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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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Dean Martin: Forever Cool - Collaborations (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5034522
 

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(2007/CAPITOL) 14 tracks (40:36) with 16 page session booklet. Newly mixed duets and arrangements featuring: Robbie Williams, Joss Stone, Oscar-Winner Kevin Spacey, Tiziano Ferro, Aznavour, Shelby Lynne & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy und die Jazz-Instrumentalisten Dave...

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Dean Martin: Return To Me 1956-1961 (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15959
 

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8-CD box (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 221 tracks. Playing time approx. 557 mns. This deluxe eight-CD boxed set completes the retrospective of Dean Martin 's Capitol recordings. It contains all of his recordings from 1956 to 1961. This was Dean's artistic...

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Dean Martin: French Style - Dino Latino (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCNR13040
 

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(1996/Casa Nostra) 22 tracks 2 original LP's on CD

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Dean Martin: Amore (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCAP769622
 

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(Capitol) 15 tracks (38:13) with 8 page booklet. Excellent compilation of some not so common album tracks and single masters 1953-1962. All killer no filler!*****special price offer

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Dean Martin: Lay Some Happiness On Me (6-CD & 1-DVD mit 112-seitigem gebundenen Buch)
Art-Nr.: BCD16586
 

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6-CD/1-DVD box (LP-size) with 112-page hardcover book. CD 168 tracks, playing time approx. 452 mns. DVD 25 tracks. DVD = NTSC 1966-1985 By 1966, when this retrospective begins, Dean Martin was once again one of the biggest stars in American...

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Dean Martin: Memories Are Made of This (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHR883302
 

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(1997/Disky) 48 tracks 3-CD

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Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody (6-CD & 1-DVD mit 92-seitigem gebundenen Buch)
Art-Nr.: BCD16343
 

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6-CD/1-DVD box (LP-size) with 92-page hardcover book. CD 168 tracks, playing time approx. 409 mns. DVD 20 tracks. To Dean Martin , it was all so simple: "Look, I sing a song. If it's a hit, beautiful. If it isn't, we try again. Why make it complicated?" In 1962,...

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Dean Martin: Singles
Art-Nr.: CD8302962
 

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CD on EMI RECORDS by Dean Martin - Singles

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Dean Martin & Nat King Cole: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Portuguese Issue)
Art-Nr.: CDNL965
 

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(1995/SPA-Noel) 22 tracks - rare CD from Portugal - few copies only!

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Dean Martin: Capitol Years (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP98409
 

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​(1996/Capitol) 40 tracks

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Dean Martin: Forever Cool (CD & DVD)
Art-Nr.: CD5026922
 

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(2007/Capitol) 14-track audio CD plus DVD (PAL, Region Code 0) contains the 'Making Of' with interviews plus rare video footage from the Dean Martin Family Trust (ca.23 Mins.), 16 page booklet - Deluxe Edition!

$16.15 *

Dean Martin: The Best Of Dean Martin - 1962-68 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGR106
 

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(1996/Charly) 25 tracks

$10.75 *

Dean Martin: Dino - The Golden Years (4-CD Digibook)
Art-Nr.: CDDIG19
 

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Deluxe Gatefold Digipack with 60 page, lavishly-illustrated and fully annotated book chronicles Dino's colorful life and musical career during his golden years. 100 original Reprise recordings from 1962-73. Factory sealed!

$200.83 *

Dean Martin: Wonderful Christmas Time
Art-Nr.: CD906146
 

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(2009/Disky) 13 tracks. Rare and hard to find! Original factory sealed!

$21.55 *

Dean Martin: Dino - The Essential Dean Martin (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCAP259325
 

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(2011/Capitol) 36 tracks

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Dean Martin: Dino - Italian Love Songs...plus (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM0605
 

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(2005/EMI/CCM) 16 tracks 1962

$21.55 *

Dean Martin: A Very Cool Christmas
Art-Nr.: CD87152
 

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(2008/Universal/Dean Martin Family Trust) 11 tracks (28:22), original 1966 Reprise recordings, produced by Jimmy Bowen (1-10) & Sonny Burke (11)! MM/Bear Family Records

$12.42 *

Dean Martin: Real Dean Martin (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSNY49842
 

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(2014/Sony) 55 tracks 3-CD

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Dean Martin: I Wish You Love (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDC86375
 

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​(1996/Disky) 20 tracks

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Dean Martin: In An International Mood (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRMB75099
 

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​(2001/Remember) 26 tracks

$17.23 *

Dean Martin: This Time I'm Swingin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6042
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1960 on Capitol ST-1442! Plus 4 bonus tracks! With Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: Pretty Baby (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM0600
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Dean with Gus Levene and his Orchestra! Originally released in 1957 on Capitol album T-849! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

$64.75 *

Dean Martin: Sleep Warm (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM0602
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1959 on Capitol ST-1150! With Orchestra conducted by FRANK SINATRA!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: This Is Dean Martin! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6012
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Original album released in 1958 on Capitol T-1047! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

$32.35 *

Dean Martin: Swingin' Down Yonder (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM5992
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1955 on Capitol album T-576! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

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Dean Martin: Love Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5377482
 

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CD on EMI RECORDS by Dean Martin - Love Songs (CD)

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Dean Martin: That's Amore Baby (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS691
 

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by Dean Martin - That's Amore Baby (2-CD)

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Dean Martin: Cool Then, Cool Now (2-CD Digibook) Limited
Art-Nr.: CD1536802
 

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(2011/HIP-O/UNIVERSAL) 28 tracks, Hardcover 60-page Deluxe-Digibook 30x22cm. A unique collection of music and intimate photos from the original 'King Of Cool'.

$64.75 *

Dean Martin: Sings Country Favorites (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGLD25374
 

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Sings Country Favorites (3-CD)

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Dean Martin: Somewhere There's A Someone - The Hit Sound Of Dean Martin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2582
 

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(2002/Collectors' Choice) 20 Tracks - Two rare original Reprise albums, 1966!

$53.95 *

Dean Martin: Dean Martin Sings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM5982
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1953 on Capitol T-401! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: Hey Brother, Pour The Wine (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6092
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1964 on Capitol T-2212! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: Sings The All-Time Hits (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCP8199
 

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(1996/Charly) 50 tracks

$17.23 *

Dean Martin: Sittin' On Top Of The World - Once In A While (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2572
 

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(2002/Collectors' Choice) 20 Tracks - The last two Reprise albums from 1973 and 1978! A real collectors' choice!

$161.95 *

Dean Martin: That's Amore - The Best Of Dean Martin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP37571
 

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​(1996/Capitol) 20 tracks

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Dean Martin: A Winter Romance (1959) - plus (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM603
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice) 16 tracks. Original 1959 Capitol album (ST-1285), plus 4 rare single sides from 1951 and 1960. Rare collector's item - few copies only!

$26.95 *

Dean Martin: Volare (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBIT61030
 

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(1994/Back Biter) 16 tracks

$10.75 *

Dean Martin: Dino - You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2622
 

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(2002/Collectors' Choice) 20 Tracks - Two original Reprise albums from 1972-1973 on this rare gem! Collector's item, new sealed stock copy!

$269.95 *

Dean Martin: Cha Cha De Amor (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6062
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 16 Tracks - Originally released in 1962 on Capitol ST-1702! Plus 4 bonus tracks!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: Dean Martin Hits Again - Houston (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2552
 

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(2001/Collectors' Choice) 22 Tracks - 2 original 1965 Reprise albums!

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Dean Martin: Happy In Love - Dino Like Never Before (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6082
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 20 Tracks - Two original Tower-Capitol albums, 1967-68!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: Christmas With Dino (CD, 2006 Edition)
Art-Nr.: CDCAP68922
 

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(2006/CAPITOL) 16 tracks Capitol & Reprise 1953-66 plus new duet recording with Martina McBride (Capitol 2006) with 8 page booklet

$18.31 *

Dean Martin: That's Amore (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDEMI44443
 

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(2001/CAPITOL) PAL, 25 tracks (64:46 mins)

$18.31 *

Dean Martin: Memories Are Made Of This (8-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15781
 

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8-CD box (LP-size) with 96-page hardcover book, 225 tracks. Playing time approx. 568 mns. This 8-CD edition of his complete recordings from 1946 to 1955 is long overdue. Included are such hits as the original Memories Are Made Of This, That's Amore, Sway,...

$170.59 *

Dean Martin: Hurtin' Country Songs (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP21509
 

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Dean Martin: Christmas With Dino (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5797642
 

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(2004/EMI) 17 tracks Capitol & Reprise 1953-66

$25.87 *

Dean Martin: The King Of Cool- Variety Show (6-DVD) Ltd.
Art-Nr.: DVDTL26866
 

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(2011/TIME LIFE) NTSC, Code 0, 610 Min. Classic comedy routines with Red Buttons, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cosby a.o. plus sensational music performances from Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Fisher, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mathis, LIberace, Herb Alpert and The Supremes.

$59.35 *

Dean Martin: Late At Night With Dean Martin (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP21508
 

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(1999/EMI) 15 tracks

$10.75 *

Dean Martin: Live From Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Centennial Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCAP60394
 

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(2005/Capitol) 17 tracks, recorded live at the Sands - Digipack

$17.23 *

Dean Martin: The Lush Years - Relaxin' (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM6072
 

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(2005/Collectors' Choice-EMI) 20 Tracks - Two original Tower-Capitol albums, 1965-66!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: The Dean Martin TV Show - The Silencers (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2562
 

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(2001/Collectors' Choice) 22 Tracks - Two Reprise soundtrack albums from 1966!

$43.15 *

Dean Martin: The Very Best Of Dean Martin - Capitol & Reprise Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDP496721
 

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(1998/EMI) 21 tracks with 12 page booklet - last copies!

$15.07 *

Dean Martin: Celebrity Roasts (6-DVD)
Art-Nr.: DVDTL30279
 

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(2013/Time Life). THE DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROASTS were a fixture on NBC s Thursday night lineup from 1973 to 1984. In those 11 years, Dean and his panel of pals successfully ridiculed, embarrassed and made fun of legendary stars like Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Lucille...

$53.95 *

Dean Martin: My Woman, My Woman, My Wife - For The Good Times (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCCM2612
 

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(2002/Collectors' Choice) 20 Tracks - Two rare original Reprise albums, 1970-71!

$64.75 *

Dean Martin: Love Songs
Art-Nr.: CD1793156
 

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 14 tracks The love songs by the great and famous performer Dean Martin!

$10.69 *

Dean Martin: Music Ages EP Series
Art-Nr.: CD34140
 

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(2009/MUSIC AGES) 16 tracks, original recordings

$16.09 *

Dean Martin: That's Amore (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD5325699
 

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(2010/UNIVERSAL AUS) 40 tracks

$25.38 *

Dean Martin: Gold Collection (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: EMI133530
 

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(EMI BRD) 24 tracks, original Capitol recordings

$23.22 *

Dean Martin: The Essential - Live From Lake Tahoe (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEMI11588
 

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(2005/EMI/CAPITOL) 37 tracks, incl. a live concert at Lake Tahoe from 1962!

$17.23 *

Dean Martin: Amore (US) Ecopac
Art-Nr.: CDCAP67696
 

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(2009/CAPITOL) 15 tracks

$17.01 *

   
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