For this weekend we have the second 1979 BBC- show.
Parts of it recorded at Disneyworld: with guests Tony Monopoly, Paul Daniels, and Freddie Cole. Shirley’s songs: I Could Have Danced All Night, Zippety Doo Da, Give A Little Whistle, He’s A Tramp, New York Medley, If, When You Smile, When You Wish Upon A Star, Something.
A special note about the beautiful, blue dress the Dame wears while singing ‘Something’. This is what she had to say about the dress in the 1994 BBC-documentary ‘The Slate’:
“Here’s another one but I’m terrified of the snake ’cause it wraps around my neck and I always think it’s going to bite me. So that doesn’t get worn too much. You see it goes around my neck … it is practically touches my boob I think … you see what I mean? I don’t fancy being Cleopatra in this one. I don’t want to die that way you know. Well mind you if there was an ‘Anthony’ around I suppose I wouldn’t mind!”
Two songs that were rejected for the British version of the second 1979 BBC Shirley Bassey Show but were broadcast in the USA: A duet with Tony Monopoly You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and When You Smile.