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Dean Martin: All The Hits 1948-69 (2-CD)

​(Double Platinum) 40 tracks

Article properties: Dean Martin: All The Hits 1948-69 (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Dean Martin

  • Album titlle: All The Hits 1948-69 (2-CD)

  • Genre Pop

  • Label DBP

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712177016907

  • weight in Kg 0.21
Martin, Dean - All The Hits 1948-69 (2-CD) CD 1
01 Powder Your Face With Sunshine Dean Martin
02 I'll Always Love You Dean Martin
03 If Dean Martin
04 You Belong To Me Dean Martin
05 That's Amore Dean Martin
06 Love Me, Love Me Dean Martin
07 Sway Dean Martin
08 I'd Cry Like A Baby Dean Martin
09 Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket Dean Martin
10 Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin
11 Standing On The Corner Dean Martin
12 Innamorata Dean Martin
13 Watching The World Go By Dean Martin
14 Return To me Dean Martin
15 Volare Dean Martin
16 Angel Baby Dean Martin
17 On An Evening In Roma Dean Martin
18 Sam's Song Dean Martin
19 From The Bottom Of My Heart Dean Martin
Martin, Dean - All The Hits 1948-69 (2-CD) CD 2
01 The Door Is Still Open To My Heart Dean Martin
02 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You Dean Martin
03 You'll Always Be The One I Love Dean Martin
04 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On Dean Martin
05 I'm The One Who Loves You Dean Martin
06 Houston Dean Martin
07 I Will Dean Martin
08 Somewhere There's A Someone Dean Martin
09 Come Running Back Dean Martin
10 A Million And One Dean Martin
11 Nobody's Baby Again Dean Martin
12 Let The Good Times In Dean Martin
13 Lay Some Happiness On Me Dean Martin
14 In The Chapel In The Moonlight Dean Martin
15 Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me Dean Martin
16 In The Misty Moonlight Dean Martin
17 You've Still Got A Place In my Heart Dean Martin
18 Not Enough Indians Dean Martin
19 I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am Dean Martin
Dean Martin That life had its origin when Dean Martin's father was born in the Abruzzi region... more
"Dean Martin"

Dean Martin
That life had its origin when Dean Martin's father was born in the Abruzzi region of Italy in 1894 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He Americanized his first name ‘Gaetano’ becoming barber ‘Guy’ Crocetti who would marry Angela Barra the following year on October 25, 1914. Dean's mom was born in Fernwood, Ohio in 1897 and met Guy while she was studying to be a nun! Dean is quoted in a 1967 ‘Look’ article as admitting, "She was in a convent. She met my father, and fell in love at first sight. She left the convent, and she married him two weeks later." The Crocettis’ first child, Bill, was born on June 24, 1916. His brother entered the world as Dino Paul Crocetti less than a year later on June 7, 1917. The family lived at 319 South Sixth Street, Steubensville, and Dean was baptized at St. Anthony of Padua's Church on September 16th of that year. He didn't speak any English until the age of five.

Dean's childhood was filled with fond memories as he remembered during an interview with the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ in April 1961. "We Crocettis had everything we wanted. I had a bicycle. We had a car and good food. As a cook, my mother was the greatest. Her specialties were spaghetti and meat balls, veal and peppers or sausage and peppers."

Dean attended Grant Junior High and Wells High schools and was a Boy Scout in Steubenville's troop ten. He quit school in the tenth grade because, as he noted, "I thought I was smarter than the teachers."  A succession of jobs followed, including a stint when he boxed in the welterweight division as  ‘Kid Crochet’.  This left him with a permanently split lip, crooked hands and a broken nose.

While in his teens, Dean worked in Ohio's steel mills bundling hot coils. 

"We had big platforms half a block long; hot coils of steel wire came down on them," he recalled in 1961. "They cooled as they came because there was water splashing on them. At a certain point a buddy of mine and I would bang the end of a coil with a hammer, I'd pull a lever and the coil went into a boxcar." When he narrowly avoided being hit by a falling bundle, Dean decided to try his hand at another profession.

In the 1930s, Steubenville was known as ‘Little Chicago’ due in large part to its gambling houses. During the Depression, Dean delivered bootleg whiskey throughout Ohio and across the river in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He also worked as a clerk at the Rex Cigar Store on Steubenville's Market Street, which was a front for one of the town's gambling centers. He dealt poker and blackjack in the back room and expertly handled the stick as a croupier, raking money off the gambling tables. Dean elaborated, "I learned to roll the wheel, how to shoot craps, how to deal blackjack... my salary for working the chips and the dice tables was eight bucks a day. Tips brought that up to fifteen or twenty dollars. Also, I did a little knocking down. During the course of a day I could steal maybe as much as five silver dollars."

But Martin wasn't just a good croupier, he was also good looking. He admitted to ‘Look’ magazine in 1952, "I was the kind of guy who'd walk down the street and people would turn around and look after me." And from a very early age, he discovered another talent: singing.

In the September 18, 1965 issue of ‘TV Guide’, Dean's first cousin Mary related the following: "Dino somehow... acquired a record player, an old one, the kind that you had to wind up after each record. He collected records of singers; I can't remember all of them, but I do know that his favorites were Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo. He'd play their records over and over, and sing with them."

Throughout the years, Dean always acknowledged his debt to Crosby. In 1961 he told journalist Pete Martin, "I copied Bing Crosby 100%. Frank Sinatra and Perry Como did too." Six years later, he confided to Oriana Fallaci, a reporter for ‘Look’, "When a Bing Crosby movie came to Steubenville, I would stay there all day and watch. And that's how I learned to sing, cause it's true I don't read a note. He was the teacher for all of us." And in the September 1969 issue of ‘Billboard’ he remarked, "We all sound a little bit like him because he didn't strain when he was singing. He just let it flow naturally."

from Bear book BCD15781 - Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This (8-CD)
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