Helen Forrest

Helen Forrest (born Helen Fogel, April 12, 1917 – July 11, 1999) was an American singer of traditional pop and swing music. She served as the "girl singer" for three of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James), thereby earning a reputation as "the voice of the name bands."

Birth and Death Data: Born April 12th, 1917 (Atlantic City), Died July 11th, 1999 (Woodland Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 91 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-027233 10-in. 9/27/1938 You're a sweet little headache Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-027234 10-in. 9/27/1938 I have eyes Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028973 10-in. 11/17/1938 Between a kiss and a sigh Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028974 10-in. 11/17/1938 Thanks for ev'rything Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028975 10-in. 11/17/1938 Deep in a dream Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028976 10-in. 11/17/1938 Day after day Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-030731 10-in. 12/19/1938 A room with a view Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-030732 10-in. 12/19/1938 Say it with a kiss Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-030733 10-in. 12/19/1938 They say Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-030734 10-in. 12/19/1938 It took a million years Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-031494 10-in. 1/17/1939 Supper time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-031825 10-in. 1/23/1939 Bill Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-031866 10-in. 1/31/1939 I want my share of love Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-031867 10-in. 1/31/1939 It's all yours Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-031868 10-in. 1/31/1939 This is it Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-032961 10-in. 3/12/1939 Any old time Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-032962 10-in. 3/12/1939 I'm in love with the Honorable Mr. So and So Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-032964 10-in. 3/12/1939 Deep purple Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-032999 10-in. 3/17/1939 You grow sweeter as the years go by Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035300 10-in. 3/17/1939 You're so indiff'rent Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035302 10-in. 3/17/1939 If you ever change your mind Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-036238 10-in. 6/5/1939 I poured my heart into a song Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-036240 10-in. 6/5/1939 All I remember is you Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-036265 10-in. 6/12/1939 Comes love Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-036267 10-in. 6/12/1939 A man and his dream Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 91 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forrest, Helen," accessed June 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103123.

Forrest, Helen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103123.

"Forrest, Helen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103123

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