Dean Martin Sings

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Dean Martin Sings
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Studio album by Dean Martin
Released January 12, 1953
Recorded November 20, 1952
Studio Capitol Recording Studio, 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California
Genre Vocal
Length 21:42
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Dean Martin chronology
Dean Martin Sings
(1953)
Swingin' Down Yonder
(1955)Swingin' Down Yonder1955

Dean Martin Sings is the first studio album by Italian-American singer Dean Martin, released in 1953. It is the first long-play 10-inch album recorded by Martin for Capitol Records during two sessions recorded on the evening of November 20, 1952. The first session was recorded between 5 and 8 PM and it produced five songs featuring string arrangements. "There's My Lover" was recorded but not released. After a ninety-minute break, Martin was joined by a brass arrangement to record the remaining four songs. Seven of the eight songs on this album appeared in the Martin & Lewis film, The Stooge. Two years later, the songs from this 10-inch album would be combined with four newly popular songs recorded between 1951 and 1953 to create a full-length 12-inch album. The 2005 Collectors' Choice reissue added four bonus songs recorded between 1949 and 1953 and was released with alternative cover artwork.

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Track listing[edit]

10-inch Long Play[edit]

Capitol H-401

Side A[edit]

Track Song Title Originally By Recorded Other Info Time
1. Who's Your Little Who-Zis! Al Goering, Ben Bernie and Walter Hirsch November 20, 1952 Session 2828; Master 10842-2 2:19
2. I'm Yours Johnny Green and E.Y. Harburg November 20, 1952 Session 2827; Master 10836 3:15
3. I Feel a Song Comin' On Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and George Oppenheimer November 20, 1952 Session 2828; Master 10844-11 1:49
4. With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming Mack Gordon and Harry Revel November 20, 1952 Session 2827; Master 10838 3:07

Side B[edit]

  1. "Just One More Chance" (Arthur Johnston / Sam Coslow) Time: 3:17. Session 2827; Master 10836. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  2. "Louise" (Richard A. Whiting / Leo Robin) Time: 2:19. Session 2828; Master 10841. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  3. "I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze" (Mack Gordon / Harry Revel) Time: 2:45. Session 2828; Master 10843-7. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  4. "A Girl Named Mary and a Boy Named Bill" (Jerry Livingston / Mack David) Time: 2:51. Session 2827; Master 10840. Recorded November 20, 1952.

12-inch Long Play[edit]

Capitol T 401

Side A[edit]

  1. "Who's Your Little Who-Zis!" (Al Goering / Ben Bernie / Walter Hirsch) Time: 2:19. Session 2828; Master 10842-2. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  2. "I'm Yours" (Johnny Green / E.Y. Harburg) Time: 3:15. Session 2827; Master 10836. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  3. "I Feel a Song Comin' On" (Jimmy McHugh / Dorothy Fields / George Oppenheimer) Time: 1:49. Session 2828; Master 10844-11. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  4. "Come Back to Sorrento (Torna a Surriento)" (Ernesto deCurtis / Alice Mattulath / arranged by Gus Levene) Time: 3:14. Session 2839; Master 9320-6. Recorded November 19, 1951.
  5. "Oh Marie" (Eduardo di Capua / arranged by Nelson Riddle) Time: 2:23. Session 2567; Master 9871-8. Recorded April 8, 1952.
  6. "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming" (Mack Gordon / Harry Revel) Time: 3:07. Session 2827; Master 10838. Recorded November 20, 1952.

Side B[edit]

  1. "Just One More Chance" (Arthur Johnston / Sam Coslow) Time: 3:17. Session 2827; Master 10836. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  2. "Louise" (Richard A. Whiting / Leo Robin) Time: 2:19. Session 2828; Master 10841. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  3. "That's Amore (Harry Warren / Jack Brooks) Time: 3:08. Session 3098; Master 11694-6. Recorded August 13, 1953.
  4. "I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze" (Mack Gordon / Harry Revel) Time: 2:45. Session 2828; Master 10843-7. Recorded November 20, 1952.
  5. "When You're Smiling" (Larry Shay / Mark Fischer / Joe Goodwin) Time: 3:02. Session 2499; Master 9625-5. Recorded January 21, 1952.
  6. "A Girl Named Mary and a Boy Named Bill" (Jerry Livingston / Mack David) Time: 2:51. Session 2827; Master 10840. Recorded November 20, 1952.

Compact Disc[edit]

2005 Collectors' Choice Music CD Catalog Number WWCCM05982

  1. "You're the Right One" (Sammy Gallop / Howard Steiner) Time: 3:09. Session 3098; Master 11695-5. Recorded August 13, 1953.
  2. "Blue Smoke (Kohu Auwahi)" (Ruru Karaitiana) Time: 2:26. Session 2382; Master 9292-9. Recorded November 5, 1951.
  3. "Johnny, Get Your Girl" (Vic Mizzy / Mann Curtis) Time: 2:33. Session 1172A; Master 3907-2. Recorded January 26, 1949.
  4. "As You Are" (Billy Friedman / Herbert L. Miller) Time: 3:05. Session 2382; Master 9282-7. Recorded November 5, 1951.

Personnel[edit]

  • Dean Martin: Vocals
  • Dick Stabile: Leader
  • Vincent Terri: Guitar
  • Norman V. Seelig: Bass
  • Ray S. Toland: Drums, Contractor
  • Louis Brown: Piano
  • Armond Kaproff: Cello (Session 2827)
  • Elias Friede: Cello (Session 2827)
  • Helen Bliss: Harp (Session 2827)
  • Louis Kievman: Viola (Session 2827)
  • Reuben Marcus: Viola (Session 2827)
  • John Augustine: Violin (Session 2827)
  • Victor Bay: Violin (Session 2827)
  • John Peter DeVoogt: Violin (Session 2827)
  • Nicholas 'Nick' Pisani: Violin (Session 2827)
  • Joseph G. Quadri: Violin (Session 2827)
  • Mischa Russell: Violin (Session 2827)
  • Jules Jacob: Saxophone (Session 2828)
  • Robert Lawson: Saxophone (Session 2828)
  • Theodore M 'Ted' Nash: Saxophone (Session 2828)
  • Edward 'Ed' Rosa: Saxophone (Session 2828)
  • Ray Heath: Trombone (Session 2828)
  • Eddie Kuczborski 'Eddie' Kusby: Trombone (Session 2828)
  • Paul O.W. Tanner: Trombone (Session 2828)
  • Conrad Gozzo: Trumpet (Session 2828)
  • Joe Dolney: Trumpet (Session 2828)
  • James Rosselli: Trumpet (Session 2828)