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Dean “Tex” Martin

by Cat

How amazing is this? You’ve heard of the country-pop crossover, but back in the day, the pendulum swung the other way for Dean Martin, as he made himself a little country album y’all.

Country Style came over the counter the other day, and despite the temptation to pass on it due to condition, we couldn’t do it. I imagine it will probably end up on someone’s wall; or in the bathroom; or…you just never know with these things.

Here are some of the highpoints of the album notes:

“Dino down home? Why not? The Delta hasn’t been the same since his trip down south in Down Yonder.”

“When you have taste and charm, grace and feeling, you’re a stranger to no one.”

“Sometimes serious and sometimes comic, the result is always Dino (I mean Tex).”

“So look out pard. Better hide the chitlins and stash Ellie Mae.”

“There’s a paisano loose in your hills, wearing a Stetson, followed by a gang of guitar-plunkers in Sy Devore suits and Dodger baseball caps and headin’ your way.”

In case you’re still reading, and genuinely interested in this little cultural tidbit, here is the track listing:

1. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
2. Face in a Crowd
3. Things
4. Room Full of Roses
5. I Walk the Line
6. My Heart Cries for You
7. Any Time
8. Shutters and Boards
9. Blue, Blue Day
10. Singing the Blues
11. Hey, Good Lookin’
12. Ain’t Gonna Try No More

  1. July 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Hey pallie, likes thanks so much for sharin’ this Dino-treasure with us. Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool….oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth….

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