Friday, July 23, 2010

Dean “Tex” Martin

Hey pallies, today's Dino-thoughts comes from a blog tagged "Streetlight Santa Cruz Blog." A pallie tagged Cat, who musta works in the "Streetlight Records" shoppe, recently got in a copy of the classic Dino-al-b-um Dean "Tex" Martin. Loves how they shares some of the liner notes that are likes so full of Dino-devotion as well as the amazin' Dino-cover pix. Ain't our man the greatest with his country look!

Thanks to Cat for sharin' this Dino-treasure with us and likes we are totally certain that this Dino-treasure will finds a great home with some Dino-holic. As usual, to veiw this in it's original format, just clicks on the tag of this Dino-post. Dino-discoverin', DMP

Dean “Tex” Martin

July 19, 2010

by Cat

How amazing is this? You’ve heard of the country-pop crossover, but back in the day, the pendulum swung the other way for Dean Martin, as he made himself a little country album y’all.

Country Style came over the counter the other day, and despite the temptation to pass on it due to condition, we couldn’t do it. I imagine it will probably end up on someone’s wall; or in the bathroom; or…you just never know with these things.

Here are some of the highpoints of the album notes:

“Dino down home? Why not? The Delta hasn’t been the same since his trip down south in Down Yonder.”

“When you have taste and charm, grace and feeling, you’re a stranger to no one.”

“Sometimes serious and sometimes comic, the result is always Dino (I mean Tex).”

“So look out pard. Better hide the chitlins and stash Ellie Mae.”

“There’s a paisano loose in your hills, wearing a Stetson, followed by a gang of guitar-plunkers in Sy Devore suits and Dodger baseball caps and headin’ your way.”

In case you’re still reading, and genuinely interested in this little cultural tidbit, here is the track listing:

1. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
2. Face in a Crowd
3. Things
4. Room Full of Roses
5. I Walk the Line
6. My Heart Cries for You
7. Any Time
8. Shutters and Boards
9. Blue, Blue Day
10. Singing the Blues
11. Hey, Good Lookin’
12. Ain’t Gonna Try No More

Categories: Just For Fun, You've Gotta See This Tags: vinyl, Dean "Tex" Martin, album covers, You've Gotta See This


Kylie said...

I love this album and the great cover.
Dean Tex Martin Rides Again was also great and has one of my favourite LP covers.
Dean always looked cool wearing a cowboy hat

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, as always Dino-girl Ky you are so so right on the Dino-mark...coulda you, woulda you shares a copy of the Dean "Tex" Martin Rides Again al-b-um cover? Don't think that I have ever seen that one before....our Dino certainly loves bein' the boy with the cows....