Dick Haymes Complete Capitol Collection EMI Gold 2006
If you've read this far, it's either because you don't know who Dick Haymes is and wonder whether you should, or you recall some passing mention of him by a grandparent but little else. No offense intended to retros and discriminating listeners, but great popular singers tend to fade ingloriously away, out-of-sight/out-of-mind. Unlike the Bachs and Bartoks, or even the Armstrongs and Ellingtons, they don't receive the imprimatur of the academy and arts councils, ensuring they'll be required listening in college courses or benefit ...read more
Just released, this is the 5th volume of the Dick Haymes Society's project to issue as much of previously unavailable Haymes material as possible. Covering the years 1945 to 1947, most of the cuts on this CD come from his Auto Lite shows of this period. Other cuts are from the Personal Album series made for the Army and Air Force Radio Service. The Auto Lite series was done before a live audience and featured the orchestra and arrangements of Gordon Jenkins. Helen Forrest, Haymes' favorite singing partner, does a solo and one duet with Haymes. The singing group, 4 ...read more
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