The Capitol Collector's Series

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This was one instance where the Capitol Collector's series got it right on target. Released in 1989, this 20-song collection is the best and most reasonably priced collection of Dean Martin's hits that one can buy, covering his chart career from his 1948 single "That Certain Party," co-authored by and featuring Jerry Lewis, to 1960 and his work in connection with the movie Oceans Eleven. In that time, Martin moved from being the singing straight man in an up-and-coming comedy act into the orbit of Frank Sinatra at the heart of the entertainment world and racked up over a dozen major chart hits. He had successful singles after that, principally in association with Reprise ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This was one instance where the Capitol Collector's series got it right on target. Released in 1989, this 20-song collection is the best and most reasonably priced collection of Dean Martin's hits that one can buy, covering his chart career from his 1948 single "That Certain Party," co-authored by and featuring Jerry Lewis, to 1960 and his work in connection with the movie Oceans Eleven. In that time, Martin moved from being the singing straight man in an up-and-coming comedy act into the orbit of Frank Sinatra at the heart of the entertainment world and racked up over a dozen major chart hits. He had successful singles after that, principally in association with Reprise Records, but was mostly known as a television personality from the mid-'60s onward. The dozen years here represent Martin at his most musically ambitious and focused, and also a time when he was breaking new ground in music -- "Memories Are Made of This," for example, which he cut with Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders who wrote the song, was a refreshing folk-inspired pop hit in 1955/1956. This disc has all of the essentials, superb sound, and, as a bonus, the first stereo appearance of his 1960 single "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," as well as thoroughly detailed notes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/1989
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779163328
  • Catalog Number: 91633
  • Sales rank: 14,520

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dean Martin Primary Artist, Vocals
Jerry Lewis Track Performer
Dick Stabile Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
The Easy Riders Contributor
Vic Abrams Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Domenico Modugno Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Gus Levene Arranger, Contributor
Jay Livingston Composer
Phil Medley Composer
John Michael Composer
Francesci Migliacci Composer
Nelson Riddle Contributor
Mitchell Parish Composer
Paul Weston Contributor
Lee Gillette Producer
Herman McCoy Contributor
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Lou Busch Arranger, Contributor
Bob Furmanek Liner Notes
Mario Ruíz Armengol Contributor
Bill Loose Arranger
Stanley Rochinski Composer
Sando Taccani Composer
Stanley Damerell Composer
Tolchard Evans Composer
Chilton Price Composer
Robert Hargreaves Composer
Umberto Bertini Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Creme-de-La' Creme of Male Crooners.

    This is by far the best and most reasonably priced compilation of our famous male crooner's. It's a shame, but so much emphasis was placed back then on Frank Sinatra, Nat ''King'' Cole, Bing Crosby and Tony Bennett, but when you listen to the extraordinary ''ease'' and ''sincere comfort'' and ''charm'' of Dean Martin's voice, your heart melts. He was that good! Besides his excellent vocal rendition/recording of ''Ain't That A Kick in The Head'', there appears to be few big production Big Band recordings with Dean Martin. He should have done numerous songs with Nelson Riddle as his music conductor and arranger. With the exception of Harry Connick, Jr., Brian Setzer, Michael Poss, and Michael Feinstein, we have very few true ''male crooners'' nowadays. It seems that most of the Pop vocalists that I hear on contemporary radio all imitate each other with their vocal ''scatting'', and the inability to stay on the melody line of a love song. What a shame... Thank God for the major record labels in re-releasing and re-mastering the entire recordings of the ¿Classy Male Crooner's'', especially Dean Martin. He was the ''King of Charm'' with such incredible ''sexy twinkling eyes''!

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