Helen Humes

Born 23 July 1913. Died 9 October 1981.

Biography

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

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

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