Bombshells: Singing Sirens Of The Silver Screen

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
£8.99
Release date: 24 Oct 2011

 

"A winning combination of quality, quaint and camp."  MUSIC WEEK

CAT No: FVDD122UPC TEXT: 5055311001227

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A comprehensive 2 CD collection of blondes, brunettes and redheads, Bombshells is a silky selection of 40 curvaceous singing sirens of the silver screen that covers the 1940s through to 1960 like a bullet bra under a tight sweater!Bombshells: Singing Sirens of the Silver Screen is a must-have collection that features 40 of the most enduring blondes, brunettes and redheads to ever slither across the silver screen. Once upon a time an aspiring actress who could dance, act and sing was referred to as a “triple threat” and in theory the more proficient she was at one or all of them the more likely she would garner work. This collection focuses on those very same vocal attributes and while some of these gals certainly sang better than others they all looked pretty darn good trying.

This dreamy collection affords the listener a rare opportunity to share an evening with American starlets such as Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Dolores Gray and Betty Grable as well as international stars such as English Goddess Diana Dors, the Spanish flower Sarita Montiel as well as the Italian sirens both Sophia Loren and the tragic Pier Angeli and that is just a few of the fine ladies on this set. Not only does this collection feature actresses from the big screen it also showcases a few that found fame on the small screen of television such as lovely Linda Lawson and the buttery blonde Lola Albright, who both starred in very popular late 1950s American programs. Stylistically this set contains a wide array of Post War pop flavours from standard show tunes to big band ballads and small combo jazz, as well as a touch of rhythm and blues and even rock ’n’ roll!

Each song on Bombshells: Singing Sirens of the Silver Screen has been carefully digitally remastered, with such clarity it is as if you are hearing these delightful divas for the first time. This diverse, historic 2CD set includes extensive biographical liner notes that touch on the careers of each individual starlet as well as the recording dates and personnel of each track. With rare recordings and vast liner notes, this painstakingly assembled collectors keepsake offers a full visual and audio experience that inferior downloading simply cannot supply.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. A Fine Romance (Marilyn Monroe)
  2. Mood Indigo (Yvonne De Carlo)
  3. Blue Pacific Blues (Sadie Thompson’s Song) (Rita Hayworth)
  4. Return To Me (Pier Angeli)
  5. The Gentleman Is A Dope (Janet Blair)
  6. Come By Sunday (Diana Dors)
  7. Candy (Lola Albright)
  8. I Can’t Begin To Tell You (Betty Grable)
  9. When I Fall In Love (Rhonda Fleming)
  10. Something To Dream About (Mamie Van Doren)
  11. I Must Love You (Edie Adams)
  12. Too Hot To Handle (Jayne Mansfield)
  13. The Thrill Is Gone (Connie Russell)
  14. La Violetera (Sara Montiel)
  15. Do It Again (Monica Lewis)
  16. When a Woman Loves A Man (Jane Russell)
  17. It Ain’t Necessarily So (Diahann Carroll)
  18. Cry Me A River (Julie London)
  19. The Nearness Of You (Mitzi Gaynor)
  20. Like Young (Linda Lawson)

CD2

  1. My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) (Mae West)
  2. To Be Loved By You (Dolores Gray)
  3. He Took Me By Storm (Marie McDonald)
  4. Don’t Do It (April Stevens)
  5. Hold Me (Tina Louise)
  6. Trouble Is A Man (Judy Holliday)
  7. Strange Are The Ways Of Love (Debra Paget)
  8. Oh, Honey (Gloria Wood)
  9. How Am I To Know? (Ava Gardner)
  10. A Deep Dark Secret (Lizabeth Scott)
  11. Just One Of Those Things (Susan Hayward)
  12. Ballin’ The Jack (Ann Sothern)
  13. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Marilyn Maxwell)
  14. Pour Tout Ma Vie (Corinne Calvet)
  15. Love Song From Houseboat (Almost In Your Arms) (Sophia Loren)
  16. I Haven’t A Thing To Wear (Gypsy Rose Lee)
  17. It’s Silk (India Adams)
  18. River, River (Rita Moreno)
  19. Put The Blame On Mame (Gretchen Wyler)
  20. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (Maureen O’Hara)