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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."

NEWS: RADIO

Songwriting Bandleaders Of The Swing Era This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Songwriting Bandleaders Of The Swing Era This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, vocalist and Arbors recording artist Rebecca Kilgore joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to celebrate Songwriting Bandleaders of the Swing Era with music by Ray Noble, Isham Jones, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Skelton Skinner All Stars / Clare Fischer Big Band / Ron Carter's Great Big Band

Read "Skelton Skinner All Stars / Clare Fischer Big Band / Ron Carter's Great Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Skelton Skinner Allstars Big BandCookin' with the Lid OnDiving Duck Records2012 Back in the late 1950s, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs (with some help from his friends) put together an ensemble that became known as the Terry Gibbs Dream Band, took up residence in Hollywood and began blowing audiences ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Celebrate the Music of the “Greatest Generation”

Read "Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Celebrate the Music of the “Greatest Generation”" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Philly Pops Orchestra Revisits “The Stage Door Canteen"Peter Nero, Artistic Director Lynn Roberts, featured vocalistThe Kimmel Center for the Performing ArtsPhiladelphia, PA March 27, 2010 Why a concert review of the popular music of World War II on a jazz-focused website? The very question suggests how misguided it ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Les Paul: How High The Moon: Hits & Rarities From The Wizard of Waukesha

Read "How High The Moon: Hits & Rarities From The Wizard of Waukesha" reviewed by George Kanzler

His name is on the classic Gibson guitar and his role in the development of the electric guitar, as well as in the creation of multi-track recording and overdubbing, is indisputable. But even though he spent the last two-plus decades of his life holding forth, as much as raconteur as musician, on Monday nights (Fat Tuesday's ...

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Label: Melodiya
Released: 1985

Long Ago And Far Away

Label: Melodiya
Released: 1983

Now And Forever

Label: Melodiya
Released: 1983

Deep Purple

Label: Melodiya
Released: 1957

Voice Of The Name Bands

Label: Melodiya
Released: 1956


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