Wednesday, December 11, 2019

'nother Deanager Daire O'Hagan Seasonal Vid

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Hey pallies, likes as promised, here is the original music video created by our most Dino-dedicated pallie, Deanager Daire O'Hagen.  Likes it's 'nother wonderful wintery croon in the swank style of our one and only Dino.  First put up on youtube on December 5, 2017, this remarkable rendition of "The Christmas Song" hugely highlights Daire's one of a kind virile voice that constantly, coolly reminds us of our most most most beloved Dino.

Truly truly no one croons wintery seasonal selections likes our King of Cool, but Deanager Daire closely captures the supreme spirit of our Dino as he is dedicatin' his up and comin' musical career to the legacy of our one and only Dino.  We here at ilovedinomartin stand committed to doin' all we can to support Deanager Daire O'Hagan and his Dino-mission!

Likes pallies, we keenly knows all youse Dino-philes are goin' to largely love this coolly classy croon of the wintery kind.  Thanks to our Dino-devoted pallie Deanger Daire O'Hagan for this wonderful vid.  Thanks for you delightful dedication to your hero, our hero DINO!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Daire O'Hagan Music

Official Video for Daire O'Hagan's recording of 'The Christmas Song', written by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé.

Recorded, filmed and Engineered by SMG Media at Gweedore, Co. Donegal.

Filmed at An Chuirt Hotel, Gweedore, Co. Donegal and at SMG Studios, Gweedore, Co. Donegal

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Martin’s spirit lives on, however, and Christmas would not be the same without the famous crooner singing ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’

Martin Chilton
Hey pallies, likes believe it or not, it's the 10th day of Dino-winter-month  and we simply can't believe how quickly the days are passin' in this sweetly special season of Dino-devotion.  Today we have a deeply delightful Dino-wintery post from the all thin's musical pad "udiscovermusic" that has several times in the past been a swell source of awesome adulation of our most most beloved Dino.  From the powerfully poetic pen of Brit Mr. Martin Chilton (pictured on the left) comes his incredible insights on what we believe is our Dino's hugest of huge Dino-seasonal classic..."Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow."

Likes in wanderin' over to Mr. Chilton's twitter pad we learned this Londoner's coolest of cool credentials...."Chief Book Critic for @Independent. Freelance journalist on culture for @Telegraph and music for @UDiscovermusic. May have once been a sports editor.  Chilton's reverently researched and supremely scribed post is tagged  "‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’: Dean Martin’s Classic Christmas Song," 

We gotta 'fess up that we found ourselves clingin' to each and every touchin' 'n tender throught that Martin has so full of Dino-edification.  We hear the story of not only the history of when and where this seasonal selection was composed bySammy Cahn and Jule Styne , but also the sweet story of when and where our Dino recorded it as part of his Capital Record's al-b-um "A Winter Romance."  And, Chilton shared details of our Dino's departure day of December 25, 1995.  And, also included is the vid of new animated version of our Dino's croonin' of "Let It Snow!" featured here twice previously in mid November.

We are perfectly pleased to be able to share this powerfully perfect post that hugely homages our most most beloved Dino and truly awesomely adds to our Dino-edification.  We gives keen kudos to amazin' author Mr. Martin Chilton and all the pallies at "udiscovermusic" for makin' all us Dino-philes' day very very Dino-bright!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply
clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’: Dean Martin’s Classic Christmas Song

Written during a heatwave, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ became a holiday standard. Dean Martin’s version is impossible to beat.

Published on December 6, 2019

By Martin Chilton

Dean Martin Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

August 1959 was an exceptionally hot month for most of the United States. It greatly amused Dean Martin, as he walked into Capitol Records’ studio, at 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, on Thursday, 6 August, to think that he was about to record his own version of the winter song ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ on such a hot day.
Martin, whose singing imitated the smooth baritone vocals and phrasing of Bing Crosby, had the perfect voice for festive songs. His version of ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, which was cut for the Capitol album A Winter Romance, is the best and most popular adaptation of a song that has become an absolute Christmas classic.

“Why don’t we go to the beach and cool off?”

Fourteen years before Martin went into the studio, the song had been written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne on America’s hottest day of 1945. Lyricist Cahn and composer Styne were two of the greatest songwriters of that golden age of popular music: at his peak, Cahn was reportedly America’s highest-paid songwriter, often earning more than $1,000 a word. He won four Oscars: for ‘Three Coins In The Fountain’, written for the 1954 film of the same title; ‘All the Way’, written for the film The Joker Is Wild; ‘High Hopes’, from A Hole In The Head; and ‘Call Me Irresponsible’, from the film Papa’s Delicate Condition.
All those Academy winners pale in comparison, however, to the long-term success of ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, which was penned in sunny California. In the book Songwriters On Songwriting, Cahn recalled how the famous tune came about: “‘Why don’t we go down to the beach and cool off?’ I asked Jule. He said, ‘Why don’t we stay here and write a winter song.’ I went to the typewriter. ‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful/But the fire is so delightful/And since we’ve got no place to go/Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.’ Now why three ‘Let it snow’s? Why not two or four? Because three is lyric.”

“The kind of black joke Dean Martin might have made”

The song was first recorded for RCA Victor in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe, and versions by Woody Herman and Connee Boswell soon followed. But it is Martin’s version, which was arranged by Gus Levene and conducted by Hy Lesnick, that became a festive classic. His 1959 recording is the latest in a series of classic holiday tunes to receive a new music video treatment for the festive season, created in 2019 by animation studio Fantoons.
Carly Simon and Rod Stewart have also recorded successful versions of ‘Let It Snow’; Simon’s 2005 take on the song is unusual in being sung from the point of view of the host instead of the guest. It peaked at No.6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Stewart, meanwhile, recorded ‘Let It Snow’ on his 2012 album, Merry Christmas, Baby. His version reached No.1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart in December that same year.
Cahn and Styne’s song is so iconic that it can be interpreted in a variety of styles. Among the different takes are those by Kate Rusby (folk), Louie Bellson (jazz), Aaron Neville (soul), Randy Travis (country), Twisted Sister (heavy metal), Jeremih and Chance The Rapper (hip-hop) and Michael Bublé (pop). Martin liked it so much, he re-recorded a version in 1966, as part of The Dean Martin Christmas Album.
It is hard to beat that 1959 version, though. The singer was 78 when he died, on 25 December 1995, of acute respiratory failure, at his home in Beverly Hills. As film director Peter Bogdanovich said: “That Dean Martin died on Christmas Day was the kind of black joke he might have made.” Martin’s spirit lives on, however, and Christmas would not be the same without the famous crooner singing ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’

Monday, December 09, 2019

Deanager Daire's brand new official music video..."Baby It's Cold Outside

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Hey pallies, likes it's been quite the while since we have accented our Irish laddie, virile vocalist extraordinaire, Deanager Mr. Daire O'Hagan, but likes a couple of days 'go Daire put my tag  in a comment on one of his recent posts, and when we were emailed of this fact, we simply had to go over to facebook to see what Daire was up to.  Likes what we discovered was that Deanager Daire has a brand spankin' new "official music video" one of our Dino's swankest of swank seasonal croon...none other then "Baby It's Cold Outside."

Now, perhaps many many of youse Dino-philes had been readin' the  news on the ol' 'net of a "new" ver-si-on of "Baby" that has been recently released that has made changes to the original lyrics.  We have totally totally been stayin' out of the controversy that has ensued....and it is our plan to continue to do so.....but that, of course, will not stop us from completely celebratin' and sweetly sharin' with all youse Dino-adulators the wonderful news of Daire's wintery music vid that we are sharin' below.

We are perfectly pleased to note that Daire has chosen to share the original lyrics as written by Frank Loesser in 1944.  Daire shares the mike with Miss Niamh Lynns who is a wonderful singer in her own right.  Indeed we are deeply deeply delighted to have Deanger Daire get our attentionado via a facebook comment so we coulda does our Dino-part to spread this wonderful Dino-news.  ilovedinomartin is totally totally thrilled to do all that we can to assist Daire's desire to keep our most beloved Dino's lovin' legacy alive through his own musical journey.

So pallies, give this second "official music video" a listen now and in the days ahead as we move through Dino-winter-season.  We will soon also share Daire's first music vid, also posted on youtube, of "The Christmas Song" that he released in 2017.  We solemnly salute our Dino-lovin', Dino-croonin' pallie, Deanager Daire O'Hagen and thank him mucho muchly for lettin' us know of this most recent remarkable release of his ver-si-on of "Baby It's Cold Outside."  And, likes pallies, we, of course, can't help ourselves from also sharin' a youtube vid of our Dino's "Baby It's Cold Outside."

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Daire O'Hagan Music

Official Music video of Daire O’Hagan and Niamh Lynns Version of the Christmas classic
‘Baby it’s cold outside’ written by Frank Loesser in 1944.

This song was recorded by Plunkett McComb, Piano Rory Madden, Drums Matthew Maguire and video recorded my Conrad Stevenson.

I hope you enjoy😄😄❄️❤️🎤

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Welcome back, pals!

How's it swingin'?

I mean your Dino-Winter Month, of course!

Hope youse is absorbin' as much of Dean's Christmassy croonin' as humanly possible, pallies.

We only gots 17 more days 'til it's all over!

These December days REALLY seem to shoot by! Waaaaaaa!!!

Gonna miss all these holiday Dino-tunes!!! Waaaaaa!!!

What's a Dino-Winter Month-aholic to do, pallies?! Waaaaa!!!

Hey....wait just a croonin' Dino-minute, (sniff sniff)!!!

I ALMOST forgot (sniff sniff)!!!

The only thin' that Month simply transitions into Dino-Winter SEASON!!!


Our fearless leader, DMP,  has been callin' it this all along!

Feelin' MUCH better now, mi amici!

Dean's wintery tunes will keep us on ice 'til the first signs of Spring!
What a guy!
He'd NEVER abandon us right smack in the middle of this chilly, snowy season!

Actually, as my "dear" old Uncle reminded me...Winter hasn't even officially started yet!

We still gots PLENTY of time for these type o' tunes! 

Oh...& before I forget! I was watchin' a new flick, starin' & directed by Mr. Clint Eastwood, the other night. And guess who had not one...but TWO jams in the flick?! Yup! Mr. Dean Martin. Of course. Looks like ol' Clint is a BIG fan of our numero uno pal. The name of the movie is "The Mule". I won't tell youse what tunes or any more 'bout it. But definitely checks it out for yourselves, pals. It's actually a very funny scene where they place Dino's jams! Haha!!

Anyways, pallies...speakin' 'bout my dear ol' Uncle...he REALLY had me thinkin' back to my younger days.
We were laughin' 'bout all the crazy thins' that have happened over the years.

Reminisced 'bout all the peeps that have come & gone.

REALLY gots me longin' for those olden times & Christmases gone by.

Man, mi amici...what I wouldn't give to be back there, now...just for a bit.

Hang with my Dad...give my Nanna a BIG foolish with my friends.
Just be young & free of worry, once 'gain.

I guess we ALL wouldn't mind that huh, pals?

Well...guess what, my friends?!
Deans gonna help us do just that!

Today's Serenade, "I'll Be Home for Christmas", is that ONE special song that REALLY takes me back there.

Takes me back to those WONDERFUL days!

In a melancholy way, for sure.

I'm hopin' that it will bring ALL youse, pals o' mine, some GREAT GREAT memories of this GREAT GREAT season, as well!

Soak it in, mi amici.


Saturday, December 07, 2019

The Dino-nutcracker Ornament

Hey pallies, likes knowin' that not all of us Dino-philes will be able to make pilgrimage to our Dino's place of birth to see the Steubenville Nutcracker Village that incredibly includes a life size nutcracker bearin' a remarkable resemblance of our our most most beloved Dino, we thought that perhaps it would be fittin' to share once 'gain (we shared it first last Dino-winter-season) the outstandin' op to purchase an ornament size replica of the Dino-cracker for you very own and to purchase extras for all your Dino-philic pallies as well.

Likes if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram youse will taken to the web pad "STEUBENVILLE Nutcracker Village & Advent Market" where they are sellin' dreamy Dino-ornaments of the Dino-cracker.  Likes pictured below is an incredible image of the Dino-ornament with a description of height and thickness and where it is made in Stu-ville.  And, the best news of all pallies is that each Dino-treasure is only a mere 5 bucks!

What could be a more simple yet profound way of proclaimin' our Dino-devotion then to have all us Dino-adulators proudly delightfully display this Dino-ornament  on our Christmas trees.  To order yours, simply click on the tag of this Dino-gram

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Friday, December 06, 2019

.....and hometown boy, Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes on this sixth day of Dino-winter-month we are greatly grateful once 'gain to give an ilovedinomartin nod to the pallies in our Dino's hometown, Steubenville, Ohio and their annual display of handcrafted mostly life size nutcrackers, mostly located in Fort Steuben Park.  Likes, of course, this supreme seasonal display includes our most most beloved Dino!

From the awesome annals of the online presence of the "PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY" comes some stellerly scribed prose tagged "Nuts About Nutcrackers by Miss Barbara Eichenlaub (pictured on the right).  Likes as you will read below in the portion of the prose that we have chosen to share, the number of nutcrackers has grown to a total of 183 and attendance has climbed to 60 thousand visitors during the holiday season.

The image provided by the "PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY" did not include a glimpe of the Dino-crack, but through an internet search we found the pix shared below where our Dino is on the far right.  We are sure that tons of Dino-philes will be makin' pilgrimage to our Dino's place of birth this Dino-season to be able to view this wonder work of Dino-art.  We thanks Miss Barbara Eichenlaub and all the pallies at "PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY" for bringin' his delightful display to their remarkable readership so that we coulda shares it with all youse Dino-adulators here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave.  To checks this out in it's original source and to read it in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Steubenville's Nutcracker Village includes 170 lifesize nutcrackers, including these representing the famous Rat Pack. From left: Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Frank Sinatra and Steubenville native Dean Martin.

Nuts About Nutcrackers


When Steubenville comes to mind, you probably don’t think of the Rust Belt town as a travel destination. Mayor Jerry Barilla has been intent on changing that and the narrative of industrial decline that has dominated the town. Its population of 18,000 is less than half what it was in 1940 — between 1980 and 2000, Weirton-​Steubenville had the country’s fastest urban population decline.

The former appliance store owner got the idea that displaying life-​sized nutcrackers would be the perfect attraction. Five years ago, he contacted Mark Nelson, a father of ten and local entrepreneur who owned several companies, some of which focus on American-​made items. Nelson, working with his daughter, Térèse, created 37 mostly six-​foot nutcrackers, and the Steubenville Nutcracker Village & Advent Market was born.

The small display has grown to 183 nutcrackers and attracts up to 60,000 visitors from across the country. The nutcrackers go way beyond the traditional characters from the Tchaikovsky ballet and include crooners Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and hometown boy, Dean Martin; Wizard of Oz and other film characters; religious figures such as Mother Teresa and St. Paul; Christmas-​themed characters; artists and literary figures; and Steubenville citizens. Debuting this year are Johnny Appleseed and Rosie the Riveter.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Dean Martin Christmas Show (December 19, 1968)

Image result for The Dean Martin Christmas Show (December 19, 1968).

Hey pallies, likes on the huge heels of yester-Dino-day's Dino-gram featurin' the extraordinary 1967
Dino-show's swank seasonal special featurin' fam Martin and fam Sintra makin' their spirits brighter then bright we share with all youse Dino-philes on this 5th day of Dino-winter month the 1968 version of our most beloved Dino's sensational seasonal salute.

Likes this is the Dino-dvd releases a few years ago by Time-Life and is coolly chocked full of Dino-wintery croons and more.  Below the youtube vid is a in depth listin' of the the complete contents of this Dino-treasure to add to your Dino-knowledge.

Once 'gain we are sharin' this Dino-treasure early in Dino-winter month  hopin' that all youse Dino-philes will make the time in your schedules to view this stunnin' special and likes perhaps gather all youse pallies to enjoy these wonderful wintery moments with our most beloved Dino.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Dean Martin Christmas Show (December 19, 1968).

Opening Production Number, sung by Jack Halloran's Choir & featuring Dean Martin, Dean's Girls & the show's dancers dressed as Santa Claus: "Look At That Face"; "Be A Santa"
Dean Martin: "A Marshmallow World"
The Golddiggers: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Dean Martin & The Golddiggers: Medley: "Daddy" / "True Love" / "We Wish You The Merriest"
Dennis Weaver: "The Marvelous Toy"
Entire Cast: Medley of Christmas Carols: "Deck The Halls" / "Joy To The World" / "Silent Night"
Dean Martin: "Christmas Is For Kids" (sung over footage of Christmas toys)
Entire Cast: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
Also appearing: Bob Newhart and Dom DeLuise, plus cameos by dozens of celebrities, including Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Johnny Carson, announcing the sending of gifts of toys to children in hospitals and through various charities.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

one of the 5 greatest Christmas specials....1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras

Joal Ryan
Hey pallies, likes we absolutely always always loves to see the beloved name of our most most beloved Dino lifted up by noteworthy 'net media and on this fourth day of Dino-winter month as we move to Dino-departure day we are totally totally thrilled to share a Dino-gram that was beautifully brought to our attentionado by our pallies at google Dino-lerts.

Google sent us to one of the plethora of pads on the web hosted by our pallies at yahoo....Yahoo Finance where journalist Miss Joal Ryan (pictured on the left) shared a sensational seasonal post that appears to have originated at Yahoo TV.  The tantalizing tag of Ryan's scribin's is "The 5 greatest Christmas specials you've never seen (but should watch right away)."

Likes you guessed it pallies, one of Miss Ryan's greatest seasonal specials is none other then that extraordinary episode of the Dino-show known as "1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras, a holiday episode of The Dean Martin Show."  We largely loves sharin' this swank seasonal special each and every Dino-year here at our humble little ilovedinomartin den, and we try to do so early in this Dino-season when Dino-philes are just as likely to gets all wrapped up in all the details of season as anybody here it is pallies for our 2019 Dino-wintery month...thanks to the pallies at yahoo and youtube.

Enjoys revelin' in the perfect patter sweetly scribed by Miss Ryan and make time very very Dino-soon to coolly celebrate with fam Martin and fam Sinatra.  Hats off to Miss Joal Ryan and all the pallies at yahoo for spreadin' the wonderfully wise words of this greatest of great Dino-special and helpin' more and more pallies to make this Dino-season bright!  To checks this out in it's original source,  likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The 5 greatest Christmas specials you've never seen (but should watch right away)

Joal Ryan
When it comes to holiday TV, the forsaken inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys are doing just fine. They’re beloved, quoted and widely watched year after year. It’s Ziggy, Yakko and Tina Sinatra who could use some PR. As you prepare for the seasonal onslaught of Yuletide treats, here’s Yahoo Entertainment’s quick guide to some ghosts of Christmas past, those specials that are indeed special but sadly overlooked.

3. Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras

In truth, there’s no reigning Christmas variety-show classic; there’s no single special we collectively and ritualistically watch each year. Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas from 1977 probably comes the closest in that young, old-ish, and old audiences have sampled it by way of the Crosby-David Bowie duet of “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy,” now a Christmas standard.
On the other end of the spectrum, there is no shortage of thoroughly lost-in-time Christmas variety specials. One that was a joy to unearth, thanks to YouTube, was 1967’s Christmas with the Martins and the Sinatras, a holiday episode of The Dean Martin Show. (Careful with the titles! It’s easy to confuse this with 1968 Christmas Show, which was the following year’s holiday special, or The Dean Martin Christmas Special, which dates from 1980.) The 1967 show teams its host with Frank Sinatra, and both singers’ respective families, minus Sinatra’s then wife, Mia Farrow. (Now there’s an oh-what-might-have-been.) It’s smoky, chummy and occasionally bracing: for instance, you don’t just watch the 20-something Frank Sinatra Jr. and Dean Paul Martin (billed as Dean Martin Jr.) sing a song about their fathers; you know in hindsight that neither went on to live as long as their fathers. While it’d be easy to call the show a Rat Pack time capsule (there’s even a cameo from Sammy Davis Jr.), it’s more like family home movies, filled with all the cringeworthy, bittersweet moments those films can evoke.
Watch via YouTube:


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

DeansPalley said... Here's the tune:

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Hey pallies, likes ever since our perfect pallie Mr. DeansPalley sent us the wonderful news that our Dino's wintery croon of "White Christmas" has been included in the new seasonal recordin' of the  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's awesome al-b-um "Christmas With The Stars"....see yester-Dino-day's post HERE....we have been yearnin' to hear with our own ears this newest of new Dino-treasure and have been thinkin' that just may sometime before the end of this Dino-wintery season that some pallie just might post it at youtube.

Well, likes, our Dino-philic pallie DeansPalley faithfully fulfilled our Dino-desire and sent us this marvelous message on yesterday's Dino-gram.....

DeansPalley said...
Here's the tune:


Likes pallies we couldn't be more totally totally thrilled....indeed it's a early Dino-gift for all of us Dino-adulators to swankly savor and drink deeply of.  So, below is the youtube vid tune of our most beloved Dino croonin' one of the most beloved wintery tunes of all Dino-time.  We gotta 'fess up that it has brought the biggest of big Dino-buddha grins to our faces and, likes of course, the deepest of deep Dino-happiness.

Once 'gain we are deeply indebted to our pallie DeansPalley for sweetly sharin' this lovin' link which is gonna wonderly warm all our Dino-hearts.  Keen kudos as well to the fine folks at  Sony Music Entertainment for so quickly puttin' this up at youtube to guarantee to brighten our Dino-days as we move to Dino-departure day.

p.s. Likes, we were thrilled to see that all the cool credits for this Dino-version where listed for all our Dino-edification.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

White Christmas

Nov 28, 2019

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

White Christmas · Dean Martin · The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christmas With The Stars & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

℗ 2019 Sony Music Entertainment

Released on: 2019-11-29

Associated  Performer: Dean Martin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer, Lyricist: Irving Berlin
Drums: Ralph Salmins
Arranger: Robin Smith
Bass  Guitar: Steve Pearce
Composer: Toby Chapman
Piano: Pete Murray
Background  Vocal: Derek Green
Background  Vocal: Andy Caine
Background  Vocal: Gina Foster
Background  Vocal: Beverley Skeete
Background  Vocal: Andy Playfoot
Producer: Nick Patrick
Producer: Don Reedman
Recording  Engineer: Haydn Bendall
Mixing  Engineer, Recording  Engineer: Peter Schwier
Recording  Engineer: Simon Hanhart
Mastering  Engineer: Vic Anesini

Monday, December 02, 2019

....but I got it cuz of our man Dino!!

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Hey pallies, likes wanna thanks our Dino-philic pallie Danny-o for startin' off   our Dino-winter-month with 2---count em---2 versions of our fav of fav Dino-wintery croon..."It's A Marshmallow World" a wonderfully wise way of gettin' all us Dino-adulators in the Dino-seasonal spirit. Likewise we thanks our Danny-o for kindly choosin' not to share the version of this coolest of cool croon that is our personally personal fav...the one Dino sang back in '75 on a Bob Hope seasonal special..that we will offer later in this Dino-month.

Today we turn to 'nother Dino-fanatic, a life-long Dino-devotee who often keeps us up-to-Dino-date on the newest of new Dino-releases, our pallie Mr. DeansPalley who pattered us on our Happy Dino Thanksgiving post with this wondrous Dino-news.....

New version of Dino's Reprise recording of White Christmas with an updated arrangement that still pays tribute the original recording. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra does a great job with this, and Dean's voice is very rich and full sounding. I offer this link. Actually the entire album is wonderful....but I got it cuz of our man Dino!!

We thoughtfully thanks DeansPalley for lettin' us in on this noteworthy news.  Likes below is the perfect prose from the lovin' link that DeansPalley shared for your deep deep Dino-edification.  Likes we are purely pumped to learn of this new version of this classic of classic croon from our most beloved Dino.  We have checked online and the release date is December 6 at one popular pad and preorders are bein' taken now.

While all us Dino-followers await for copies of this new Dino-treasure, we share with youse below a live version of "White Christmas" that our Dino sweetly sang on the Dean Martin's Christmas in California (December 18, 1977).  This version includes Mr. Greg Garrison's intro relatin' that after the Dino-special aired, Garrison got a telephone call from "White Christmas" scriber Mr. Irving Berlin sayin' that our Dino's version was "The best version I have ever heard."

Once 'gain we thanks Mr. DeansPalley for this huge huge heads up on The Royal Philhamonic Orchestra's veritable version of Dino's "White Christmas."

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Various - "Christmas With The Stars and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra"

Various - "Christmas With The Stars and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra"
  • performer: Various
  • title: Christmas With The Stars and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • premiere: 29-11-2019
  • medium item no: 19075991412 (CD)
A collection of Christmas hits produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, combining classic Christmas songs with new arrangements and accompaniment of the Orchestra.
The new album of the Royal Orchestra with their Christmas recordings includes: Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Eartha Kitt, Harry Belafonte, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Andy Williams.
The album CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS AND THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA will be available on CD and on digital services.
Legacy Recordings, a section of the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, begins the holiday season with the premiere of the album CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS AND THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. This album includes 13 classic and most-loved Christmas songs arranged by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Steve Sidwell.
Produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick and recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studio 2, the album is the latest result of collaboration between The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Legacy Recordings.
After the phenomenal global success of the album If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 (which sold over 1.5 million copies), The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (which sold in over 800,000 copies worldwide) and Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (which debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums list in 2017) Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with Roy's Boy's LLC, also released albums: A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2017) and Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2018).
"Christmas music evokes warm emotions in the surroundings of family, friends and children. When you have artists such as Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, the wonderful Doris Day and incomparable Eartha Kitt, working on these amazing songs full of joy and Christmas spirit was great fun, "said producer Nick Patrick.
Second producer Don Reedman writes: "... we are happy that we can celebrate this unique opportunity thanks to our cooperation with the Royal Orchestra. Andy Williams introduces the mood by starting a musical journey through Christmas. We're reliving the Christmas story with Johnny Mathis and Harry Belafonte. Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Eartha Kitt, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley convey the spirit of this wonderful season.
We hope you enjoy our album and wish each of you ... love, joy, hope, peace and happiness in the coming year. Merry Christmas!"
1 Andy Williams & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2 Perry Como & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
3 Doris Day & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
4 Johnny Mathis & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra When a Child Is Born
5 Harry Belafonte & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Mary's Boy Child
6 Tony Bennett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
7 Eartha Kitt & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Santa Baby
8 Roy Orbison Pretty Paper
9 Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Blue Christmas
10 Dean Martin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra White Christmas
11 Doris Day & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra I'll Be Home for Christmas
12 Tony Bennett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
13 Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Silent Night

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Marshmallow World"

Seasons greetins', mi amici & WELCOME to Dino-Winter Month 2019!

It's that time of year , once 'gain!

Hope ALL my pallies had lots o' turkey & gave lots o' thanks!
Was a very special day, pals.

But's time to par-tay!

Time to REALLY kick off this GREAT GREAT holiday season!

Get some Christmas shoppin' done!
Deck them there halls!
Haul out that ol' box o' holly!
Haha!! we's go, pals!

I knows it can gets exhaustin' though, pallies.

It can wear youse down to the bone...if youse let it!

Make sure to take a breather every now & then, my friends!

'Member what the month is REALLY all 'bout...CELEBRATIN' DINO!!!

Among other obvious thins'... of course...this month is to REALLY soak in that Dino vibe!

REALLY listen to what he is tellin' us... & REALLY follow in his GREAT GREAT footsteps!

Relax...Be cool, baby.
Let thins' roll off your shoulder.
Life's too damn short to sweat the little thins'! 

Now, pallies o' mine...they is sayin' that New England is gettin' our FIRSTEST significant snowfallin' of the season today.
Right 'bout now actually.

Sounds like thins' 'round here will be VERY marshmallowy ...VERY soon!

So what better jam to jam on than "Marshmallow World"?!

It DEF I NATE LY gets me in the holiday spirit & DEF I NATE LY keeps me in that wintery Dino-vibe!

OK...'nough talkin'...time to get this Dino-Winter Month rockin'!

Let's kick this Cool Cool season off & 'member to go easy, mi amici!

Santa's not the ONLY one watchin'!

Dean wants youse to remain calm & enjoy our MANY MANY blessins', pals.

So take a breath...Inhale that frosty air...& just relax.
It's the ONLY way to fly, pals.


Saturday, November 30, 2019

On This Day In Dino-history: November 30, 1956

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Hey pallies, the ol' world wide web continues to be a genuine goldmine completely chocked full of great Dino-treasure just waitin' to be marvelously mined....and that's a huge huge reason we here at ilovedinomartin keeps doin' our best to uncover more and more Dino-devotion for all youse Dino-philes.    Some years 'go at this time,while doin' some extra credit Dino-searchin' via google blog search we happened upon the rarest of rare Dino-find of some laviously  live croonin' of our most beloved Dino and his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra on November 30, 1956.

First posted on the blog "Crooks And Liars" on December 31, 2009, it took us almost five years to uncover this fantastic find of this  recordin' of our most beloved Dino singin' a trio of classic croons for the Hungarian Relief Concert with Sinatra also doin' some solo work.  All-in-all there is almost 22 minutes of sensational singin'.   Likes, 'cause this is a remarkably rare Dino-discovery  we are plannin' to share this on an annual basis.

We loves how this refreshin'  recordin' begins with the unnamed announcer graciously  givin' our great great man the purest of pure praise, sayin' "This fella is going to be on the, I think, one of the finest leading men we've ever seen around this town, and he is going to come out here now, and lead you all to a lot of happiness.   And, likes indeed our Dino lovin'ly  lays likes just  a ton of huge huge happiness on the crowd as he sings "All Of Me," "Innamorata," and "Is It True What They Say About Dixie."

 Our Dino mentions that it was producer Mr. Joe Pasternak who coaxed his appearance, which let's us know that the concert was around the time that our Dino's first major big screen effort, "Ten Thousand Bedrooms" was bein' released as Pasternak was the producer for that effort.

We are likes totally totally thrilled to be able to share this with all youse Dino-holics, just wishes that it hadn't taken so so long to uncover.  Also, as you will read  below the sharer of this Dino-treasure, Mr. Gordon Skene discovered "the master tapes from the concert)  sitting on a shelf in a garage the better part of forty years before I got the call to "take the junk away".

We wanna express our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato to Skene for sharin' this huge huge Dino-discovery with his readership and eventually with all youse pallies.  Likes makes us be in wholehearted wonderment of  what more Dino-gold is out there waitin' to be mined.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  And, likes sometimes pallies the vid we have placed below chooses not to function....if this happens to you, simply click on the tag of this Dino-post to listen at the original site.

 We Remain.

Yours In Dino

Dino Martin Peters

Newstalgia New Years Eve Music Special - Dean Martin - Frank Sinatra - Hungarian Relief Concert 1956

I can't think of a better way to end up the year than with a special, rare, never-heard-before performance of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (not together unfortunately, but Dino's in fine form) from the Hungarian Relief Fundraiser put on in Los Angeles on November 30, 1956.

For some reason, this recording has never been issued anywhere - the master tapes sitting on a shelf in a garage the better part of forty years before I got the call to "take the junk away".
Dean had just broken up his act with Jerry Lewis and Sinatra was going through a career change that took would take a dramatic upturn as well. If memory serves (but don't hold me to it), this predates the Ratpack by about a year.

In any event, this is a rare recording and you get to hear it first.

Thanks to everyone for a great 2009 - especially the crew at C&L. It's all been good fun, dusting off history.

Happy New Year - try and stay sane in the meantime. Wait til 2010!

On This Day In Dino-history: November 30,1965

Hey pallies, likes there's delightful Dino-news to share from November 30th that comes our way from the blog  tagged "KRQE," the tag for the home base of television channel 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Dino-date is this last day of the eleventh month in the year of our Dino 1965.

In their prose tagged, "Today in History: November 30, the folks at "KRQE" have shared the coolest of cool candid shot of our most beloved Dino and Rat Pack pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. 'long with fellow crooner Mr. Bing Crosby "during a recording session at Sinatra's Reprise Record Co. in California, Nov. 30, 1965."  It's a perfectly powerful pix for Dino-sure, but we gotta 'fess up that  we ain't got a clue what sort of al-b-um was bein' recorded...likes any of youse Dino-philes got a clue what the Dino-action was that day?????

We swankly salute the pallies at KRQE television station 13 for bringin' this hugely historic potently pictorial  moment in Dino-history on their 'net site and bringin' such Dino-delight to many many who are deeply devoted to our one and only Dino.  Likes, to checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Today in History: November 30

By Associated Press

Published: November 30, 2016

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Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, left to right, laugh during a recording session at Sinatra's Reprise Record Co. in California, Nov. 30, 1965.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Faces around the room lit up as each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar and saw the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.

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Angie Angers
Hey pallies, likes we here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave are daily delighted to share with all youse Dino-philes sweet stories of pallies of all types and stripes, of all ages and stages
who are deeply deeply devoted to our most beloved Dino.  Recently we shared two terrific tales of successful sports playin' Deanagers (posts located HERE and HERE).  Just yester-Dino-day ( HERE) shared 'bout oldster Mr. Fred Klaunberg  findin'  "joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room" at a care facility.

Likes today in this supremely special time of year where we are "Giving Dino Thanks," we hear 'nother story of a great group of oldsters in Brandenton, Florida who are bein' taught the simple skills to goes over to Youtube to enjoy the pleasurable  plethora of Dino-vids just waitin' to be eagerly enjoyed.    This noteworthy news comes via Miss Angie Angers (pictured on the right above),remarkable reporter coverin' Manatee Country for Spectrum  Bay News Channel 9, the cable news television network located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In her news report, "New Computers, Internet Class Help Bridge Technology Gaps for Seniors, we lovin'ly learn 'bout "a new computer lab and weekly internet basics classes" bein' offered to seniors and that one of the first thin's taught was havin' "each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar" to discover "the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.
Likes we totally totally thrills that outta the zillions of entertainers that the youthful instructor coulda have chosen for this exercise...they chose our one and only Dino and that the faces of all these seniors "lit up" with the motherlode of Dino-treasures on YouTube.

Likes we just couldn't wait to share this hugely heartwarmin' story of Dino-delight with all youse Dino-diggin' pallies.  Indeed we give thanks once 'gain that so mucho much of our Dino's powerful performances were recorded for oldsters and youngsters and everyone in between to greatly groove on today, tomorrow, and Dino-always.

We thanks Miss Angie Angers, all the seniors that attended their first computer session, and to the youthful instructor who wonderfully wisely chose our Dino for the Youtube search lesson.  to checks this out in it's original format and to be able to watch the vid of the seniors Dino-delight, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

p.s. Likes we ain't certain which Dino-vid is bein' viewed in the pix, but we chose one to share with youse....a classic clip of our Dino croonin' "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You."

New Computers, Internet Class Help Bridge Technology Gaps for Seniors

By Angie Angers Manatee County

PUBLISHED 4:36 PM EST Nov. 25, 2019

BRADENTON, Fla. — Seniors who attend the Meals on Wheels Daybreak Adult Daycare in Bradenton now have access to a new computer lab and weekly internet basics classes.

Group will learn new internet skills in class each week
Program done in conjuction with Spectrum Internet Assist

The new computer lab was unveiled on Monday morning at the campus off SR-70 and shortly after, the first class kicked off.

Those in attendance started the class by learning how to power up the computer, enter a username, and navigate using a mouse. The group then moved on to typing key phrases into Google in order to find photos and information. It wrapped up with a small tutorial on how to watch videos using YouTube.

The digital divide is something many of us on @Twitter never think about.

This group of seniors sat down in their new computer lab & many used the web for the first time. The resident I was helping typed ‘Dean Martin’ into YouTube and LOOK at that smile @BN9

Faces around the room lit up as each attendee typed the name ‘Dean Martin’ into the YouTube search bar and saw the hundreds of videos available of his performances in the 1960s.

"It's really important that our seniors get the right exposure and the right education to help bridge some of these technology gaps,” said Rep. Will Robinson, (R) FL-District 71.

Each week, the group will learn new skills to help them navigate the internet.  In the weeks to come they will be diving into search engines, video chatting, and social media.

"Spectrum Internet Assist is that program that brings low-cost broadband to help our seniors be connected,” explained Joe Durkin of Charter Communications.

Attendee Dorothy Harness said while she used to use a computer for work, she hasn’t used the internet in roughly a decade. She was most interested in learning up-to-the-minute information about what is happening in the world, as well as tips and recipe ideas to stay healthy.

“If you don't have the money but you can have a computer, then you can just go where you want to in the world,” Harness said.

Charter Communications, Inc., in partnership with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and state Rep. Will Robinson helped make the new program possible.

Happy Dino Thanksgiving

Hey pallies, likes the 2019 Day of givin' Dino-thanks drawth neigh  now and here is our awesome annual  yearly  postin'  in deep humble  homage of our most beloved Dino.    From our amazin' Dino-prosin' pallie Ed whose deeply deeply delightful  Dino-thankin'-devotional, "Happy Dino Thanksgiving," was scribed a number of years 'go just for all the faithful gathered here at ilovedinomartin   Likes we are totally totally thrilled to once 'gain brings it your Dino-way.   Here are pallie  Ed's outstandin' Dino-thoughts durin' our season of "Givin' Dino Thanks."

So pallies, likes sits back and relish each and every one of our Dino-phile Ed's heartfelt, remarkably   revelatory  reflections on our Dino, 'cause they are lovin'ly  ladened with the deepest of the deep, the purest of the pure, and the truest of the true Dino-truths.

This year on December 25 it will be 24  long years since our most beloved  Dino walked the earth, but his life and legacy continues to entirely enthrall and courageously  call all us pallies to know, love, and honor our great man more and more each and every Dino-day.

Thanks Ed for sharin' your Dino-thanks with us in such a cool Dino-way.  We trust as you now have the joy of fatherin' your own little boypallies includin' the youngen  you have named after our one and only Dino,  that you are bringin' them up to loves our Dino likes you do.   We so look forward to the day when you will be able to share more of your Dino-hearted prose with all your pallies here at ilovedinomartin.

 Thanks most of all to our Dino...truly we wanna know you, love you, and honor you more each and every Dino-day!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Location? On a stage somewhere, Anytown USA.

Time? When Dino roamed and owned the earth.

Dino: “You know why they call it Plymouth Rock? Those pilgrims backed up their Plymouth into that rock. That’s why they call it Plymouth Rock.”

True Story.
It was Dino that quickly pointed out that America was discovered by a fellow Italian, Amerigo Vespucci. In turn, it was America who discovered Martin, Sinatra, Como, Martino, Bennett, Vale, Laine, Darin, Damone, and Prima. All Italian-American singers who forever changed the American music landscape. Imagine a world without Dean Martin. Elvis has no direction. Sinatra hasn’t a Yin to Yang, and good luck with reviving the Humphrey Bogart-less Holmby Hills Rat Pack. Joey Levitch is still Joey Levitch. Who’s Joey Levitch you ask? Welcome to a Dino-less world. Joey Levitch became Jerry Lewis. The word “cool” would have been forever associated with the weather. The Beatles would still be remembered as being “untouchable”.

Let’s be selfish for a bit. Without Dino, we wouldn't  have seen our fathers settling down in his favorite chair smoking his favorite pipe, spinning his favorite Dino LP. The man who makes my dad happy is the man that makes us happy. Pleasure hasn’t a salesman. Time passes and finds me sitting down in my favorite chair with my favorite beverage, listening to my favorite Dino iPod playlist. Coincidence? Think not my fellow Dino-phile. Dino transcends generations, countries, languages, races, sexes. He touches all! Cool has no color. Cool is ageless. You’re only as far from cool as the nearest Dino LP, CD, book, what have you. If you can’t find cool, pick up a Dino LP, look at it. It’s your cool compass, it always points to cool. Without it you’re never lost pally!

The things in life to be thankful for? Dino said it best..
Tender kisses, nights of bliss. Small moonbeams, sips of wine. Wedding bells, little kids, and dreams to savor. Blessings, man, wife, love and life. Memories are made of this.

Be thankful for those who brought them to you. Return the favor, help make others lives more memorable.

Happy Thanksgiving Pallies!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

.....finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room.....

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Hey pallies, likes in this wonderful week of "Giving Dino Thanks,"  we are perfectly pleased to short and sweet, touchin' and tender Dino-gram of yet 'nother devotee of our most beloved Dino and the jubilant joy he readily receives from watchin' episodes of the Dino-show at a care facility.

From the annals of the online presence of the "CARROLL COUNTY TIMES"  showcasin' news from Carroll county in Maryland, comes scriber Miss Mary Grace Keller's (pictured on the left) awesome article, "More than ‘cookie-cutter memory care’: Copper Ridge in Sykesville helps seniors find strength."  One of those seniors highlighted in Keller's prose is Mr. Fred Klaunber, who "finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room at Copper Ridge."

Indeed we continue to give thanks for our Dino and his wonderful weekly program that aired on NBC for nine stunnin' seasons.  Pallies of all ages and stages continue to respectfully revel in our Dino's marvelous mix of comedy and croons that filled each energetic episode with jubilant joy.  How beautifully blessed Mr. Fred Klaunberg is, as are all of us pallies who deeply delight in our one and only Dino.  Likes, how absolutely awesomely appropriate that this noteworthy news has been shared durin' our season of "Giving Dino Thanks."

We supremely salute  Mr. Klaunberg for makin' his deep deep Dino-delight known to Miss Keller and to Miss Keller for sharin' Fred's story to the world through the pages of  the "CARROLL COUNTY TIMES."  To read this prose in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, as a Dino-bonus we are sweetly sharin' one of our fav Dino-episodes via our pallies at of the shows that has no doubt brought Mr. Klaunberg as much joy as it has brought us!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

More than ‘cookie-cutter memory care’: Copper Ridge in Sykesville helps seniors find strength



NOV 22, 2019

Fred Klaunberg, formerly of Cockeysville, finds joy watching Dean Martin shows in his room at Copper Ridge. Klaunberg said he enjoys attending the religious ceremonies and musical performances at the facility.