Tuesday, January 31, 2012

...the slow, almost jazz-like, deliveries of the standards which Mr. Martin performs here.

Hey pallies, likes always always loves to find 'nother blogger whose loves our Dino. Today ilovedinomartin takes you to the blog space "Roof Top Reviews," where blogger Robert Williams, a retired engineer holds forth. Williams shares that classic black and white Dino-vid where our most beloved Dino sings his chart-toppin' "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," as Williams notes, in the "slower version" that the Beatle bustin' 1964 edition.

Mr. Williams' Dino-patter is pretty much of the standard Dino-fare...but his devotion to our Dino comes shinin' through. It is cool to know that even though Robert was under the weather...."I am taking the day off; I have a sore throat, so it hurts when I type"....it hasn't stopped him from postin' some Dino-adulation! sures does hope that he is feelin' much much better this very Dino-day.

ilovedinomartin is likes so so pysched to find pallies of all ages and stages....and walks of life, sharin' their passion for our Dino with their readers. Cool to find this retired engineer boldly proclaimin' the Dino-message sayin'..."they just don't make 'em like this anymore...." Indeed, as we often say 'round these here Dino-parts... Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool... Oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth.

In searchin' Mr. Willaims' blog, found that today's Dino-gem is not the first Dino-focused entry Robert has shared, so likes don't be too too surprised if you read more of Williams' Dino-devotion soon. Way to go Mr. Robert Williams in lettin' others in on your love of our Dino. To view this in it's original format, likes, just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message! Dino-always, DMP

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dean Martin - Live 1964

I am taking the day off; I have a sore throat, so it hurts when I type. This is a most unusual clip of Dean Martin from a 1964 TV special which I have never seen. What makes it so unusual is the slow, almost jazz-like, deliveries of the standards which Mr. Martin performs here.

"Everybody Loves Somebody", which had been previously released in this slower version in the late 1940's, was currently topping on the charts, even eclipsing the Beatles in that pivotal year. So, I have to wonder why he chose to do the older arrangement. Mr. Martin initially resisted the turning of the tide towards rock n' roll, even telling his 14 year old son, Dean, "I'm gonna' knock your 'pallies' off the charts." On August 15, 1964 he did it; topping the Billboard charts for about 8 weeks with "Everybody Loves Somebody"; right in the middle of Beatlemania.

His soulful renditions of "Volare", and "On an Evening in Roma", are among his most earthy performances of those numbers. Never ceasing to clown around, and clearly a bit inebriated, he manages to slip in a reference to Jerry Lewis, as well as to kid his piano player, Ken Lane, who wrote "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime", before closing with a short, but very bluesy rendition of "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You".

Enjoy the show; they just don't make 'em like this anymore....

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