Helen Humes

Helen Humes - vocalist ( 1913 - 1982)

Helen Humes hails from Louisville, Kentucky, she came from a happy, close-knit musical family and learned to play trumpet and piano when she was young. As a child she sang with the local Sunday school band, which boasted future jazz stars such as Dicky Wells and Jonah Jones. In 1927 she made her first records for the OKeh label in St. Louis. Humes then went to New York where she recorded again, this time accompanied by stride pianist James P. Johnson, and worked for several years with the orchestra led by Vernon Andrade, star of Harlem's Renaissance Ballroom.

Read more

1 Photos

Albums

[no cover]
Songs I Like To Sing!
Мелодия
1984
buy
[no cover]
Let The Good Times...
Мелодия
1980
buy
[no cover]
Helen Humes And The...
Мелодия
1980
buy
Helen Humes & the Muse All Stars
Helen Humes & the...
Muse Records
1979
buy
[no cover]
Sneakin' Around
Мелодия
1978
buy
[no cover]
The Talk Of The Town
Мелодия
1975
buy

Similar Artists

Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong
trumpet
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
vocalist
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
vocalist
Lena Horne Lena Horne
vocalist
Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
vocalist
Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney
vocalist
Dakota Staton Dakota Staton
vocalist
Ethel Waters Ethel Waters
vocalist
Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter
vocalist

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google banner ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Fund All About Jazz's Future