What the heck has happened to Bombshells Radio?

Bombshells RadioIf you have logged into TuneIn this week and wondered where Bombshells Radio went to, the short story is, we are still here.

On April 29, 2016, the Internet radio network TuneIn removed thousands of stations that are hosted by Belgium-based, Radionomy. In the few stations that received email notification TuneIn’s response was:

Out of an abundance of caution and pursuant to the TuneIn End User License Agreement and Terms of Service, TuneIn has decided to unilaterally remove or disable access to all stations that appear to TuneIn to be hosted by Radionomy.

The reason for this removal is due to the ongoing lawsuit filed by Sony against Radionomy in March 2016, in US District Court in San Francisco for alleged non-payment of music royalties. For the last couple of weeks, TuneIn had been sending take down notices on behalf of Sony to individual radio stations along Radionomy’s network. Sony’s strong armed tactics on TuneIn was enough for them to act on today’s actions. This takedown affected all stations on the Radionomy platform, regardless if they play artists on the Sony label or not.

Listeners can still access Bombshells Radio on TuneIn or on any other player, by manually adding the following URL http://listen.radionomy.com/bombshells.m3u

On PC, Mac or mobile devices, we recommend using Radionomy, Radio.net or Simple Radio by Streema websites or by searching for their free apps in the Google Play, iTunes or Blackberry World app stores.

On Sonos go to “Add music services”, add Radionomy and search for Bombshells.

We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience and we hope this matter gets resolved soon. In the meantime, know that we are still here and always playing the most playful, quirky and fun playlist featuring singing actresses, vocalists, big band, swing and classic jazz from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s & 60’s.

 

Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra Sing!

Check out this fun compilation of songs sung by two amazing singers Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore. This is a fun and frolicking performance from two people who just love performing together. This was originally broadcast on Dinah’s 1958 Chevy Show. Dinah is luminous in her beautiful red scoop-neck dress and Frank never once puts his damn cigarette down.

Tracks include:

 

  • A Foggy Day
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Taking a Chance on Love
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • All Of Me
  • Daddy
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby

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Bombshells Radio

Bombshells RadioYou may not be able to receive Bombshells Radio on your TuneIn Radio app, though we are still listed with TuneIn.  We are a revenue-sharing partner with TuneIn and expect to be reinstated as soon as they possibly can.  On Friday April 29, 2016 TuneIn removed ALL stations streaming on the Radionomy platform at the demand of Sony Music.  Sony is suing Radionomy over royalties and demands that TuneIn takedown all Radionomy streamed stations, which they did – thousands of stations. Bombshells Radio uses several streaming partners, Radionomy is only one.  We are working with TuneIn Radio to get our non-Radionomy streams back up on their service.  You can listen to us on your mobile devices via any number of internet radio player apps, including Streema, Radio.Net and the excellent free Bombshells radio app.  Thank you for understanding and your continued support.  And as always, you can hear us on the players here on our website if you are at your computer.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Let’s Make Believe

Kathryn Grayson is one of those outstanding celebritites that are few and far between. Trained as an opera singer, she was signed to RCA Red Seal records at the tender age of 15 and later with MGM in the 1940s. She was stunningly gorgeous, had excellent acting skills and had the singing chops that allowed her to move between musicals and dramas.

In the clip above she performs the song “Make Believe” with Howard Keel in the 1951 film Showboat based on the stage musical written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. A typical lavish MGM production, the film version starred Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel, with Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, William Warfield, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead and Leif Erickson and much of the original stage dialogue was rewritten removing most of the comedic moments and changing this production into a musical romantic drama. This number showcases the beautiful singing voice of Kathryn Grayson.

Find photos and other collectibles of Kathryn Grayson in the Bombshell Boutique.

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Dance Girl, Dance

Before Lucille Ball was known as a brilliant comedic genius, she was a sexy ginger starlet that appeared in a number of musicals, comedies and dramas in the 30’s & 40’s. Appearing alongside other actresses such as Betty Grable, Ann Sothern, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller and Katherine Hepburn, she never achieved the same kind of status of many of her contemporaries for the roles she played in films. Known as “The Queen of the B’s” in Hollywood, it wasn’t until the late 40’s when Lucille and real-life husband Desi Arnez developed a touring show of “I Love Lucy” based on a character she played in a CBS radio show entitled “My Favorite Husband.” The tour was such a success that CBS adopted the show for their burgeoning television lineup.

The dance number shown above is from the 1940 film Dance Girl, Dance in which her character “Bubbles” shows up for a hula audition fully decked out in a glittering hula skirt and proceeds to wow the (pretty creepy) producer. We get to see a side of Lucille that is not normally associated with the slapstick comedy she so astutely perfected in the 50’s. Here she is sexy, saucy and downright charming. There are so many reasons to love Lucy.

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