Astrid’s Simply Bassey #101

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.

Where Is Tomorrow

Bewitching Miss Bassey

The Bewitching Miss Bassey

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.

Bristol Evening Post -Part 6- (Last part) & DSB Quiz!

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.


I have created a Shirley Bassey quiz at :

People can take the quiz on the web page (click the button at the
bottom to see how well you did) or use the questions for their quiz / trivia nights.

If you think your readers would be interested it would be great if you
could put a link to the quiz on the Bassey Bloy blog.

If you have any feedback on the quiz, how to improve it, or you have a
suggestion for a quiz topic please let me know. I love making quizzes

Sam Howley
Canberra Australia

To start the quiz CLICK HERE  Good Luck!

New DVD!

Shirley Bassey : On TV DVD

Exciting news!  There is to be a new DVD released on 12th July entitled ‘Shirley Bassey: On TV’.  This DVD will comprise of some of her past TV appearances including the Royal Variety Performance.  This DVD is not being released by the BBC so I doubt there will be any clips from her TV series (either of them) on it.  It is still great news for fans who have been asking for something new on DVD for ages.  The following is what have to say about it on their site:

This DVD brings together some of Dame Shirley Bassey’s finest performances, taken from various shows including the Royal Variety Performance and An Audience With.

Dame Shirley Bassey Britain’s biggest female singer performs her greatest hits on this DVD, including Goldfinger, Music, Love Story, Diamonds Are Forever, Kiss Me Honey, Honey, Something, Big Spender, Send In The Clowns and many more.

Featuring Special Guests – Rolf Harris, Englebert Humperdinck and Les Dawson.

It is available to order from HMV (cheapest at the moment),, Zavvi and  The catalogue number is ITNDVD017.

I’m sure if this DVD sells well then it may encourage the BBC to release some of the shows they have of Shirley.  Let’s hope so.