

17

Jive

Early in the morning

3:03

34

34

6

X

18

Jive

All those years ago

2:34

34

34

5

X

 19

Mambo

She loves you

2:56

40

41

7

P

20

Mambo

Every little thing she does is magic

2:11

40

41

5

X

Total Playing Time: 63 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

*  Worthy of two P’s if the quality of the first 16 bars were maintained throughout the whole track

 

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David Last: Country Collection: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 211): September 2013 release: Added 14/09/13

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

Crazy arms / Heartaches by the number

2:31

48

48

7

X

2

Swing

Red river valley / Big rock candy mountains

2:11

48

48

6

X

3

Saunter

Crazy / Sweet dreams

3:44

28

28

6

X

4

Saunter

My best friend / Stand by your man

3:44

28

28

6

P

5

M. Waltz

I’d rather be sorry

3:26

30

30

6

X

6

M. Waltz

Where the Arkansas river leaves Oklahoma / Tennessee waltz

2:53

30

30

5

X

7

Cha Cha

Rose garden

3:48

31

31

6

X

8

Cha Cha

Achy breaky heart / Abilene / Rhinestone cowboy

3:17*

31

31

7

X

9

Rumba

I’m leavin’ the leavin’ to you

3:58

26

26

6

X

10

Rumba

Always on my mind

3:58

26

26

6

P

11

Quickstep

Help me make it through the night

2:31

48

48

7

P

12

Quickstep

Jolene / I’m gonna be a country girl again

2:11

48

48

6

P

13

Foxtrot

Release me / Rose Marie / Crystal chandeliers

3:33

29

29

6

P

14

Foxtrot

There won’t be anymore

3:33

29

29

6

P

15

Tango

You’re the devil in disguise medley

3:13

32

32

6

P

16

Tango

El Paso / Green green grass of home

2:43

32

32

5

X

17

Jive

A little bitty tear / Gotta travel on

3:02

34

34

6

X

18

Jive

Jody and the kid / Son of Hickory Holler’s tramp

3:02

34

34

6

X

 19

M. Waltz

It’s hard to be humble / There goes my everything

3:58

30

30

7

X

20

M. Waltz

I will always love you

3:26

30

30

6

P

Total Playing Time 66 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

*   Actual time 3:52 minutes, hence seven sequences

 

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David Last: Crazy Rhythm: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 209): Added 02/07/13

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Black bottom / Crazy rhythm

2:32

48

48

7

P

2

Quickstep

You’re the cream in my coffee

2:11

48

48

6

X

3

Foxtrot

I won’t send roses / Days of wine and roses

3:34

29

29

6

X

4

Foxtrot

Hallelujah

3:00

29

29

5

X

5

Tango

La paloma

3:12

32

32

6

X

6

Tango

Eye of the tiger

3:16

32

32

6

X

7

M. Waltz

I wanna wake up with you

3:28

30

30

6

X

8

M. Waltz

Dream lover

2:57

30

30

5

P

9

Blues

Sentimental me

3:36

29

29

6

P

10

Blues

Fings ain’t wot they used to be

2:56

29

29

5

P

11

Swing

There’s rainbow ‘round my shoulder

2:11

48

48

6

P

12

Swing

A world of our own

2:12

48

48

6

X

13

Saunter

Room with a view

3:42

29

29

6

X

14

Saunter

The blue room / Three o’clock in the morning

3:42

29

29

6

P

15

Cha Cha

Silver lady

3:17

31

31

6

X

16

Cha Cha

What are you doing the rest of your life

2:49

31

31

5

X

17

Rumba

Goodbye yellow brick road

3:58

26

26

6

X

18

Rumba

Don’t cry out loud

3:58

26

26

6

X

 19

Jive

All around my hat

3:03

34

34

6

X

20

Jive

Geronimo

3:03

34

34

6

X

21

Argentine stroll

Welcome to burlesque

3:33

34

34

7

PP

22

Argentine stroll

Por una cabeza

3:47

28

28

6

X

Total Playing Time: 71 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

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David Last: An American Songbook: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 201): September 2012 release: Added 30/09/12

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

The babbit and the bromide

2:30

48

48

7

X

2

Swing

Swanee

2:30

48

48

7

X

3

Blues

I found a million dollar baby

3:30

29

29

6

P

4

Blues

My baby just cares for me

3:30

29

29

6

P

5

M. Waltz

All alone

3:56

30

30

7

P*

6

M. Waltz

All the things you are

3:23

30

30

6

P*

7

Cha Cha

Makin’ whoopee

3:17

31

31

6

P

8

Cha Cha

Teach me tonight

3:17

31

31

6

P

9

Rumba

It might as well be spring

3:57

26

26

6

P

10

Rumba

Mona Lisa

3:19

26

26

5

P

11

Quickstep

Everything’s coming up roses

2:30

48

48

7

X

12

Quickstep

Cheek to cheek

2:10

48

48

6

P

13

Saunter

Thanks for the memory

3:38

28

28

6

X

14

Saunter

Dearly beloved / Long ago

3:38

28

28

6

X

15

Tango

The surrey with the fringe on top

3:43

32

32

7

X

16

Tango

You can’t get a man with a gun

3:12

32

32

6

X

17

Foxtrot

Can’t help lovin’ dat man / Why do I love you

3:32

29

29

6

X

18

Foxtrot

Pick yourself up

3:32

29

29

6

X

19

Jive

Clap yo’ hands

3:01

34

34

6

P

20

Jive

Nice work if you can get it

2:32

34

34

5

X

Total Playing Time: 66 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

*  Tunes improve as they progress

 

Top r

 

David Last: Everybody’s Talkin’: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 197): June 2012 release: Added 23/06/12

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

The tide is high

2:30

48

48

7

P

2

Swing

Jack in the box

2:10

48

48

6

P

3

Blues

Hasta manana

3:32

29

29

6

PP

4

Blues

I can’t believe that you’re in love with me

2:57

29

29

5

X

5

M. Waltz

Eternal flame

3:26

30

30

6

X

6

M. Waltz

Somewhere out there

3:26

30

30

6

X

7

Tango

Everybody’s talkin’

3:12

32

32

6

X

8

Tango

I kiss your hand madame / Whatever Lola wants

2:42

32

32

5

P

9

Rumba

Our day will come

3:56

26

26

6

P

10

Rumba

Rumbalina

3:18

26

26

5

P

11

Cha Cha

Breaking up is hard to do / Maggie may

3:16

31

31

6

P

12

Cha Cha

We don’t talk anymore

3:16

31

31

6

X

13

Saunter

Canadian sunset

3:40

29

28

6

P

14

Saunter

This is my lovely day

3:38

29

28

6

P

15

Quickstep

Zing went the strings of my heart

2:30

48

48

7

P

16

Quickstep

I may be wrong

2:10

48

48

6

P

17

Foxtrot

I will wait for you

3:38

29

29

6

P

18

Foxtrot

The very thought of you

3:35

29

29

6

P

19

Jive

Rubber bullets

2:56

34

35

6

P

20

Jive

Nine to five

2:28

34

35

5

X

Total Playing Time: 64 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

Top r

 

David Last: Wired For Sound: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 190): September 2011 release: Added 11/09/11

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

That’s my weakness now / Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

2:30

48

48

7

X

2

Quickstep

Windows of Paris

2:10

48

48

6

P

3

Cha Cha

Billie Jean

3:16

31

31

6

X

4

Cha Cha

SOS / Lay all your love on me

3:16

31

31

6

X

5

M. Waltz

When I need you

3:24

30

30

6

X

6

M. Waltz

Inpromptu no 2

3:24

30

30

6

X

7

Tango

Gloria

3:08

32

32

6

X

8

Tango

Wired for sound

3:08

32

32

6

X

9

Foxtrot

Stardust

3:34

29

29

6

PP

10

Foxtrot

Where the rainbow ends

2:59

29

29

5

P

11

Swing

Maple leaf rag

2:10

48

48

6

P*

12

Swing

Poodle in the park

2:10

48

48

6

X

13

Mambo

Something tells me

2:26

42

42

6

P

14

Mambo

Crocodile rock

2:26

42

42

6

P

15

Rumba

Don’t know much

3:54

26

26

6

X

16

Rumba

Through the eyes of love

3:54

26

26

6

P

17

Jive

Tell her about it

2:54

34

35

6

X

18

Jive

Pack up

2:26

34

35

5

X

19

Gavotte

Hamburg four master

3:34

24

24

5

P

20

Gavotte

Hawaiian wedding song

3:34

24

24

5

P

21

NV Waltz

Delilah

3:50

52

52

12

PP

22

NV Waltz

The waltzing cat

3:12

52

52

10

P

Total Playing Time: 69 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

*  Good tune but not well suited to a swing

 

Top r

 

David Last: On The Road Again: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 183): February 2011 release: Added 02/03/11

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Almost like being in love

2:10

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

If I ruled the world

2:30

48

48

7

X

3

Rumba

Tell me there's a heaven

3:56

26

26

6

P

4

Rumba

Misty

3:19

26

26

5

P

5

Blues

Sweet Lorraine / Have I the right

3:30

29

29

6

P

6

Blues

He's a tramp / Lazy bones

3:30

29

29

6

P

7

Samba

Enjoy yourself

2:02

50

51

6

P

8

Samba

Big brass band from Brazil

2:04

50

50

6

PP

9

M. Waltz

Yearning for you

3:24

30

30

6

PP

10

M. Waltz

With one look / A perfect night for dreaming

3:24

30

30

6

P

11

Tango

Suburbia / It's a sin

3:09

32

32

6

X

12

Tango

El Choclo

2:40

32

32

5

P

13

Foxtrot

Moonglow

3:34

29

29

6

P

14

Foxtrot

Petite fleur

2:58

29

29

5

P

15

Bossanova

Three steps to heaven

2:34

40

40

6

X

16

Bossanova

So nice

2:10

40

40

5

P

17

Cha Cha

It's a heartache

3:16

31

31

6

P

18

Cha Cha

Love hurts

3:16

31

31

6

P

19

Swing

On the road again

2:26

48

48

7

P

20

Swing

Everything a man could ever need

2:28

48

48

7

P

21

Jive

Hi ho the silver lining / Take these chains from my heart

2:55

36

35

6

X

22

Jive

Lullaby of birdland

2:28

36

35

5

P

Total Playing Time: 65 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

Top r

 

David Last: Marguerita Time: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 180) September 2010 release: Added 10/09/10

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

A picture of you / Help

2:11

48

48

6

X

2

Quickstep

Eso Beso

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Blues

Penny Lane / With a little help from my friends

3:32

28

29

6

X

4

Blues

Marguerita time

3:33

28

29

6

X

5

Rumba

When I dream

3:57

26

26

6

X

6

Rumba

The lonely shepherd

3:20

26

26

5

P

7

Cha Cha

My life

3:17

31

31

6

P

8

Cha Cha

Good ol’ boys

3:17

31

31

6

X

9

M. Waltz

A loser with nothing to lose

3:27

30

30

6

X

10

M. Waltz

Beautiful isle of somewhere

2:54

30

30

5

P

11

Foxtrot

Hey big spender

3:25

29

29

6

PP

12

Foxtrot

What more can I say

3:34

29

29

6

P

13

Tango

Amor / You belong to my heart

2:41

32

32

5

P

14

Tango

Climb every mountain

2:41

32

32

5

P

15

Jive

Good luck charm / A mess of blues

3:03

34

34

6

P

16

Jive

Ma he's making eyes at me

3:03

34

34

6

X

17

Gavotte

When you wish upon a star

3:37

24

24

5

X

18

Gavotte

Satin and lace

3:36

24

24

5

P

19

Mambo

Green green

2:28

42

42

6

P

20

Mambo

Moonlight kiss

3:17

42

42

8

P

Total Playing Time: 64 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

Top r

 

David Last: The Cole Porter Song Book: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 176) February 2010 release: Added 25/02/10

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Cha Cha

Let’s do it / Well did you evah

3:17

31

31

6

X

2

Cha Cha

It’s de’ lovely

3:17

31

31

6

X

3

Blues

Don’t fence me in

3:30

29

29

6

X

4

Blues

I love you Samantha

3:32

29

29

6

P

5

Tango

Another op’nin another show

3:11

32

32

6

X

6

Tango

From this moment on

2:42

32

32

5

X

7

M. Waltz

True love

3:26

30

30

6

X

8

M. Waltz

A little skipper from heaven above

3:25

30

30

6

PP

9

Quickstep

I love Paris

2:30

48

48

7

X

10

Quickstep

I get a kick out of you / Who wants to be a millionaire

2:10

48

48

6

P

11

Saunter

So in love

3:40

28

28

6

PP

12

Saunter

I’ve got my eyes on you

3:04

28

28

5

P

13

Jive

What is this thing called love

3:01

34

34

6

X

14

Jive

Anything goes

2:33

34

34

5

X

15

Rumba

Experiment

3:18

26

26

5

PP

16

Rumba

Begin the beguine

3:58

26

26

6

P

17

Foxtrot

I’ve got you under my skin

3:32

29

29

6

X

18

Foxtrot

Night and day

3:32

29

29

6

P

19

Stroll

You do something to me

2:57

35

35

6

P

20

Stroll

C’est magnifique

2:58

35

35

6

X

Total Playing Time: 65 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

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David Last: Jeepers Creepers: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 172) September 2009 release: Added 10/09/09

Track

Dance

Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq
Grades

1

Quickstep

Jeepers creepers

2:10

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

Cherokee

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Foxtrot

Left bank two

3:35

29

29

6

P

4

Foxtrot

I know why

3:02

29

29

5

P

5

M. Waltz

In a shanty in old shanty town

3:25

30

30

6

P

6

M. Waltz

All in the April evening

3:25

30

30

6

X

7

Tango

Can’t take my eyes off you

3:13

32

32

6

X

8

Tango

Tango El Torro

3:13

32

32

6

X

9

Saunter

Love is the sweetest thing

3:40

28

28

6

P

10

Saunter

The sunshine of your smile

3:40

28

28

6

P

11

Cha Cha

Strawberry cha cha cha / If I were a rich man*

3:18

31

31

6

X

12

Cha Cha

Amarillo / Hey baby

3:18

31

31

6

X

13

Rumba

Islands in the mist

3:56

26

26

6

X

14

Rumba

Baker Street

4:32

26

26

7

X

15

Mambo

Foot tapper

2:28

42

42

6

X

16

Mambo

Mambo kiana

2:28

42

42

6

P

17

Jive

I’m into something good

3:04

36

34

6

P

18

Jive

Swinging on a star

3:01

36

34

6

P

19

Blues

Sam’s song

3:33

29

29

6

P

20

Blues

Trail of the lonesome pine

3:33

29

29

6

X

21

NV Waltz

Over the waves

3:24

50

50

10

P

22

NV Waltz

Musette musicale

3:24

50

50

10

P

Total Playing Time: 72 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

* Good tune

 

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David Last: Classics In Sequence: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 167) March 2009 release: Added 06/03/09

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Quickstep

Hungarian Dance No 5

2:14

48

48

6

P

2

Quickstep

Hungarian Dance No 2

2:14

48

48

6

P

3

Foxtrot

Melody in F / Pathetique Symphony*

3:40

29

29

6

X

4

Foxtrot

Romeo & Juliet

 3:07

29

29

5

X

5

M. Waltz

The Swan

3:30

30

30

6

P

6

M. Waltz

Vilia / Excerpt from the Planets

2:57

30

39

5

P

7

Rumba

Largo from the New World Symphony

3:25

26

26

5

X

8

Rumba

Chorus of the Hebrew slaves

3:21

26

26

5

P

9

Cha Cha

In The Hall Of The Mountain King / Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

3:21

31

31

6

P

10

Cha Cha

Toreador Song

2:49

31

31

5

X

11

Mambo

Pizzicato from Sylvia

2:31

42

42

6

X

12

Mambo

Jamaican mambo

2:31

42

42

6

X

13

Rumba

Dream Of Olwen

3:25

26

26

5

P

14

Rumba

The Holy City**

3:25

26

26

5

X

15

Quickstep

La Mattinata

2:14

48

48

6

P

16

Quickstep

Rondo Alla Turca

2:14

48

48

6

P

17

Tango

Beethoven piano concerto No 1 in C major

3:14

32

32

6

X

18

Tango

L’Arlesienne suite

2:44

32

32

5

X

19

Glide

Humoreske

3:40

24

24

5

P

20

Glide

These Highland Sweethearts

3:38

24

24

5

P

21

Two Step

Radetsky march

2:14

48

48

6

P

22

Two Step

Good old Vienna

2:55

48

48

8

P

23

Gavotte

Rosamunde overture / Beethoven 9th / To a wild rose

4:20

24

24

6

X

24

Gavotte

Minuet in G

3:40

24

24

5

X

25

OT Waltz

Wine women and song

2:34

42

42

6

X

26

OT Waltz

La donna e mobile

2:33

42

42

6

P

Total Playing Time: 78 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

*    Beautifully played tune but track spoiled by first tune

**  Beautifully played but tune not suited to a Rumba

 

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David Last: The Organ Lounge: Organ: Maestro Records (CDTS 164) November 2008 release: Added 19/11/08

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

You are my sunshine medley

2:11

48

48

6

X

2

Swing

Don’t dilly dally medley

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Blues

Raindrops keep falling on my head / Singin’ in the rain

2:57

29

29

5

X

4

Blues

Red roses for a blue lady / Side by side

2:57

29

29

5

X

5

M. Waltz

Can’t help falling in love with you

2:52

30

30

5

X

6

M. Waltz

Always / True love

2:52

30

30

5

X

7

Tango

Halfway to paradise

2:43

32

32

5

X

8

Tango

Rose Marie

2:42

32

32

5

X

9

Saunter

Will you love me tomorrow

3:05

29

28

5

P

10

Saunter

Your cheating heart / Release me

3:05

29

28

5

P

11

Cha Cha

Under the boardwalk / A white sport

3:17

31

31

6

X

12

Cha Cha

Love and marriage / Tea for two

2:45

31

31

5

X

13

Jive

You’re sixteen

2:28

36

35

5

X

14

Jive

Saturday night at the movies

2:28

36

35

5

P

15

Quickstep

Baby face / I wonder where my baby is tonight

2:10

48

48

6

P

16

Quickstep

Ain’t she sweet / Best things in life are free

2:10

48

48

6

X

17

Foxtrot

It had to be you / I’m in the mood for love

3:34

29

29

6

P

18

Foxtrot

Half as much / You won’t find another fool like me

3:35

29

29

6

P

19

Rumba

My foolish heart / How wonderful to know

3:18

26

26

5

P

20

Rumba

Unchained melody

3:18

26

26

5

X

21

Mambo

Bobby’s girl / Concrete and clay

2:28

40

42

6

X

22

Mambo

Zambesi

2:28

40

42

6

P

23

Stroll

On a slow boat to China / The Lambeth walk

3:01

34

34

6

X

24

Stroll

I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter / Singing the blues

3:03

34

34

6

P

Total Playing Time:  69 minutes

Grades: P (good music) X (‘uninspiring’)

 

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David Last: True Love Ways: Keyboards: Maestro Records (CDTS 162) September 2008 release: Added 22/09/08

Track
Dance
Music Titles

Data on CD

Reviewed Data

Time

bpm

bpm

Seq

Grades

1

Swing

Blanket on the ground

2:10

48

48

6

XXX

2

Swing

Canadian pacific

2:10

48

48

6

X

3

Blues

Ain’t no pleasing you

3:30

29

29

6

X

4

Blues

My aphrodisiac is you

3:30

29

29

6

X

5

M. Waltz

The book

3:24

30

30

6

X

6

M. Waltz

Could it be magic

3:24

30

30

6

X

7

Stroll

On an evening in Roma

2:55

35

35

6

X

8

Stroll

Strollin’

2:27

35

35

5

P

9

Rumba