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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dino, Desi And Billy

Dino, Desi And Billy
I'm A Fool
Reprise R-6176
1965

I post this record from my friends who want to know who the heck Dino, Desi And Billy were. Well, Dino was Dean Martin's boy and Desi, Desi Arnaz's (Desi and Luci) kid. They formed this band with their friend Billy Hinsche.

Arrangements are by Billy Strange, Jack Nitzsche and Lee Hazlewood. Musicians credited on the back cover: Al Casey, Billy Strange, James Burton, Jim Gordon, Jim Troxel, Dr. Jim Simmons and Jimmy Grey, Donald L. Owens.

I'm A Fool charted #17 Billboard and Not The Lovin' Kind (also on this album), #25. They opened for The Beach Boys in 1965. None of the boys were barely 15 years of age at the time. They also opened for Paul Revere & The Raiders, Tommy Roe, Sam The Sham, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Mamas And The Papas.

Apparently the boys make a appearance in one of the Martin "Matt Helm" movie's Murderers' Row (a movie I have sitting here waiting for me to pop into the DVD player).

Read more on their wiki page.

The record is available on CD.

Born with a golden spoon in their mouths... Still, the record features some great 60s ringing/crunchy electric guitar sound. Fun stuff.

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