Classic Bassey



Dame Shirley, just doing what she does.


7 comments:

  1. That's just about as exact a definition of the Bassey magic as one can come up with.

    Sadly (up to a point), this is a song that repeated exposures to Lypsinka have rendered inevitably hilarious to me. I keep waiting for the cereal box.

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  2. I love the "spontaneous" bursts of applause every time she doesn't give a damn!

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  3. I love how the sheer power of her voice makes the boom mike bob up and down, as if it were scared of her.

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  4. Usually I'm all about "the more OTT, the better," but this had me thinking, "Oh Honey, let's take it down a notch." (I admit my original exposure to this song was back in its late '70s disco version by Dame Bassey, but still ...)

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  5. There will never be another Dame Shirl - she is magnificent! By the way, if you never saw it, in the BBC biopic Shirley Miss Ruth Negga makes a sterling effort to re-create this entire actual performance, gesture for gesture, lip-curl for lip-curl... Catch it if you can! Jx

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  6. do you think anyone ever said "shirley, once more from the top, and can you perhaps sell it just a little?"

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