Helen Forrest

Helen Forrest

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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 1938. Shaw was looking for new talent when vocalist Billie Holiday had to leave the band after singing with the group for a short period of time. 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."show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136606402
  • 9786136606408