Shirley Bassey: Show Boat [1959 London Studio Cast Recording]

Audio Samples

>Show Boat: Overture
>Show Boat: Make Believe
>Show Boat: Ol' Man River
>Show Boat: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
>Show Boat: Life Upon The Wicked Stage
>Show Boat: You Are Love
>Show Boat: I Might Fall Back On You
>Show Boat: Why Do I Love You
>Show Boat: I Still Suits Me
>Show Boat: Bill
>Show Boat: Finale

Track List

>Show Boat: Overture
>Show Boat: Make Believe
>Show Boat: Ol' Man River
>Show Boat: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
>Show Boat: Life Upon The Wicked Stage
>Show Boat: You Are Love
>Show Boat: I Might Fall Back On You
>Show Boat: Why Do I Love You
>Show Boat: I Still Suits Me
>Show Boat: Bill
>Show Boat: Finale

Album Notes

Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II.

Liner Note Author: Jerry McCulley.

Recording information: Abbey Road Studio, No. 1, London, England (1959).

Arrangers: Rita Williams; Michael Collins .

A veteran of musicals, revues, and cabarets, Shirley Bassey was born to belt out larger-than-life torch ballads, and while she recorded many studio projects throughout her career, which began in 1959, she was most herself at center stage in front of an audience, where her powerful voice and presence made her the full performer. This set is a reissue of the London studio cast recording of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's classic musical Show Boat, which featured Bassey in the starring role. ~ Steve Leggett



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