Helen Humes

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by Helen Humes

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23 June 1909, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 13 September 1981, Santa Monica, California, USA. Coming from a happy, close-knit, musical family, Humes learned to play trumpet and piano. 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 Records label in St. Louis. Humes then went to New York where she recorded again, this time accompanied by James P. Johnson, and worked for... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
blues
jazz vocal
vocal jazz
swing
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