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Helen Kane

Helen Kane (born Helen Clare Schroeder, August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American singer and actress. Her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (1928), featured in the musical film "Good Boy". Kane's voice and appearance were a source for Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick when creating Betty Boop. Kane attempted to sue the studio for claims of stealing her signature "boop-a-doop" style. However, it was revealed that Kane copied that style from Harlem jazz singer Baby Esther leading to the case's dismissal.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 4th, 1904 (The Bronx), Died September 26th, 1966 (Jackson Heights)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45880 10-in. 7/16/1928 Get out and get under the moon Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45881 10-in. 7/16/1928 That's my weakness now Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-47539 10-in. 9/20/1928 I wanna be loved by you Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-47540 10-in. 9/20/1928 Is there anything wrong in that? Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-48501 10-in. 12/20/1928 Don't be like that Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-48502 10-in. 12/20/1928 Me and the man in the moon Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-49698 10-in. 1/30/1929 Button up your overcoat Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-49699 10-in. 1/30/1929 I want to be bad Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-50945 10-in. 3/15/1929 Do something Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-50946 10-in. 3/15/1929 That's why I'm happy Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-53560 10-in. 6/13/1929 I'd do anything for you Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-53563 10-in. 6/14/1929 He's so unusual Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57126 10-in. 10/29/1929 Ain'tcha? Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-57127 10-in. 10/29/1929 I have to have you Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59639 10-in. 3/18/1930 I'd go barefoot all winter long (if you'd fall for me in the spring Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59695 10-in. 4/12/1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59696 10-in. 4/12/1930 Thank your father Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-59697 10-in. 4/12/1930 I owe you Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-63102 10-in. 7/1/1930 Readin' ritin', rhythm Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-63103 10-in. 7/1/1930 I've got "it" (but it don't do me no good) Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-63106 10-in. 7/2/1930 My man is on the make Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-63107 10-in. 7/2/1930 If I knew you better Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-106 10-in. 6/7/1928 That's my weakness now Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kane, Helen," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106992.

Kane, Helen. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106992.

"Kane, Helen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106992

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