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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Golden Years of Helen Forrest-I Had the Craziest DGolden Years of Helen Forrest-I Had the Craziest D
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Jasmine Music 2003
$18.67
$17.99 (used)
Helen Forrest: The Voice of the Big BandsHelen Forrest: The Voice of the Big Bands
Jasmine Music 1997
$8.29
$2.08 (used)
I've Heard That SongI've Heard That Song
RETSP 2017
$7.88
$10.78 (used)
The Complete Helen Forrest with the Harry JamesThe Complete Helen Forrest with the Harry James
Collector's Choice 1999
$29.99
$6.38 (used)
Embraceable YouEmbraceable You
Hindsight Records 1995
$3.22
$1.79 (used)
I Wanna Be LovedI Wanna Be Loved
Hindsight Records 1994
$3.47
$1.89 (used)
Personal Album - Helen Forrest (AFRS)Personal Album - Helen Forrest (AFRS)
Kipepeo Publishing 2015
$12.99
Sweeter as the Years Go BySweeter as the Years Go By
Remastered
Jasmine Music 2004
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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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