Category Archives: Simply Bassey

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #192

Today a request by my dear friend Frank from the USA. He and his wife are very good friends of ours and I would like to thank them again for the wonderful time we had last September when we visited them in the USA.
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This song is from the musical “Chicago”.

Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal”. The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on.

The original Broadway production opened June 3, 1975, at the 46th Street Theatre[1] and ran for 936 performances. Bob Fosse choreographed the original production, and his style is strongly identified with the show. Chicago’s 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history.[2] As of October 2012, it has played for more than 6,600 performances. The musical ran in London’s West End for nearly 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical in West End history, and it has enjoyed several tours and international productions. The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall and starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah.Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal”. The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on.

Poster from the Broadway revival

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Astrid’s Simply Bassey #191

Shirley Bassey: Live In Japan Part 2

This weekend I have for you the second part of “Japan Live: 1977”. I am pleased that you liked the first part so well.  Thanks for the great response.  I wish you all a great weekend, and enjoy part two!

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Track List:
01. Natali
02. Something
03. Tabs
04. Send In The Clowns
05. Yesterday, When I Was Young
06. Tabs & Introduction of Orchestra
07. The Greatest Performance Of My Life
08. Tabs
09. The Party’s Over

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Shirley Bassey: Live In Japan Part 2

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Astrid’s Simply Bassey #190

Shirley Bassey: Live In Japan
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Today I want to share an album with you because of a request from Adam.

Adam wrote: “If you’re by any chance running out of new content to upload (which I doubt), could you perhaps upload the entire”Live in Japan 77″ set at the same amazing quality you uploaded as you did “Goldfinger” I know it’s a bit much to ask but it is the only official live album by her that I don’t have and I’m just too curious to know  how it sounds. Cheers!”
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Enjoy, and have fun!
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The Album is from November 25, 1977 at Kosei-Nenkin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo. Today I am playing the first of two parts.
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Album Cover
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Live In Japan Part 1
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Astrid’s Simply Bassey #189

For this weekend I have a request from my friend Terry. Terry asked me to play the song “Without A Word”. This song was recorded 1968 on a Single Side-B, Side-A is “This Is My Life”. And it was also recorded on the CD collection “Bassey – The EMI/UA Years 1959 – 1979 disc 2”. Enjoy the song, Terry!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

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Single Cover

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5 CD Box

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CD

Lyrics

Without a word
You lefe me there
The sudden silence,
was so hard to bare

No reason why
No last goodbye
You walked away
And I wanted to die

To numb to feel any pain
To stunned to cry out your name
How could you do this to me!

Without a word
I watched you go
And all the time
I thought you loved me so

How can I live
I can’t go on
When all the meaning to life
Has Gone!

Without A Word:

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