Shirley Bassey at the Mayfair Club

Bassey, Shirley

Today the review of a song recorded in 1965 that is one of the very favourites of the blog team. It’s Yourself was recorded by Dame Shirley in 1965 and released as a single. The B-side was Secrets. Here you can watch a live performance of the song now from the Mayfair Club in London.




Shirley Bassey – At The Mayfair Club London – Shindig #83 (1966)

1965/1966 January 1, 1966 TV Appearance on Shindig – Performing at the Mayfair Club in London. This program was pre-recorded in late 1965. This show was Season 2, Episode 32). SONGS Performed: A Lot Of Living To Do, He Loves Me, It’s Yourself. ABOUT Shindig: Shindig! was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. The show was hosted by Jimmy O’Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz. The series first aired for a half-hour every week, but was expanded to an hour in January 1965. In the fall of 1965, the show split into two half-hour telecasts, on Thursday and Saturday nights. Shindig!’s premiere episode was a pilot featuring The Righteous Brothers. Later shows were taped in Britain with The Beatles as the guests. The series featured other “British invasion” bands and performers including Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Lulu, Rod Stewart, Herman’s Hermits, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Matt Monroe and Cilla Black. Shindig continued to broadcast episodes from London throughout its run. Many popular performers of the day played on Shindig! including Elvis Presley, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Richeous Brothers, Bo Diddley, Chuck Barry, Johnny Cash, The Supremes, Johnny Mathis, The Mamas and the Papas, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, Davy Jones, The Four Tops, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys and more.

Bassey And Hume

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Lyrics: It’s Yourself

It’s yourself I love, don’t you know
More than anyone, more than me

When you won my love, don’t you know
What you went and done, don’t you see

If there’s anything I’ve left to give
I’ll give it to you
If there’s any life I’ve left to live
I’ll live it for you

What’s my happiness
What’s my wealth
What’s my everything
It’s yourself

If there’s anything I’ve left to give
I’ll give it to you
If there’s any life I’ve left to live
I’ll live it for you

What’s my happiness
What’s my wealth
What’s my everything

It’s yourself!

11 thoughts on “Shirley Bassey at the Mayfair Club”

  1. Hello Pieter, Superb ,IT,S YOURSELF,Goes without saying i do have the single from 1965.if i,m not Mistaken Shirley performed it on THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS,,OR,, JUKE BOX JURY,, I believe PETE MURRAY was on the PANEL he adored BASSEY.
    Another SINGLE That year 1965 was called NOW on Columbia.i still have THE COVER OF THE NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS ,Full FRONT PAGE featuring & advertising SHIRLEY & the single which i also have of course..Many of Shirley,s Singles of 1964,1965 &1966 had B sides written by Alma Cook,, FANTASTIC B SIDES ,,,YOUR LOVE,, TO BE LOVED BY A MAN ,,,HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE,,& more,,, Great writer .
    I Must say also fantastic Pictures of Shirley & her Late Husband Kenneth Hume i Have the news paper cuttings of her wedding day, 8th june 1961, it was also the same day Petula Clark Got Married to her French Husband,the two weddings were reported together,
    i wrote to you,, 2nd & 7th of FEBRUARY & sent you My Collection of Dame Shirley Photographs & Framed Posters,& i was Delighted to recieve a Comment From John & Another From Mark, & John was there 50 YEARS AGO & rememberd me Giving Shirley the PANDA For Her Daughter SAMANTHA and also Described the Lovely LEMON Gown she was wearing for the Concert & that the stage could have done with SWEEPING,
    As A Request i Would still Hope you can include a photo of at least one of my photographs of My Collection Showing all the POSTERS around my STUDY & the 1st letter Dated 2nd of FEBRUARY in another one of your Blogs
    Yours Sincerley
    Dennis [JERSEY]


    1. I realy do think that many people missed out on the early Shirley,B-sides of her records ! If people do a search on the titles Dennis mentioned,and find them they will be well pleased.
      Words and music to “Now” are just great.
      For Dennis ! Birmingham Town Hall ! Did you see DSB in the Cardinal Dress ,designed by Doug Darnell’s sister ?
      Lovely memories, I remember Shirley sometimes had a jewel in her hair and detatched it and cast it out to a lucky catcher !
      Love all the comments,Great snippets of info and memories !

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    2. Hi John,
      No i didn,t see Shirley in the Cardinal dress,,,But i have seen the dress you are on about designed by Doug Darnell,s sister.
      I was not one of the lucky catchers either,as regards her jewel from her hair,, but i did catch a red carnation Shirley Threw from the stage during her many Concerts, and still have it today PRESSED in a Book,From About 20 years ago ,Also a Small touquise piece of [FRILL] off the edge of Her Close of concert Cloak, i picked up off the stage,
      Another B side i also love written again by Alma Cook,, was HOW CAN YOU TELL,, also B Side of, What now my love,, ABOVE ALL OTHERS,,B Side of This is my life,,WITHOUT A WORD,they to me could ALL have been ,A Sides,another 1966 Single WHO COULD LOVE ME,,the list goes on,Thanks John for your Comment

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  2. Thank you Pieter! Classic, vintage Bassey. Incomparable live and the 60’s look has to be my favourite of all her decades. Not forgetting the song, of course. I always thought that this recording showed her voice at her most strongest and powerful and you can also hear it on The Liquidator. Fantastic memories of a bygone era.


    1. Thank you Pieter. I really enjoyed this archive. DSB looked so classy and gorgeous in the tweed outfit, and lovely pictures of her with husband Kenneth Hume. Her performance at the Mayfair is superb, especially her rendering of “It’s Yourself.”

      Thank you very much Pieter.


  3. What a fantastic blog is this!! I also own those fantastic singles from that era and it’s great to hear the reactions of Shirley Bassey fans from the ‘first hour’! The press releases and photos of a wonderful period in Dame Shirley’s enormous career are also super!!! Thank you Pieter for putting together this special Blog. 🍀🍀🍀

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