Helen Humes

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    Helen's AdviceHelen Humes
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    If Papa Has Outside Lovin'Helen Humes
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    Do What You Did Last NightHelen Humes
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    Mound Bayou (feat. Dizzy Gillespie)Helen Humes
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    Did You Ever Love a ManHelen Humes
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        Helen Humes was a versatile singer equally skilled on blues, swing standards, and ballads. Her cheerful style was always a joy to hear. As a child, she played piano and organ in church, and made her first recordings (ten blues songs in 1927) when she was only 13 and 14. In the 1930s, she worked with Stuff Smith and Al Sears, recording with Harry James in 1937-1938. In 1938, Humes joined Count Basie's Orchestra for three years. Since Jimmy Rushing specialized in blues, Helen Hume... Read more

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