Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’ (1960/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

Dean Martin – This Time I’m Swingin’! (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:11 minutes | 1,60 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Capitol Records

Dean Martin’s 1960 album collaboration with conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle. The album is a collection of standards, including songs pulled from My Fair Lady and Cole Porter. Featuring titles, “On the Street Where You Live,” “True Love,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”.

Dean Martin finally got access to conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle for an album project, and the result was an easy swinging collection with appealing horn charts and a series of comfortable readings of recent and vintage standards. Especially notable were the two songs borrowed from My Fair Lady, “On the Street Where You Live” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” which Martin and Riddle re-imagined as straight-forward love songs; “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You” (which Martin would try again in a more contemporary arrangement four years later for one of his biggest hits); and a solo version of “Just in Time,” which the singer had recently done with Judy Holliday in the film version of the musical Bells Are Ringing. This Time I’m Swingin’! was a good, confident set by an artist who had figured out how to make competent albums without expending a lot of effort, which was a key to his charm.


01 – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
02 – True Love
03 – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
04 – On The Street Where You Live
05 – Imagination
06 – Until The Real Thing Comes Along
07 – Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
08 – I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
09 – Someday
10 – Mean To Me
11 – Heaven Can Wait
12 – Just In Time
13 – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head

Recorded May 1960 at Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, California.

Dean Martin – Vocals
Alton R. Hendrickson – Guitar
Joseph G. Comfort – Bass
Alvin A. Stoller – Drums
William Miller – Piano

Conductor – Nelson Riddle
Jacques Gasselin, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Aller Slatkin – Cello
Alvin Dinkin, Stanley Harris, Paul Robyn – Viola
Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Jacques Gasselin, Daniel Lube, Marshall Sosson, Felix Slatkin, Gerald Vinci – Violin
William M. Collette, John Johnson, Jr., Harry G. Klee, Joseph J. Koch, Ronald Langinger, Wilbur Schwartz – Saxophone
Russell Brown, Richard L. Noel, Thomas Pederson, Thomas Shepard – Trombone
Walter P. Candoli, Donald A. Fagerquist, Conrad Gozzo, Dale McMickle, Carroll Lewis, Clarence F. Sherock – Trumpet