May 15, 2015
Music and Songs by The Mekong: Dean Martin Sings Italian
The weekend is upon us again. I have pleasure in presenting my favorite crooner for the week, Dean Martin. For your entertainment, he sings Italian hits, starting with his famous Buona Sera which I dedicate to a friend, Jovany Antonio, General Manager of Silvertown Cambodia.
I met Jovany, whose parents who were from Al Salvador emigrated to the United States where he was born, at the AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) networking function last Tuesday and got into a conversation about jazz and popular music. Dean Martin became one of the topics of our conversation and I told him that I have a blog where I post songs for the weekend when the mood for music was right. I said I will play a Dean Martin number for him. So I am honouring my promise to him.
Let us forget the depressing politics in Malaysia and enjoy Dean’s songs and go Italian for a change. I hope my wife, Dr. Kamsiah who is now attending a Dental Symposium in Macau will have some spare time to be entertained by Dean Martin, the man with a golden voice. –Din Merican