Hey pallies, likes I can't believe it dudes, but today we are at the endin' of our Dino-amore-month celebration here at ilovedinomartin...likes not to worryin' pallies, you can trust that the Dino-lovin' will never stops flowin' 'round these here Dino-parts...but today does finish our offical 2011 month of amorin' our beloved Dino.
And likes as a cherry is put on top of a hot fudge sundae as a special finishin' touch, so today's post of Dino-love puts a very very cool concludin' touch to our
Today's Dino-devotion comes from the pad "John Stevens Band's." Mr. Stevens,22, is a risin' star on today's pop vocal scene, gettin' his big break bein' featured on "American Idol" at the tender age of sixteen....where he became a finalist on season three.
Well, as you will read below, John is a huge devotee of our Dino....even bein' known as "Teen Martin" by his devoted fans while on American Idol. Here are just a few of Mr. Steven's thrillin' thoughts on our Dino...
"......no one was as smooth and charismatic as Dino! He could take any lyric and any melody and make it sound as if he was the first one to sing it right then and there. He could make it seem like he was coming up with the words as he went along."
"Dean sings all of these songs with such charm and charisma that once you start listening you won't be able to stop. He draws you right into the heart of song, forgetting about what you were doing in the real world. You are transported into a world where it's just you and him. That is the magic of what Dino does."
Likes how great is it pallies, to find such a youthful talented star likes John Stevens so so openly sharin' his adulation of our King of Cool. Can't tell you how much I loves findin' so so many youthful mods likes Mr. Stevens who are puttin' a huge accent on our beloved Dino...and as we know, such devotion certainly will lead many of Steven's peers to comin' to knowin', lovin' and honorin' our Dino....in fact John is hugely encouragin' of his readers turnin' on to the Dino-sounds...
"If you've never checked out his music, please do so, you won't regret it!"
ilovedinomartin sends our best wishes for success to Mr. John Stevens and our deepest of Dino-thanks for his unabashedly speakin' boldly of his passion for all thin's Dino! To read this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram.
Happy last day of Dino-amore-month pallies and likes keeps lovin' our Dino likes John Stevens does! Dino-loved, DMP
John Stevens Band's
Feb 22 Teen Martin: My Love For What Dean Could Do!
Here I am talking about the great male interpreters of the Great American Songbook and leaving a few out. I've discussed Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, and of course Frank Sinatra but what about the "King of Cool", Dean Martin.
When I was on American Idol, many of my fans created the nickname "Teen Martin". Teen being because I was only 16 at the time. I was honored because, out of all of the men listed above, no one was as smooth and charismatic as Dino! He could take any lyric and any melody and make it sound as if he was the first one to sing it right then and there. He could make it seem like he was coming up with the words as he went along.
If you are unfamiliar with who Dean Martin is and/or some of his tunes, you most likely have heard his voice and never knew it was him. His recordings grace many soundtracks such as Casino, Analyze This, The Sopranos, Payback, The Big Lebowski, Vegas Vacation, Swingers, and many more. Some of his most popular tunes are:
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Everybody Loves Somebody
The majority of his American Songbook recordings is highly romantic which was probably why it was so well received and continues to be used and played today. If you don't have any Dean Martin in your music library I suggest you get "Dino: The Essential Dean Martin" album. It is a great compilation of his classic hits with some tunes you might not know, plus some live tracks.
For the most part, everyone knows the tunes listed above. But what you should research and listen to are the lesser known pearls of his career. Some of my favorite recordings are from the albums "This Time I'm Swingin'" and "Pretty Baby".
"This Time I'm Swingin'" was arranged by my favorite vocal arranger Nelson Riddle. Mr. Riddle is the same man who arranged for Sinatra when he was at Capitol Records, and Ella Fitzgerald for her Verve Songbook collection, among many other vocalists. This album has many great tunes such as
On the Street Where You Live
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
I Can't Believe that You're In Love With Me
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
"Pretty Baby" is the other album that I enjoy on a regular basis. It is a more relaxed album containing some great arrangements of Dean Martin backed by a vocal quartet. The charm of the songs they are singing really shines on:
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Sleepy Time Gal
Dean sings all of these songs with such charm and charisma that once you start listening you won't be able to stop. He draws you right into the heart of song, forgetting about what you were doing in the real world. You are transported into a world where it's just you and him. That is the magic of what Dino does.
Along with his incredible career as a vocalist, Dean Martin was an accomplished actor acting in such classics as "Robin & The Seven Hoods", "The Young Lions", & "Ocean's 11"(the original). He also had a very popular Variety Show that you've probably seen infomercials for. Those are the ones with Regis Philbin. Speaking of Regis...he is another avid Dean Martin fan, actually owning the chair that Dean Martin used on his Variety show. When I was on Regis & Kelly, after American Idol, I had the honor of sitting in the chair when Regis sang "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" with me. It was an unforgettable experience.
If you've never checked out his music, please do so, you won't regret it!
And I'll leave you with a great lyric from one of my favorite Dean Martin songs.
"The Future's brighter, when hearts are lighter so Smile, Smile, Smile!"