Ameritz backing tracks



The ‘You’re The Voice’ book of songs and CD of backing tracks reminds me that your can buy high quality accompaniments online.

Here’s a repost of info originally added here on 23rd May.

Thanks again to Steve for this link:

“Hi Peggy

Hope you are well. A website that might be of interest to readers of your fantastic blog is:
They supply backing tracks for singers and have 28 DSB tracks on there.
Their tracks are great quality and ideal not only for public performances but also for those who just want to sing along into their hairbrush in front of the mirror or indeed for special DSB themed parties to celebrate the forthcoming Glastonbury appearance and album release.
They are also great value at £4 per track (Might sound dear for one song but a bargain compared to most sites!)
The tracks can be downloaded direct to your PC or delivered on CD.
(I’ve also asked them if they will be doing a backing track for The Living Tree and they said they would be putting it into production, not sure how my lungs will cope with some of those notes though!)
Best wishes, Steve”

Since May the number of DSB songs has increased from 28 to 34…including The Living Tree. Ameritz are an excellent professional service.

Le Grand Echiquier 7/8

Two more parts of the fabulous 1988 Le Grand Echiquier series from French telly.

Part 7 Interview about the charities Shirley supports and a fashion show…

Part 8 Finale of the fashion show, interview and a song: April In Paris

Digitally enhanced by Pieter.


Thanks to the fantastic additions to YouTube by Pieter, Scot and other fans, my blog has become a kind of  DSB-TV –

The Shirley Channel 🙂


Special thanks to all you very welcome visitors here, now over 50,000 visits to the new format blog. I don’t know how they count the hits, but that’s pleasing to a fan who just wants to invite music lovers to #come take a look# at our international treasure!

You’re The Voice book



Doing your Christmas shopping?

Stuck for a gift for a DSB fan? Or do you fancy singing Dame Shirley’s songs yourself?

Here’s a book and CD just for you-

You’re the Voice: Shirley Bassey

Book Description
Now you can belt them out like DSB! Published in the popular ‘You’re the Voice’ series this book features arrangements of classic Shirley Bassey songs for piano, voice and guitar and a short artist biography. The accompanying CD contains full backing tracks for each song, professionally arranged and recorded to recreate the sounds of the original recording.

 Thanks to Peter for the link…

“Hi Peggy, Just been searching on Amazon and have come across this:

Click here to go to Amazon UK
Very interesting selection of songs!

All the best,


I’ve ordered mine already! #Tra La la la… I don’t want praise, I don’t want pity… The people ask me how, how I’ve lived till now, I tell them I dunno… A spy-der’s touch… Funny how a breaking haart…#  Oh, call Decca, dahling!

But joking apart, when you try and sing these wonderful songs, you realise how difficult some of them are. You appreciate (even more) what a uniquely gifted singer Shirley is.