Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ed's Epistle.....That's Amore, Dean Martin & Friends Review! Part II

Mark Adams portrays Dean Martin in a 2 hour program which loosely follows the “Dean Martin Show” variety format. With him, set to the star lit black canvas backdrop and spotlights reaching from floor to ceiling, is a five piece band which consists of, from left to right, piano, guitar, stand up bass, drums, and keyboards. For visual and background vocal accompaniment, we have three beautiful gals filling the roles of Dean’s Girls, the Golddiggers. Providing the evenings entertainment on the Dean Martin Show tonight is Nat King Cole, Patrula Clark, and Shirley McLaine.

The guests all perform their songs of choice. Most notably outside of the Dino performance is Nat King Cole. His performance was outstanding. “Route 66”, “Mona Lisa”, duets with Dino, “Open Up The Dog House” and “Long Long Ago” really was an unexpected Dino treat.

Tux's and drinks adorn the stage. The only missing prop is the amber glow of a Dino cigarette. The Golddiggers are worth price of admission on their looks alone! The script was a montage of Dino TV shows and live singing performances. Dino-isms through out the night kept the crowd loose and laughing. Jeanne and sex jokes only the way Dino could deliver them.

The next two hours were pure pleasure. Following is the song list of the evening. It was a great cross slice of Dino-licks.
Review Part III I will review the performance of the great Mark Adams.

Performance Song List
First Set

King of the Road
Mambo Italiano
Cha cha cha da Amore
White Christmas
Open up the Dog house w/Nat King Cole
Gentle on my mind
Cheek to Cheek
Write Myself A Letter
That's Amore


Second Song Set
Little O'le Wine Drinker me
South of the Border
Long Long Ago w/Nat King Cole
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Memories are Made of This
Volare/Evening in Roma
Everybody Loves Somebody

Return to Me (audience request)
That's Amore Reprise


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, mores then ever, wishes I hadda been there....thanks for sharin' the programme piece and the list of Dino-tunes...what a great selection of our Dino's music...likes walkin' down Dino-memory-lane...lookin' forward to readin' part three of your Dino-review....

Maria Jensen said...

Great post Ed! I wish i could have been there my self : (!