Bob Haymes

Real Name:
Robert William Haymes
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American singer, songwriter, actor and radio and television host (March 29, 1923 - January 27, 1989).

He is best remembered today for co-writing the song "That's All", considered part of the Great American Songbook. He was the younger brother of singer and actor Dick Haymes.

Haymes began his career in the early 1940s as a vocalist in the bands of Carl Hoff and Bob Chester.

In 1942 Haymes began work, under the name "Bob Stanton", for the radio show Gillette Cavalcade of Sports. He continued with the program until 1946, when it was turned into a television show on NBC; he then became the host of the television show until 1949. He also began to serve as the host of other NBC shows, all under the name "Bob Stanton", including game show Campus Hoopla during the show's run from 1946 to 1947, Television Screen Magazine in 1948, the country music show Village Barn in 1949, and the show Around the Town in 1950.

During this time Haymes also began to appear in movies, including Is Everybody Happy? (1943) and Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944). He usually appeared as "Bob Haymes", though in several films, like the 1945 Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, he was credited as "Robert Stanton" (a screen name that had been used earlier in the 1940s by film actor Kirby Grant).

In 1952 he had his only known television acting job, starring in the DuMont Television Network sitcom It's a Business with Leo De Lyon; the two played Broadway song publishers. He appeared under the name "Bob Haymes".

In the 1950s, Haymes began work as a songwriter. In 1952 he co-wrote the song "That's All" with Alan Brandt. The song was first performed by Nat King Cole in 1953, but truly became a hit when recorded by Bobby Darin in 1959. It has since been covered by dozens of artists. In 1953 Haymes co-wrote, with Nick Acquaviva, the song "My Love, My Love", which became a hit when recorded by Joni James (Acquaviva's wife) that year. In the mid-50s he co-wrote the song "They Say It's Spring" with Marty Clark; the song was made popular by jazz singer Blossom Dearie, who recorded it on her 1957 album Give Him the Ooh-La-La. Around the same time, he wrote the song "I Never Get Enough of You", which was recorded by his brother Dick.

In 1968, Haymes served as the national television director for Richard Nixon's presidential campaign.
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Albums

none National Geographic Presents Caravan — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes National Geographic Presents Caravan(LP, S/Sided) National Geographic none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

15087 She's Just The Girl I Love / I've Never Been In Love Before — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes She's Just The Girl I Love / I've Never Been In Love Before(10", Bar) King Records (3) 15087 US 1950 Sell This Version
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20-4715 (I Wish We Were Sweethearts) Fifty Years Ago / Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie Blues — Bob Haymes Lisa Kirk And Bob Haymes Lisa Kirk And Bob Haymes - (I Wish We Were Sweethearts) Fifty Years Ago / Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie Blues RCA Victor 20-4715 US 1952 Sell This Version
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1012 That's All / Ebb Tide — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes That's All / Ebb Tide(7") Bell Records 1012 US 1953 Sell This Version
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45.010 Marea Baja = Ebb Tide / That's All / With These Hands / No Other Love — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes Con La Orquesta De Jimmy Carroll* Bob Haymes Con La Orquesta De Jimmy Carroll* - Marea Baja = Ebb Tide / That's All / With These Hands / No Other Love(7", EP) Belter 45.010 Spain 1954 Sell This Version
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1005 With These Hands / No Other Love — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes With These Hands / No Other Love(7", Single) Bell Records 1005 US 1954 Sell This Version
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45XP 1018 Bob Haymes — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes Bob Haymes(7", EP, Styrene) Gala Records (2) 45XP 1018 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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none Buckley: Join The March For America — Bob Haymes Bob Haymes Buckley: Join The March For America(7", S/Sided) Not On Label none US 1970 Sell This Version