Have Voice Will Travel # 1

Today the start of repostings from the Video Showcases with working links.  Below my first post from July 2008. I hope you enjoy the video once more!

Hello and welcome to Pieter’s Video Showcase, a new section on the Bassey Blog. Some of you may know me already, my name is Pieter and I am Dutch and I live on the south west coast of Holland. I’ve been a big fan of Shirley Bassey since 1973 ever since I bought my first album “And I Love You So”. I was fifteen when we went on a schooltrip to London and we were at Petticoat Lane Market and I could not decide between two albums: “And I Love You So” & “Never, Never, Never.” I could only afford one of them!

Two years later, I saw Shirley performing live for the first time in Rotterdam and I have been a huge fan of hers ever since. Back then we didn’t have any videos of course and we were happy with newspaper cuttings and pictures. But since this is now the video-dvd-YouTube age we are privileged with so many great Shirley Bassey Videos available at our fingertips and believe me she has spent a lot of hours making TV shows and live concerts!

What I like most is to share my videos with real Dame Shirley fans and to find new videos along with my best friend Astrid. Susan and Ed are helping me out with the descriptions and the song lyrics all the time and we enjoy all of that very much. Since we posted videos on YouTube we received videos from people all over the world and they all have been very kind and generous and we would like to thank them all! In the meantime: Keep them coming.

To visit my Youtube just click on my name at the bottom of any of my blog posts.

In my Video Showcase I’m going to be showcasing a selection of Shirley Bassey videos from Youtube, both from my own Youtube and from other people. I hope you will enjoy the videos I pick out. Sometimes it will be something new, current or quirky and sometimes just a plain and simple celebration of the best of Shirley Bassey from the past. I guess you could say something old, something new, something borrowed – but definitely nothing blue (unless you consider Shirley showing her thighs during a rendition of Big Spender as blue!!)

And for my first five Video Showcases I’ve chosen the documentary “Have Voice Will Travel” and here is the first part. I hope you enjoy it…

Shirley Bassey


Everything I Have Is Yours is another song from the 1962 album ‘Let’s Face The Music’.



Everything I have is yours 1 Everything I have is yours 2

Everything I have is yours
You’re part of me
Everything I have is yours
My destiny

I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the earth to you
And the stars that shine

Everything that I posses
I offer you

Make my dream of happiness come true
I’d be happy just to spent my life
Waiting at your beck and call

Everything I have is yours
My life, my all

I’d be happy just to spent my life
Waiting at your beck and call

Everything I have is yours
My life, my all

Ave Maria


ave Maria 1979

Ave Maria was released as single with the B-side You’ll Never Walk Alone. (with special thanks to Andre for the sheet music) The song was re-released on The Complete EMI/Columbia Singles Collection. Dame Shirley Bassey also sang Ave Maria in a church in Jamaica on one of her 1979 BBC-shows with a children’s choir from Jamaica.

Ave Maria

Ave Maria_02

Ave Maria_03

Ave Maria_04

Ave Maria_05

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tui, Jesus
Sancta Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae

Ave Maria lyrics in English:
Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.


Below some pictures from the amazing George Webb collection from 1962 of Shirley at the opening of her sisters record shop in London

1962 (3)


1962 (2)

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