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Dean Martin This Is Gold (3-CD)

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Dean Martin: This Is Gold (3-CD)

(2010/UNIVERSAL AUS) 40 tracks

Article properties: Dean Martin: This Is Gold (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Dean Martin

  • Album titlle: This Is Gold (3-CD)

  • Genre Pop

  • Label DISKY

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8711539024857

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Martin, Dean - This Is Gold (3-CD) CD 1
01 Be Honest With Me Dean Martin
02 Bye Bye Blackbird Dean Martin
03 Happy Feet Dean Martin
04 I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters Dean Martin
05 In The Cool Cool Of The Evening Dean Martin
06 Muskrat Ramble Dean Martin
07 Pretty As A Picture Dean Martin
08 Rain Dean Martin
09 Sway Dean Martin
10 Under The Bridges Of Paris Dean Martin
11 When You're Smiling Dean Martin
12 How Do You Speak To An Angel Dean Martin
13 Tonda Wanda Hoy Dean Martin
14 The Peddler's Serenade Dean Martin
15 Every Street's A Boulevard Dean Martin
16 Love Me, Love Me Dean Martin
17 Come Back To Sorrento Dean Martin
18 Night Train To Memphis Dean Martin
Martin, Dean - This Is Gold (3-CD) CD 2
01 Baby, Obey Me Dean Martin
02 Don't Rock The Boat Dear Dean Martin
03 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine Dean Martin
04 I Love The Way You Say Goodnight Dean Martin
05 I Still Get A Thrill Dean Martin
06 If Dean Martin
07 Kiss Dean Martin
08 Oh Marie Dean Martin
09 Powder Your Face With Sunshine Dean Martin
10 That Certain Party Dean Martin
11 That Lucky Old Sun Dean Martin
12 Again Dean Martin
13 Deep Purple Dean Martin
14 Have A Little Sympathy Dean Martin
15 If I Knew Then Dean Martin
16 Johnny Get Your Girl Dean Martin
17 Just For Fun Dean Martin
18 Some Enchanted Evening Dean Martin
Martin, Dean - This Is Gold (3-CD) CD 3
01 Santa Lucia Dean Martin
02 That's Amore Dean Martin
03 Vieni Su Dean Martin
04 I Got The Sun In The Morning Dean Martin
05 I'm In Love With You Dean Martin
06 Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder Dean Martin
07 My Own, My Only My All Dean Martin
08 Tarra-Ta-Larra Ta-Lar Dean Martin
09 Hold Me Dean Martin
10 Louise Dean Martin
11 Memory Lane Dean Martin
12 Long Long Ago Dean Martin
13 One Foot In Heaven Dean Martin
14 The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful Dean Martin
15 Till Then Dean Martin
16 Three Wishes Dean Martin
17 You Was Dean Martin
18 Walkin My Baby 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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