Monday, October 12, 2009

Crooning the Tunes of Dean Martin

Happy Monday, everyone! If you've read FOOLS RUSH IN, you know there's an ongoing feud between Aunt Rosa and Uncle Laz over who's the better singer, Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin. What you might not have noticed, is that every chapter title in the book is a Dino song title. That's right! I did a lot of research on Dean Martin before writing the book (and, of course, have been a fan since childhood). In fact, I recently watched an infomercial for the old Dean Martin show and laughed until I had tears in my eyes.

Here's a funny story of how God has used Dean Martin to market FOOLS RUSH IN. Several weeks ago a reviewer posted a review of the book (a very positive one, I should add). In it, she mentioned my passion for Dean Martin. Another blogger, who happens to run a Dean Martin site, received a google alert about my book because of the "Dean Martin" connection. He did a write-up of my book and ended up asking me to post an article, which I did here: Even from the great beyond, Dino's legacy continues!

Because I know SO many of my readers are Dean Martin fanatics, I thought it would be fun to share our comments/thoughts about his music. Please let me know which Dino song (or movie) is your favorite. . .and why. I'm going to start with mine. I adore "Mambo Italiano" - which I listened to repeatedly while writing FOOLS RUSH IN. You will find a You Tube link here:

Now it's your turn! Send in those comments, along with another other Dino thoughts/photos you might want to share!


Deborah Vogts said...

Neat idea, Janice. Lots of favorites, but how about this one .. My Rifle, My Pony & Me - sung with Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo (John Wayne movie). Love that one!

Janice Thompson said...

Oh, Deb! It's fabulous! I just found it on youtube. I hope everyone will listen!

Dean's pitch is AMAZING in this song, isn't it? Wow.

Kay said...

Absolutely anything sung by Dean Martin is my favorite .... wowowowow!! But, one of my favorite movies he starred in was "Bells are Ringing" with co-star Judy's a hilarious screwball musical comedy directed by the great Vincent Minnelli. It's a great date night movie or girl time or just plain old anytime!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss Janice, so so sorry to be so so tardy and findin' you liftin' up the name of our Dino and our humble little ilovedinomartin blog. Know your reflections have found their way to our Dino-home for all the pallies to ponder.