On June 12, 1952, Dean Martin was in the studio in Los Angeles recording (among other songs) “What Could Be More Beautiful.” It was a Thursday night and the session took place at Capitol Records’ Melrose Avenue studios from 8PM – 11:30PM. A late-night session! Listen to the song here:
On this day in 1949, May 27, Paul Weston and his Orchestra were recording the instrumental band tracks for “Just For Fun” in Los Angeles. Dean Martin then overdubbed his vocals the next month, on June 20, 1949. How about we listen to the song, just for fun?
Happy centennial celebration to Miss Peggy Lee who was born on this day, May 26, in 1920! In addition to being an exquisite vocalist, Miss Lee was also a fantastic songwriter. Enjoy this version of Dean Martin singing her song “It’s A Good Day” and raise a glass to the great Peggy Lee! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7NDmdbx07k
Today let’s take a moment to remember the great Sammy Davis Jr. 12/8/1925 to 5/16/1990. To Sammy!