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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Diva/Three From the Hip: Shirley Bassey

Sunday Diva/Three From The Hip:
Shirley Bassey

In my own personal big gay church, there is a wing dedicated to what can only be described as...The True Divas. These are ones who may do many things in life, but from the moment they opened their mouths to sing they became the one thing they were meant to become: a true diva.

One such passionate soul?

Dame Shirley Bassey.

Unmistakable. Riveting. Electric.

Big, bold and brassy. 

Her voice possesses one of the most beautiful tones ever heard.

Everything she's done? She's done it with class. 

And no one... and I mean no one, wears a gown like Shirley Bassey. 

Every gesture a symphony, every sequin and feather a moment of unadulterated magic.

The gospel according to her?

Well, here are three from the hip, dropping from her lips.

The topic? Men

"I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough."

"I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience."

"It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women."

Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

I Thought I'd Ring You - Shirley Bassey 
feat. Alain Delon

Get This Party Started - Shirley Bassey

And one last parting shot...

"Diamonds never leave you... men do!"


Bob said...

Talk about longevity! Diva! That Voice!

Jimmy said...

Yes!...My favorite song of hers is "Goldfinger". Her title is well deserved.

anne marie in philly said...

some men have a problem with intelligent women; neanderthals, knuckle-draggers, MAGAts, etc.

this girl got it going on! and that voice!

SickoRicko said...

Very neat lady.

Mistress Maddie said...

In Shirley's case, it's all other female singers..... ARISE! This is the Goddess.

Phil said...

There was something about Shirley Bassey that appealed to me as teenager in the 1970s, when all of my friends were listening to punk or heavy rock. I loved the glamour, the diamonds, the gowns and her apparent champagne lifestyle, before I learned of her difficult early life. Shirley has always been my ultimate diva and gay icon, and my favourite songs are Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, I (Who Have Nothing), Never, Never, Never, and The Impossible Dream.