Dean Martin's smooth, seemingly effortless singing style was often imitated but never equaled. "The Colgate Comedy Hour" was the perfect showcase for the madcap antics of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis in the 1950s, but a highl... more »ight of each show was when audiences got the chance to see and hear Dino singing his hits live. In this delightful collection, you too will get to see and hear Dino singing at his best on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" as well as some of his later classics in other rare live performances. No fan of popular music should be without DEAN MARTIN: EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY SOMETIME. Song List 1 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On 2 King of the Road 3 Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime 4 Medley:- Volare- Evening in Rome 5 You?re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You 6 I Don?t Know Why I Love You Like I Do 7 Medley:- Hey Good Lookin'- Detour- I Walk the Line- Just a Little Lovin' 8 You Belong to Me 9 Hominy Grits 10 Solitaire 11 Bella Bimba 12 Tanda Wanda Hoy 13 You and Your Beautiful Eyes 14 Frankie and Johnny 15 Dino's Theme« less
A Narrated String of Black and White Music Video-Style Clips
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this video enjoyable and the production quality of the DVD decent. Essentially it is a string of black and white television clips of Dean Martin singing presented in a music-video style (right down to the MTV-esque printing of the song information in the lower left corner of the screen). The bland, milktoast narrator gives an initial introduction before each clip starts-- but the narration is generally not very informative or insightful--comments are rather generic and give basic facts about the song (year of recording and sometimes the artist who orignially recorded it) or Dean's life which most fans already know (that he was born in Stubenville, Ohio; that he drank apple juice instead of liquor onstage; etc).Ways to improve this DVD would be to have an option where you can turn off the in-between narration and just watch it as a constant string of Dean singing-- a little more like watching a concert. The narration can get annoying after awhile.Also, there are no extras on this DVD. It would be nice if they could even add some old Martin-Lewis Colgate Comedy hour footage (I believe alot of it is in the public domain now anyway) at least. Further, this would be appropriate because it is around the same time as the song performances depicted in the rest of the DVD. All in all, I'd rate this DVD somewhere between 3 and 4 stars."
Songs fine, Packaging poor
D. Bakish | New York City and Tucson, AZ | 08/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The songs from 1950s black & white Dean Martin shows are good to hear again. The package has no program notes but the case lists all 18 songs by title and composer credits. This is all you really need. But then before each number on the DVD a narrator announces the title of the song and hardly any additional information. And speak of redundant and annoying! During each song Passport Video imprints the track information plus the title of their release and their company name. A minute later on each track Passport Video imprints the name of the release again. If other Passport Video releases are packaged the same way, I would avoid them.
Ramesh Kula | Singapore | 06/16/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The track "you belong to me" is NOT on this dvd!
The first half of the dvd is a repeat of Dino's performance recorded live in St.Louis june 20, 1965.
Essentially, what you're getting is just a handful of songs.
There are better Dean Martin dvd collections out there. Save your money."
Dean martin dvd
N. Rada | usa | 01/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"there was nothing wrong with the dvd, The problem was I purchased two seperate tittles and both dvd's had the same songs and videos on it. So I could have bought one instead of two. thankyou"
Dean Martin performances from "black & white" to "color"
Angelina Smith | Georgia | 02/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is fun to watch Dean Martin's appearance change over the years. There is interesting info about his life in this DVD....from the beginning of his life to the end of his life."