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1974 (Three songs that 'Give A Message' superbly sung by Shirley from her LP titled, 'Nobody Does It Like Me) Although this particular Bassey LP didn't originally sell as well as Shirley's prior 5, I still enjoyed creating and uploading this montage. Why? Anyone who takes an unbiased moment to listen to these wonderful songs will probably go out and buy the CD, which by the way, is available. Here, Shirley shows off her huge range of genre in music along with that big voice, of course! Although I enjoy it when Shirley sings the song, 'Nobody Does It Like Me' live, my only change would not to have made this the lead song. My choice would have been, 'Leave A Little Room' (To Start Again). In my mind I can imagine Shirley in concert changing the ending to not have the trail off as shown in the studio recording, but to apply one of her famously powerful big endings! Oh well...was not to be, the song is still great! I chose the next song, 'Davy' because of the message it sends. Davy represents the troubled youth around the world, a parents love for them and the hope that they will come home. I'm not Anyone is a beatiful song which gives Shirley the opportunity to soar vocally. It's her trademark so each LP must contain songs like this. (Regards, Scot) ABOUT the LP - Nobody Does It Like Me: Nobody Does It Like Me is a 1974 album by Shirley Bassey. Bassey had been on a roll since 1970, scoring three top ten singles and three ten top albums (and several other re-issues and compilations that sold well). Nobody Does It Like Me was recorded with a new producer, George Butler, and brought a partial return to the traditional pop sound of Bassey's pre-1970s career. She would never completely abandon the music that had been her forte, standards, showtunes, and torch songs, though these styles had been updated with fresh arrangements ever since the album that rejuvenated her career, 1970's Something. But here, the title track "Nobody Does It Like Me" and "When You Smile" harken back to the big band era. On other songs the brass section, the electric jazz guitar, the lush, soaring strings, and the electric bass guitar lines which hint of smooth jazz and soft rock, return the album to the adult contemporary genre. Bassey's soaring vocals on Paul Anka's "I'm Not Anyone" and the slightly funky "Morning in Your Eyes" contrast with a delicately rendered "Davy". The duet "Davy", recorded with the song's composer Bernard Ighner, is one of the rare occasions that Bassey would share the credits with another vocalist, it was also issued as a single and hit #44 on the US Adult Contemporary chart. The album closes with Stevie Wonder's You Are the Sunshine of My Life, a song which works both in the worlds of cabaret and pop, reflecting well her crossover appeal; however, entering into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 or the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 was continuing to prove elusive, and for reasons that are unclear, this album failed to chart in the UK, and peaked at #142 in the US. It represents a hiccup in her assault on the charts in the 1970s, and perhaps reflects the influence and contributions of Noel Rogers and Johnny Harris, who produced her first five studio albums of the 70s but stepped down from those roles beginning with this album. But after her Japan-only released live album later this year, her next two albums would be top 15 albums in the UK. LYRICS - Leave A Little Room: If your heart is breaking 'Cause your dream's not coming true Leave a little room to start again If your faith is shaken Though it seems you thought it through Leave a little room for it to mend Leave a little room to find a friend Leave a little room to start again First you think you're alone And the world's made of stone And the game isn't fair 'Till you know someone cares If your love is leaving And you thought that it was true Leave a little room to think again If your heart is bleeding And you don't know what to do Leave a little room for it to mend Leave a little room to find a friend Leave a little room to start again And you're glad you're alive You've got nothing to hide And the feeling is free And the feeling is me If your heart is breaking 'Cause your dream's not coming true Leave a little room to start again If your love is leaving And you thought that it was true Leave a little room to find it Put a little faith behind it Leave a little room and start again Leave a little room to find it Put a little faith behind it Leave a little room and start again Many thanks to the Shirley Bassey Blog, and all those who have contributed wonderful pictures of Shirley, which are used in this clip.
16 Jan 2012
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Check out this exclusive report from the London premiere as we talk to stars Noel Clarke, Johnny Harris, Thaddie Newton and director Ben Miller about their upcoming drama, Huge.
29 Jun 2011
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