“I’ll Never Love Again”
Desi Arnaz And His Orchestra; Elsa Miranda, vocal
August 2, 1946 (RCA Victor 20-2020-A)
I’ll Never Love Again
Desi Arnaz And His Orchestra
July 26, 1946 (RCA Victor 20-2020-B)
Desi Arnaz is still famous as Lucille Ball’s husband both in real life and on their landmark 1950s television comedy I Love Lucy. But before his career in television Arnaz was already well-known as a successful Latin bandleader.
This is not a record I would normally go out of my way to pick up – my collecting interest is primarily in the pre-World War II decades. But I came cross it recently at a second hand bookstore and, since it cost less than a dollar and I was feeling adventurous, I went ahead and got it and a stack of other assorted 1940s material.
I think “I’ll Never Love Again” is a nice song. But I can’t say that “Tia Juana” does much for me. Perhaps your mileage will vary.