Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dean Martin--Everybody Loves Somebody (1964)

     Dean Martin was born today in 1917....

     There were many sounds emanating from our house growing up. My mom liked hymns and religious music along with the pop singers of her day, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, etc.. Dad however was old school country. When you mentioned, "The King" to him, you had to be talking Hank Williams Sr., not Elvis. The singers that mom like didn't do much for him...except one. Dad LOVED Dean Martin. The only show I remember growing up that was must-see TV for him was his variety show on Friday nights on NBC. Looking back over all of these years it was easy to see why, Dean was everything my daddy wanted to be in life, successful and wealthy, all of it with this laid back persona that dazzled the guys and charmed the ladies.  Sinatra recorded this song in 1948, but  Martin made it his own as it was the first song to at least temporary knock the Beatles from their stranglehold on the pop charts in the summer of 1964.


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