Dean Martin

Memories Are Made of This [Bear Family]

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This eight-CD box set, containing 225 tracks and running almost nine-and-a-half hours, traces Dean Martin's singing career from July 1946, when he cut his first singles for Diamond Records, to November 18, 1955, the last song being "Innamorata," which became a Top 40 hit. (Actually, the studio recordings take up only six of the eight discs, with the remaining two given over to soundtrack recordings.) This was a period when the single was the dominant record format, and many of these tracks are being reissued for the first time since they turned up on 78 and 45 rpm discs. A few are previously unreleased. The only sessions recorded for LPs were for Dean Martin Sings (his first 10") and Swingin' Down Yonder (his first 12"). Though Martin was a major star during this period, his renown derived primarily from his comic partnership with Jerry Lewis in nightclubs and on radio, television and film. In fact, relatively few of the tunes heard here became hits -- only "Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)," "That's Amore," and "Memories Are Made of This" reached the Top Ten -- and few deserved to do any better. Martin treated his singing career cavalierly for much of this period, recording whatever was put in front of him -- an inconsistent mix of ballads, novelties, ethnic tunes, and revivals of standards -- without much apparent preparation. While his performances were competent and characteristically relaxed, the results ranged from entertaining to embarrassing. Little of it was essential, and this massive album, while a boon to collectors and completists, contains little that is necessary to a collection of the best of the artist. John Chintala's liner notes are meticulously researched, and there is a thorough discography, both contained in a beautifully illustrated hardcover book.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 02:54 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 02:52 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 02:55 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:47 Amazon
5 Dean Martin 02:33 Amazon
6 Dean Martin 02:55 Amazon
7 Dean Martin 02:54 Amazon
8 Dean Martin 02:39 Amazon
9 Dean Martin 02:51 Amazon
10 Dean Martin 02:49 Amazon
11 Dean Martin 02:51 Amazon
12 Dean Martin 02:45 Amazon
13 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:10 Amazon
14 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:05 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 03:03 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 02:13 Amazon
17 Dean Martin feat: Peggy Lee 02:49 Amazon
18 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:35 Amazon
19 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:00 Amazon
20 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:24 Amazon
21 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:35 Amazon
22 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:35 Amazon
23 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
24 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:49 Amazon
25 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:02 Amazon
26 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:03 Amazon
27 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:40 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:43 Amazon
2 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:15 Amazon
3 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
4 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
5 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 01:57 Amazon
6 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:30 Amazon
7 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:30 Amazon
8 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:39 Amazon
9 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:06 Amazon
10 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:35 Amazon
11 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:36 Amazon
12 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:36 Amazon
13 Dean Martin feat: Paul Weston & His Orchestra 02:36 Amazon
14 Dean Martin feat: Margaret Whiting 02:58 Amazon
15 Dean Martin feat: Margaret Whiting 02:37 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 02:26 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 02:20 Amazon
18 Dean Martin 02:51 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 02:52 Amazon
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Dean Martin 02:49 Amazon
21 Dean Martin 02:57 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 03:13 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 02:09 Amazon
24 Dean Martin feat: Helen O'Connell 02:50 Amazon
25 Dean Martin feat: Helen O'Connell 02:49 Amazon
26 Dean Martin 03:01 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 02:41 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 02:08 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 02:17 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 02:23 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:11 Amazon
5 Dean Martin 02:27 Amazon
6 Dean Martin 02:54 Amazon
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Dean Martin 03:10 Amazon
8 Dean Martin 02:49 Amazon
9 Dean Martin 02:01 Amazon
10 Dean Martin 02:35 Amazon
11 Dean Martin 03:00 Amazon
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Dean Martin 03:08 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 02:28 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 01:58 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 02:48 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 02:42 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 03:15 Amazon
18 Dean Martin 03:15 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 03:05 Amazon
20 Dean Martin 02:44 Amazon
21 Dean Martin 02:52 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 02:32 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 02:26 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 02:57 Amazon
25 Dean Martin 02:40 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 03:06 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 02:25 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 03:14 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:20 Amazon
5 Dean Martin 02:33 Amazon
6 Dean Martin 02:03 Amazon
7 Dean Martin 02:35 Amazon
8 Dean Martin 02:54 Amazon
9 Dean Martin 03:04 Amazon
10 Dean Martin 03:18 Amazon
11 Dean Martin 03:16 Amazon
12 Dean Martin 03:07 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 03:01 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 02:52 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 02:22 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 02:21 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 02:47 Amazon
18 Dean Martin 01:52 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 02:58 Amazon
20 Dean Martin 02:24 Amazon
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Dean Martin 02:12 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 02:37 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 03:10 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 03:11 Amazon
25 Dean Martin 02:24 Amazon
26 Dean Martin 03:05 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 02:48 Amazon
28 Dean Martin 02:55 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 02:40 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 03:03 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 02:38 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:40 Amazon
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Dean Martin 03:17 Amazon
6 Dean Martin 02:38 Amazon
7 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:10 Amazon
8 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:25 Amazon
9 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:18 Amazon
10 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:06 Amazon
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Dean Martin 02:52 Amazon
12 Dean Martin 02:45 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 02:49 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 02:48 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 02:36 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 03:00 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 02:43 Amazon
18 Dean Martin 02:43 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 02:36 Amazon
20 Dean Martin feat: Nat King Cole 02:29 Amazon
21 Dean Martin feat: Nat King Cole 02:21 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 03:09 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 02:53 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 02:36 Amazon
25 Dean Martin 02:22 Amazon
26 Dean Martin 02:08 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 03:05 Amazon
28 Dean Martin 02:20 Amazon
29 Dean Martin 02:17 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 03:04 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 02:56 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 02:22 Amazon
4 Dean Martin 02:35 Amazon
5 Dean Martin 02:48 Amazon
6 Dean Martin 02:24 Amazon
7 Dean Martin 02:30 Amazon
8 Dean Martin 02:22 Amazon
9 Dean Martin 01:49 Amazon
10 Dean Martin 03:12 Amazon
11 Dean Martin 02:56 Amazon
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Dean Martin 03:01 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 02:45 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 03:00 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 03:05 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 02:53 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 03:20 Amazon
18 Dean Martin feat: Line Renaud 02:57 Amazon
19 Dean Martin feat: Line Renaud 02:55 Amazon
20 Dean Martin 02:43 Amazon
21 Dean Martin feat: The Easy Riders 02:19 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 02:34 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 02:56 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 02:37 Amazon
25 Dean Martin 02:36 Amazon
26 Dean Martin 03:02 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 02:25 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 02:14 Amazon
2 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 00:59 Amazon
3 Dean Martin 01:51 Amazon
4 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:46 Amazon
5 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:15 Amazon
6 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:26 Amazon
7 Dean Martin 01:16 Amazon
8 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:00 Amazon
9 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:02 Amazon
10 Dean Martin feat: Polly Bergen 02:03 Amazon
11 Dean Martin 01:12 Amazon
12 Dean Martin feat: Polly Bergen 03:00 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 01:34 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 01:34 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 02:07 Amazon
16 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:42 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 01:34 Amazon
18 Dean Martin 02:16 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 02:44 Amazon
20 Dean Martin 01:20 Amazon
21 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:13 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 01:36 Amazon
23 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:12 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 01:34 Amazon
25 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:02 Amazon
26 Dean Martin feat: Polly Bergen 03:47 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 00:37 Amazon
28 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:44 Amazon
29 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:20 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 01:38 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 00:53 Amazon
3 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 00:38 Amazon
4 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis / Carmen Miranda 01:56 Amazon
5 Dean Martin 01:48 Amazon
6 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis / Carmen Miranda 03:32 Amazon
7 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:08 Amazon
8 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:22 Amazon
9 Dean Martin 02:16 Amazon
10 Dean Martin 01:06 Amazon
11 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 00:30 Amazon
12 Dean Martin 01:07 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 01:51 Amazon
14 Dean Martin 01:20 Amazon
15 Dean Martin 02:00 Amazon
16 Dean Martin 01:51 Amazon
17 Dean Martin 01:44 Amazon
18 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 04:22 Amazon
19 Dean Martin 01:31 Amazon
20 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:52 Amazon
21 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 02:18 Amazon
22 Dean Martin 02:54 Amazon
23 Dean Martin 01:38 Amazon
24 Dean Martin 02:09 Amazon
25 Dean Martin 02:40 Amazon
26 Dean Martin 02:29 Amazon
27 Dean Martin 01:53 Amazon
28 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 01:05 Amazon
29 Dean Martin 02:16 Amazon
30 Dean Martin 03:27 Amazon
31 Dean Martin 01:30 Amazon
32 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis 03:22 Amazon
33 Dean Martin feat: Jerry Lewis / Shirley MacLaine / Dorothy Malone 00:46 Amazon
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