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Dean Martin

Quick: name the artist, who (a) knocked the Beatles from the top chart position at the height of Beatlemania; (b) scored a gold record in 2004 with his fastest-selling album ever, which also hit the iTunes Top 5; (c) was worshipped by Elvis Presley; and (d) is heard regularly in the hippest movies, TV shows and commercials. Need another clue? Playboy recently called him “the coolest man who ever lived.”

Of course that man is Dean Martin. Dean's importance to generations of music fans (not to mention aficionados of masculine cool) now far outstrips his former reputation as the tippler of the Rat Pack or Jerry Lewis' crooning straight man. Simply put, he was a great singer—the warm sensuality of his voice continues to beguile—with a winning style and just a touch of mystery.

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Albums

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This Time I'm...
Ichiban Records
2012
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Collected Cool
Ichiban Records
2012
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60 Greatest Hits
Ichiban Records
2011
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Essential
Ichiban Records
2011
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Volare
Ichiban Records
2009
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His Essential...
Ichiban Records
2008
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