62nd Red Cross Ball.

Stunning DSB


Dame Shirley attended the 62nd Red Cross Ball in Monaco on 30th July 2010.  It was held at the Sporting Monte-Carlo in the presence of HSH Prince Albert.  It is an event that Dame Shirley usually attends.  The entertainment was provided by Sir Tom Jones. 

Dame Shirley looked stunning in a red gown.  She was completely relaxed and looked very happy. 

Dame Shirley looking very relaxed.

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #109

This week I’m playing another song request for Teigan. This time an early song and often forgotten about – Shirley’s recording of Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man – one of Shirley’s first recordings for the Columbia record label – taken from the Showboat musical.

 Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #108

For this week’s Astrid’s Simply Bassey I’m responding to a lovely message from Ewald.

“For all her fans and those who are not but will become fans let us hear one of her great interpretations of “And I love You So”. For me great and sweet memory for others a tip to learn how great Dame Shirley’s talent is. Whatever she undertakes there’s always that little IT that makes it her song.”

I hope you enjoy the versions I have chosen for you today Ewald and thanks for your message.

Cover Image

 “And I Love You So” Album 1972

 “And I Love You So” 1990 Live From The Costa Del Sol

Dame Shirley in Monaco.

Dame Shirley in Monaco

Dame Shirley is pictured in Monaco where she attended the 2010 Annual FightAIDS Monaco gala dinner on 16th July.  She’s looking very relaxed.

Dame Shirley and guest.

Thank you to Jonas for this second photo.