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Dean Martin: Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD)

(1996/Charly) 50 tracks

Article properties: Dean Martin: Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Dean Martin

  • Album titlle: Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD)

  • Label CHARLY

  • Genre Pop

  • Year of publication 1996
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5031731030825

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Martin, Dean - Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD) CD 1
01 Little Ole Wine Drinker Me Dean Martin
02 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head Dean Martin
03 Turn The World Around Dean Martin
04 For Once In My Life Dean Martin
05 Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
06 Sweetheart Dean Martin
07 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree Dean Martin
08 Red Roses For A Blue Lady Dean Martin
09 Welcome To My World Dean Martin
10 Release Me Dean Martin
11 We'll Sing In The Sunshine Dean Martin
12 Singing The Blues Dean Martin
13 King Of The Road Dean Martin
14 The Birds And The Bees Dean Martin
15 Make The World Go Away Dean Martin
16 Together Again Dean Martin
17 It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' Dean Martin
18 I'm Gonna Change Everything Dean Martin
19 Things Dean Martin
20 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On Dean Martin
21 My Heart Cries For You Dean Martin
22 Take These Chains From My Heart Dean Martin
23 The Green, Green Grass Of Home Dean Martin
24 Detroit City Dean Martin
25 Houston Dean Martin
Martin, Dean - Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD) CD 2
01 Gentle On My Mind Dean Martin
02 Little Green Apples Dean Martin
03 For The Good Times Dean Martin
04 La Paloma Dean Martin
05 La Vie En Rose Dean Martin
06 The Glory Of Love Dean Martin
07 What A Difference A Day Made Dean Martin
08 Snap Your Fingers Dean Martin
09 I'm Confessin' Dean Martin
10 Fools Rush In Dean Martin
11 I Will Dean Martin
12 By The Time I Get To Phoenix Dean Martin
13 Raining In My Heart Dean Martin
14 Send Me Some Lovin' Dean Martin
15 Take Good Care Of Her Dean Martin
16 Invisible Tears Dean Martin
17 Ramblin' Rose Dean Martin
18 Cryin' Time Dean Martin
19 Let The Good Times Roll Dean Martin
20 In The Chapel Of The Moonlight Dean Martin
21 Clingin Vine Dean Martin
22 My Heart Is An Open Book Dean Martin
23 My Woman, My Woman, My Wife Dean Martin
24 You're The Best Thing That's Ever Happened... Dean Martin
25 I'll Be Seeing You 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)
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/martin-dean-memories-are-made-of-this-8-cd.html
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