Astrid’s Simply Bassey #80

For today’s blog is a particularly personal request from Andrew. Today (15th December) it will be two years since his partner sadly died. Andrew still misses him as if it was yesterday and has asked me to feature the song “If You Go Away” as a tribute to his memory. My thoughts go out to you Andrew on this poignant date.

If You Go Away

Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Although this site is dedicated to Dame Shirley I have made an exception and decided to put this appeal on for the Great Ormond Street Hospital.  This hospital does a lot of good work and deserves as much help as it can.  Our friend Ed received the following email and I decided to put the appeal on the board.  As I have said this is an exception.

HELLO ED
Please would you be so good as to mention IN YOUR BLOG!, ALs christmas
greetings cards  here, the DEMENTED DIVA series aswell as the re-release of
his top selling double cd “A LIFE IN SONG!{ALs impersonation and tribute to
DSB is on track 5, lady is a tramp} DSB fans are very aware that she is
included in the non christmas selection HOWEVER AL IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A
NEW DSB IMAGE INSPIRED BY THE BBC PROMS SHOW SO SOMETHING NEW FOR HER FANS
ASWELL AS demented diva greetings card fans to look forward to also IN 2010.

A DONATION FROM ALL ALsWORKS GOES TO “KISS IT BETTER”charity at the great
ormond street hospital so please help us as much as you possibly can Ed,
BOTH THE GREETINGS CARDS AND CD ARE availiable exclusively to
www.dresscircle.com and CD is ALSO FOR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES.so please include
all of this info in your blog for us as the more they sell download the more
extensively we can donate to a truly worthy cause.
THANKYOU ED WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
Very Best
regards
Howard
PS. could you also mention that due to popular rumour and solely based on
having similar features that AL is no relation to DSB THAT SHE IS NOT HIS
AUNT NOR HIS MA, even though he fiirst met her at batley variety club when
he was 16 and on several big showbiz occassions inbetween but that is the
only relationship he has with her apart from being a fan, dsb has never used
any kind of nepatism to influence and further al,s career as he is not any
kind of blood relative infact Al has acheived every success of his own
volition and determination in the face of much predjudice and oppression
over the years,and it would be good if you could please help lay to rest all
these inaccurate rumours that still operate within the industry.

Christmas Cards

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #79

For today’s blog I have a request for Teigan who would like to hear There’s No Place Like London. It is now more than 25 years since this recording was made and it still sounds fabulous. I hope you enjoy it Teigan. Maybe one day we will get a CD release including this great recording.

Single Cover

There’s No Place Like London – Studio

There’s No Place Like London – Live

 

Summertime

On the Paul O’Grady show Dame Shirley Bassey mentions the George Gershwin song ‘Summertime’ as being her ‘party piece’.

Here is a live version of the song. Probably recorded in 2002 by Jean at the ‘Liverpool ‘Pops’

 

Lyrics Summertime:

Summertime,
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high

So your daddy’s rich
And your ma is good lookin’
So hush little fellow
Don’t you cry

One of these mornings
You’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky

But till that morning
There’s a’nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime,
Summertime.

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