The Essential Dean Martin [Sony]

The Essential Dean Martin [Sony]

by Dean Martin

CD

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Overview

Though he was regarded as one of the best singers of his generation, Dean Martin initially rose to fame as part of a comedy act. In 1946, Martin teamed up with funnyman Jerry Lewis, and the two were soon a sensation, headlining at nightclubs and starring in movies and TV shows built around the duo's anarchic humor. Many people believed Martin was just the straight man who belted out a tune occasionally until he landed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1953 and launched a series of hits that showed off his rich, supple baritone and his strong but playful, devil-may-care phrasing. Martin's popularity as a vocalist only grew after he and Lewis split up the act in 1956, and despite the rise of rock & roll, Martin's grown-up pop music retained its audience; Martin's signature hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody," even nudged the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" off the top of the Billboard Singles Charts in August 1964. The Essential Dean Martin is a two-disc set featuring 40 tracks from Martin's recorded catalog, and includes hits and fan favorites from his years with Capitol (1953-1963) as well as his later tenure with Reprise Records (1963-1978). Those looking for an introduction to Martin's work or an overview of his best-known recordings will find what they're looking for with this set.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888430185029
catalogNumber: 301850
Rank: 20299

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Hank Locklin   Composer
Bert Kaempfert   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Chuck Sagle   Arranger,Producer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Bill Justis   Arranger
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Billy Strange   Arranger
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Jack Brooks   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Don Costa   Arranger
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
André Hornez   Composer
Gus Levene   Arranger
Marty Paich   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Gene Trindl   Back Cover Photo
Herbert Rehbein   Composer
Henri Betti   Composer
Richard Dehr   Composer
Yvonne DeVaney   Composer
Danny DiMinno   Composer
Jerry Seelen   Composer
James Ritz   Liner Notes
Francesco Migliacci   Composer

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