Memories Are Made of This [Bear Family]

Memories Are Made of This [Bear Family]

by Dean Martin



This eight-CD box set, containing 225 tracks and running almost nine-and-a-half hours, traces Dean Martin's singing career from July 1946, when he cut his first singles for Diamond Records, to November 18, 1955, the last song being "Innamorata," which became a Top 40 hit. (Actually, the studio recordings take up only six of the eight discs, with the remaining two given over to soundtrack recordings.) This was a period when the single was the dominant record format, and many of these tracks are being reissued for the first time since they turned up on 78 and 45 rpm discs. A few are previously unreleased. The only sessions recorded for LPs were for Dean Martin Sings (his first 10") and Swingin' Down Yonder (his first 12"). Though Martin was a major star during this period, his renown derived primarily from his comic partnership with Jerry Lewis in nightclubs and on radio, television and film. In fact, relatively few of the tunes heard here became hits -- only "Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)," "That's Amore," and "Memories Are Made of This" reached the Top Ten -- and few deserved to do any better. Martin treated his singing career cavalierly for much of this period, recording whatever was put in front of him -- an inconsistent mix of ballads, novelties, ethnic tunes, and revivals of standards -- without much apparent preparation. While his performances were competent and characteristically relaxed, the results ranged from entertaining to embarrassing. Little of it was essential, and this massive album, while a boon to collectors and completists, contains little that is necessary to a collection of the best of the artist. John Chintala's liner notes are meticulously researched, and there is a thorough discography, both contained in a beautifully illustrated hardcover book.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/24/1997
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127157812
catalogNumber: 15781


Disc 1

  1. Which Way Did My Heart Go?
  2. All of Me
  3. I Got the Sun in the Morning
  4. The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
  5. Oh Marie
  6. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
  7. Santa Lucia
  8. Hold Me
  9. Memory Lane
  10. Louise
  11. One Foot in Heaven
  12. The Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful
  13. The Money Song
  14. That Certain Party
  15. Tarra Ta-Larra Ta-Lar
  16. Once in Love With Amy
  17. You Was
  18. Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)
  19. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else)
  20. Have a Little Sympathy
  21. Johnny Get Your Girl
  22. Dreamy Old New England Moon
  23. Three Wishes
  24. Just for Fun
  25. My Own, My Only, My All
  26. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  27. Vieni Su (Say You Love Me Too)

Disc 2

  1. Rain
  2. Zing-A Zing-A Zing Boom
  3. I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters
  4. Muskrat Ramble
  5. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
  6. Choo'n Gum
  7. Be Honest With Me
  8. I Still Get a Thrill (Thinking of You)
  9. Bye Bye Blackbird
  10. Happy Feet
  11. Baby, Obey Me
  12. I'll Always Love You (Day After Day)
  13. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  14. I'm in Love With You
  15. Don't Rock the Boat, Dear
  16. Tonda Wanda Hoy
  17. Who's Sorry Now?
  18. Wham! Bam! Thank You, Mam!
  19. The Peddler's Serenade
  20. If
  21. Beside You
  22. I Love the Way You Say Goodnight
  23. You and Your Beautiful Eyes
  24. We Never Talk Much, We Just Sit Around
  25. How d'Ya Like Your Eggs in the Morning?
  26. In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
  27. Bonne Nuit (Goodnight)

Disc 3

  1. Luna Mezzo Mare
  2. Pennies from Heaven
  3. Go, Go, Go, Go
  4. Aw C'mon
  5. Hangin' Around With You
  6. Solitaire
  7. My Heart Has Found a Home Now
  8. (Ma Come Bali) Bella Bimba
  9. The Sailor's Polka
  10. I Ran All the Way Home
  11. Meanderin'
  12. As You Are
  13. Blue Smoke
  14. Night Train to Memphis
  15. Until
  16. Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!
  17. Come Back to Sorrento
  18. Never Before
  19. When You're Smiling
  20. Won't You Surrender?
  21. All I Have to Give You
  22. Pretty as a Picture
  23. Oh Marie
  24. I Passed Your House Tonight
  25. Bet-Cha

Disc 4

  1. You Belong to Me
  2. Kiss
  3. What Could Be More Beautiful
  4. Little Did We Know
  5. Susan
  6. The Peanut Vendor
  7. I Know a Dream When I See One
  8. Second Chance
  9. Hominy Grits
  10. Just One More Chance
  11. I'm Yours
  12. With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming
  13. There's My Lover
  14. A Girl Named Mary and a Boy Named Bill
  15. Louise
  16. Who's Your Little Who-Zis
  17. I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze
  18. I Feel a Song Coming On
  19. 'Til I Find You
  20. Don't You Remember?
  21. If I Could Sing Like Bing
  22. Love Me, Love Me
  23. That's Amore
  24. You're the Right One
  25. I'd Cry Like a Baby
  26. Where Can I Go Without You?
  27. If I Should Love Again
  28. The Christmas Blues

Disc 5

  1. Hey Brother, Pour the Wine
  2. Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket
  3. Moments Like This
  4. That's What I Like
  5. I Want You
  6. I'd Cry Like a Baby
  7. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  8. Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York
  9. Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket
  10. That's What I Like
  11. Belle from Barcelona (O-O-Lé Mu-Cha-Cha)
  12. Sway
  13. Under the Bridges of Paris
  14. The Peddlar Man (Ten I Loved)
  15. I Never Had a Chance
  16. Confused
  17. One More Time
  18. Try Again
  19. I'll Gladly Make the Same Mistake Again
  20. Open Up the Doghouse (Two Cats Are Comin' In)
  21. Long Long Ago
  22. Mississippi Mud
  23. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  24. Carolina Moon
  25. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  26. Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina
  27. Georgia on My Mind
  28. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
  29. Carolina in the Morning

Disc 6

  1. Let Me Go Lover
  2. The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
  3. Mambo Italiano
  4. That's All I Want from You
  5. Young and Foolish
  6. Basin Street Blues
  7. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  8. Dinah
  9. Alabamy Bound
  10. Chee Chee-Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird)
  11. In Napoli
  12. The Lady With the Big Umbrella
  13. I Like Them All
  14. Chee Chee-Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird)
  15. Love Is All That Matters
  16. Simpatico
  17. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  18. Relax-Ay-Voo
  19. Two Sleepy People
  20. I Know Your Mother Loves You
  21. Memories Are Made of This
  22. Change of Heart
  23. When You Pretend
  24. The Lucky Song
  25. When You Pretend
  26. You Look So Familiar
  27. Innamorata

Disc 7

  1. Just for Fun
  2. A Song in the Air
  3. My Own, My Only, My All
  4. Here's to Love
  5. Baby, Obey Me
  6. Singing a Vagabond Song
  7. I'll Always Love You (Day After Day)
  8. Santa Lucia/The Fiddle and Guitar Band
  9. Tonda Wanda Hoy
  10. You and Your Beautiful Eyes
  11. Tarra Ta-Larra Ta-Lar
  12. Ballin' the Jack
  13. I'm in the Mood for Love
  14. Today, Tomorrow, Forever
  15. The Sailor's Polka
  16. The Old Calliope
  17. Never Before
  18. The Parachute Jump
  19. The Big Blue Sky (Is the Place for Me)
  20. I Know a Dream When I See One
  21. Keep a Little Dream Handy
  22. I'm Yours
  23. Who's Your Little Who-Zis
  24. With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming
  25. I Feel a Song Coming On
  26. A Girl Named Mary and a Boy Named Bill
  27. I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze
  28. Just One More Chance
  29. Who's Your Little Who-Zis

Disc 8

  1. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
  2. You Hit the Spot
  3. What Have You Done for Me Lately
  4. San Domingo/The Bongo Bingo
  5. When Someone Thinks You're Wonderful
  6. Song of the Enchilada Man
  7. What Would You Do Without Me?
  8. That's Amore
  9. You're the Right One
  10. It's a Whistling Kinda Morning
  11. What Would You Do Without Me? (Reprise)
  12. Love Is the Same (All Over the World)
  13. Moments Like This
  14. I Only Have Eyes for You
  15. That's What I Like
  16. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  17. Money Burns a Hole in My Pocket
  18. Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York
  19. It's a Big Wide Wonderful World
  20. Hey, Punchinello
  21. Relax-Ay-Voo
  22. I Know Your Mother Loves You
  23. Love Is All That Matters
  24. Face the Music
  25. Simpatico
  26. I Like to Hike
  27. Artists and Models
  28. When You Pretend
  29. You Look So Familiar
  30. The Lucky Song
  31. Innamorata
  32. Artists and Models
  33. When You Pretend

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jerry Lewis   Vocals,Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Margaret Whiting   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Babasin   Bass
Gus Bivona   Saxophone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Johnny Mince   Clarinet
Arnold Ross   Piano
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
George Van Eps   Guitar
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Helen O'Connell   Vocals,Track Performer
Alvino Rey   Guitar
Easy Riders   Track Performer
Buddy Cole   Piano
Frank deVol   Leader
Norma Zimmer   Choir, Chorus
Polly Bergen   Track Performer
Don Cole   Viola
George Greeley   Piano
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Si Zentner   Trombone
Paul Nero   Violin
Carmen Miranda   Track Performer
Leonard Atkins   Violin
Edward Bergman   Viola
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Louis Brown   Piano
Frank Carlson   Percussion,Drums
John Cave   Horn
Nat King Cole   Vocals,Track Performer
John Collins   Guitar
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Morty Corb   Bass
Marshal Cram   Trombone
John Cyr   Drums
Harold Diner   Trombone
Joe Dolny   Trumpet
Jack Dumont   Saxophone
Walter Edelstein   Violin
Virgil Evans   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
Frank Flynn   Percussion,Marimbas
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
John Guerrero   Drums
Maurice Harris   Trumpet
Allan Harshman   Viola
Herbie Haymer   Saxophone
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Saxophone,Woodwind
Milt Holland   Drums
Jules Jacob   Saxophone
Kathyrine Julye   Harp
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Armand Karpoff   Violin
George Kast   Violin
Louis Kievman   Viola
Jules Kinsler   Saxophone,Woodwind
Harry Klee   Saxophone
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Harry Lawson   Saxophone
J.J. Lilley   Conductor
Dan Lube   Violin,Drums
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Bernie Mattinson   Xylophone
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Nelson Riddle   Leader
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Joe Reilich   Viola
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Allan Reuss   Guitar
George Roberts   Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Nathan Ross   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
John Ryan   Bass
Julius Schachter   Violin
George Seaberg   Trumpet
Paul Shure   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Jack Stacey   Saxophone
Starlighters   Track Performer
Phil Stephens   Bass
David Sterkin   Viola
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Fred Stulce   Saxophone
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Joe Triscari   Trumpet
Jack Turner   Drums
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Walter Welscher   Piano
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Leader,Group Member
Leonidas Raymond "Lee" Young   Drums
Vincent DeRosa   Horn
Alex Beller   Violin
Larry Breen   Bass
Samuel Cytron   Violin
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar
Joseph Saxon   Cello
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Victor Bay   Violin
Morris Bercov   Saxophone
Ralph Hansell   Marimbas
Murray Kellner   Violin
Frank Messina   Accordion
Pullman Pederson   Trombone
Tom Pederson   Trombone
Kurt Reher   Cello
Jack Rose   Guitar,Marimbas
Carl Loeffler   Trombone
Nick Pisani   Violin
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Edward Miller   Saxophone
John Augustine   Violin
Henry Beau   Clarinet
Emil Briano   Violin
Emmett Callen   Saxophone
May Hogan Cambern   Harp
Alex Gershunoff   Saxophone
Max Gralnick   Marimbas
Leonard Hartman   Saxophone
Arthur Kafton   Cello
Emanuel Klein   Trumpet
Robert McGarity   Trombone
Sam Middleman   Violin
Maurice Perlmutter   Viola
Joe Quadri   Violin
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Cedric Wallace   Bass
Rubin Zarchy   Trumpet
Dick Stabile   Leader,Alto Saxophone
Ray Linn & the Chicago Stompers   Trumpet
Frank Guerrero   Drums
Lou Busch   Leader
Jack Aiken   Saxophone
Sam Caplan   Violin
Warren Webb   Saxophone
John Custavson   Choir, Chorus
Lee Gotch   Choir, Chorus
Victor Gottlieb   Cello
Jack Gruberman   Choir, Chorus
Julian C. Matlock   Clarinet,Saxophone
Gil Mershon   Choir, Chorus
William F. "Bill" Reeve   Choir, Chorus
Harry Steinfeld   Saxophone
Robert Wacker   Choir, Chorus
Charles Zimmerman   Trumpet
Manuel Stevens   Trumpet
Reuben Marcus   Viola
Line Renaud   Vocals,Track Performer
Louis Singer   Percussion
Ryland Weston   Saxophone
Helen Bliss   Harp
Ray Heath   Trombone
William Schaefer   Trombone
Betty Allan   Choir, Chorus
Ernest Romersa   Saxophone,Woodwind
Elia Friede   Cello
Jimmy Rivers   Piano
Edward Rosa   Saxophone
Ray Toland   Drums
Allan W. Thompson   Trombone
Betty Noyes   Choir, Chorus
Bob Graham   Choir, Chorus
Hal Kanner   Group Member
Nat Brandywine   Piano
Robert Bain   Guitar
Shirley MacLaine   Track Performer
Leo Anthony   Saxophone
Charles Griffin   Trumpet
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli   Trumpet
John Peter DeVoogt   Violin
Norman J. Seelig   Bass
Joseph G. Joe Comfort   Bass
Edwin Carver   Accordion
Virgil Cates   Cello
Raymond Cerf   Violin
Marion E. Childers   Trumpet
Clif White   Guitar
Richard James Dehr   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joseph Stabile   Saxophone
Stanley Ellison   Accordion
Ernest C. Felice   Drums
Morton B. "Morty" Friedman   Saxophone
Gates Virgil   Cello
Collen G. Satterwhite   Trombone
Virginia Rees   Choir, Chorus
Milton W. Raskin   Piano
Herman Gunkler   Saxophone
William Haeferen   Trombone
Victor Hamman   Trombone
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
Clyde L. Hurley   Trumpet
Frank Miller   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Sebastian Mercurto   Violin
Edward William "Billy" Jr. May   Leader
Ray L. Jr. Linn   Choir, Chorus
Gene Lanham   Choir, Chorus
Gerry Jerome   Group Member
Jerome A. Kasper   Saxophone,Woodwind
Dave Harris   Saxophone
Henry Hill   Violin
Charlie Harris   Bass
Robert Lawson   Saxophone
Vincent Terri   Guitar

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
David Holt   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Vic Abrams   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
Anita Kerr   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Hank Penny   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer
Guion   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
David Roth   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
George Botsford   Composer
Owen Bradley   Composer
Jack Brooks   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Smiley Burnette   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Gene Carroll   Composer
Jenny Carson   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Charles Randolph Grean   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
David Gregory   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Steve Lasker   Metal Transfers
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Steven Chino Lewis   Composer
J.J. Lilley   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Marvin Moore   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Lionel Newman   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Marvin Hughes   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Little Jack Little   Composer
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Moisés Simóns   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Dana Suesse   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Edith Bergdahl   Composer
Paul McGrane   Composer
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Greg Wiesman   Composer
Nadine Wuppesahl   Artwork
Joe Young   Composer
M.P. Curtis   Composer
Cornelia Borck   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Albert Hague   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Clarence Muse   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Sammy Lerner   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Bernard Maltin   Composer
Stanley Rochinski   Composer
Fritz Rotter   Composer
John Rox   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Saverio Seracini   Composer
Arthur Shaftel   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Larry Spier   Composer
Harold Spina   Composer
Howard Steiner   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Johnny Anz   Composer
Claude Aveling   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Val Burton   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Pablo Citorello   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Dorcas Cochran   Composer
Johnny Cola   Composer
Theodore Cottrau   Composer
Stanley Damerell   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Richard Dehr   Composer
Danny DiMinno   Composer
Ace Dinning   Composer
Ray Doll   Composer
Jim Eaton   Composer
Tolchard Evans   Composer
Johnny Farlow   Composer
Eugene Ford   Composer
Max Freedman   Composer
Kay Twomey   Composer
Dudley Vernor   Composer
Goering   Composer
Max Berk   Composer
Frank Miller   Composer
Corvo   Composer
Hill   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Chris Smith   Composer
Arnold B. Horwitt   Composer
George Oppenheimer   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Rakai Karaitiana   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Johnny May   Composer
Frank Capano   Composer
Kurt Feltz   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Neil T. Daniels   Reissue Producer
David Oppenheim   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Jeff Davis   Composer
Robert Hargreaves   Composer
Carl Nutter   Composer
Lewis F. Muir   Composer
Sam Messenheimer   Composer
John Chintala   Liner Notes
Bryan Stokes   Composer
Matt Terry   Composer
Walter Byron   Composer
Marilou Harrington   Composer
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
John M. Elliott   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer
Jimmy White   Composer
Roy Ross   Composer

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