Dean Martin

Some Enchanted Evening [Rajon]

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A compilation of 18 tracks recorded in the '50s, probably on the Martin & Lewis radio show, Some Enchanted Evening offers little more than Dean Martin's ebullient voice. The material isn't among his most popular, though collectors may be interested in a few spare novelties that were never recorded for Capitol or Reprise, like the salacious "Take Your Girlie to the Movies." Add to that the absence of documentation and the spotty sound that radio recordings often have, and the album sinks still further. Martin, though, always takes the proper tone with these pleasantries, capering through the songs -- whether it's George Morgan's country hit "Candy Kisses" or "Swanee" -- with the greatest of ease. Virtually the same program has been reissued elsewhere many times, twice with the same title.

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