Swingin Down Yonder 0791


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Review Text Dean Martin sounds unusually engaged on his first 12" LP to be recorded as such, a concept album of songs relating to the South and recorded in Dixieland style. Always stimulated by good material (when he could get it) that showcased his flair for the lighthearted, Martin essays songs associated with such predecessors as Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, and Bing Crosby, and he is surprisingly credible in such company, maybe because he knew songs like "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" thoroughly and got a kick out of singing them. This is even true of the fruitier material, such as "Mississippi Mud" and "Alabamy Bound," making them almost acceptable, and of songs that have weathered better, such as "Georgia on My Mind." On the whole, this is an excellent thematic collection that is convincingly sung. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  1. 1. Carolina Moon - 3:33
  2. 2. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee - 2:19
  3. 3. When It's Sleepy Time Down South - 3:51
  4. 4. Mississippi Mud - 3:06
  5. 5. Alabamy Bound - 2:47
  6. 6. Dinah - 2:20
  7. 7. Carolina in the Morning - 2:17
  8. 8. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans - 2:21
  9. 9. Georgia on My Mind - 3:02
  10. 10. Just a Little Bit of South of North Carolina - 2:07
  11. 11. Basin Street Blues - 2:23
  12. 12. Is It True What They Say About Dixie? - 2:28

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