Shirley Bassey!!! I just discovered her!!!!! Best singer evah!!!!
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Now discover that Donna Summer was more than disco, for even more surprises.
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what songs should I listen to r1?
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All of Donna's hits were dance songs, but she could belt out a show-tune like nobody's business:
The Impossible Dream
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wikipedia on Diamonds are Forever:
Producer Harry Saltzman hated the song and it only made the film due to co-producer Albert Broccoli. One of Saltzman's major objections was to the innuendo in the lyrics. Bassey would later return for a third performance for 1979's Moonraker.
What innuendo? Boy times have changed?
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That's Dame Shirley Bassey . . .
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OP= oh, so glad to be gay.
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I believe, r4, the song lyrics suggest that diamonds can act as a substitute for men. The innuendo is.... just how literal is that?
They are all I need to please me They can stimulate and tease me. Etc etc
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Saw a good biopic on the telly about her whilst in London last fall. Wonder if it's available on the internets.
Oh and she married a gay you know.
(note the use of britishisms: telly, whilst)
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She fucked Peter Finch . . . in his prime.
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I Who Have Nothing... the song every queen wants to sing during a bitter breakup!
Supposedly she was considered for the role of Nancy in the Oliver film.
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She sand the theme to "Goldfinger" too. She has an amazing voice!
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I'm not very familiar with her body of work, but I have always loved this song...
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Wow R3, Donna's version is un-fucking-believable!
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Another one from Wales - the great Dorothy Squires and her insane version of "My Way". You can see how she influenced Shirley's singing style.
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This one deserves a MARY!
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I saw a few drag queens use "This Is My Life" by Bassey. It's like a less catchy "I am what I am", but she makes it fabulous.
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Why didn't Bassey cross over to the States?
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I love her version of "Somewhere."
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Shirley getting "This Potty Stotted"
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Have any of you heard her Bond album? It's basically: Shirley sings Bond... with the Casio Keyboard "orchestra". She must have been really desperate at the time.
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Her early 1970's Carnegie Hall concert album was recently remastered and released on CD.
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OP, congratulations on reaching the second ring.
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Shirley Bassey is one of the greats of all time.
Never, Never, Never. Sing the hell out of it, Shirley:
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"The Living Tree":
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This Is My Life
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/12/2014|
GOAT - Shirley or Barbara?
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Assuming you meant Shirley or Barbra.
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Does anyone remember her British TV show. They flew around her on a helicopter in the titles while she stood on some oil derrick in the North Sea.
Used to see her in LA at the Greek. She was and is truly a fabulous entertainer...the whole package.
She was always full of herself, with a bit of a chip, but that maybe comes from being Biracial and living in Wales, I don't know.
I thought she was amazing on the Oscars. The James Bond thing was amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/13/2014|
Check out her early 70s album: SOMETHING, I CAPRICORN, NEVER NEVER NEVER and AND I LOVE YOU SO. Probably the best vocals of her recording career.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/13/2014|
I really never knew much about her until heard a drag queen named Liz cover Shirley's "Gone" at Lipps in NYC (shut up, it was the 90s).
Loved the song so I got one of her greatest hits CDs. It's awesome. "Gone" is my favorite, but there or many other greats by Dame Shirley.
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