My mum had the discography of three artists, Carepenters and Miss Shirley Bassey plus one other that is a none surprise.
Shirley Bassey oozed, fun, joy and sexuality at a time when life was simpler, she was also from Wales so that makes her naturally super talented and amazing.
For most of the seventies I think my mum actually had Shirley Bassey’s haircut.
Christmas seemed to be Bond and Bassey for most of my childhood, we had to avoid the Sound of Music somehow.
So not only is Shirley Bassey from Wales she is also incredibly talented, funny, strong and sexy. She also manages to bring more drama and humor and pathos to a song while standing pretty much still in front of a microphone, go figure.