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Helen Forrest Helen Forrest

Helen Forres was an American singer of traditional pop and swing music. She served as the “girl singer” for three of the most popular big bands of the Swing Era (Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James), thereby earning a reputation as “the voice of the name bands.”




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