Saturday, August 17, 2019

"Dean Martin At 100--The Story Of His Signature Song."

Hey pallies, likes it gives us such a tremendous thrill to solemnly seek and search the ol' internet for any and all thin's DINO!  Today we share with all youse Dino-phile a centennial homage of our Dino that we recently uncovered that we have not shared previously here at our humble little ilovedinomartin Dino-pad.  Likes from the awesome annals of the online presence of "Community Voices" of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comes "music journalist, critic and historian" Mr. Rich Kietzle most most Dino-rememberin' post, "Dean Martin At 100--The Story Of His Signature Song."

In doin' a wee bit of researchin' of our own annals of ilovedinomartin we discovered that Mr. Kienzle's musical delight in our most beloved Dino was featured here before on February 2, 2012 (CLICK HERE) and February 3, 2012 (CLICK HERE).  We invites youse to dos yourself a huge Dino-favor and check 'em out.

Likes Rich's centennial Dino-gram was certainly worth our wait to discover it as it  powerfully perfectly fits as just a couple of days ago on Thursday we once 'gain coolly celebrated that hugely historical moment in August in the year of our Dino 1964 that our King of Cool busted the Beatles off the charts with his signature croon "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."  'long with potent patter, Kienzle offers 3---count 'em---3 versions of the song from youtube and one of 'em is one that wes knows we never ever heard before, or even knew that it existed.

It turns out that our Dino sang  "Everybody Loves Somebody " for the Bob Hope radio programme that aired on October 26, 1948.  We are likes greatly grateful to even know that this recordin' exists, let alone be able to hear the youtube version posted by Rich.  And, pallies, in doin' just a bit more Dino-researchin' via google, we and thee can listen to the whole episode that features our Dino and his partner Mr. Jerry Lewis hangin' with Mr. Hope by CLICKING HERE.

And Dino-holics, likes if this weren't 'nough Dino-action for one day, Mr. Kienzle also includes viral versions of our Dino and Mr.Elvis Presley (as we all know Elvis idolized our Dino) singin' "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine."  We gotta 'fess up dudes that we are in Dino-rapture!  We supremely swankly salute Mr. Rich Kiezle and all the pallies at "Community Voices" of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for this greatest of great Dino-remembrance puttin' an awesome accent on our Dino's numero uno tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."   We wanna to absolutely apologize to Rich for not sharin' his perfect prose prior to today, but likes we are absolutely appreciative that we finally got to share it with Dino-philes everywhere.   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

Dean Martin At 100--The Story Of His Signature Song

Thursday, 08 June 2017 06:43 AM Written by  
 Yesterday marked Dean Martin's 100th Birthday. Immortal because of his own work with Jerry Lewis, alone and as part of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., his recorded legacy is vast and varied. It also has a couple of curiosities in it. One involves his best known song, "Everybody Loves Somebody."  
The song was credited to Sam Coslow (his name was later removed), Irving Taylor and musician Ken Lane, who later became Martin's fulltime pianist and conductor (seen often on his NBC TV show). But Dean wasn't the first to record it. Frank Sinatra did it for Columbia in 1947.
Dean performed"Everybody" a year later as a guest on Bob Hope's radio show similarly to Sinatra.
1948: "Everybody Loves Somebody "from The Bob Hope Show.
Sinatra recorded it again for Capitol and jazz-blues great Dinah Washington had at it in 1959 with a lavishly arranged version.
Martin apparently forgotten about the song. He was recording an intimate, ballad-oriented album for Reprise Records (owned by Sinatra) with minimal instrumentation in 1964. Dream With Dean: The Intimate Dean Martin featured only a rhythm section behind his vocals, including Lane and three A-list jazz musicians: guitarist Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell on bass with drummer Irv Cottler. The feel was similar to that of Julie London's early vocal  recordings that featured only guitar (Kessel) and bass.
They needed another song to complete the record when Lane threw "Everybody Loves Somebody" into the mix. It became one of the the album's highlights. The producer was former rockabilly and future Nashville producer Jimmy Bowen, then a staff producer at Reprise.
1964: from Dream With Dean.
Bowen and Martin had ideas, even in the year of the British Invasion, the song could be a major hit single with a different arrangement. Bowen had freelance arranger Ernie Freeman, whose roots were in R&B, come up with a more aggressive treatment using strings and choruses. It's likely Freeman used the 1959 Dinah Washington version as a starting point, jumping up the tempo.  This version would appear as a single. Martin was so confident of its success he told son Dean, Jr., a teenage Beatle fan, that his single would "knock your little pallies off the charts." That year, Dean openly mocked the Rolling Stones when they appeared on the weekly ABC variety series The Hollywood Palace the week he guest hosted.
In the end, the single did just that. Released in June of '64, it went to # 1, displacing the Beatles. It gave new life to Martin's recording and performing career, leading to the enormously weekly Dean Martin Show on NBC, with "Everybody" as the theme.
1964: The single. The graphic is the LP that followed  Note the insert "The hit version" to differentiate it from the Dream With Deanrecording.
"Everybody Loves Somebody" is inscribed on the plaque of Dino's burial vault at Westwood Memorial Park in Hollywood.
BONUS:"I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" (1950)
That wasn't the only curiosity involving Dean's music. In 1950, Martin, then one of America's top singers-comedians for his work with Jerry Lewis, recorded a rollicking Dixieland version of this tune by composer Mack David. It was a cover of Patti Page's hit single (her first Top Ten). Dean's later appeared on one of his finest early albums: Swingin' Down Yonder, a collection of country, pop and Dixieland tunes. He also sang it in the 1953 Martin-Lewis film Scared Stiff.
1950 recording:
Four years later, a 19 year old Dean Martin fan in Memphis, Elvis Presley, recorded his own take on the song at Sun Records with Scotty Moore on lead guitar and Bill Black playing bass. He toyed with the original lyrics to give it a more teen-flavored, rockabilly country feel.
1954: Elvis Presley (Sun 210)

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