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Friday, January 1, 2021

Shirley Bassey Belts The Best!


Once In A Lifetime

Shirley Bassey
Belts The Best!
United Artist UAL 3419

From the back cover: One of the world's foremost entertainers is that dynamic vocalist, Shirley Bassy, a devastatingly beautiful woman who has completely enthralled audiences in her British homeland and all throughout Europe. Miss Bassey can truly boast of a style all her own and there are few singers, if any, who throw themselves so completely into a song. It is not an uncommon sight to see tears rolling down Shirley's lovely face during the performance of a tender ballad, while the reckless abandon which she bestows to an up-tempo selection more often than not creates an electricity which sets audiences tingling with excitement.

Miss Bassey is certainly no stranger to America. She has appeared in many of the better cafes from coast-to-coast, has been on major television programs and even was seen in a memorable recital at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall recently, a concert at which a packed audience rose to their feet as one at the conclusion and cheered Shirley to the rafters for a full ten minutes.

From Billboard - March 27, 1965: Basing the album on her smash single, "Goldfinger," this fine and dramatic vocalist has picked a handful of the best of Broadway musicals. Miss Bassey's versatility is clear as she changes from a pulsating rendition of "Once In A Lifetime" to a soft, sensitive, emotional interpretation of "Something Wonderful."

Goldfinger (from "Goldfinger")
Everything's Coming Up Roses (from "Gypsy"_
The Sweetest Sounds (from "No Strings")
He Loves Me (from "She Loves Me")
I Believe In You (from "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying")
People (from "Funny Girl"
Once In A Lifetime (from "Stop The World – I Want To Get Off")
Something Wonderful (from "The King And I")
A Lot Of Livin' To Do (from "Bye Bye Birdie")
If Every I Would Leave You (from "Camelot")
Somewhere (from "West Side Story")
I Could Have Danced All Night (from "My Fair Lady")

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