Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Edition, Day 23

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I can’t believe it took me so long to feature this next artist on the Soundtrack. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti) was a multi-talented actor, singer, and comedian. Dean was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century.

Martin started his career as half of a comedy team with fellow comedian Jerry Lewis. In 1956 their partnership ended, and Martin pursued a solo career as a singer and then as an actor.

Martin was one of the core members of the infamous Rat Pack. He performed often in the Las Vegas nightclubs.

His smooth voice can be heard on dozens of hit songs including "Memories Are Made if This", "You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Ain’t That a Kick in the Head" and the popular song "Volare".

True to his Italian roots Martin often included Italian lyrics in songs like Innamorata, Amore, and Volare.

Martin was also a major movie and television star. He had starring roles in many Hollywood movies such as Rio Bravo, The Son’s of Kate Elder, and Marriage on the Rocks, just to name a few. During the late 1960s, spy movies were very popular and Dean starred in his own series of films as Matt Helm, a not so secret agent.

He hosted a television variety show for many years before transitioning into the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast.

Today’s song That’s Amore was released in 1953 for the movie The Caddy. It has been re-recorded over the years and was featured in the 1987 film Moonstruck. It will have you smiling and singing along.




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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I remember him playing Matt Helm, my Mum loved him and we saw him on British tv a lot. Very smooth voice.

Jun 23, 2020 06:15 AM #1
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Great choice!  He was always fun to watch as a singer, as an actor and as a comedy show host.

Jun 23, 2020 07:48 AM #2
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joesph,
Dean Martin certainly had a beautiful voice and was a man who did things his way.   Yes, I know that is a Frank Sinatra song.  LOL   Thanks for sharing. 

Jun 23, 2020 09:04 AM #3
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Dean Martin was quite a character and I've always enjoyed his singing Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 

Jun 23, 2020 09:10 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

All those named tunes were big on my list, back in the day!  And, I definitely remember the Rat Pack.

Jun 23, 2020 01:41 PM #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Joseph,  Where would music and comedy be today if it weren't for the performers like Dean Martin.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 23, 2020 08:26 PM #6
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