I have been buying records, CDs etc by Shirley now for longer then I care to remember and I still come across the odd release I’ve never seen before.  Recently I came across an album I’d never seen before.  I was looking on the German Amazon site and looking at Bassey CDs and vinyl and came across it.  They had the one copy for sale from a private seller and so I bought it.

This is a 2 disc set from Italy released on the EMI Columbia label in the ‘Club 21’ series.  There is no date for what year it was released in on either the sleeve or the record labels.  It is a 24 track compilation set and all the recordings are from her time at Columbia.  Included are the songs ‘Goldfinger’, ‘What Now My Love’, ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’ as well as ‘Gone’, ‘Till’ and ‘What Kind Of Fool Am I’.  Quite a nice selection altogether.

It’s certainly worth my while keeping my eyes peeled for different LPs.  I’ve seen one on a Turkish auction website but unable to work out how to be able to bid on it.  Maybe one day I’ll get it!!

This album though is a great addition to my collection.

SB - Club 21 - Italy

SB - Club 21 : 2 - Italy


TV Broadcast of The NHS Heroes Award Ceremony

As reported on last week’s blog, Dame Shirley attended the NHS Heroes Award Ceremony in London, which has just been broadcast on ITV. Special thanks to Maria C for the video below…

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DSB’s Carriage Unveiled: “This is beautiful. I’m going to cry in a minute”

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