Monday, March 25, 2019

That is the kind of talent Dino had.


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Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we deeply digs bein' able to return over 'over 'gain to a beautifully brilliant blog who continue to lovin'ly lift up our most most beloved Dino.  Likes today after 'bout three years, we are pleasantly pleased to return to one of the most ubberly unique tagged blogs that we have ever featured here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave.  Tagged "DONKEY-SHOW - A Bargain Vinyl Music / Audio Blog, it is hosted by  Houstoner Mr. James Frame, who proudly pontificatin' on his work writes...."This blog is a Don Quixote inspired documentation of one man’s journey thru consumerism on a fixed income.   Or…I buy cheap records and after reading music blogs for ten years, decided to do my own."

Three times in month of April, in the year of our Dino 2016, we sweetly shared a trio of delightfully Dino-centric posts from Mr. Frame, who you can peruse by clickin' HERE.  A few 'go Mr. Frame contacted us via email to let us know that he has recently put up 'nother  coolly creative post on our Dino's al-b-um  "Dean “Tex” Martin- Country Style."   Likes we were marvelously moved that James would remember our efforts on sharin' his wonderful work to personally let us know of more of his deep Dino-devotion.

And, likes not only that, but "Frame" as he refers to himself let us know that he has given our little Dino-waterin' hole a swank shout out as part of the post as youse will note below...."On a side note, I got in contact with a fellow blogger on the last Dean Martin record I posted (which due to high prices and general unavailability of cheap Martin records was a long time ago). Therefore, I am finally returning the favor with a shout out to the I Love Dino Martin blog. If you are a fan of Martin, you should check this blog out.

We surely want all youse Dino-philes to greatly glory in "Frame's" wise words yourselves, but we wanta accent just a few of this incredible insights....

"There are artists who transcend genres and Dino is certainly one such singer."

" He (Dino) does not bend to these songs. Instead, these songs mold around him. That is the kind of talent Dino had."

We sez our total total thank you very much! to Mr. James Frame for once 'gain honorin' our Dino and
encouragin' his remarkable readership to checks out our Dino-space.  We will look forward to spreadin' your awesome amore of our Dino each and every time you feature our great great man at your great great blog!  To checks this out in it's original source and to listen to the Dino-croon "Singing The Blues," which we were not able to copy to this post, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters







Dean “Tex” Martin- Country Style








We have been doing country music for half of March and this week, we have been featuring country records from non-country artists. In this is an artist that I could not pass up. I paid $5 for this. On a side note, I got in contact with a fellow blogger on the last Dean Martin record I posted (which due to high prices and general unavailability of cheap Martin records was a long time ago). Therefore, I am finally returning the favor with a shout out to the I Love Dino Martin blog. If you are a fan of Martin, you should check this blog out.





Turner Classic Movies some time ago featured Dino as the Star of The Month and featured quite a few of his movies, including his first big dramatic break post Jerry Lewis, The Young Lions as well as all the Matt Helm movies, none of which I had seen before. There was some takeaway that I learned that I was supposed to relay in this post, but alas, it has faded with time and I can not remember the important factoid that would have blown your mind. Perhaps I should start writing this stuff down as I learn it.






There are artists who transcend genres and Dino is certainly one such singer. This record in particular, released by Reprise in 1963 with arrangements by Don Costa, tears thru 12 country standards including works by Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash. It is a good little record. I liked a lot of the songs but in general, this album is all Dino. If it was not for the title, you forget that this is supposedly a country record. He does not bend to these songs. Instead, these songs mold around him. That is the kind of talent Dino had.






I had half of this record down for sample consideration and was leaning towards one of the songs which have become staples of this blog such as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” or “Walk The Line”. However, I settled on “Singing the Blues” because I felt this song in particular really fit into Dino’s swinging style.





Satisfactory record.





Singing The Blues

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"



Hallelujah!

Welcome back, mi amici & welcome to our NUMERO UNO Sunday Serenade with our beloved Dino, Spring 2019!!!

We's made it, pallies...WE'S MADE IT!!!

Oh...Springtime.
It & Dean just seem to fit SO SO nicely together.

Don't youse ‘gree, pals?
Yea, I knew youse would.

It's kinda likes a hand in a glove...likes a foot in a fine Italian loafer...likes a green green olive in a dry dry martini!
Haha!

 Man o' man, mi amici... I thinks we need to kick this swingin' season off with a COOL COOL & BOUNCY little jam!

 A tune that will REALLY shake off those wintery webs & gets us in a "sunshinin' state of mind"!

Let's get a wee bit silly for this special Serenade, pallies!

We'll start with a jumpin' drum beat...add some maniacal backup singin'... mix in a touch of Dean's sweet sweet Italian type croonin'...shake it all up...real good...& pour us a TALL, COOL, REFRESHIN' glass of "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"!!!
Ha!

 Now THAT'S a concoction to get ANYONE flyin'!

 I'm buzzin' just thinkin' 'bout it!
 Hahaha!!!

OK, my Dino-diggin' Spring chickens...I'm ready!
Are youse?!
GREAT!

 So as my pops, Big John G, would say..."Shake it...Don't break it"!
 Haha!!

 I'm pourin' up shots of Dino, today!

 Drink em' up, my friends!

 Ciao!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

On This Date In Dino-history: March 23, 1949


Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother memorable day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino. It was on this date, March 23, in the year of our Dino 1949 that our Dino's divorce to his first wife Elizabeth Anne McDonald was finalized.

The marriage had produced four prodigy for our Dino...Stephen Craig (born June 29, 1942), Claudia Dean ( born March 16, 1944), Barbara Gail (born April 11, 1945) and Deana (Dina) (born August 19, 1948).

Likes waitin' in the wings was beauty queen Miss Jeanne Biegger, who tied the knot with our Dino just a few short months later.   Likes it likes  always always so so great to grow in our knowledge of all these Dino-details.

 Keeps lovin' and learnin' 'bout our most beloved  Dino!


We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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March 23, 1949 Betty and Dean's divorce is final



Friday, March 22, 2019

Our Dino's Footprint Ceremony At Grauman's Coolly Captured For All Dino-posterity

Hey pallies, likes long time 'go now, as we were passionly  perusin' Dino-vids over at youtube, we felt lovin'ly led to this coolest of cool clip filmed at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on that day back in the year of our Dino 1964 when our most beloved Dino placed his hand prints and footprints in cement on March 21.

Likes we've totally totally thrilled to be placin' this vibrant vid here at ilovedinomartin 'round the date of this hugely historic day in the life and times of our Dino.  We are so absolutely awed to see our one and only Dino do this deeply  delightful deed of incredible importance and see his deeply delightfully devoted family at his side to coolly celebrate the day with him.

And, we are most  majestically moved to hear the commentator on the vid state, "Martin, incidentally, has also been cited by the Los Angeles City Council for artistic integrity, talent, and moral concern in the motion picture industry.  We finds this incredibly intriguin' seein' how months' later on December 22, 1964 that "Kiss Me Stupid," our Dino's most controversial big screen epic, would premier in New York City.

Likes we thanks a pallie who tags themself "Donazify" for makin' this veritable vintage fantastic footage available for all Dino-philes to reverently revel in.  In perusin' Donazify's other vid uploads we see a number that we will be delighted to supremely share on the pages of ilovedinomartin in the Dino-future.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



Dean Martin Footprint ceremony at Grauman's

March 21, 1964.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Also On This Date In Dino-history: March 21, 1964


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Hey pallies, likes on a much much more happy note, it was also on this day, March 21, in the year of our Dino 1964, that  our most beloved Dino  graciously consented to have his handsome  hand prints  and fabulous footprints coolly cemented at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Likes truly truly we are never ever in better beau-ti-ful  hands then when we place ourselves in our Dino's. When we finally gets to take our Dino-pilgrimage west, we most certainly will wanna be able to place our hands where Dino placed his and place our feet where Dino placed his and feel most moved by the marvelous magic of bein' where our Dino has been.



ilovedinomartin likes  thanks Mr. Bob Dearborn  at his  blog, "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac" for remindin' the universe this very Dino-day of this remarkable event in the life and times of our most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We are totally totally thrilled to be able to share the incredible image at the top of this post showin'  our Dino and fam Martin on this awesomely amazin' occasion.  Seein' how hugely happy our Dino is surrounded by his boy and girl pallies and wife Jeanne brings the greatest of joy to our Dino-hearts.  And to see the most lovin' look of pride on Dino Jr's face on his Dino daddy-o bein' coolly celebrated in this way is certainly bittersweet knowin' the fate that awaited in exactly 23 years later.

We Remain

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters





March 21, 1964…Dean Martin left his handprints in wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

On This Date In Dino-history: March 21, 1987

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Hey pallies, likes  it was 32  solemnly sad years 'go on this day,  March 21 in the year of our Dino 1987, that our most beloved  Dino's  most beloved boypallie, Captain Dino Jr., while pilotin' a Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet for the California Air National Guard, crashed the plane in California's San Bernardino Mountains durin' a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, Mr.  Ramon Ortiz, were both killed in the crash.  Truly it is the saddest and most somber day in the life of our  Dino.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a remarkable renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Dino Jr. was destined to become heir apparent to the throne of our King of Cool, but likes that was so so tragically cut short by the crash of the jet on that darkest of dark days in the life of our Dino.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our Dino himself. Our great man simply lost the will to live without his prodigy by his side. Truth be told, probably the only man that our Dino looked up to was his beloved namesake Dino Jr.

Below is a picture of Dino Jr.'s gravesite and a bit of information on Dino Jr. and the location of the grave. We thanks the pad Seeing Stars for this picture and information.  Also included below is a brief footage  of the memorial service for Dino Jr. and

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters



The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.



"...or should we... or do you... want to come with me and my dad to pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"



Hey pallies, likes once 'gain, as promised we are back this Dino-day with a Dino-centric post from the awesome actual homepad internet space of Mr. Robbie Williams that we located via his fansite at "Robbie Williams Place."  Likes recently when we arrived at Robbie's home space, we, of course, put the name of our beloved Dino into the provided search box and we located the post beloved dated 22 April 07.

Likes what we discover was a quire by Robbie to some unknown pallie  'bout whether they oughta play Fifa 07 on the Xbox or whether the pallie wanted to make pilgrimage with Robbie and his daddy-o to "pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"  Gotta 'fess up that we didn't have a clue what Fifa 07 is, so we googled it and discovered that it is the "2006 edition of EA Sports' series of football simulator video games. Developed by EA Canada, it is published by Electronic Arts." (Thanks to the pallies at WIKI for that info.)

We don't know what. if any response that Robbie got to his question, but we do that that back in '07, while Robbie and his daddy-o were in Cali that they did indeed pay their reverent respect to our most beloved Dino by visitin' his restin' place at Westwood Village Cemetery, CA.  We remembered sharin' a Dino-gram on this when it was shared on the internet in May of '07 and that post can be viewed
HERE.  Unfortunately the original link that we shared to the Brit news pad, "The Sun" no longer contains all the Dino-details.

At the time we first learned of Robbie's deepest Dino-desire to visit our Dino's grave site, we were deeply touched by it and only wishes that we had copied the original Sun article that I believe shared Robbie's reverent reflections on his profound pilgrimage.  Likes, we have done a bit of current net searchin', but have not been able to locate any details of that May 2007 visit.  We are includin' an image of Dino's grave marker as well as Robbie's original post, which can also be accessed by clickin' on the tag of this particular Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters




22 APR 07
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"Step into the light, take a pew...

Now, I'm about to ask a question that will hopefully go on a fifteen minute call and response... Should we play Fifa... right, shall we play Fifa 07 on the Xbox, or should we... or do you... want to come with me and my dad to pay respects to Dean Martin at his graveside?"


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Robert Williams


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Robbie Williams and Dean Martin Duet

Hey pallies, likes this very Dino-day, as promised, we visit with the Robbie Williams fan blog, "Robbie Williams Place,"
where we found that incredible images of our Dino and Robbie that we shared in our last Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes.  This post was created on June 11th in the year of our Dino 2011.....interestin'ly 'nough two days  after "The Day That Coolness Came To Earth"....our way here at ilovedinomartin of celebratin' our Dino's entry onto our planet on June 6, 1917.

Likes this Dino-entry included a vid clip of the Dino/Robbie duet of "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" which is now missin' in the original post, but that we have restored with 'nother youtube clip; the image of Dino-al-b-um "Forever Cool"; and that wonderful tribute vid that was included on a special edition of this Dino-disc.


We knows that both vids were sweetly shared yester-Dino-day, but likes they are worth repeatin',  and we loves sharin' 'nother blog sharin' Mr. Robbie Williams' delightfully deep devotion to our awesomely amazin' Dino!  And, likes makin' the pilgrimage to "Robbie Williams Place" and led us to the link to Robbie's personal internet pad, where we will feature a  Dino-devotional post when we touch base with all youse Dino-holics next here at our humble little ilovedinomartin Dino-waterin' hole.

Hats off to Robbie's fantastic fans at "Robbie Williams Place" and their honorin' of Robbie's awesome appreciato for our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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Robbie Williams and Dean Martin Duet










Making of all-star collaborative album "Forever cool" as tribute to Dean Martin. Of course Robbie Williams is in on the project with `Please don´t talk about me when I´m gone´:



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."




Hey pallies, likes there is 'citin' Dino-news this very Dino-day  from our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas 'bout the premier performances of Dino-devoted  Brit entertainer Mr. Robbie Williams in his first ever 'Vegas performances at the Winn.  From CBS Channel 8's LasVegasNow.com come the potent prose "I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip."

This perfect prose and vibrant vid combo tells us the swank story of Robbie's comin' to Las Vegas and in Robbie's own wondrous words his Dino-hearted desire that  "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

What this amazin' article does not tell youse  is that Robbie has incredibly idolized our most beloved Dino for a long, long time.  Dino-holics gathered 'round ilovedinomartin may remember that back in the year of our Dino 2007,  Robbie was one of the supreme singers that has the great gift of duetin' with our one and only Dino on the Dino-al-b-um tagged "Forever Cool."  That coolest of croon, "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" is featured at the end of this Dino-gram.

In addition, likes just before that Dino-Robbie croon is the coolest of cool clip of the special vid that was created to be sold with a special edition of "Forever Cool."  Several of the singers who sang along with our Dino on this awesome al-b-um each speak of their deepest of deep devotion to our King of Cool, includin' four stunnin' statements by Robbie of his awesome admiration and deepest desire "to be like Dean Martin."  We were marvelously moved when we first heard Robbie's touchin' and tender Dino-thoughts and we share 'em with you here:

"He looked fearless, absolutely fearless.  There is that undeniable force that you can't put a name on."

"There' something about Dean, for me, that might sound silly, but it is almost meditative."

"I just want to be like him in real life.  Off stage I want to be like Dean Martin.  He's funny, handsome, charming. I've got it nailed."

"It is, it is very scary.   Because Dean Martin, I love him, and I want to deal him justice.  And, I'd like to think, you know, that he would be proud of me."

Likes we stand absolutely in awe of Robbie's personal testimony of his absolute adulation of our great great man, and we woulda loves to attend one of his performances if one to hear him speak of his amazin' affection for our one, our only Dino.

By the way pallies, the incredible image of Robbie and our Dino comes from a Robbie William's fan blog  tagged "Robbie William's Place" which our next Dino-gram to youse will originate.  We thank the pallies at
CBS Channel 8's LasVegasNow.com, and in particular Mr. George Knapp and Mr. Matt Adams who put together the post shared below.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


I-Team: English entertainer hopes Wynn residency will be permanent fixture on the Strip



by:
George Knapp
Matt Adams

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 / 07:32 PM PDT / Updated: Mar 15, 2019 / 08:08 PM PDT
LAS VEGAS - Robbie Williams, the newest star on the Las Vegas Strip, is a household name all over the world -- well, except here the in the United States.  But he's hoping to change that with his new residency at the Wynn.

While Williams is still relatively unknown to American audiences, he's know to fill stadiums on four other continents.  And as the I-Team's George Knapp found out, he hopes to become a permanent Las Vegas Fixture.

Williams' performance Friday night will be his fifth performance at the Wynn, but he is already setting records and generating waves because his first residency sold out in just 30 minutes!  And when more dates were added, those sold out as well.

So who is Robbie Williams?

"I wanted to do rock and roll. I wanted to be the Who, the Rolling Stones, you know, but I'm more the Bob Hope," Williams said as he laughed.

But few who have seen Robbie Williams' new show at the Wynn will confuse him with Bob Hope because the production feels so big. There's a nine-piece band, dancers, backup singers, dazzling effects, and from all of that comes a big sound.

The singer says he is spending more on the show than what he's being paid, primarily because he wants to make a lasting impression on his American audiences.

"This is a calling card," Williams proclaimed. "I'm making no money in Vegas. It's just me going 'check this out. This is what I can do. Would you like me to come back?"

Well, the answer is a clear yes for the promoters and hotel.  At an introductory news conference, local executives said the residency sold out in minutes, the fastest they've ever seen.

But, Williams is no stranger to such records. One of his tours sold 1.6 million tickets in just 30 minutes.

For his fans, the Wynn showroom is a unique chance to see the artist up close and personal, which is a totally different feel from his usual audiences in the UK, Russia, Australia, and South America that usually packs enormous stadiums.

For Williams, the more intimate setting is a bit scary.

"You go and do a stadium, there's that many people, a sea of people, that they almost become not there," Williams said.  "In this place, 1,600 people, you can see every single eye, you can see every single smile and every single yawn, and it's really scary."

But there have been few if any yawns at Williams' first Las Vegas shows.

Overall, Williams has sold 77 million records.  American audiences may not recognize his biggest hits, but his show is also packed with classics songs made famous in the U.S. by the Rat Pack and cabaret artists like Sinatra and Dean Martin. A couple of men who are his inspiration.

Williams says songs from the iconic men have always been a part of his act.  According to Williams, Las Vegas is his Mecca, and those songs are in his DNA.

"I could be a totally different artist here," Williams said. "I could be, you know, Dean Martin with tattoos, which is the hope."

Critics have been effusive in their reviews of the new show.

Williams and his show will once again return to the Wynn in June and July. There are also already discussions about a long term deal.