April 10th: Dick Haymes – You’ll Never Know

Dick Haymes was once as big as Sinatra. He was huge on Decca in the 40s but by the mid-50s he was washed up. His disastrous marriage to Rita Hayworth over, mired in drink and debt he recorded the best music of his career at Capitol on 2 albums with arranger Ian Bernard, Moondreams and Rain Or Shine. Everything on these albums is superb but here is the saddest version of this song you’ll ever hear. All he needs is one chorus. Haymes made some fine recordings well into the 70s but nothing ever equalled this.