Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tomorrow In Dino-history: July 24, 1956

Hey pallies, likes six decades  ago this very day, July 24, in 1956 our most beloved Dino had likes his hugest of hugest endin' and likes his newest of newest beginnin' when he called it quits with his partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis...exactly a decade after they had created the greatest comedy partnership in all of world history.

Likes it has becomes likes a touchin' 'n tender tradition on this hugely historic of historic Dino-day to revisit a reverent retellin' of what happened on that last night   Martin and Lewis took the stage at the Copacabana....truly some deeply heart-felt and incredible insights 'bout our Dino and Mr. Lewis' last gig together  shared at the blog "Frontier Net."

From the writings, "The Copacabana, An Illustrated History" by Kristin Baggleaar  comes some deeply deeply devoted details of our Dino and  Mr. Lewis' swan song.  So, once 'gain, let's sit back and reflect on the  meanin's of likes this most bitter-sweet day in all of Dino-history.

 Likes as we often do on this day, 'gain likes gotta 'fess up pallies, likes for years we had zip, zero, nadda  appreciato for Mr. Jerry Lewis whatsoever, and felt that the split-up was exactly what Lewis deserved.  But, ever since readin' and rereadin'  Lewis' tome "Dean and Me: A Love Story," we have greatly greatly grown in our ubber understandin' and awestruck  appreciato of just how much Mr. Lewis loved, and still loves our most beloved Dino!

In fact, likes we once 'gain gotta 'fess up that  we have become likes totally totally jealous of Mr. Lewis 'cause he got to spend 10 intimate and glorious years with the coolest person ever to walk the face of the earth...and got to know our Dino better then any other person alive ever has or ever will.  What coulda be more wonderful then that!   In fact, we remember in readin' in Tosches' outstandin' Dino-bio that Lewis was jealous of Jeanne and Jeanne was equally jealous of Lewis...and who could blame 'em...they each wanted our Dino for themselves...and don't we all likes feel likes that same Dino-way?!?!?!

Anyway, on this special Dino-day in Dino-history we remember the lovin' legacy that our Dino and Mr. Lewis had together, and see this endin' as a hugely important new beginnin' for our most beloved Dino.  We are  Dino-rememberin' with youse.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Copacabana

An Illustrated History by Kristin Baggelaar

By summer 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis officially announced that they were breaking up as a team; however, together they were committed to one last engagement at the Copacabana.  Perhaps because it was the last time they would ever work together, Martin and Lewis' final two-week stand at the Copa did a record-breaking business.

The diminished floorshow space was a tribute to their draw and mass impact.  The Doug Coudy production numbers were curtailed as the acts, including the personable dance team of Conn & Mann, were stage waits for the headliners.  Martin & Lewis worked with smoothness and no apparent personal friction despite all the press about their rift, but some dissension was evident with their Pardners bit, a cafe trailer for their soon-to-be released Paramount film of the same name.  To their professional credit they played it straight, with Lewis foiling for Martin's crooning, and likewise, Martin foiling for his partner's clowning.  While both were well received, it was felt that solo or team, the impact was not as resounding as in the past until their final night.  Every celebrity in Manhattan was in the audience to witness the pair's swan song of one of the greatest comedy acts in history.  They pulled out every schtick in their comedy bag for the star-studded crowd, from squirting seltzer down Milton Berle's shirt front to cutting off Monte Proser's necktie.  The sophisticated cafe crowd wouldn't let them quit.

The final moments of the last show of their farewell engagement at the Copa on a hot Tuesday night, July 24, 1956, are pressed indelibly in the minds of those who were present.  Martin's face was impassable, cool to the end.  They finished with the final crescendo from Pardners:  "You and me, we'll be the greatest pardners, buddies, and pals!"  They joined hands for a last bow.  Martin hugged Lewis.  The audience exploded in an emotional uproar.  Jackie Gleason jumped up and grabbed the mike, wiped away a tear, and said, "Folks, this can't be allowed to happen."  The audience roared its approval, but Martin & Lewis just shook their heads, no.  It was over.  There was no encore.  Martin took one aisle away from the floor; Lewis took the other.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Everybody Loves Choosing.....Our Dino

 Robert Murray

Hey pallies, likes all week long we have been havin' deeply delightful Dino-fun accentin' some of our Dino's al-b-ums 'specially with the playful prose from our pallie at "The Prudent Groove."  Well, likes we have just the like minded post to offer as a follow up.  It's from 'nother beautiful blog that accents
vinyl tagged "THE GROOVES MAN - building a record collection one dollar at a time."

The 'grooves man" happens to be Mr. Robert Murray and he has described his blog as  "designed around records, a year long journey to build a record collection in 365 days for under $1000, one blog post at a time!"  On June 19 of this very Dino-year Mr Murray offered the Dino-focused post "Everybody Loves Choosing," which you may have guessed is fantastically focused on our most beloved Dino's most beloved song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" and the al-b-um of that same title.

Below you will read how Robert purchased not one but two of this vintage vinyl at a church thrift sale, each for a mere dollar, but with some variations in each, and Murray guides us through his thought processes of which copy to keep and which to regift.  It's an incredibly insight bit of prose that any of us Dino-devotees can learn from as we goes 'bout buildin' our own cool collections of Dino-vinyl.

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Robert Murray's terrific taste in addin' some Dino-croons to his growin' vintage vinyl collection and for usin' his potent pad to spread some Dino-love 'round.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

June 19, 2016 Everybody Loves Choosing


Dean Martin, Everybody Loves Somebody, Reprise R-6130, 1964

Sometimes,you just get lucky.  At a church run thrift store, I found TWO copies of this classic Dean Martin album, both still in their original shrink wrap.  At $1 each, it was worthy to get both, but which one would be the best one to keep and which one would I re-gift?

The one on the left is a stereo copy, which would normally be the simple, easy answer.  Stereo copies are usually more rare and since they were more expensive, they were played fewer times by their more affluent original owners.  There are some color variations in the sleeves, but Reprise, like a most independent labels, used different manufacturing plants. Finding the same album made in different places has slight variants.

But there are some other things to look for though.


The back covers are both very clean, but original owner Les Goff made sure his John Hancock was plainly visible.  Again, that would tend to make me favor the album on the left.


The inner sleeves are also in excellent shape, but the left hand one is just a plain white sleeve, while the right is a 1964 era Reprise sleeve featuring the adult music stars that made up the bulk of their roster then. Score one for the right hand side record!


The final decision, though comes down to the actual records.  The one on the left is the Reprise label from the late 60s, while the one on the right has the three colored 1964 label.  The record on the left is not the first pressing, and you always want to add an original record over a re-issue.  Even if that reissue is a clean, 48 year old stereo copy

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $1, $970 Remaing

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-delight  comes courtesy of our Dino-diggin' pallie at "The Prudent Groove" whose cool company we have enjoyed the past three days here at ilovedinomartin.  Today's Dino-gram doesn't include more of  this dudes powerfully potent prose a la Dino, but comes to us as we were explorin' the links on his blog pad.

One of this Dino-holic's links is tagged "The Collection" and when we click on it we were transported to a new-to-ilovedinomartin pad that is tagged "Discogs" where pallies likes the Prudent Groove are able to catalogue their vinyl collections.  We got the inspired idea to check out how many of our Dino's al-b-ums are listed and we ended up at the page where we discovered 10,061 Dino-entries.

Likes if you clicks on the link of this Dino-gram you can goes there and see for yourselves all the Dino-activity.  As you will see not every entry is actually 'bout our main man, but just a terrific ton are.  And if you click on many of the Dino-images, likes you will most often find an awesome amount of Dino-details likes a list of Dino-croons and other Dino-facts and Dino-figures.

We knows that probably not every Dino-recordin' is shared, but we are bettin' that most of our most beloved Dino's vinyls are found here.  Below are eight examples of the Dino-listin's for your Dino-viewin' pleasure.  Likes we think this is gonna be 'nother great cyber Dino-resource to aid all us Dino-philes in our efforts to continue our swank studies of the life, times, and teachin's of our one and only Dino.

ilovedinomartin thanks our new pallie at the Prudent Groove for offerin' this link to this remarkable recordin' resource that has powerful possibilities for deeper and deeper knowledge of our awesomely amazin' Dino!!!!!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin          The Best Of Dean Martin

Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 1          The Dean Martin Christmas Album

Dean Martin Hits Again           Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin

Happiness Is Dean Martin           This Is Dean Martin!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

...... but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!

Hey pallies, likes welcome back to Day Three of  Dino-inspiration from the potent pen of the unknown Dino-holic who beautifully blogs at "The Prudent Groove."  Today's playful prose is tagged " NO… I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU!" and is accentin' the Dino-record of  almost the same tag "DEAN MARTIN (REMEMBER ME) I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU."

This time 'round our prudent groover has some fantastic fun with the slight difference between two al-bum covers of this Dino-release.  This dude quires the evocative Dino-question, "which Deano Martino loves you more?"  And this dude's attempt to answer his own question certainly puts a huge Dino-buddha grin on our faces with his playfully provocative pronouncements.

And, of course, the Prudent Groove comes to the coolest of cool Dino-resolution by powerfully proclaimin' "The great debate continues… but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!"
This is one Dino-phile that we woulda loves to hang with 'cause he has such a wonderful way of usin' wit 'n wisdom to celebrate his awesome adulation of our one and only Dino.

ilovedinomartin thanks the Prudent Groove for this third installment of the purest of pure, deepest of deep delight in our most beloved Dino, and we are hopin' that we will have many many more opportunities to return to your blog that so coolly 'n creatively is liftin' up the name of our one, our only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

by The Prudent Groove


The great debate continues… which Deano Martino loves you more? Is it left Deano, or right Deano? They both claim to offer their affection, so which do you choose? And by choosing one over the other, do you then set a precedent for the “less than” Deano? I mean, does he then attempt to love you more, or does he go in the other direction and abandon you all together, figuring your choice, or favor rather, for the “other” Deano is just too much to bear and isolation is better than the heartache of rejection?

The great debate continues… but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hey pallies, likes we're back with more delightful Dino-action from the Dino-diggin' blogger at "The Prudent Groove"  Today's Dino-post is tagged "DINO ON MY MIND" and likes ain't that tag speakin' likes the complete 'n total Dino-truth for all us Dino-holics who keeps thankfully thinkin' 'bout our Dino 24/7....we just can never ever get 'nough of our one and only Dino.

In this post the prudent groover is groovin' on that great Dino-al-b-um tagged "DEAN MARTIN - GENTLE ON MY MIND, and likes that too is the absolutely awesomest  Dino-truth as likes  who is more touchin' 'n tender on our thoughts that our Dino?!?!?!  Likes we deeply digs on this supreme scriber of wise 'n wonderful words of Dino-devotion.

 And, likes how cool is it pallies that this dude is so so completely candid in tellin' his readership how he "can't  forget, a rumor about Dino drinking nonalcoholic, or watered-down cocktails during The Dean Martin Show and other public appearances where we was seen 'drinking cocktails.'"  That remarkable revelation likes speaks volumes how much this dude is likes totally totally into the Dean scene.

More over this guy speaks more of the simply and pure Dino-reality when he sez, "I can’t, for the life of me, think of any current day Dean Martins!"  Truly truly there never was and never will be anyone as cool as our King of Cool...makin' us yearn more and  more for the days when Dino walked the earth.

It's a sorta brief bit of Dino-devotion, but lovin'ly ladened with tremendous truths from one so incredibly inspired by our one and only Dino.  ilovedinomartin once 'gain shouts out our awesome appreciato to the unknown blogger at "The Prudent Groove" for more intriguin' insights on our main man.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


GentleEverybody can use a little Dino Martino on a random Tuesday evening, am I right? I remember, more like I can’t forget, a rumor about Dino drinking nonalcoholic, or watered-down cocktails duringThe Dean Martin Show and other public appearances where we was seen “drinking cocktails.” Descent shtick, I suppose. Anyway, I can’t, for the life of me, think of any current day Dean Martins! I can see Michael BublĂ© as a modern day Sinatra, although I’ve never heard any accounts of BublĂ© beating women, but he’s young. (The Prudent Groove does not advocate the beating of women, and has a zero tolerance policy towards arrogance in general.)

Monday, July 18, 2016


Hey pallies, likes welcome to 'nother wonderful week of diggin' Dino to the marvelous max here at ilovedinomartin.  Likes, we gotta 'fess up that we are mucho missin' the awesome ability to use the great google blog search engine to do our Dino-homework (it no longer can be coaxed into action.)
However we are becomin' most appreciate of the "Twingly" blog search engine which is powerfully providin' stellar support to our Dino efforts as it takes us to Dino-treasure all over the web.

Likes today we begin a three day run of  awesome adulation of our most beloved Dino at the all thin's vinyl hangout "The Prudent Groove."  This musical blog mission is solemnly stated as "an ongoing exploration into the organic nature of the vinyl record, focusing on anything from logos, inserts, flyers, cover art, music reviews and/or anything I find interesting. Explore the hidden gems of yesteryear, one Prudent Groove at a time"

Today's Dino-gram is the one that first directed us to this swank site, and likes we were immediately
swankly smitten by the tag of the post "FILE UNDER D FOR DINO."  As you will experience below, this unknown blogger has put the accent of one of our Dino's themed al-b-ums "Dean Martin DINO LATINO," and it is obvious that this dude is really into our main man delightfully describin' our Dino as "the golden-throated matador, and decades old wearer of many hats."  We loves how this Dino-holic has a wonderful way with words that are pure poetry to our ears.

We sez thank you very much to the beautiful blogger of "The Prudent Groove" for liftin' up our King Of Cool in this way and stay tuned for more Dino-adulation comin' forth tomorrow and Wednesday right here at ilovedinomartin.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

by The Prudent Groove
DinoNo, not the fun loving, prehistoric Snorkasaurus from Bedrock, but instead, the golden-throated matador, and decades old wearer of many hats, Dean Martin. Originally released in 1961 by Reprise,Dino Latino takes the Italian American south of the border for a stampeding collection of Latin gems. Check it out, if only for the outlandish cover.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm Yours"

Hey pallies!
Man o man...have I been led to an AB SO LUTE LY BEA U TI FUL  tune for todays Serenade!
 "I'm Yours" is just SO SO fittin' for these HOT & STEAMY Summery nights, my fellow followers of Dino-passion! 
DEF I NATE LY could start  a heatwave...even in January, pallies! Haha!! 
I plucked this little plum from Dean's 1953 al b um "Dean Martin Sings" ...& OMG, my is SO simply mellow & SO very very pretty... I could only imagine ALL the chicalinas faintin' & meltin'... just from our pal croonin' these "o so romantico" words! 
 "Ask the sky above, and ask the Earth below, why I'm so in love and why I love you so".
Man pals...That is some poetic magic right there!!! Haha!! 
Talk 'bout SWOONIN'...this one could almost make time stand still, mi amici!
Summer forever.
 It don't get ANY better than this, pallies!
 The master!
The one & only!
Need I say more???

OK, here we's go!
 Let these SULTRY days last forever, ol' friends o' mine!
Let's float to that magical...summery...moment in time that can ONLY be slowed down by Dean Martin. 
Ask the sky above and ask the earth below
Why I'm so in love and why I love you so
Couldn't tell you though I tried dear
Just why dear, I'm yours
When you went away you left a glowing spark
Trying to be gay is whistling in the dark
I am only what you make me
Come take me, I'm yours how happy
I would be to beg or borrow or sorrow with you
Even though I knew tomorrow you'd say we were through
If we drift apart then I'll be lost alone
Though you used my heart just for a stepping stone
How can I help dreaming of you
I love you, I'm yours
If we drift apart then I'll be left alone
Though you used my heart just for a stepping stone
How can I help dreaming of you
I love you, I'm yours