This week the first of two requests for Mike, who has asked me to play
Where Is Tomorrow, from Shirley Bassey’s 1968 album, This Is My Life.
I agree with you Mike that it is such a longing and beautiful
Thank you so much for the kind words you sent me Mike. It’s such a joy
to have been able to introduce to you some Shirley Bassey recordings
that weren’t familiar to you.
Regarding your questions, as far I’m aware Shirley Bassey hasn’t
recorded Petula Clark’s Kiss Me Goodbye.
Monday 24th May saw the release of a CD called ‘The Bewitching Miss Bassey’ on the Hallmark label. It is a release of Shirley’s Philips 1959 album of the same name. I was looking forward to this release although I wished they had used the original album artwork. This is a budget release and I paid £2.99 for my copy. That is £2.99 too much!! The quality of the recording is absolutely terrible! They have taken a copy of an original vinyl copy and just transferred it to CD with clicks, jumps and all! It really is a shame because the version of ‘The Wall’ is slightly slower than the one that has been released earlier this year. As I collect all Shirley releases I obviously had to have it. Unless you are a dedicated collector like myself I recommend that this is one CD you give a miss! Bewitching it certainly is not.
Unfortunately on Monday evening our YouTube account for the blog was deleted because of a copyright claim by the French INA (Institut National de Audiovisuel) for the videos of “Le Grand Echiquier”.
Without the YouTube account it becomes impossible to continue the Video Showcase for the Blog.
We have had almost 9 million viewers over the last three years and after the Rainforest concert at Carnegie Hall there has been an enormous increase of viewers from the USA who looked at the Dame Shirley Bassey clips through the blog.
It is with great sadness that we now have to end this activity for the blog that showed the great talent of Dame Shirley Bassey.
I would like to thank everybody who has been a great help in running it over the last three years by sending us your Dame Shirley videos.
Today the last part of the Bristol Evening Post with a contribution of Mollie Petrie who is a voice expert AND a Bassey fan.
Read what she has to say about Dame Shirley Bassey and the voice, below.
Also we had an email from Sam Howley from Australia who made a Bassey quiz. So if you want to test your knowledge about your favourite Dame, go ahead and good luck. You can find the answers at the bottom of the page.