Helen Forrest



Helen Forrest

Rating
Active
1934 to 1990
Born
April 12, 1917 in Atlantic City
Died
July 11, 1999
Location
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Genres
Jazz
Biography
Helen Forrest (April 12, 1917 - July 11, 1999) was an American singer. 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." Helen was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 12, 1917. Her parents, Louis and Rebecca Fogel, were Russian-born Jews. While she was still an infant, Helen's father died from influenza. Helen was raised by her mother, who often blamed her husband's death on the birth of Helen.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Helen Forrest: The Complete World Transcriptions

Helen Forrest: The Complete World Transcriptions

Helen Forrest November 20, 2017

50 Tracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Helen Forrest December 19, 2014

20 Tracks

Beyond Patina Jazz Masters: Helen Forrest Vol. 2

Beyond Patina Jazz Masters: Helen Forrest Vol. 2

Helen Forrest November 25, 2011

20 Tracks

Tender Memories

Tender Memories

Helen Forrest July 22, 2011

17 Tracks

Sweeter As the the Years Go By

Sweeter As the the Years Go By

Helen Forrest June 20, 2005

24 Tracks

Sweet & Simple (Vol. 2)

Sweet & Simple (Vol. 2)

Helen Forrest December 1, 1999

23 Tracks

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