Most years I do a tribute to Dean Martin on or around his birthday. Last year I put him in my NaNoWriMo book in a way, and he appears here on a regular basis.
I have most of his recordings, but this is one of my favorites. I can't do a whole blog post at the moment; as my neighbors know, it's been a hassle lately so it's better for daytime hours. Plus I have had a rather strong gimlet this evening, and am contemplating another. Whee. So this is the thing here, so awesome, and worth the entire listen, I promise. If you hear this (but ignore the slides because they're lame) and don't just *love* this man, well, I don't quite know what to say.
Scroll down a couple of posts for a fun live Dean performance.