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In 1954, Dean Martin Recorded “Georgia On My Mind”

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On this day in 1954, on October 7, Dean Martin was in the recording studio at Capitol Records’ facilities on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles tracking the song “Georgia On My Mind.” The session went from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Finished before dinner!

“That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)” Was Recorded On This Day In 1949

On this day in 1949, August 12, Dean was recording the song “That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)” at Capitol Records in L.A. Some of you may remember the song from the 1989 film Great Balls Of Fire performed by Jerry Lee Lewis. Other great versions include those by Ray Charles and by Frankie Laine. Listen to Dean’s uptempo version here:

Over 60 Years Ago, Dean Martin Was Recording His Album “A Winter Romance”

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On this day in 1959, on August 4, Dean Martin was recording songs for his album “A Winter Romance.” The recording session included songs such as “June in January,” “It Won’t Cool Off,” “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” and the title track, “A Winter Romance.” The session went from 7:30PM to 11PM at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles.

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

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Quick — can anyone under 30 years old name this format? Hint: It’s not a cassette tape!

Dean Martin Recorded The Timeless Classic ‘Volare’ in 1958

20July21_Volare_900px This week in 1958, Dean Martin was recording his classic version of “Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)” at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, California. The orchestra was conducted by Gus Levene and the session featured legendary jazz guitarist Alvino Rey.

Dean Martin Recorded ‘What Could Be More Beautiful’ This Day In 1952

On June 12, 1952, Dean Martin was in the studio in Los Angeles recording (among other songs) “What Could Be More Beautiful.” It was a Thursday night and the session took place at Capitol Records’ Melrose Avenue studios from 8PM – 11:30PM. A late-night session! Listen to the song here:

Dean Martin – Just For Fun

On this day in 1949, May 27, Paul Weston and his Orchestra were recording the instrumental band tracks for “Just For Fun” in Los Angeles. Dean Martin then overdubbed his vocals the next month, on June 20, 1949. How about we listen to the song, just for fun?