Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ed's Epistle: Today in Dino History: January 30, 1957

Happy January 30th pallies! And welcome to another Day In Dino History!

This date, 1957, 2:15PM - 6:45PM Dino crooned one of my fave Dino-tunes, "Only Forever".

 This tune is the melting ice cube in a glass of bourbon, baby. Smooth, cool, and so easy going down....
 Man I love this Dino-tune!

Dino "Only Forever"

Monday, January 28, 2019

Ed's Epistle: Today in Dino History: January 28, 1957

Happy January 28, 2019 pallies! I hope everyone out there is staying warm!

Capital Tower 2pm - 5:45pm, today on this Dino-history day Dino was in the studio recording ""I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

I love this swingin' tune pallies! It hits hard, often, and features some wonderful Dino-vibes we come to love.

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Pretty Baby is an album recorded by Dean Martin for Capitol Records during two sessions on January 28 and 30, 1957. The backing orchestration was conducted by Gus Levene. The completed album was released on June 17, 1957. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Things We Did Last Summer"

Ciao, mi amici!

 Welcome, one & all...guys & gals...dames & dudes!

 How's my Dino-peeps doin' this week?

Hopefully GREAT!

 Thins' 'round here ain't too bad!
Weathers been decent.

Days are usually cold.

 BUT...wee bit, by wee bit, gettin' longer!

We is slowly creepin' towards warmer days, my friends!

 I know...I'm jumpin' the gun here, pals.
 But...we is 1/3 the ways through Winter...& I'm already gettin' Spring fever!!

Youse too?
 I bet!

So,'s what I'm thinkin'. A "chilled-out" & "cooly-mellow" Dino-jam, for this week's Serenade.
 Somethin' relaxin' help us through our pilgrimage to sunny days.

 I is also wantin' to do a "crossover" type of Serenade...that will lead us into February.

A tune that will transition Dino's wintery coolness into a "pre-Dino-Amore Month" vibe!
 Are youse feelin' me, pallies?!

We need somethin' to just kick-back to.
 Maybe with a friend...maybe solo...with a glass of vino.

Either way, pallies...I'm feelin' a, "The Things We Did Last Summer", vibe, today.

Gonna reach for Dean's "A Winter Romance" al b last time, mi amici.
Youse still with me?!

 Nothin' better to do on these chilly kinda days...than hang with Dino...& just drift away.

Take my advice with this one, ol' friends o' mine!
 Nothins' more peaceful.

 OK, pallies.
We'll set our sights on warmer days & a month-long journey through Dean's MOST romantico jams!

Can't wait!!!


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ed's Epistle: Today in Dino History: January 24, 1954

Good Day Pallies! Happy Thursday January 24 2019!

Today in Dino History, we go back to 1954.
 Dean and Jerry appear on "What's My Line" as mystery guests!

And boy what a joy that I was able to find the clip on the YouTube!

IMDB: IMDB Episode
Most of this show has become lost to history, with only the mystery guest segment with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis surviving.

Do enjoy!

Dean and Jerry on "What's My Line"

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ed's Epistle: Today in Dino History - "Return To Me" January 23, 1958

Good day pallies, where ever today may find you!

Todays' Dino-History for January 23, 1958, Dino records what some hail as one of his greatest songs.
"Return To Me"in Capital Tower. Return To Me
 "Return to Me" is a song released in 1958 by Dean Martin. The song spent 22 weeks on the United Kingdom's New Musical Express chart, peaking at No. 2,[1] while reaching No. 1 in the Netherlands,[2] No. 5 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade,[3] No. 7 in Flanders,[4] and No. 8 on Norway's VG-lista.[5] In the United States, the song reached No. 4 on Billboard's Top 100 Sides,[6] No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Best Selling Pop Singles in Stores”,[7] and No. 4 on Billboard's chart of "Most Played by Jockeys".[8][9]

Return to me
Oh my dear I'm so lonely
Hurry back, hurry back
Oh my love hurry back I'm yours
Return to me
For my heart wants you only
Hurry home, hurry home
Won't you please hurry home to my heart
My darling, if I hurt you I'm sorry
Forgive me and please say you are mine
Return to me
Please come back bella mia
Hurry back, hurry home to my arms
To my lips and my heart
Retorna me
Cara mia ti amo
Solo tu, solo tu, solo tu, solo tu
Mio cuore
Songwriters: Danny Di Minno / Carmen Lombardo

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ed's Epistle: This Week In Dino History

Hey ya pallies! Bitter sweet Dino-history time of the year.

This week in 1983 Dino recorded his last studio album of his long illustrious career. The Nashville sessions was recorded at Masterfonics Sound from January 17 through January 21.

Not on the LP, the last song Dino recorded, appropriately named "L.A. Is My Home".

Track listing
  1. "Old Bones" (John Hadley)
  2. "Everybody's Had the Blues" (Merle Haggard)
  3. "Don't Give Up on Me" (Ben Peters)
  4. "In Love Up to My Heart" (Chester Lester)
  5. "Shoulder to Shoulder" (Dallas Frazier)
  6. "Since I Met You Baby" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
  7. "My First Country Song" (Conway Twitty)
  8. "Drinking Champagne" (Bill Mack)
  9. "Hangin' Around" (Chip Hardy, Janis Carnes, Rick Carnes)
  10. "Love Put a Song in My Heart" (Ben Peters)
  • Reggie Young, Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - guitar
  • Jimmy Capps - acoustic guitar
  • John Hughey, Sonny Garrish - steel guitar
  • David Hungate - bass
  • David Briggs, Alan Moore - keyboards
  • Buddy Spicher - fiddle
  • Kieran Kane - mandolin
  • James Stroud - drums
  • Denis Solee, Sam Levine - horns
  • Carol Chase, Dennis Wilson, Diane Tidwell, Donna Sheridan, Doug Clements, Gary Janney, Karen Taylor, Lisa Silver, Lori Brooks, Louis Nunley, Philip Forrest, Sherilyn Huffman, Terry Dearmore, Tom Brannon - backing vocals
  • Nashville String Machine - strings
  • Al De Lory - string arrangements
  • Carl Gorodetzky - concertmaster

Monday, January 21, 2019

Ed's Epistle: Today in Dino History

Happy Monday Morning Pallies!

Today in Dino History, Dino crooned one my fave Dino Tunes that can be crooned!

"When You're Smiling" was recorded January 21, 1952 9PM to 1AM, at Capitol Records building.

Written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin in 1928.
Dino later parodied this song as "When You're Drinking" in many of his live concerts.

Stay warm pallies, and keep on spinning our Dino!


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"

Hey pals...let me ask youse a question.

What do you see when you look out your windows?
 Whippin' winds?!
 All of the above?!
 Haha!!'s on it's way here next.
Or so I've heard...repeatedly...for the last 4 days.

 As youse is readin' this here Serenade...just knows that your ol' pallie, Danny mostest likely, outside, takin' on...Ol' Man Winter!

One on one combat, mi amici!

I'm talkin' mano a mano, brawlin'!

Well...that's what they is sayin', anyways.

 But fear not, my friends!
 I can handle it!

 Mama G. tells me that I was born durin' a snowstorm...& I've been risin' to the occasion to take on anythin' these New England winters throw my way, ever since!

That is, of course, with the help of my headphones...wintery Dino-jams...scarf...gloves...did I say wintery Dino-jams?
 Hat & boots.

Yup...that's my battle gear!

That's ALL I need, pals.

 Dino-love is pure pure magic & pure pure FIREY heat!

 Now I DEFINATELY has MUCHO love for our pallie amongst pals, Dino.

 So I says BRING IT!
 I'm ready!

 OK, guys & dolls...gettin' my jams ready.

 Some "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" will set the snow-blowin' stage.

 Stay warm, mi amici!

Only 59 days 'til Spring!
We got this!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "It Won't Cool Off"

Hey there, pals o mine!

What's up?

 How's all thins' big & small?
So So?
Could be worse?
Could be better? too, pallies.

 'Round my neck o' the seems to be pretty calm.
Real mellow.
A bit slow, actually.

 Thinks I better heat thins' up a bit!

 Hey pals...youse know me.

Got Dino in my veins & a restless soul to boot!
 Yesssss, mam!

Well what's a Dino-diggin' fella to the middle of January?!

 Too cold to go out...too bored to sit in!

Man o man...I'm goin' stir-crazy!

 Not even any snow to build me a Dino-fied snowman!
A pal to hang out with.
 Have a drink with & talk all thins' Dino!

 O boy...I'm daydreamin' 'bout talkin' to snowmen now!

 I must be flippin' my Dino-jammin' wig for sure this time, pals!

 I'm out there!
Waaaayyyy out there!
 Haha!!'s a crazy Winter we is havin' , mi amici.
From freezin' to nice... Sunshine to ice!

What's the deal?!

O well. Hey, pallies...guess what?
Not a problem.

Whether it's hot or cold...rainin', snowin', or windy winds are blowin'...we got Dean to keep us just right!
He'll get us through these strange days of Winter & help keep our eyes on the prize!
To just enjoy life!
Spring is comin'!

 Likes I always says...Dino's there for us through the good times & the bad... happy days & sad!

 Now if Dean can help us deal with those times...he's SURE to keep life flowin' through a wee bit o' boredom!

How's 'bout some "It Won't Cool Off" for today's Serenade?
Sounds good to me, pallies o mine!

 II's a PERFECT jam to shake off those "hum-drum" vibes & get's our blood pumpin' & jumpin'!

 O & by the way, my friends...our pal amongst Dino-diggin' pals, Ed...might be addin' some cool cool bloggin' to our site!
 He's got some ideas & wants to keep this AWESOME Dino-rockin' blog hummin'!

So look forward to that...say a prayer for the return of DMP...& ALWAYS keep the Dino & the vino flowin'!!!


Sunday, January 06, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "June In January"

Hey, pals...Can I asks youse a question?

 Is it cold 'nough for youse "chilly-weather-lovin" Dino-holics, yet?!

Oh well, mi's January...get's used to it for a bit.
Actually...hasn't been too bad, though.
 Some days are cold...some days are nice!

 Crazy Winter so far!

 Gots me comin' & goin'!

Wish Ol' Mother Nature would just make up her mind & get through these frosty covered days!

 The good news is, my Spring countdown is in FULL Dino-gear...& 'cordin' to my calculations...we gots ONLY 73 COOL COOL days to go!


I know...I know!
 Sounds like FOREVER!
 But...time flies, pallies!
 Before we knows it...the blue birds will be singin' & Springtime days will be swingin'!

 OK pals...with WARM thoughts in mind...let's gets to today's Serenade!

 I, once 'gain, went back to Dean's "Winter Romance" al b um,  for this one!
Well...why wouldn't I?!!!
 It's wintery magic set to vinyl, mi amici!

 Let's imagine we is sittin' on some warm tropic sands, my friends.
 Cool Summer breezes blowin' & the last thin' on our minds is icy days & snowin'!

Now THAT'S a nice thought, pallies!

 I thinks youse might have figured out...exactly where I'm goin' with this one, my friends.
A little "June In January" is what we ALL can use right 'bout now!

Well, mi's time for me to scram.
 Got's places to go...& peeps to meet.

Actually...I just wanna get to this swoonin' croon of a tune!

 Oh, & btw, pals...I'm wonderin' WHERE our fearless leader, DMP, is too!

 I'm just gonna keep doin' what I do...& hopin' he's comin' back soon.

OK... Stay warm pals...only 73 days to go!