Monday, July 13, 2009

I Want To Be Shirley Bassey

I've been rediscovering the music of Dame Shirley Bassey. Her powerful and sassy voice lends itself well to jazz and pop, and it's a great sound to work to as I bead in the studio. At the age of 72, she's still belting out beautiful noise, AND she looks both sexy and badass while she does it! I want to be her...

Everybody knows her version of the James Bond Goldfinger lead-in song, but there are so many others too. Like "History Repeating" which she recorded with The Propellerheads back in 1997. This video has an old-timey British feel to it...



Then there's her version of "Let's Get The Party Started"...



The hauntingly beautiful "Without A Word"...



Her wonderful sense of humor comes through in her live performance of "Something" by George Harrison...



She can serenade me anytime.

8 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Shirley Bassey is totally awesome!!

lori vliegen said...

well, kate, you know i love you to pieces, but i must tell you that you can't be shirley bassey....because i want to be shirley bassey! or, how about this...can we share her?! that might work... :)

you found some GREAT videos, gal! i just love the "history repeating" with that super british vibe to it....really got me bouncin' in my seat!

hugs, :)

rochambeau said...

Hi Kate,
Yes, three cheers for Dame Bassey!!!
Thank you for featuring her here today
Don't know why but your youtubes didn't popup~

xox
Constance

LW said...

Wow, thanks for this post…
I enjoyed all the videos.
My hubby and I were just
talking about GOLDFINGER and the wonderful voice that
sang that song..

Louise

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What an amazing voice...thanks for sharing.

somepinkflowers said...

thanks
for the breakfast music, missy!

:-)

i will be swinging
all


day..........yippee!

Stephanie said...

you know I have beading in my blood...I have put down my needles for a time but this has me excited to try some new things.

Also...loving all the Shirley Bassey!!