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Shirley Bassey

Here are two songs of the great Shirley Bassey: the first one was released in 1966, and specially written for her, and was a firm favourite in her live stage performances over many years; the second one was released in 1970, and invariably opened her live performances during the early 1970's.
Not only is Shirley Bassey one of the most renowned, talented and successful singers, a top entertainer for more than fifty years, gifted with one of the biggest voices ever heard, but she is also one of the most beautiful and glamorous women of the world!
Enjoy this little trip with the immarcescible Shirley!

Shirley / What about today

Here are several other examples of Shirley Bassey's incredible vocal power:

A medley of songs performed at the Mayfair Club of London in 1969:
A lot of livin’ to do / He loves me / It’s yourself

Strangers in the night
(Raiuno, 1968)

3 songs from her TV special show (1979):

Born to lose

Climb every mountain

On a clear day

3 songs from the TV show "Bassey meets Basie" (1967):

If ever I would leave you

The liquidator

You can have him

3 songs from a famous US show:

Going out of my head - You go to my head / Something’s coming

Don’t rain on my parade

Her famous concert at the Royal Abert Hall (1973):

Where am I going / Shirley

And I love you so / Let me sing / I like to hate myself in the morning

Without you / Goldfinger

Day by day / Never, never, never

Somehow / The greatest performance of my life

And a song from her concert at the Carnegie Hall (1973):
The greatest performance of my life

A duet with Charles Aznavour, from her French TV special "Le grand échiquier" (1988):
Yesterday when I was young

A duet (medley) with Andy Williams.

A duet with Jack Jones:

7 other beautiful gems:

The joker

The see and the sand

What about today

Till love touches your life

The way of love

If I should love again

There is no such thing as love

I've never been a woman before

A duet with Alain Delon, Thought I'd ring you (1983) / Love is no game (1988)

And here is a wonderful, and rarely heard, song (music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman), magnificently performed by Shirley Bassey.
First released in 1971 on her album "Something Else" and as B-side of her "Diamonds Are Forever" single, this song is also entitled "Little Boy Lost". It was the title song of the 1970 United Artists movie "Pieces Of Dreams" (in which it is sung by Peggy Lee). It has also been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Della Reese, Mel Tormé or Jack Jones. It was nominated for an Academy Award in the category "Best song" in 1970.

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