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Track Listing
CD1
1. If Papa Has Outside Lovin' - Helen Humes (Okeh 8545) 1927
2. Garlic Blues - Helen Humes (Okeh 8674) 1927
3. Jubilee - Harry James & His Orch. (Brunswick 8038) 1937
4. I Can Dream Can't I - Harry James & His Orch. (Brunswick 8038) 1937
5. It's The Dreamer In Me - Harry James & His Orch. (Brunswick 8055) 1938
6. Song Of The Wanderer - Harry James & His Orch. (Brunswick 8067) 1938
7. Blues With Helen - With Count Basie Five ( ) 1938
8. Love Of My Life - Count Basie & His Orch. ( ) 1938
9. Dark Rapture - Count Basie & His Orch. (Decca 2212) 1938
10. My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Count Basie & His Orch. (Decca 2249) 1939
11. Blame It On My Last Affair - Count Basie & His Orch. (Decca 2284) 1939
12. Thursday - Count Basie & His Orch. (Decca 2325) 1939
13. And The Angels Sing - Count Basie & His Orch. (Vocalion 4784) 1939
14. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - Count Basie & His Orch. (Columbia 35357) 1939
15. All Or Nothing At All - Count Basie & His Orch. (Okeh 5884) 1940
16. My Wandering Man - Count Basie & His Orch. (Okeh 5922) 1940
17. It's Square But It Rocks - Count Basie & His Orch. (Okeh 6047) 1941
18. Mound Bayou - Pete Brown And His Band (Decca 8613) 1942
19. Gonna Buy Me A Telephone - Pete Brown And His Band (Decca 8625) 1942
20. I Would If I Could But I Can't - Helen Humes Acc. By Leonard Feather's Hiptet (Savoy 5513) 1944
21. Fortune Tellin' Man - Helen Humes Acc. By Leonard Feather's Hiptet (Savoy 5513) 1944
22. Be-Baba-Leba - Acc. By The Bill Doggett Octet (Philo/Aladdiin 106) 1945
23. He May Be Your Man - Acc. By The Bill Doggett Octet (Philo/Aladdiin 105) 1945
24. Blue Prelude - Acc. By The Bill Doggett Octet (Philo/Aladdiin 105) 1945

CD2
1. Central Avenue Boogie - Helen Humes & Her All Stars (Philo/Aladdin 122) 1945
2. Pleasin' Man Blues - Helen Humes & Her All Stars (Philo/Aladdiin 125) 1945
3. He Don't Love Me Anymore - Helen Humes & Her All Stars (Philo/Aladdiin 125) 1945
4. Crazy 'Bout A Man - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra 1947
5. They Raided The Joint - With Buck Clayton's Orch. (Mercury 8056) 1947
6. Flippity Flop Flop - With Buck Clayton's Orch. (Mercury 8074) 1947
7. Today I Sing The Blues - With Buck Clayton's Orch. (Mercury 8077) 1947
8. Married Man Blues - Helen Humes (Mercury 8088) 1948
9. I've Got The Strangest Feeling - Helen Humes & The Contrastors (Mercury 8119) 1948
10. Rock Me To Sleep - Helen Humes Acc. By Marshall Royal And His Orchestra (Discovery 519) 1950
11. Million Dollar Secret - Helen Humes Acc. By Roy Milton's Orch (Modern 20-779) 1950
12. I Cried For You - Count Basie Orch. 1950
13. Airplane Blues - Acc By Dexter Gordon's Orchestra (Discovery 535) 1950
14. The Laziest Gal In Town - Helen Humes (Modern 846) 1951
15. Loud Talkin' Woman - Helen Humes 1952
16. Woojamacooja - Helen Humes (Dootone 374) 1955
17. Real Fine Daddy - Helen Humes (Dootone Ep206) 1955
18. It's Wonderful - Red Norvo & His Orch. With Helen Humes (Rca Lpm1711) 1958
19. I Hadn't Anyone Till You - Red Norvo & His Orch. (Rca Lpm1711) 1958
20. Tain't Nobody's Business - If I Do Helen Humes (Contemporary M3571) 1959
21. A Good Man Is Hard To Find - Helen Humes (Contemporary M3571) 1959
22. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Helen Humes Acc. By Marty Paich's Orch (Contemporary M3582) 1960
23. If I Could Be With You (One Hour) - Helen Humes Acc. By Marty Paich's Orch (Contemporary M3582) 1960
24. Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Helen Humes T-Bone Walker, Memphis Slim And Willie Dixon 1962
25. St. Louis Blues - Helen Humes T-Bone Walker, Memphis Slim And Willie Dixon 1962
Artist:
Helen Humes
Title:
The Helen Humes Collection 1927-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3213
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Helen Humes was a blues and jazz singer who defied categorisation, working successfully as a big band vocalist with Harry James and then replacing Billie Holiday in Count Basie’s orchestra, as a classic blues performer and R&B/jump blues hitmaker during the 1940s, a noted jazz stylist in the ‘50s and, during her later career, a sophisticated interpreter of ballads and popular songs.

• This great-value 49-track 2-CD comprises recordings from across more than three decades of her career, from her studio debut as a 14-year-old in 1927 through to the early 60s.

• As well as including some of her titles with James and Basie, it encompasses recordings with some of top blues, R&B and names of the ‘40s, including Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Milton, Buck Clayton, Pete Brown, Leonard Feather, Bill Doggett and Dexter Gordon, plus noted recordings with Red Norvo in the ‘50s, and ‘live’ recordings done in London in the early ‘60s with T-Bone Walker, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon.

• It naturally features her two big Top 10 R&B chart hits of the ‘40s, “Be-Baba-Leba” and “Million Dollar Secret”. It’s a varied and highly entertaining showcase for her very special talent.

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