Shirley Bassey

A Wednesday Song Because…

It’s raining. I have a lot of work to get through before I head for Berlin tomorrow. I can’t find the piece I was going to post. So. What do you get if you cross the Argentinian Hollywood composer Lalo ‘Bullitt’ Schifrin with James Bond at his peak, hire Shirley Bassey to belt out the […]

Nothing Like A Dame

Try An Old Bird This Christmas

Blimey! Dame Vera Lynn (born in East Ham, 1917) is set to top the charts this holiday season, thanks in part to the forces in Afghanistan reminding everyone that she was raising morale (and money) in World War II. But Dame Shirley Bassey should also have an unexpected hit with a pretty astonishing new album […]