[REMIX] Shirley Bassey – The Living Tree (Shaken and Stirred Mix)

I will never tire of this song!! If you’re within reach of New York, go and see Catherine Feeney and Nikki Lamborn (Never The Bride) perform live at Don’t Tell Mama Jazz and Cabaret Piano Bar, Manhattan June 2012.

Simply Bassey #186

For my blog this week I am fulfilling a request for Philip Gundill who asked that I play “I Just Have To Breathe” from the 2003 album Thank You For The Years, “For no special reason than to hear Shirley’s superb voice control.” I hope you enjoy it.


There are things that I did long ago
That I don’t do anymore
We grow out of things
Each day is different than the day before
And yet to love you
I just have to breathe

There are needs we have when we are young
And discard as we mature
Time can change so much
The only certain thing is nothing’s sure
And yet to love you
I just have to breathe

It’s not an easy place
This world we face
But I’ll face anything
As long as that warm morning sun
Will always bring me you

There’s a time for everything we do
When it’s over we move on
Just true love remains
And I’ll still love you when all else is gone
For me to love you
I just have to breathe

In this world where nothing stays the same
Stay with me

I Just Have To Breathe


Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Arts

Tonight (22nd May 2012) Dame Shirley was among the guests at a Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Arts event held in london which was attended by Her Majesty the Queen.  Dressed in a pink lace outfit she was one of 850 who attended the reception which was held at the Royal Academy.  Pictured below is Dame Shirley with Dame Diana Rigg on the red carpet.

Dame Shirley and Dame Diana Rigg

Dame Shirley will be singing at the Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4th in front of Her Majesty The Queen.  It is no secret that Dame Shirley is a big fan of the Queen and has sung before her many times in the past.  She was among the artists to perform at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert in 2002.

Dame Shirley chatting to Her Majesty.
Dame Shirley photographed along with 23 other Dames who attended the reception.

[REMIX] Shirley Bassey – That’s What Friends Are For (2005 Dance Mix)

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