This single CD comprises what many say are Dick Haymes finest post Decca recordings. I agree with that. Here you will find firstly Rain or Shine followed by Moondreams and lovingly transferred to CD under the watchful eye of Alan Dell the man who was responsible for getting Dick back into a recording studio in 1969 and producing the charming album Then and Now.
Turn the clock back to 1955 and 1956 and you had a still powerful force and a name still bringing in the crowds at both concerts and on the Las Begas strip. Both albums benefit from the arrangements of musical director Ian Bernard with whom Dick had recently worked in Las Vegas and a trusted friend.
Listen as Dick brings fresh life to some of his former gold discs and gives a fresh treatment to classics of the songbook. My favourite after all these years still is Where or When on which he builds a vocal force second to none. Dick told Alan that his favourite was If I Should Lose You, and it is a definitive version as are so many of these performances. Of the jaunty numbers I Like the like of You, is superb and has Dick handle the medium tempo with ease. I also rate Skylark, very highly and the instrumental solos are just right for him.
Add this now deleted CD to your collection for a piece of history and vocal magic.