Helen Humes (June 23, 1913 – September 9, 1981) was an American jazz and blues singer.
Humes was a teenage blues singer, a vocalist with Count Basie's band, a saucy R&B diva, and a mature interpreter of the classy popular song. Along with other well-known jazz singers of the swing era, Humes helped to shape and define the sound of vocal swing music.
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Birth and Death Data: Born June 23, 1913 (Louisville), Died September 9, 1981 (Santa Monica)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1952
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 26-28 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 6590||1/14/1952||All night long||Helen Humes||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6591||1/14/1952||I hear a rhapsody||Helen Humes||vocalist|
|Decca||L 6592||1/14/1952||You played on my piano||Helen Humes||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Humes, Helen," accessed June 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104512.
Humes, Helen. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104512.
"Humes, Helen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Humes, Helen - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84040734
Wikidata: Helen Humes - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q129252
MusicBrainz: Helen Humes - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/60e492fd-d953-4de0-a6d1-2d5d27f2e0bb
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