Thursday, July 11, 2013

If You Could Only Own One Dean Martin Album...

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Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-scribin's comes from a Georgian dude tagged Mr. Cliff Biggers whose  bio tells us that he hails from Marietta and is a "writer and purveyor of comic books".....and, of course, he is a delightful  digger of our most  beloved Dino!

Likes ilovedinomartin was deeply deeply delighted when through the magic of google blog search we were transported to Mr. Biggers humble blog, "not much of nothin' - maintaining a forty-five year tradition of commentary on things that interest me....."

And, likes dudes it likes totally totally true that Cliff has an intense and insightful interest in our most beloved Dino.  His extremely extremely evocative Dino-post asks the profoundly provocative Dino-quire....."If You Could Only Own One Dean Martin Album....."  And Biggers awesome answer is "....My recommendation would be Dream with Dean, a little known and rarely remembered 1964 Dean Martin release on Reprise Records."

Likes all youse Dino-philes needs to take the time to read pallie Cliff's reasons for his love of this classic Dino-al-b-um.  It is always always thrillin' to ilovedinomartin to find 'nother John Q. Citizen who has passion for our King of Cool....and certainly Mr. Cliff Biggers scribin's are proof of his deep, pure, and true devotion  to our great great man.

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Cliff Biggers and 'xpresses our great Dino-appreciato for puttin' his readership onto the huge huge pleasures of our most beloved Dino's croons on Dream with Dean.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-prose.  And, likes pallies, tune in tomorrow, for more from pallie Cliff and how he met our amazin' Dino while he was put a youth.  Dino-desirin', DMP

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

If You Could Only Own One Dean Martin Album...

...My recommendation would be Dream with Dean, a little known and rarely remembered 1964 Dean Martin release on Reprise Records. Unlike most of Dino's better known albums, there is no orchestral bombast, no large chorus, no heavy production; instead, this is Dean Martin singing, accompanied by the subdued accompaniment of guitarist Barney Kessel, pianist Ken Lane, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Irv Cottler.

 I ran across this album quite by accident; until I heard it, I really didn't know there was another Dean Martin album I needed other than his Capitol and Reprise Greatest Hits packages. This is a soulful, subdued, and at times melancholy Dean Martin album, which is quite a change for the crooner best known for more upbeat numbers. He touches on a few standards, such as "Blue Moon" and "Smile," but the most memorable cut on this album is "Everybody Loves Somebody." No, it's not the hit version that everyone remembers; this is a very personal, almost intimate take of the song, and it became my "go-to" version as soon as I heard it.

Dean Martin may be an acquired taste, but I consider him one of the best male vocalists in mainstream pop music. If you've ever liked his voice, you're going to be glad you tried Dream With Dean.


Always On Watch said...

I love all of our Dino's albums, but I think that my favorite one is The Door Is Still Open to My Heart. That was the first of our Dino's albums that I ever heard and ever owned.

My #2 favorite is (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, thanks ever so much for sharin' more wonderful Dino-memories...and 'gain likes it seem that our first Dino-experiences are likes always the best. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!