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Shirley Bassey!!!

Shirley Bassey!!! I just discovered her!!!!! Best singer evah!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3201/13/2014

Now discover that Donna Summer was more than disco, for even more surprises.

by Anonymousreply 111/16/2012

what songs should I listen to r1?

by Anonymousreply 211/16/2012

All of Donna's hits were dance songs, but she could belt out a show-tune like nobody's business:

The Impossible Dream

by Anonymousreply 311/16/2012

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.[citation needed] Bassey would later return for a third performance for 1979's Moonraker.

What innuendo? Boy times have changed?

by Anonymousreply 411/16/2012

That's Dame Shirley Bassey . . .

by Anonymousreply 511/16/2012

OP= oh, so glad to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 611/17/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 711/17/2012

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)

by Anonymousreply 811/17/2012

She fucked Peter Finch . . . in his prime.

by Anonymousreply 911/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1011/17/2012

history repeatin'

by Anonymousreply 1111/17/2012


by Anonymousreply 1211/17/2012

She sand the theme to "Goldfinger" too. She has an amazing voice!

by Anonymousreply 1311/17/2012

I'm not very familiar with her body of work, but I have always loved this song...

by Anonymousreply 1411/17/2012

Wow R3, Donna's version is un-fucking-believable!

by Anonymousreply 1511/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1611/17/2012

This one deserves a MARY!

by Anonymousreply 1711/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1811/17/2012

Why didn't Bassey cross over to the States?

by Anonymousreply 1911/17/2012

I love her version of "Somewhere."

by Anonymousreply 2011/17/2012

Shirley getting "This Potty Stotted"

by Anonymousreply 2111/17/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/17/2012

Her early 1970's Carnegie Hall concert album was recently remastered and released on CD.

by Anonymousreply 2311/17/2012

OP, congratulations on reaching the second ring.

by Anonymousreply 2411/17/2012

Shirley Bassey is one of the greats of all time.

Never, Never, Never. Sing the hell out of it, Shirley:

by Anonymousreply 2511/17/2012

"The Living Tree":

by Anonymousreply 2611/18/2012

This Is My Life

by Anonymousreply 2701/12/2014

GOAT - Shirley or Barbara?

by Anonymousreply 2801/12/2014

Shirley, IMHO

Assuming you meant Shirley or Barbra.

by Anonymousreply 2901/12/2014

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 Anonymousreply 3001/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 3101/13/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 3201/13/2014
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