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Old but new big sound,
This review is from: Get The Party Started (Audio CD)
She is a Dame! The diva was made a Dame in the 1999 New Year's honours list (the BBC report is still on their website.) Using that title is something her generation for serious musicians do - compare Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth. They are recognised for their contribution so why not use the title to celebrate a milestone in her career.
More importantly, Dame Shirley still has a big sound and humour in her delivery. (Listen for the slight giggle in the "kiss my **** " line of "Get The Party Started".) The set list on the CD fits together well and is a great selection of standards across the generations: fitting for a celebration of a career that has spanned so many years.
Time to join the party!