Helen Humes

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Helen Humes (June 23, 1913 – September 9, 1981) was an American jazz and blues singer.

Humes was successively a teenage blues singer, band vocalist with Count Basie, saucy R&B diva and a mature interpreter of the classy popular song. Along with other well-known jazz singers of the swing era Helen Humes helped to shape and define the sound of vocal swing music.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Helen Humes and the Muse All Stars 1
1991 Swingin' With Humes 1
1991 Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do 1
2002 Blue and Sentimental 1
Sneakin' Around 1
Songs I Like to Sing 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 The Chronological Classics: Helen Humes 1927-1945 Compilation 1
1998 The Chronological Classics: Helen Humes 1945-1947 Compilation 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Helen Humes 1948-1950 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Deed I Do Live 1

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