Enjoy Dean Martin’s ‘A Winter Romance‘
Dean Martin was a legendary actor and performer that was part of the 1960’s so-called Rat Pack, frequently performing with Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Martin was known for his easy charm and somewhat boozy performances, and he set women’s hearts on fire the world over. He starred or costarred in dozens of films and his unique and personal style behind the microphone earned him over a dozen hit singles during his career.
In 1959 Martin released a holiday-themed album, his first to feature holiday songs, titled ‘A Winter Romance.‘ The album features traditional Christmas classics performed by Martin in his standard loose and light style. It too was an instant hit with a full orchestra in the background and quickly became a best seller.
Songs on the Album Include
- A Winter Romance
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- The Things We Did Last Summer
- I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
- June in January
- Canadian Sunset
- Winter Wonderland
- Out in the Cold Again
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- White Christmas
- It Won’t Cool Off
When the CD was rereleased in 1989, there was a thirteenth track added to the album, ‘The Christmas Blues.‘ In 2005 the CD was again released and they added another four tracks:
- Sogni d’Oro
- Go Go Go Go
- Buttercup of Golden Hair
Martin was a favorite during the mid-1960s and a voice that has lasted through decades. This CD may be a great choice for adding some personality to your winter celebration this year. You might consider mixing up the music with other favorite performers from mid-century, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, or even some music from the Motown era. Folk music was also popular during the 1960s so you might add Dean Martin’s music with recordings from The Mamas and the Papas or Bob Dylan.
The CD might also make a great gift item for your parents or grandparents if they loved music from this time period and often talk about the Rat Pack. The music might take them back to that time period when people still dressed for dinner and music still included a full orchestra! Your mother especially might appreciate a Dean Martin CD as he was something of a heartbreaker with the ladies during his day!
Check out ‘A Winter Romance‘ this season for your home or as a gift idea. It can be just what you need to add some whimsy and fun to your holiday and to create a true classic Christmas setting for your home.