Helen Humes ‎– Songs I Like To Sing! - 1984 - Jazz, Blues (vinyl)


Helen Humes ‎– Songs I Like To Sing! - 1984 -  Jazz, Blues (vinyl)

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Helen Humes (June 23, 1913 – September 9, 1981)[1] was an American jazz and blues singer.

Humes was successively a teenage blues singer, a vocalist with Count Basie's band, a saucy R&B diva and a mature interpreter of the classy popular song.[2] Along with other well-known jazz singers of the swing era, Humes helped to shape and define the sound of vocal swing music.

Early life

She was born on June 23, 1913, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Emma Johnson and John Henry Humes. She grew up as an only child. Her mother was a schoolteacher, and her father was the first black attorney in town. In an interview, Humes recalled her parents singing to each other around the house and in a church choir.[3]

Humes was introduced to music in the church, singing in the choir and getting piano and organ lessons given at Sunday school by Bessie Allen, who taught music to any child who wanted to learn. Humes began occasionally playing the piano in a small and locally traveling dance band, the Dandies. This constant involvement in music would lead to her singing career in the mid-1920s.

Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJC-171, Contemporary Records ‎– C-7582
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # *79


A1 If I Could Be With You 3:23
A2 Don't Worry 'Bout Me 3:00
A3 Mean To Me 3:27
A4 Every Now And Then 3:51
A5 I Want A Roof Over My Head 3:02
A6 St. Louis Bles 2:45
B1 You're Driving Me Crazy 3:10
B2 My Old Flame 3:23
B3 Millon Dollar Secret 4:06
B4 Love Me Or Leave Me 3:00
B5 Imagination 3:07
B6 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 2:44

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