Dick Haymes – Dick Haymes Sings with the Cy Coleman Orchestra (1957/2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Dick Haymes – Dick Haymes Sings with the Cy Coleman Orchestra (1957/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:00 minutes | 452 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Singer Dick Haymes spent much of his career following in Frank Sinatra’s footsteps. First with the Harry James Orchestra, then with Tommy Dorsey’s outfit and finally as a solo singer. There were some who believed that Haymes was a better singer than Sinatra and in the 1940’s, Mr. Dana was one of them, but this 1956 review describes the crooner needing to warmup a bit before catching up to his dazzling accompanists.

By any standard in sickness and in health, Dick Haymes gives a solid performance at the Versailles. dick haymesAfflicted with laryngitis the other night and otherwise challenged by the brilliance of the Cy Coleman trio, a showcase accompanying unit, he finished before a completely, admiring audience.

While Dick is in the warmup stage of his 40-minute performance, singing “I’ll Take Romance” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” it is extremely difficult to concentrate on him, because piano whiz Coleman and his boys outshine him with their stylish rhythmic effects.

Then he sings “Two Different Worlds,” with Salvatore Gioe and his orchestra assuming the burden of accompaniment, and the difference is marked. It’s quieter, fuller but never intruding. Call it a bridge for the listener finally catches up with Haymes, or Haymes with Coleman, and the rest of the performance is pure delight.

Tracklist:
1-1. Dick Haymes – You Stepped out of a Dream (02:12)
1-2. Dick Haymes – My Heart Stood Still (02:18)
1-3. Dick Haymes – Slow Boat to China (02:39)
1-4. Dick Haymes – This Time the Dream’s on Me (03:12)
1-5. Dick Haymes – You’re My Girl (02:21)
1-6. Dick Haymes – Cheek to Cheek (02:52)
1-7. Dick Haymes – Oh! Look at Me Now (02:39)
1-8. Dick Haymes – So Far (03:38)
1-9. Dick Haymes – A Sinner Kissed an Angel (04:36)
1-10. Dick Haymes – A Very Precious Love (03:29)

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