La Cage returns

Last seen at the Palladium in 1986, the musical La Cage Aux Folles returns to London this month at a fringe theatre.

For DSB fans it’s the home of the song I Am What I Am.

Click on the link to see Shirley turn it into her own special creation:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noApRqoHdL8

Thanks to Scot

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Here’s a link to the Menier Chocolate Factory.

It’s an arts complex in Southwark Street, London  SE1.

Built in the 1870s to house a chocolate factory. Now lovingly converted to a theatre, restaurant and gallery.

La Cage Aux Folles is booking now from

23 November 2007 – 8 March 2008

Box office 020 79077060

Jack Jones duet

Here’s the most excellent of duets with Jack Jones.

 With polished vocalisations and fine harmonies.

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/bassey/video/x31ps1_shirley-bassey-and-jack-jones-if-br_creation

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Jack is now 69 and is still going strong. He has had a singing career for more than four decades. His versatile vocal style has seen him win two Grammy awards and led to Frank Sinatra calling him ‘one of the major singers of our time’.

Visit his official site:

http://www.jackjones.org/

The Fourth Degree

Comedy from Shirley’s BBC TV series, originally aired in the 1970s.

Shirley Bassey wants to join The Three Degrees…

“with hilarious consequences” as the Radio Times (UK TV guide magazine) used to say…

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/tag/DEGREES/search/bassey/video/xh1ze_three-degrees-shirley-bassey_music

This fun video was found on Dailymotion, a French YouTube. The pictures seem a bit better, though the selection is tiny in comparison. Vive La Bassey!

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The Three Degrees are a female Philly soul and disco vocal musical group formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although always fronted by a three person line-up, there were a number of personnel changes and a total of twelve women have represented the group so far. They are best known for their hit song, “When Will I See You Again”.

Official web site http://www.thethreedegrees.com/

KJ has something

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At the Poppy Appeal launch

(Non-DSB)

Many DSB fans like Katherine Jenkins, and many fans of KJ also like Shirley.

It’s the Welsh connection you see, isn’t it boyo… and the talent connection!

Both stars respect each other and get on well.

No surprise then when Katherine added her tribute version of DSB’s I (Who Have Nothing) to her new album.

In a revealing interview she said:-

“I’m trying to adapt my voice, sing more popular songs but in a classical style.

“I’m certainly not going into the pop world, that’s not me.

“I’m just trying to do something a little different, but with a classically trained voice. I’ve spent a lot of time on the songs, getting them just right, and I think it’s a big step forward for me. It feels really right.”

It’s all explained here on icWales, our good source of all things west of the Severn. 

A video of the song was featured on here on a page dated 28th October

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