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…