HELEN FORREST

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Helen Forrest (April 12, 1917–July 11, 1999) was one of the most popular female jazz vocalists during America's Big Band era. She was born Helen Fogel to a Jewish family in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 12, 1917. She first sang with her brother's band at the age of 10, and later began her career singing on CBS radio under the name Bonnie Blue.

Forrest achieved fame when bandleader Artie Shaw hired her in 1939. Shaw was looking for new talent since vocalist Billie Holiday had left the band the previous year. Forrest recorded 38 singles with Shaw's band. Two of her biggest hits with Shaw were the songs "They Say" and "All the Things You Are."

In late 1939 Forrest left Shaw and joined Benny Goodman, with whom she recorded a number of celebrated songs, including the hit song "The Man I Love." She recorded with Nat
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HELEN FORREST Voice Of The Name Bands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice Of The Name Bands
Big Band 1956
HELEN FORREST Now And Forever album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now And Forever
Big Band 1983
HELEN FORREST The Complete World Transcriptions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete World Transcriptions
Big Band 1999

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HELEN FORREST Voice of the Big Bands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Voice of the Big Bands
Big Band 1997
HELEN FORREST Sweet and Simple album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet and Simple
Big Band 2000
HELEN FORREST The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman
Big Band 2001

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