Among the female progeny of post-WWII pop elite who’ve established musical careers themselves-an impressive list that includes Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra-Deana Martin, fourth of Dean’s eight children, remains the least known. An accomplished stage and TV actress with a respectable voice, decent range and solid sense of swing, Martin has filled two previous albums with tunes made famous by her dad and his cronies. Fond of big, brassy arrangements-think classy, if pedestrian, approximations of Nelson Riddle and Billy May charts-Martin certainly isn’t the most adventurous of singers. But she shares her papa’s warmth and pluck.
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