Sunday, July 31, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Where Can I Go Without You?"

Welcome back, mi amici!
So VERY nice to see youse!
 So VERY nice see ALL Dean's pals cravin' more & more croonin'. 
Truly gives me such a COOL COOL vibe sharin' these COOL COOL jams with my fellow Dino-holics.
 Week after week...month after month...& year after year! TRULY inspires me to keep the Dino-flow flowin' & keep the Dino-movement growin'! Haha!! 
Now, pallies...if youse been diggin' these Summertime tunes we been sharin', these last couple of weeks...then youse is gonna be TOTALLY Dino-delighted once 'gain!
Can't seem to get away from these "slow & easy" kinda songs. They just fit the season, pals.

Today's Serenade, "Where Can I Go Without You?", was plucked from my own personal FAVE Dino vinyl..."The Lush Years".
 Can't go wrong with ANY tune from this one, my friends! It's just pure Dino-perfection!

 Let's jump right into this one, pallies!
 Let Dean take youse on his eternal flight.
 He's wunderin' & wonderin'...not sure what lies ahead...just floatin'.
Grab hold of his star, pals!
Shoot through the skies with Dino!
It's a never endin' journey. "Senza Fine"...without end!
 We'll do it together! Us & Dino!
Stop for a drink on any random cloud...then we're off!
 Hold on tight, pallies!

I went to London town
Then on to Paris for the fun I could find
I've found I couldn't leave my memories behind
Where can I go without you
Tries seeing Singapore but that wouldn't do
Went to Vienna but I found you there too
Even in Switzerland your memory came through
Where can I go without you
I want to travel, I wanted romance
I chased that rainbow across the sea
I'm tired of faces and quaint old places
If you can't be there with me
Back on that boat again and farewell to France
Farewell to London town, they haven't a chance
I'll trade the sights I've seen for one loving glance
Where can I go without you

Friday, July 29, 2016

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: "I know pretty much every Dean Martin Song Lyric

Hey pallies, likes here's 'nother amazin'ly  awesome affirmation that yet 'nother of today's extremely energetic and stunnin'ly successful youth is a deeply deeply digger of our most beloved Dino.  The Summer Olympics Games begin in just a few short days in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, and as a cool promo of the games the British Broadcasting Corporation is airin' a series of short vids under the tag "Three Things About Me," helpin' fans to become better acquainted with members of this year's Brit Olympic Team.

One of the British 2016 contenders is 23-year-old  Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who finished in 15th place during the 2012 Summer Games.  Likes in the vibrant vid below, Miss Johnson-Thompson's shares the followin'  third thin' 'bout her sayin'...."I know pretty much every Dean Martin Song.....Lyric......"  The ...... represent words that we could not hear clearly on the vid.
Likes we solidly stand in amazin' awe of  Katarina's terrific testimonial of her powerfully pure passion for our one and only Dino.

We certainly will be keepin' our ears open for more news on Miss Johnson-Thompson's awesome admiration for our King of Cool.  We profusely thank her for amazin' affirmin' of her deep delight in our main man and we are sure that her openness to sharin' her Dino-appreciato will bring many many more of today's young adults into the Dino-fold!  We wishes Katarina the best as she participates in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The 70th Anniversary of Martin and Lewis

My photo
Hey pallies, likes today's post certainly brightened our Dino-day when it came our way through the beautiful blog search engine "Twingly."  Likes why youse  inquire did it lift our Dino-spirits?  Well, we are always always mightily moved when we find 'nother pallie aidin' their readership in growin' in their knowledge and appreciato of our one and only Dino.

Likes that's exactly what our deeply devoted to Dino pallie Mr. Terence Towles Canote  has awesomely accomplished in his recent post "The 70th Anniversary Of Martin and Lewis" at his personal blog "A SHROUD OF THOUGHTS - DEDICATED TO POP CULTURE IN ALL ITS FORMS."  We have had the pure pleasure of sharin' a trio of hugely honorin' Dino-devotions from Mr. Canote in the past here at ilovedinomartin and youse can find 'em located  HERE and   HERE and   HERE.

We are likes perfectly pumped to find this swankly sold-out-to-our-Dino dude remindin' his readership of this incredibly important date in all of Dino-history...the day  in time when our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis teamed up for the very first time at the 500 Club on July 25, 1946 in Alantic City.  Canote does an outstandin' job in a few potent paragraphs of fillin' us all in on all the who, what, when, where, why, and how quires on the greatest comedic team in all of history and we solemnly salute him for these energetic efforts on behalf of our King of Cool.

We simply wishes that the wide world was populated with more Dino-adulatin' pallies likes Mr. Terence Towles Canote 'cause that woulda means that more and more pallies woulda be deeply drawn into the  Dino-fold in short form.  We thanks him for his long lastin' love of our Dino and for sharin' it at his great great blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016

The 70th Anniversary of Martin and Lewis

It was 70 years ago today, on July 25 1946, that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their debut as a comedy team at the 500 Club in Atlantic City. Prior to teaming up Dean Martin was a nightclub singer while Jerry Lewis was a comic among whose schticks was lip-synching to records. The two met in 1945 while they were both performing at the Glass Hat Club in New York City.

The debut of Martin and Lewis did not go over particularly well that night at the 500 Club. In fact, it went so badly that the owner of the 500 Club, Paul "Skinny" D'Amato, threatened to fire them if their second show that night was not better than their first. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis then wholly redid their act, doing away with many of the scripted gags they had used in their first show and relying more on improvisation. Their second show that night received a much better reception than the first.

It was not long before Martin and Lewis were performing at clubs all along the East Coast. On June 20 1948 they appeared on the first edition of a brand new TV show, Toast of the Town (later to be renamed for its host, The Ed Sullivan Show). On August 3 1948 they appeared on Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle. By 1949 Martin and Lewis had their own radio show on NBC. That same year they made their feature film debut inMy Friend Irma (1949).

Sadly, Martin and Lewis would not last. After a successful radio show, sixteen successful films, and numerous television appearances, tensions between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis reached such a point that the two were constantly arguing. On July 25 1956, ten years exactly after their debut as a comedy team, Dean Martin split with Jerry Lewis. Their seventeenth and final film together, Hollywood or Bust, was released several months later, on December 6 1956.

While the team of Martin and Lewis had ended, they would each go onto highly successful solo careers. Dean Martin not only became a popular recording artist, but also starred in a number of movies and had his own long running variety show. Jerry Lewis made several successful comedy films. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis would eventually reconcile, appearing together on Jerry Lewis's Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Labour Day 1976. The two appeared together one last time at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on June 7 1989. Dean Martin was performing there and Jerry Lewis showed up for Dean's 72nd birthday. Sadly, Dean Martin died on December 25 1995, ending any chance of the world again seeing the team of Martin and Lewis perform live.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

.....Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose.....

Robert Murray
Hey pallies, likes man-o-man dudes we are filled-to-the-brim with the deepest of deep Dino-delight this very Dino-day and it is all 'cause of one of our newest of new pallies Mr. Robert Murray who greatly grooves on record al-b-ums at  "THE GROOVES MAN - building a record collection one dollar at a time."  Regular readers of ilovedinomartin with remember that it was just last week on Friday, July 22 that we had such a bountiful blast sharin' his original Dino-gram "Everybody Loves Choosing" that is located  RIGHT HERE at our humble little Dino-blog.

Well, we discovered 'nother Dino-honorin' post from Mr. Murray tagged "Who would do such a thing?" that lifts up one of our deepest of deep Dino-memories when we were a Deanager.....the randy of randiest comedy al-b-um from 1966, "THE NEW FIRST FAMILY 1968 - A FUTURISTIC FAIRY TALE" where as Robert remarks...."Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose."  We were sweetly smitten by that cover and the impersonation of our Dino as a part of the new President's coolest of cool cabinet.  And, we gotta 'fess up that we played the particular Dino-segment over and over and over. Likes if you clicks  HERE, you'll find our first homage of this awesome al-b-um shared in 2009.

Likes we stand absolutely awed by this fantastic find a la record al-b-um by Mr. Robert Murray, and we would indeed strongly encourage him to opens this terrific treasure up and enjoys hims the bestest of best comedy listen.  We thanks him from the bottom of our Dino-hearts for bringin' back such a marvelous memory of our Deanager years, and yeah, we deep desires to be so successful that we might find a cool copy of this coolest of cool Dino-treasure.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

July 2, 2016 Who would do such a thing?


Bob Booker & George Foster, The New First Family 1968, Verve 15054, 1966

So the idea for the American political week came from me trying to find one of the all-time great comedy records, Vaughn Meader’s The First Family.  It might have been the best selling record of 1963, and became almost unlistenable to everyone who owned it after the events of that year’s November 22.  There are a million very good to mint condition copies of it virtually anywhere vintage records are sold.  But as we know already from Bobbie Gentry on June 3, you can’t just automatically find the vintage record you’re looking for on any given day.  Instead, you have to buy the records you find when you have the chance to buy them.

In looking for that record, however I found the records that will become my first theme week with this blog.  Up today is the an almost unimaginable political fantasy.  Recorded in 1966 about the outcome of the 1968 election, I can’t really say much more about it.


The reason being is that I found this copy in a bin for $3 in it’s still sealed 1966 shrink wrap.  So I can’t really describe this cover beyond the totally outrageous cover.  Mia Farrow in a skimpy bikini on Frank Sinatra’s back, Elizabeth taylor’s bust on Groucho Marx’s forehead while Richard Burton looks on in disgust, Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose in front of Ed Sullivan, all in color, while the politicians of the day are in black and white.  It is fairly prophetic that if one had to pick five politicians who would factor the most two years before the election, these producers picked them dead to rights.


Like every other sealed album I’ve ever bought, the one is a cut out.  There is a BB hole with a strange + mark that I’ve never seen before.  It could be that this record was rejected by two different retailers,  which I imagine would always be a risk with something so topical that the whole point becomes irrelevant after a certain period of time.  I really am tempted to just crack the seal and hear what this record is all about.  It’s just so hard to do to something that has survived intact for 50 years, but I’m not sure I’ll ever find any other way to ever hear whats inside.

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $3, $942 Remaining

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[Monty was] "a friend dear to me."

Hey pallies, likes one great Dino-turn deserves 'nother dudes.  Likes so so often after uncoverin' one great bit of Dino-treasure 'nother will quickly follow. Case in point dudes.....after  discoverin' that incredibly intriguin' image of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis, we simply couldn't resist takin' a gander at more of the Dino-poses offered at the "iamdinomartins" tumblr site.

Likes, there certainly are a ton of powefully potent poses of our King of Cool there that we coulda shares, and we will definitely come back for more Dino-action, we simply couldn't resist sharin' the quartet of purely pleasurable pixs of our Dino and Mr. Montgomery Clift durin' the time that they starred together in the big screen drama "The Young Lions."    We are particularly smitten by the second of the four images of Dino and Monty and to tell the truth, we ain't sure if it is taken from the fabulous flick or simply a cool candid of the two relaxin' durin' filmin'.

And, we gotta 'fess up that we are monumentally moved by the quotation shared speakin' of our Dino's tender 'n touchin' relationship with Mr. Clift.  These wonderful words of awesome affection for his pallie Monty speaks volumes of his lovin' loyalty to 'nother strugglin' human bein'.  Such remarkable remembrances from the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino makes us ever more drawn deeper and deeper into the purest of pure devotion to our one and only Dino.

'gain we sezs our thank you very much to the pallie who hangs their hat at "iamdinomartins" for these powerful poses and deeply felt Dino-hearted thoughts.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

[Monty was] a friend dear to me. Nobody wanted him around, nobody would eat with him. I took him to dinner, or I would have a drink with him, or I would put him to bed cause he was always on pills. He was so sad, such a sad, sad man, and he was like a boy, so unhappy and rejected, and so I’d say, ‘Come on, Clift, let’s go.’ I’d bring him with me everywhere.” ~ Dean Martin  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Incredibly Intriguin' Image Of Our Most Beloved Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis

Hey pallies, likes as we have just remembered our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Jerry Lewis' beginnin's and endin's, we likes thought since the pallies at our new fav blog pad search engine "Twingly" sent us to the tumblr pad "iamdinomartins" to view an immensely intriguin' image of our Dino and Mr. Lewis in what musta been their early days together, we found offer it up for your Dino-viewin' pleasure as well.

This is one Dino-pose that we know absolutely positively that we ain't ever laid our eyes on before 'cause we know if we have seen it, we coulda never ever forgets it!  Our Dino with his ever present smoke in mouth appears to be combin' his partner's hair, while someone else may be gettin' ready to put some makeup on Lewis' face.  It's truly truly a one-of-a-kind photo and we woulda loves to know the back story behind it.  So, likes if any of youse Dino-philes have any cool clues to what, when, and where this was snapped, kindly drop us some patter to fill us in on the Dino-details.

We thanks the Dino-diggin' pallie at "iamdinomartins" for sharin' this incredibly intriguin' image of our Dino and Mr. Lewis at their tumblr blog makin' it accessible for us to share it with all youse Dino-holics.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this her Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, July 25, 2016

On This Day In Dino-history: July 25, 1946

Hey pallies, likes yesterday was a day of rememberin'  the last time that our most beloved Dino and most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis performed on stage together, and today is that huge of huge  historic day in all of Dino-history that Martin and Lewis began their decade long partnership of comedy. seventy years ago this very day, July 25, 1946 our great man and the ever funny Jerry Lewis did their first nightclub performance in Alantic City together at the Club 500...and the world was never ever the same again...and likes never ever will be!

Today's Dino-remembrance comes from the blog pad "Triviazoids - Day-To-Day Look At History Links" by Mr. Brad Williams. Likes everythin' our Dino does it likes purely purely the point that the team of Martin and Lewis performed for exaxtly 10 years to the day....beginnin' July 26, 1946 and endin' as we shared yesterday on July 25, 1956. Certainly this was the decade of comedic brilliance between our beloved Dino and  Mr. Lewis.

So so loves rememberin' and honorin' these incredibly important days in the life and times of our amazin' King of Cool. ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to Mr. Brad Williams for reverently rememberin' and hugely honorin' this very very special day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

“Layyyyyy-deeee!” Did you know the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed together for the first time on 25th in 1946 at a club in Atlantic City? Martin and Lewis also officially broke up on July 24th, 1956.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Buy That Dream"

Hey there, pallies!
How's Summer treatin' youse so far?
Too hot?
Well...I've heard...some like it HOT! Ha! 
I, for one, will take the sticky heat...over the frigid cold...everytime.

But, mi amici...I knows it can be hard to find some much needed shade...some days.
Hard to keep our brains on ice.
 With the country in a bit of a heat wave...I figured I pick 'nother really cool & easy...SULTRY type help chill thins' out...just a bit.
 A jam to get us swoonin' & ignore the sweatin'. 

This week's Serenade, "I'll Buy That Dream", off Dino's 1964 al b um, "Dream with Dean", is the PERFECTO kinda song for a late night float in the pool...drink in hand! Ha! 
Maybe even a relaxin' ride in the moonlight, on a hot & muggy July evenin'! 
Man! What a thought! Haha!!

Now, pallies...pool or no pool...I thinks we ALL can grab that drink... turn this Dino-ditty WAY up...and let Dean take us away.

 Balmy thoughts & hot, hot places.
Yummy, chilled drinks & tan, happy faces!
Sounds like Summer to me! 

We better put some of those thoughts on ice, goes quick.
 Here's to keepin' the Summer long & hot...but still OH SO COOL!!!  

Imagine me with my head on your shoulder
And you with your lips gettin' bolder
A sky full of moon and a sweet mellow tune
I'll buy that dream

Imagine you in a gown white and flowery
And me thanking dad for my dowry
A church full of folks in those last minute jokes
I'll buy that dream

A honeymoon in Cairo with a brand new autogyro
Then on my rocket in a wink
We'll settle down near Dallas in a little old crazy palace
It's not as crazy as you think

Imagine me on our first anniversary
With some one like you in the nursery
It doesn't sound bad and if it can be had
I'll buy that dream

A honeymoon in Cairo...
Imagine me on our first anniversary...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tomorrow In Dino-history: July 24, 1956

Hey pallies, likes six decades  ago this very day, July 24, in 1956 our most beloved Dino had likes his hugest of hugest endin' and likes his newest of newest beginnin' when he called it quits with his partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis...exactly a decade after they had created the greatest comedy partnership in all of world history.

Likes it has becomes likes a touchin' 'n tender tradition on this hugely historic of historic Dino-day to revisit a reverent retellin' of what happened on that last night   Martin and Lewis took the stage at the Copacabana....truly some deeply heart-felt and incredible insights 'bout our Dino and Mr. Lewis' last gig together  shared at the blog "Frontier Net."

From the writings, "The Copacabana, An Illustrated History" by Kristin Baggleaar  comes some deeply deeply devoted details of our Dino and  Mr. Lewis' swan song.  So, once 'gain, let's sit back and reflect on the  meanin's of likes this most bitter-sweet day in all of Dino-history.

 Likes as we often do on this day, 'gain likes gotta 'fess up pallies, likes for years we had zip, zero, nadda  appreciato for Mr. Jerry Lewis whatsoever, and felt that the split-up was exactly what Lewis deserved.  But, ever since readin' and rereadin'  Lewis' tome "Dean and Me: A Love Story," we have greatly greatly grown in our ubber understandin' and awestruck  appreciato of just how much Mr. Lewis loved, and still loves our most beloved Dino!

In fact, likes we once 'gain gotta 'fess up that  we have become likes totally totally jealous of Mr. Lewis 'cause he got to spend 10 intimate and glorious years with the coolest person ever to walk the face of the earth...and got to know our Dino better then any other person alive ever has or ever will.  What coulda be more wonderful then that!   In fact, we remember in readin' in Tosches' outstandin' Dino-bio that Lewis was jealous of Jeanne and Jeanne was equally jealous of Lewis...and who could blame 'em...they each wanted our Dino for themselves...and don't we all likes feel likes that same Dino-way?!?!?!

Anyway, on this special Dino-day in Dino-history we remember the lovin' legacy that our Dino and Mr. Lewis had together, and see this endin' as a hugely important new beginnin' for our most beloved Dino.  We are  Dino-rememberin' with youse.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Copacabana

An Illustrated History by Kristin Baggelaar

By summer 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis officially announced that they were breaking up as a team; however, together they were committed to one last engagement at the Copacabana.  Perhaps because it was the last time they would ever work together, Martin and Lewis' final two-week stand at the Copa did a record-breaking business.

The diminished floorshow space was a tribute to their draw and mass impact.  The Doug Coudy production numbers were curtailed as the acts, including the personable dance team of Conn & Mann, were stage waits for the headliners.  Martin & Lewis worked with smoothness and no apparent personal friction despite all the press about their rift, but some dissension was evident with their Pardners bit, a cafe trailer for their soon-to-be released Paramount film of the same name.  To their professional credit they played it straight, with Lewis foiling for Martin's crooning, and likewise, Martin foiling for his partner's clowning.  While both were well received, it was felt that solo or team, the impact was not as resounding as in the past until their final night.  Every celebrity in Manhattan was in the audience to witness the pair's swan song of one of the greatest comedy acts in history.  They pulled out every schtick in their comedy bag for the star-studded crowd, from squirting seltzer down Milton Berle's shirt front to cutting off Monte Proser's necktie.  The sophisticated cafe crowd wouldn't let them quit.

The final moments of the last show of their farewell engagement at the Copa on a hot Tuesday night, July 24, 1956, are pressed indelibly in the minds of those who were present.  Martin's face was impassable, cool to the end.  They finished with the final crescendo from Pardners:  "You and me, we'll be the greatest pardners, buddies, and pals!"  They joined hands for a last bow.  Martin hugged Lewis.  The audience exploded in an emotional uproar.  Jackie Gleason jumped up and grabbed the mike, wiped away a tear, and said, "Folks, this can't be allowed to happen."  The audience roared its approval, but Martin & Lewis just shook their heads, no.  It was over.  There was no encore.  Martin took one aisle away from the floor; Lewis took the other.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Everybody Loves Choosing.....Our Dino

 Robert Murray

Hey pallies, likes all week long we have been havin' deeply delightful Dino-fun accentin' some of our Dino's al-b-ums 'specially with the playful prose from our pallie at "The Prudent Groove."  Well, likes we have just the like minded post to offer as a follow up.  It's from 'nother beautiful blog that accents
vinyl tagged "THE GROOVES MAN - building a record collection one dollar at a time."

The 'grooves man" happens to be Mr. Robert Murray and he has described his blog as  "designed around records, a year long journey to build a record collection in 365 days for under $1000, one blog post at a time!"  On June 19 of this very Dino-year Mr Murray offered the Dino-focused post "Everybody Loves Choosing," which you may have guessed is fantastically focused on our most beloved Dino's most beloved song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" and the al-b-um of that same title.

Below you will read how Robert purchased not one but two of this vintage vinyl at a church thrift sale, each for a mere dollar, but with some variations in each, and Murray guides us through his thought processes of which copy to keep and which to regift.  It's an incredibly insight bit of prose that any of us Dino-devotees can learn from as we goes 'bout buildin' our own cool collections of Dino-vinyl.

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Robert Murray's terrific taste in addin' some Dino-croons to his growin' vintage vinyl collection and for usin' his potent pad to spread some Dino-love 'round.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

June 19, 2016 Everybody Loves Choosing


Dean Martin, Everybody Loves Somebody, Reprise R-6130, 1964

Sometimes,you just get lucky.  At a church run thrift store, I found TWO copies of this classic Dean Martin album, both still in their original shrink wrap.  At $1 each, it was worthy to get both, but which one would be the best one to keep and which one would I re-gift?

The one on the left is a stereo copy, which would normally be the simple, easy answer.  Stereo copies are usually more rare and since they were more expensive, they were played fewer times by their more affluent original owners.  There are some color variations in the sleeves, but Reprise, like a most independent labels, used different manufacturing plants. Finding the same album made in different places has slight variants.

But there are some other things to look for though.


The back covers are both very clean, but original owner Les Goff made sure his John Hancock was plainly visible.  Again, that would tend to make me favor the album on the left.


The inner sleeves are also in excellent shape, but the left hand one is just a plain white sleeve, while the right is a 1964 era Reprise sleeve featuring the adult music stars that made up the bulk of their roster then. Score one for the right hand side record!


The final decision, though comes down to the actual records.  The one on the left is the Reprise label from the late 60s, while the one on the right has the three colored 1964 label.  The record on the left is not the first pressing, and you always want to add an original record over a re-issue.  Even if that reissue is a clean, 48 year old stereo copy

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $1, $970 Remaing

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-delight  comes courtesy of our Dino-diggin' pallie at "The Prudent Groove" whose cool company we have enjoyed the past three days here at ilovedinomartin.  Today's Dino-gram doesn't include more of  this dudes powerfully potent prose a la Dino, but comes to us as we were explorin' the links on his blog pad.

One of this Dino-holic's links is tagged "The Collection" and when we click on it we were transported to a new-to-ilovedinomartin pad that is tagged "Discogs" where pallies likes the Prudent Groove are able to catalogue their vinyl collections.  We got the inspired idea to check out how many of our Dino's al-b-ums are listed and we ended up at the page where we discovered 10,061 Dino-entries.

Likes if you clicks on the link of this Dino-gram you can goes there and see for yourselves all the Dino-activity.  As you will see not every entry is actually 'bout our main man, but just a terrific ton are.  And if you click on many of the Dino-images, likes you will most often find an awesome amount of Dino-details likes a list of Dino-croons and other Dino-facts and Dino-figures.

We knows that probably not every Dino-recordin' is shared, but we are bettin' that most of our most beloved Dino's vinyls are found here.  Below are eight examples of the Dino-listin's for your Dino-viewin' pleasure.  Likes we think this is gonna be 'nother great cyber Dino-resource to aid all us Dino-philes in our efforts to continue our swank studies of the life, times, and teachin's of our one and only Dino.

ilovedinomartin thanks our new pallie at the Prudent Groove for offerin' this link to this remarkable recordin' resource that has powerful possibilities for deeper and deeper knowledge of our awesomely amazin' Dino!!!!!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin          The Best Of Dean Martin

Dean Martin's Greatest Hits! Vol. 1          The Dean Martin Christmas Album

Dean Martin Hits Again           Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin

Happiness Is Dean Martin           This Is Dean Martin!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

...... but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!

Hey pallies, likes welcome back to Day Three of  Dino-inspiration from the potent pen of the unknown Dino-holic who beautifully blogs at "The Prudent Groove."  Today's playful prose is tagged " NO… I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU!" and is accentin' the Dino-record of  almost the same tag "DEAN MARTIN (REMEMBER ME) I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU."

This time 'round our prudent groover has some fantastic fun with the slight difference between two al-bum covers of this Dino-release.  This dude quires the evocative Dino-question, "which Deano Martino loves you more?"  And this dude's attempt to answer his own question certainly puts a huge Dino-buddha grin on our faces with his playfully provocative pronouncements.

And, of course, the Prudent Groove comes to the coolest of cool Dino-resolution by powerfully proclaimin' "The great debate continues… but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!"
This is one Dino-phile that we woulda loves to hang with 'cause he has such a wonderful way of usin' wit 'n wisdom to celebrate his awesome adulation of our one and only Dino.

ilovedinomartin thanks the Prudent Groove for this third installment of the purest of pure, deepest of deep delight in our most beloved Dino, and we are hopin' that we will have many many more opportunities to return to your blog that so coolly 'n creatively is liftin' up the name of our one, our only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

by The Prudent Groove


The great debate continues… which Deano Martino loves you more? Is it left Deano, or right Deano? They both claim to offer their affection, so which do you choose? And by choosing one over the other, do you then set a precedent for the “less than” Deano? I mean, does he then attempt to love you more, or does he go in the other direction and abandon you all together, figuring your choice, or favor rather, for the “other” Deano is just too much to bear and isolation is better than the heartache of rejection?

The great debate continues… but one thing’s for sure… it’s Dean Martin time, damn it!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hey pallies, likes we're back with more delightful Dino-action from the Dino-diggin' blogger at "The Prudent Groove"  Today's Dino-post is tagged "DINO ON MY MIND" and likes ain't that tag speakin' likes the complete 'n total Dino-truth for all us Dino-holics who keeps thankfully thinkin' 'bout our Dino 24/7....we just can never ever get 'nough of our one and only Dino.

In this post the prudent groover is groovin' on that great Dino-al-b-um tagged "DEAN MARTIN - GENTLE ON MY MIND, and likes that too is the absolutely awesomest  Dino-truth as likes  who is more touchin' 'n tender on our thoughts that our Dino?!?!?!  Likes we deeply digs on this supreme scriber of wise 'n wonderful words of Dino-devotion.

 And, likes how cool is it pallies that this dude is so so completely candid in tellin' his readership how he "can't  forget, a rumor about Dino drinking nonalcoholic, or watered-down cocktails during The Dean Martin Show and other public appearances where we was seen 'drinking cocktails.'"  That remarkable revelation likes speaks volumes how much this dude is likes totally totally into the Dean scene.

More over this guy speaks more of the simply and pure Dino-reality when he sez, "I can’t, for the life of me, think of any current day Dean Martins!"  Truly truly there never was and never will be anyone as cool as our King of Cool...makin' us yearn more and  more for the days when Dino walked the earth.

It's a sorta brief bit of Dino-devotion, but lovin'ly ladened with tremendous truths from one so incredibly inspired by our one and only Dino.  ilovedinomartin once 'gain shouts out our awesome appreciato to the unknown blogger at "The Prudent Groove" for more intriguin' insights on our main man.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


GentleEverybody can use a little Dino Martino on a random Tuesday evening, am I right? I remember, more like I can’t forget, a rumor about Dino drinking nonalcoholic, or watered-down cocktails duringThe Dean Martin Show and other public appearances where we was seen “drinking cocktails.” Descent shtick, I suppose. Anyway, I can’t, for the life of me, think of any current day Dean Martins! I can see Michael BublĂ© as a modern day Sinatra, although I’ve never heard any accounts of BublĂ© beating women, but he’s young. (The Prudent Groove does not advocate the beating of women, and has a zero tolerance policy towards arrogance in general.)

Monday, July 18, 2016


Hey pallies, likes welcome to 'nother wonderful week of diggin' Dino to the marvelous max here at ilovedinomartin.  Likes, we gotta 'fess up that we are mucho missin' the awesome ability to use the great google blog search engine to do our Dino-homework (it no longer can be coaxed into action.)
However we are becomin' most appreciate of the "Twingly" blog search engine which is powerfully providin' stellar support to our Dino efforts as it takes us to Dino-treasure all over the web.

Likes today we begin a three day run of  awesome adulation of our most beloved Dino at the all thin's vinyl hangout "The Prudent Groove."  This musical blog mission is solemnly stated as "an ongoing exploration into the organic nature of the vinyl record, focusing on anything from logos, inserts, flyers, cover art, music reviews and/or anything I find interesting. Explore the hidden gems of yesteryear, one Prudent Groove at a time"

Today's Dino-gram is the one that first directed us to this swank site, and likes we were immediately
swankly smitten by the tag of the post "FILE UNDER D FOR DINO."  As you will experience below, this unknown blogger has put the accent of one of our Dino's themed al-b-ums "Dean Martin DINO LATINO," and it is obvious that this dude is really into our main man delightfully describin' our Dino as "the golden-throated matador, and decades old wearer of many hats."  We loves how this Dino-holic has a wonderful way with words that are pure poetry to our ears.

We sez thank you very much to the beautiful blogger of "The Prudent Groove" for liftin' up our King Of Cool in this way and stay tuned for more Dino-adulation comin' forth tomorrow and Wednesday right here at ilovedinomartin.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

by The Prudent Groove
DinoNo, not the fun loving, prehistoric Snorkasaurus from Bedrock, but instead, the golden-throated matador, and decades old wearer of many hats, Dean Martin. Originally released in 1961 by Reprise,Dino Latino takes the Italian American south of the border for a stampeding collection of Latin gems. Check it out, if only for the outlandish cover.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm Yours"

Hey pallies!
Man o man...have I been led to an AB SO LUTE LY BEA U TI FUL  tune for todays Serenade!
 "I'm Yours" is just SO SO fittin' for these HOT & STEAMY Summery nights, my fellow followers of Dino-passion! 
DEF I NATE LY could start  a heatwave...even in January, pallies! Haha!! 
I plucked this little plum from Dean's 1953 al b um "Dean Martin Sings" ...& OMG, my is SO simply mellow & SO very very pretty... I could only imagine ALL the chicalinas faintin' & meltin'... just from our pal croonin' these "o so romantico" words! 
 "Ask the sky above, and ask the Earth below, why I'm so in love and why I love you so".
Man pals...That is some poetic magic right there!!! Haha!! 
Talk 'bout SWOONIN'...this one could almost make time stand still, mi amici!
Summer forever.
 It don't get ANY better than this, pallies!
 The master!
The one & only!
Need I say more???

OK, here we's go!
 Let these SULTRY days last forever, ol' friends o' mine!
Let's float to that magical...summery...moment in time that can ONLY be slowed down by Dean Martin. 
Ask the sky above and ask the earth below
Why I'm so in love and why I love you so
Couldn't tell you though I tried dear
Just why dear, I'm yours
When you went away you left a glowing spark
Trying to be gay is whistling in the dark
I am only what you make me
Come take me, I'm yours how happy
I would be to beg or borrow or sorrow with you
Even though I knew tomorrow you'd say we were through
If we drift apart then I'll be lost alone
Though you used my heart just for a stepping stone
How can I help dreaming of you
I love you, I'm yours
If we drift apart then I'll be left alone
Though you used my heart just for a stepping stone
How can I help dreaming of you
I love you, I'm yours

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dino apparently knew early that he was fated for a glamorous destiny.

Hey pallies, likes we have been on quite the quintessential Dino-roll the past few, and while we won't claim that today's Dino-devotion can top some of this week's earlier Dino-grams, know that none the less we are proudly pleased as punch to be puttin' all youse Dino-holics onto a great little Dino-tale shared by a dude who tags himeself Monk (hardblue) at his lively "livejournel" blog.

Likes while Mr. Monk doesn't speak words 'bout his awesome adulation of our most beloved Dino, one can tell by the delightful Dino-centric post he shares, that he musta be deeply deeply devoted to our main man.  The post is a retellin' of a tremendous tellin' time in our Dino's early life as recorded by our Dino's bestest of best biographer Mr. Nick Tosches.

It's a quotation shared with Mr. Tosches by our Dino's dentist as a youth growin' up in Steubenville, Ohio pointin' to the fantastic fore knowledge that our amazin' man had even as a lad 'bout his journey to fame and fortune as entertainer extraordinare.  It's remarkable remembrances such as this that makes us stand ever in astoundin' awe of our one and only Dino, who even as a youngster keenly knew his destiny to fame and fortune.

Likes, we gotta 'fess up that we don't remember readin' this Dino-history in Nick's beautiful bio, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams" and is powerfully proddin' us to gets back to devourin' this massive missive of the life, times, and teachin's of our King of Cool.  We sez our thank you very much to Mr. Monk for sharin' this wonderful wise words from our Dino with his readership helpin' many may we are sure to fall deeper deeper into their devotion to our most beloved Dino.
To checks this out in it's original format, as usual, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin

Dino apparently knew early that he was fated for a glamorous destiny.


“Take good care of my teeth and make them look good,” Dean’s family dentist, old Dr. V. J. DeLuca, remembered Dean saying as a kid. “When I get big, I’m going to be an entertainer.”

-- Nick Tosches, “Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams”

Friday, July 15, 2016

Our Mod Mod Dino At His Swingin' Best With The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers -  Mama Tried & Medley 1970 Dean Martin
Hey pallies, likes what coulda we share today that woulda even come close to the complete cool of yesterday's Dino-gram from our pallie Gilligan over at "Retrospace" 'bout our most beloved Dino havin' a "Change of Wife?"  Well, we've been waitin' for many many months to share today's delightful Dino-treasure with all youse Dino-addicts, and we think NOW is the positively perfect point of doin' so!

Likes quite a while back our deeply-devoted-to-Dino pallie who tags himself "Deanspalley" put us on to a youtube vid of one of the swingiest of swingin' marvelous musical moments from the Dino-show that immediately has become one of our fabulous fav moments of the nine year run of the Dean Martin Variety Show.  As you see above from the gif we crafted, it's our King of Cool makin' music with country-influenced rock and roll singers of the day, "The Everly Brothers."

We are simply over the top with deeply diggin' our Dino and the bros coolly croonin'  "Bye Bye Love" 'long with the Hank William's Jr. standard "Your Cheating Heart," and finishin' off with a reprise of "Bye Bye Love."  Dino's awesome action with the boys begins 'bout two minutes into the clip as the brothers sing "Mama Tried" in the openin' moments.

Likes this is THE purely perfect, extraordinary example of our Dino's deepest desire to, as he was quoted,  "put the accent on youth"...and the beautiful  beginnin's of his transformation makin' his personal persona a million times coolly congruent with his performance persona.  This  swankest of swank segment  was shown on the Dino-show on November 5, 1070 and intensely illustrates how our Dino had absolutely awesomely energetically embraced the mod culture of the time.

We deeply digs the totally with it threads that our Dino is wearin' collar shirt with that grooviest of groovy plaid sports coat.  And, this vid clip also illuminates our Dino growin' his hair longer with the longish sideburns and likes the change of hair colorin'  as well.

Likes seein' this clip brought to mind a powerful pix of our King of Cool makin' the scene at the Candy Store Discotheque with Miss Cathy Hawn that we had share long time 'go here at ilovedinomartin and doin' a little Dino-searchin' we share it below with the delightful details.  Likes to view our original post that included this incredible image, clicks  HERE.

 BEVERLY HILLS,CA - APRIL 7: Actor/Singer Dean Martin and Catherine Hawn on April 7, 1970 leaving the Candy Store in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Likes you will note that this coolest of cool candid was shot 'bout seven months before the Everly Brothers segment was shown on the Dino-show. So, the plaid sport coat was from our Dino's personal wardrobe.  We coulda view this particular vid clip twenty-four seven 'cause as we keeps mentionin' dudes, the '70's Dino-era is our fav of favs 'cause our most beloved Dino likes put into fast action the swinger image that he for so long had portrayed in his multifaceted  career.

So, likes sits back and enjoys our swingin' Dino swingin' with the Everly Brothers.  Checks out all the swingin' moves our main man makes with his body includin' his ever present Kent cigarette between his fingers.

Hats off to our pallie of pallies Deanspalley for puttin' us on to this vibrant vid of our Dino at his swinger best.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dean Martin--- He's Going Through a Change of Wife

Hey pallies, likes back for day numero duo for more deeper then deep Dino-edification from our absolutely-sold-out-to-Dino pallie "Gilligan" at his incredibly immensely popular blog "Retrospace." Likes yesterday's Dino-gram was totally tops to our way of Dino-thinkin' , but today's  Dino-message from "Gilligan" is likes totally totally over the top in Dino-book and we can wait to get it posted here at ilovedinomartin.

Today we share with you Gil's "Vintage Scan" of the February 22, 1970 of the Weekly newspaper magazine tagged "parade" that features the coolest of cool cover story "Dean Martin---He's Going Through a Change of Wife" scribed by Mr. Lloyd Shearer.  The prose and pix essay is, of course, 'bout our Dino divorcin' of second wife Jeanne to say I do to Miss Gail Renshaw, Miss World-USA.
Shearer's prose is as powerful as his title is cleaver.   It's the sort of classic Dino-reportin' that thrills us to bring to Dino-devotees everywhere.  This is the study of the life, times, and teachin' of our Dino at it's best, and particularly will be of huge help in knowin' how our Dino began makin' his personal persona coolly congruent with his performance persona...swinger extraordinare!

We are thrilled that not only as Gil shared the scan of the whole "parade" edition for February 22 in the year of our Dino 1970, which you can view in it's entirety by clickin' on the tag of this Dino-gram, but our devoted pallie has also transcribed the Dino-prose from the original text in print large 'nough that we can read each and every wisely wonderful word with Dino-ease!

Likes this enormous effort on Gilligan's part to make this purely powerful prose available to Dino-philes everywhere meets with our deepest of deep Dino-apprecatio.  The world coulda use a zillion more Dino-devotees likes Gillian and we swankly salute him for all his efforts in the cause of spreadin' the Dino-message of cool, and in particular this massive missive of Dino-delight.
We will try and be more faithful in searchin' Gilligan's beautiful blog more often for more and more Dino-adulation of the awesome kind.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Gail Renshaw, the 22-year-old lovely from Falls Church, Va., who plans later this year to become the third Mrs. Dean Martin, has given a needed shot in the arm to the lagging beauty-contest business.

In the old days, contestants were told that if they won first prize they would be awarded long-term Hollywood con¬tracts and possible screen stardom.

Hollywood, in the throes of a deep depression, is no longer signing anyone, no matter what her vital measurements, so in many cases the most a beauty-contest winner can hope for is a job as a Playboy Club Bunny, serving food and drinks.

"Now," says Alfred Patricelli, executive director of the Miss World-U.S.A. Beauty Pageant, "Gail Renshaw comes along and proves that beauty can move mountains, that the days of the rich stage-door Johnnies are not over, that there are still a few millionaires who'll go the whole route—I mean even trade in their old wives for a new, well-stacked model."

Gail Renshaw (39-25-37) owes her luck in meeting Dean Martin to Bob Hope. It was the veteran comic who crowned her Miss World-U.S.A. in Baltimore a few months ago. With his well-trained eye for female pulchritude, Hope generally makes it part of his schedule to choose beauty-contest winners for his annual overseas Gl tour. Two years ago he chose a long-haired blonde named Leigh Avery, who became his fast friend. Last year, he zeroed in on Gail Renshaw and offered her a small part in one of his TV specials, Roberta, much of which was-filmed in Dallas.

Subsequently sponsored by Frostie Root Beer as its "ambassadress of good will," Gail Renshaw arrived in Las Vegas with Al Patricelli of Bridgeport, Conn. There, Patricelli phoned Tony Zappi, press agent for the Hotel Riviera, introduced himself and said, "I'm in town with Gail Renshaw. She's a beautiful* doll who's going to London to represent the United States in the Miss World contest. Bob Hope told me to call you. Maybe you can line up a little publicity with Gail and Dean Martin. I understand Dean's your headliner, and we sure could use the publicity."

A Publicity Shot

Zappi escorted Miss Renshaw backstage and introduced her to Dean Martin. Graciously, Dean agreed to pose with her in a gag photo as Mr. Wonderful. "The least you can do now," he said to Gail after the photographer left, "is to have dinner with me."

Gail agreed. Over dinner, love blossomed. In his relaxed, underplayed style, Dean can move in fast when he wants to. Subsequently, Gail phoned her mother, Mrs. Edna Renshaw," in Alexandria, Va. "Mother," she said, "You won't believe this, but I'm in love."

You couldn't be," Mrs. Renshaw protested.
"But I am."
"With whom?"
"With Dean Martin."

Says Mrs. Renshaw: "For a moment I thought Gail was fooling. I knew Dean Martin was married. I'd seen him on television asking the listeners to keep sending mail to him and his wife Jeannie. But Gail insisted it was serious, he'd promised to marry her. Later, when she came home, and Mr. Martin began calling her every day, I knew Gail was right. I've spoken to Mr. Martin on the phone many times now—he sounds just like he does on TV—and I'm sure he's going to make Gail a fine husband. Certainly, she deserves the best. She's always been a sweet child. Never caused us a minute's trouble."

Miss Everything

Gail, who used to work as a Kelly Girl in the Washington, D.C., area as a typist and bookkeeper, has been win-ning beauty contests since she was graduated from Washington - Lee High School in Arlington in 1965. She's been Miss Virginia, Miss Speedway on Chan-nel 5 in Washington, D.C., Miss Snow Queen at the Shoreham Hotel, Miss Good Grooming, and a lot of other titles.

This past November she almost won the Miss World title in London. But she came in second to Miss Austria, Eva Rueber-Staier, who got to go with Bob Hope to Vietnam. But Gail wasn't too disappointed. No American beauty has ever won the Miss World title, and she was satisfied with the runner-up spot, largely because Dean Martin kept assuring via transatlantic phone that she occupied the number-one position in his heart.

Dean gets ready

When Gail returned to Los Angeles, she found that Dean had already dis-cussed the possibility of divorce with his second wife, the former Jeanne Biegger, herself a onetime Orange Bowl beauty queen from Miami. She has been married to Dean for 20 years and they have three children.

In a most atypical demonstration of wifely charity and understanding, Jeanne Martin announced: "My husband informed me several weeks ago that he had met and fallen in love with someone. And he asked me for a divorce. I have assured him I will comply with his wishes. Proceedings will begin immediately."

It will probably cost Dean Martin between $15 and $20 million in financial settlements to obtain the divorce. But when it comes to Gail Renshaw, true love, and peace of mind, money means relatively little to Martin.

In 1949 when he was divorced from his first wife, Betty MacDonald, who bore him four children, he agreed with¬out batting an eyelash, to pay her $2400 a month for 18 years.

Martin, born Dino Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 17,1917, knows firsthand that money does not necessarily assure happiness—marital or any other kind.

In retrospect he seems to have been happiest when as "Kid Crotchet" he fought as a welterweight boxer and then worked as a croupier in the rear of the Rex Cigar Store in Steubenville.

I remember many years ago discussing with him his start in show business, when he took the name Dino Martini and sang first with Ernie McKay's band and then with Sammy Watkin's band in Cleveland for $50 a week. It was in Cleveland that he married Betty Mac-Donald and found making a living and supporting his children so tough "I never had time to ask myself if I was happy. I just took it for granted that we were."

Jerry, success and split

It was only after 1946, when Dean teamed up with Jerry Lewis and success came their way, that Dean's first marriage began to founder. By 1949, it was hopeless, and a divorce finished it.

Later, Dean was awarded custody of their four children. He had three more by his second wife, broke away from Jerry Lewis in 1956, and over the ensuing years developed into a full-fledged TV, film, and recording star, a multi millionaire who owns a good piece, of the action at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.

Basically a shy, sensitive, insecure man who cultivates the simpler things of life—except for women—Martin has reached that point in his chronology where he feels time is running out on him. He will now do nothing that he doesn't want to do. For him, compromise and hypocrisy are expediencies of the past.

Singing Bing's tune

In planning to marry Gail Renshaw, 30 years his junior, he is following in the footsteps of his golf-playing idol, Bing Crosby. Both men are essentially lucky loners who feel they can beat nature and the age differential.

As for Gail Renshaw, she represents the pinnacle to which beauty-contest winners can aspire.

"She is," says promoter Patricelli, "the best thing that's happened to our business in years. With her as an example, we're already swamped with hundreds of entries for this year's contest.

"Girls realize that once they win a beauty contest, even on a local level, they get an opportunity to meet celebrities. Once a girl meets a celebrity, she can put her sex appeal to work. Some-times it pays off. With a little luck, she can latch on to a great husband."