Sunday, September 13, 1981
American Blues and jazz singer, lead vocalist for Count Basie Orchestra, Music Industry of France Award and city of Louisville key recipient, Helen Humes died of cancer in Santa Monica, California at the age of 68.
Saturday, November 26, 1927
Helen Humes on vocals, who was accompanied by J.C. Johnson on piano, recorded "Everybody Does It Now" for Okeh in New York. She also recorded "Garlic Blues" and "Cross-Eyed Blues" accompanied by Sylvester Weaver and Walter Beasley on guitars.
Sunday, November 27, 1927
Continuing her recording, Helen Humes with the help of Sylvester Weaver and Walter Beasley on guitars, recorded "Alligator Blues", "Nappy Headed Blues" and "Race Horse Blues" for Okeh in New York.
Wednesday, June 23, 1909
Blues and jazz singer who worked with Count Basie Band and also enjoyed solo career, Helen Humes was born in Louisville, KY.