Monday, July 02, 2012

Dean Martin Coolest Collected

Hey pallies, likes the reviews of our Dino's big box set of cool, "Collected Cool" keeps comin' in from all over the web. Today's review comes the blog pad, "Nigeria Music World - Express The Swagger." Tried to find out whether this music sight actually originated in Nigeria or not, but couldn't find out much.

Anywho the pallies here had the greatest of great insight to be puttin' the accent on that fab new Dino-collection (and, likes btw pallies o'mine, likes I finally did get my hands on my personal set as of late last week!).

The dude who scribed this report certainly "gets Martin" and shares some incredibly insightful thoughts on our most beloved Dino, such as "Martin’s interpretive skills were extraordinary, and he could go from the slickest of clowning to the smoothest of crooning in a heartbeat." Don't want to gives the whole review 'way, so gonna lets all you dudes reads the rest yourselves.

Hats off to the pallies at "Nigeria Musics World" for a cool review of "Collected Cool"...your efforts certainly oughta bring many many more into true Dino-devotion for sure. To read this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. Dino-delightedly, DMP

Dean Martin Coolest Collected

He may have played second banana to Jerry Lewis and (later) Frank Sinatra, but whether he was in the studio or in front of a crowd, no one carried a song (or performance) quite like Dean Martin. Martin’s interpretive skills were extraordinary, and he could go from the slickest of clowning to the smoothest of crooning in a heartbeat. Collected Cool, his first career-spanning box set, came along surprisingly late, but it’s no less impressive for the late arrival. A four-disc set, it includes one disc of Capitol recordings (the ’50s), one disc of Reprise recordings (the ’60s through the ’80s), one audio disc of a concert in Lake Tahoe from 1962, and a DVD featuring a London concert from 1983. The audio portion is an excellent selection of hits and neglected classics, with a few unreleased nuggets — all of which deserved the excavation. The 1962 show is riotous and very entertaining, with Martin repurposing standards into new songs like “Almost Like Losin’ My Mind” (instead of being in love) and “I Love Tahoe” (instead of Paris). The 1983 show is slightly more staid, and features more of the country material Martin turned to later in his career. It’s easy to wish that the earlier concert was available on video, especially since some of the jokes are visual and lost on an audio-only audience, but Collected Cool functions extremely well as the best possible overview of the aspects that made Dean Martin a star — his peerless voice and, equally, his distinctively cool and clowning way with a crowd.

tracks: disc 1 Title/Composer Performer Tim
1 Dean’s Spoken Word Introductions Dean Martin 2:01
2 My Own, My Only, My All
Ray Evans / Jay Livingston Dean Martin
feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra
3 Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)
Carmen Lombardo / Stanley Rochinski Dean Martin
feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra
4 I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine
Mack David Dean Martin
feat. Paul Weston & His Orchestra
5 That’s Amore
Jack Brooks / Harry Warren Dean Martin
feat. Dick Stabile & His Orchestra
6 If I Could Sing Like Bing
Victor G. David Dean Martin
feat. Dick Stabile
7 Sway
Norman Gimbel / Pablo Beltrán Ruiz Dean Martin
feat. Dick Stabile & His Orchestra
8 Long, Long Ago
Roy Alfred / Marvin Fisher Dean Martin
feat. Nat King Cole
9 Memories Are Made of This
Rick Dehr / Terry Gilkyson / Frank Miller Dean Martin
feat. Dick Stabile & His Orchestra, The Easy Riders
10 Pardners
Sammy Cahn / James Van Heusen Dean Martin
feat. Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile & His Orchestra
11 Volare
Domenico Modugno / Mitchell Parish Dean Martin
feat. Gus Levene & Orchestra
12 Rio Bravo
Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster Dean Martin
feat. Gus Levene & Orchestra
13 On an Evening in Roma
Umberto Bertini / Nan Fredricks / Sandro Taccani Dean Martin
feat. Gus Levene & Orchestra
14 Sleep Warm
Alan Bergman / Marilyn Keith / Lew Spence Dean Martin 3:56
15 Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
Sammy Cahn / James Van Heusen Dean Martin 2:29
16 Just in Time
Betty Comden / Adolph Green / Jule Styne Dean Martin
feat. Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
17 Arrivederci Roma
Renato Rascel / Carl Sigman Dean Martin 2:46
18 Return to Me
Danny DiMinno / Carmen Lombardo Dean Martin 2:48
19 A Hundred Years from Today
Ned Washington / Joseph Young / Victor Young Dean Martin 2:42

tracks: disc 2 Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Tik-a-Tee, Tik-a-Tay Dean Martin 2:23
2 Senza Fine
Gino Paoli / Alec Wilder Dean Martin 2:50
3 Who’s Got the Action
Jack Brooks / George Duning Dean Martin 2:36
4 Guys and Dolls
Frank Loesser Dean Martin
feat. Frank Sinatra
5 Marina
Rocco Granata / Ray Maxwell Dean Martin 2:52
6 Everybody Loves Somebody [With Instrumental Quartet]
Ken Lane / Irving Taylor Dean Martin 3:10
7 The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
Chuck Willis Dean Martin 2:54
8 You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
James Cavanaugh / Russ Morgan / Larry Stock Dean Martin 1:58
9 In the Misty Moonlight
Cindy Walker Dean Martin 2:45
10 Sophia
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin Dean Martin 2:59
11 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
Hank Locklin Dean Martin 2:31
12 In the Chapel in the Moonlight
Billy Hill Dean Martin 2:33
13 Welcome to My World
Ray Hathcock / Ray Winkler Dean Martin 2:21
14 Houston
Lee Hazlewood Dean Martin 2:43
15 I Will
Dick Glasser Dean Martin
feat. The Jack Halloran Singers
16 Somewhere There’s a Someone
Baker Knight Dean Martin 2:16
17 My First Country Song
Conway Twitty Dean Martin
feat. Conway Twitty
18 L.A. Is My Home
J. Latimer Dean Martin 3:03

tracks: disc 3 Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Jonson Dean Martin 0:30
2 Almost Like Being in Love
Lerner Dean Martin 1:47
3 I Love Tahoe (Paris)
Cole Porter Dean Martin 3:35
4 Show Banter #1 Dean Martin 0:58
5 My Kind of Girl Dean Martin 3:07
6 Show Banter #2 Dean Martin 2:38
7 Show Banter #3 Dean Martin 2:19
8 June in January
Rainger Dean Martin 2:49
9 Show Banter #4 Dean Martin 0:30
10 Break It to Me Gently
Lambert Dean Martin 2:36
11 Show Banter #5 Dean Martin 0:32
12 Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody Dean Martin 3:18
13 Instrumental Dean Martin 0:25
14 Show Banter #6 Dean Martin 2:33
15 Primrose Lane/You Are Too Beautiful/Carolina in the Morning/Love Walked In/I Enjoy Being a Girl
Sammy Cahn / Gershwin / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers Dean Martin 2:56
16 Beautiful Dreamer Dean Martin 1:21
17 You Made Me Love You
Monaco Dean Martin 1:42
18 It Had to Be You/Nevertheless
Gus Kahn Dean Martin 3:11
19 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Dean Martin 1:49
20 Volare Dean Martin 1:02
21 On an Evening in Roma
Fredrics / Taccini Dean Martin 1:41
22 Show Banter #7 Dean Martin 6:45
23 I Love Paris (Tahoe)
Cole Porter Dean Martin 1:17
24 Outro Dean Martin 0:32

tracks: disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Introduction Dean Martin 0:00
2 Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes/When You’re Smiling/Pennies from Heaven Dean Martin 0:00
3 L-O-V-E Dean Martin 0:00
4 Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin 0:00
5 Where or When Dean Martin 0:00
6 Welcome to My World Dean Martin 0:00
7 Drinking Champagne Dean Martin 0:00
8 That’s Amore Dean Martin 0:00
9 Medley Dean Martin 0:00
10 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Dean Martin 0:00
11 For the Good Times Dean Martin 0:00
12 Here Comes My Baby Dean Martin 0:00
13 Little Ole Wine Drinker Me Dean Martin 0:00
14 Bumming Around Dean Martin 0:00
15 One Hour with You Dean Martin 0:00


Kylie said...

I received mine last week :)
Fantastic !

Kylie said...

The song L.A. is my Home has really grown on me, Deans final recording

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes cool to hear from our Dino-lovin' lady Miss Ky...fab to know you know have your Dino-collection now as well...keeps lovin' our Dino!