Monday, December 28, 2015

I'm a huge fan of entertainer Dean Martin, whom I always think of as Dino, and during the Christmas season I listen to many of his classic Christmas songs.


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Hey pallies, likes our Danny G. was not the only one to notice Mr. Martin Chilton wondrous wise words homagin' our Dino in his recent post for the British newspaper the Telegraph,"Dean Martin: the man whose voice captured Christmas."  In doin' our usual 25 pages of Dino-blog searchin' via Google Blog Search, we were led to the self-tagged blog "PAUL DAVIS ON CRIME"  where Mr. Davis shares the same post by Mr. Chilton.  As, Davis writes 'bout himself, he "is a writer that covers crime" and  "has been a student of crime since he was a 12-year-old aspiring writer growing up in South Philadelphia."

In addition to his passion for crime, we are thrilled to note that Paul is "a huge fan of entertainer Dean Martin, whom I always think of as Dino, and during the Christmas season I listen to many of his classic Christmas songs."  Likes, we are always most deeply delighted to find 'nother digger of our most beloved Dino, and we are pleasantly pleased to share his touchin' thoughts below.

Mr. Davis, also links us to a previous post on our Dino that he shared in 2009, as well as also properly points his readership in the bestest of best direction to learn mucho more 'bout the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino sayin'..."If you wish to learn more about Dean Martin you should read Nick Tosches' interesting biography of the great entertainer."  Likes we express our great gratitude to Mr. Paul Davis for shairn' his pure passion for our Dino with his readership 'specially in this Dino-seasonal time of rememberin' our King of Cool.  To checks Paul's prose out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015


Dean Martin: The Man Whose Voice Captured Christmas


I'm a huge fan of entertainer Dean Martin, whom I always think of as Dino, and during the Christmas season I listen to many of his classic Christmas songs.

So I was interested in reading Martin Chilton's good piece on Dean Martin and Christmas at the British newspaper the Telegraph.

When Elvis Presley was introduced to Dean Martin's young daughter Deana, the singer leaned in and whispered: "They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool."
The King of Cool, who died on Christmas Day 20 years ago, had a spectacularly successful recording career. Martin had 40 Top 10 singles between 1950 and 1969 and three of them – That's Amore (1953), Memories are Made of This (1955) and Everybody Loves Somebody (1964) – were million-sellers.
There were a lot of trials and tribulations before the man born Dino Paul Crocetti on June 17, 1917, in Steubenville, Ohio, made it to the top. Martin, the son of an Italian immigrant barber, was a reluctant performer as a teenager, believing that he would make more money as a prize-fighter and cardsharp. But after a spell labouring in a steel mill, and at the urging of enthusiastic friends, he began singing at weekends in small clubs.
At 21, he was spotted performing in a bar by a jazz bandleader named Sammy Watkins, who was impressed by his lush delivery of songs. At that time, the youngster was calling himself Dino Martini (after the popular Italian opera star Nino Martini) but Watkins renamed him Dean Martin and a show business legend was born.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/dean-martin-the-man-whose-voice-captured-christmas/

You can also read an earlier post on ole Dino via the below link:

http://www.pauldavisoncrime.com/2009/11/feeling-italian-here-is-smooth-sound-of.html


If you wish to learn more about Dean Martin you should read Nick Tosches' interesting biography of the great entertainer.

6 comments:

Always On Watch said...

When Elvis Presley was introduced to Dean Martin's young daughter Deana, the singer leaned in and whispered: "They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool."

Elvis was spot-on with that comment.

Always On Watch said...

From the article in the Telegraph:

Martin always had a soft spot for Nashville music and his son has said that the only time his father ever put on records at home they would be those of country singer Eddy Arnold.

How interesting!

And some synchronicity, too.

When I was collecting our Dino's vinyl albums, I was also collecting some of Eddy Arnold's albums.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, we have always been thrilled with just how enthralled Elvis was with our most beloved Dino...Elvis need classic cool when he saw it! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW...image that...you and our Dino on the same page...as youse sez, stunnin' "synchronicity" indeed! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

blueiscoool said...

Avery interesting read my friend. The month of December has turned into a treasure trove of priceless presents on Dean Martin. Thank you foe bringing this our way!

Have a great week!

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty, per usual youse speaketh the Dino-truth...and please stay tune for ever more huge homages of our most beloved Dino from 'round the Dino-universe! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino...and likes can't wait dude for your next installment of Dino-devotion at your coolest of cool blog, "BlueisKewl!"