Hey pallies, likes so so refreshin' to find 'nother of today's youth that truly loves our Dino. Here's an amazin' Dinoreview of the steller Dinowinteralbum, "A Winter Romance," by Jason Gelt, LA Vinyl Records Examiner. This dude really "gets Martin" and truly understands our great man. Mr. Gelt's advice to "get retro" with our Dino is right on the Dinomoney. So enjoys this young modster's Dinoprose and by all means, likes if you don't have a copy of "Winter Romance"...goes out with out delay and grabb one. To read this in it's original format, likes just click on the tagg of this Dinopost. Dinofocused, DMP
Have a "Winter Romance" with Dean Martin
December 12, 1:25 PM
by Jason Gelt, LA Vinyl Records Examiner
Fuggetabout all those lame Christmas albums populating the record bins this time of year. Get retro with one of the best holiday records of all time, Dean Martin's "Winter Romance." It's secular, it's seasonal and it's so smooth you'll want to sip it over ice by the fire. Released in November of 1959 at the height of Dino's cool lounge years, this delightful collection was the boozing crooner's first holiday foray for Capital Records.
No Jesus, Mary or Joseph here. No Santa Claus either. Not even a Christmas tree. This album is all about sex. No kidding. Even buttoned-up old standards like "Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" sound a little lascivious coming out of the corner of Dean's mouth. The original cover art depicts the suave songster outside of a wintry ski lodge, embracing one adoring blonde while he makes libidinous eye contact over her shoulder with another blonde. Even the LP liner notes hint of salaciousness: "Dean's easy, caressing style adds special cheer...producing just the kind of lover's glow to stir everyone to...romancing."
Lover's glow? Mr. Martin, you're making us blush. Picture him, clad in a white turtle neck sweater, easily caressing a partially undressed nymphet in front of a roaring fire, while he unloads cool-and-hot numbers like "June in January," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and "Out in the Cold Again" with his characteristic so-laid-back-he's-almost-asleep panache. Various issues of this album exist -- with varying cover art -- although the vinyl is harder to track down than Frank Sinatra's far more sanctimonious Christmas LP. Go figure. But copies on CD are readily available from a variety of retailers.
So take my advice: get some corn for poppin', turn the lights way down low, pour three fingers of Scotch and allow Dean's warm and willing voice to wrap itself around you.