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Helen Forrest

voc, 1917-1999 US, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Helen Fogel

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."

     
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Mad About The Boy on Helen Forrest: The Complete World Transcriptions by Helen Forrest
All The Things You Are on Ultimate Big Band Collection: Artie Shaw by Artie Shaw
It's Been A Long, Long Time on Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James by Harry James
Come Rain or Come Shine on On the Sunny Side of the Street by Helen Forrest
I'm Beginning To See The Light on Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James by Harry James
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You on Helen Forrest: The Complete World Transcriptions by Helen Forrest
Deep Purple on Begin The Beguine by Artie Shaw
Comes Love on Begin The Beguine by Artie Shaw
Deep In A Dream on The Essential Artie Shaw by Artie Shaw
I Don't Want To Walk Without You - (from the film "Sweater Girl") on Ultimate Big Band Collection: Harry James by Harry James

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
I've Heard That Song BeforeHelen Forrest With Harry James And His Orchestra2017Compil.
Together AgainDick Haymes, Helen Forrest2005Compil.
I've Heard That Song BeforeHarry James And His Orchestra Featuring Helen Forrest2001Single
The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny GoodmanHelen Forrest, Benny Goodman2001Compil.
Stardust: The Best Of Artie Shaw And Helen ForrestArtie Shaw, Helen Forrest2001Compil.
Secret LoveHelen Forrest2000Compil.
The Big Bands' Greatest Vocalist Series Helen ForrestHelen Forrest1999Compil.
False Alarm With Helen ForrestHelen Forrest1999Single
The Complete Helen Forrest With Harry JamesHelen Forrest, Harry James1999Compil.
Voice Of The Name Bands / Crazy In Love!Helen Forrest / Trudy Richards1999Compil.
I Had The Craziest DreamHelen Forrest1999Compil.
This Is AlwaysDick Haymes Featuring Helen Forrest1999Compil.
Sweeter As The Years Go ByHelen Forrest, Artie Shaw And His Orchestra1998Compil.
The Voice Of The Big BandsHelen Forrest1997Compil.
Sentimental SwingHelen Forrest with Benny Goodman, Harry James1995Compil.
1946 - 1955Harry James And His Orchestra Guest Helen Forrest1994Compil.
I Wanna Be LovedHelen Forrest1993Album
Best Of Big BandsBenny Goodman With Helen Forrest1992Compil.
Falling In Love With LoveHelen Forrest, Buddy De Franco Sextet1991Album
Big Band BashArtie Shaw And His Orchestra Featuring Helen Forrest, Tony Pastor, Jack Pearce, Pauline Byrne1991Compil.
A Double Date With Helen Forrest & Chris ConnorHelen Forrest & Chris Connor1989Compil.
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetHelen Forrest Accompanied By Carmen Dragon Orchestra1985Compil.
Now And ForeverHelen Forrest1983Album
Long Ago And Far AwayHelen Forrest / Dick Haymes1983Compil.
Down Argentine Way / Springtime In The RockiesHarry James And His Orchestra, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Helen Forrest1983Album
Deep PurpleArtie Shaw And His Orchestra Featuring Helen Forrest1982Compil.
The Uncollected Vol. 4, 1939Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Vocals Helen Forrest1980Album
The Uncollected Harry James And His Orchestra, 1943-1946Harry James And His Orchestra, Helen Forrest1977Compil.
The Young Harry JamesHarry James And His Orchestra With Frank Sinatra With Helen Forrest1976Compil.
The Original Recordings Of The 1940'sBenny Goodman And Helen Forrest1974Album
Deep PurpleHelen Forrest1957Single
False AlarmHelen Forrest1957Single
Voice Of The Name BandsHelen Forrest1956Album
Voice Of The Name BrandsHelen Forrest1956Single
Secret Love / Young At HeartHelen Forrest1954Single
Cara MiaHelen Forrest, Larry Clinton And His Orchestra1954Single
Lover Come Back To Me / Changing PartnersHelen Forrest1954Single
Answer Me My Love / Darktown Strutters BallHelen Forrest, The Magic Strings / Sylvia Syms, The Carillons, Larry Clinton And His Orchestra1954Single
Little Things Mean A Lot / If You Love Me (Really Love Me)Helen Forrest1954Single
Is It Too Late / My MistakeHelen Forrest1949Album
Love / All The Things You AreHelen Forrest1948Album
Don't Tell Me / I Wish I Didn't Love You SoHelen Forrest1947Album
Don't You Love Me Any More / Don't Take Your Love From MeHelen Forrest1947Album
White Christmas / I'm Glad I Waited For You / Let It SnowBing Crosby / Helen Forrest / Dick Haymes1947Album
The Egg And I / Who Cares What People SayHelen Forrest1947Album
You Do / Baby, Come HomeHelen Forrest1947Album
All Of Me / S'posinHelen Forrest1947Album
Something Old, Something New / Why Does It Get So Late So Early?Dick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
It's Easy To Remember / When The Circus Comes To New YorkMarie Greene And Joe Dash / Dick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
Linger In My Arms Little Longer, Baby / Whatta Ya Gonna Do!Helen Forrest1946Album
Dick Haymes Sings With Helen Forrest Volume OneDick Haymes With Helen Forrest1946Album
Somewhere In The Night / I Like MikeHelen Forrest1946Album
The Man I Love / September Song / Mean To MeMarie Greene And Her Merry Men / Helen Forrest / Dick Haymes1946Album
Give Me A Little Kiss, Will You Huh? / Oh! What It Seemed To BeDick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
All Through The Day / In Love In VainDick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
Everybody Knew But Me / Baby, What You Do To MeHelen Forrest With Les Paul And His Trio1946Album
Do You Love Me? / In Love In VainDick Haymes, Helen Forrest1946Album
Come Rain Or Come Shine / You Stole My Heart (But It Wasn't Stealing)Dick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
My Romance / Amada Mio / Button Up Your OvercoatFrank Sinatra And Dinah Shore / Dick Haymes / Helen Forrest1946Album
Tomorrow Is Forever / Amado MioDick Haymes & Helen Forrest1946Album
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Tomorrow Is ForeverDick Haymes And Helen Forrest1946Album
What's The Use Of Wond'rin' / AnywhereHelen Forrest1945Album
Some Sunday Morning / I'll Buy That DreamHelen Forrest And Dick Haymes1945Album
He's Home For A Little While / Ev'ry TimeHelen Forrest1945Album
My Guy's Come Back / I'm Glad I Waited For YouHelen Forrest1945Album
Strange As It Seems / I Wish I Knew / Twilight On The Trail / Red River ValleyHelen Forrest / Dick Haymes / Patty Andrews / The Andrews Sisters1945Album
From Out Of Nowhere / Strange As It SeemsHelen Forrest1945Album
It Had To Be You / TogetherDick Haymes & Helen Forrest1944Album
Every Day Of My Life / I Learned A Lesson I'll Never ForgetHelen Forrest1944Album
Long Ago (And Far Away)Helen Forrest And Dick Haymes1944Album
Time Waits For No One / In A Moment Of MadnessHelen Forrest1944Album
In Love In Vain / All Through The DayDick Haymes And Helen ForrestAlbum
Every Day Of My Life / AnywhereHelen Forrest, Victor YoungAlbum
All Of Me / I Wish I Didn't Love You SoHelen ForrestAlbum
The Big Bands' Greatest Vocalists: Helen Forrest, Volume 6Helen ForrestCompil.
The Big Bands' Greatest Vocalists: Helen Forrest, Volume 8Helen ForrestCompil.
The Dick Haymes ShowDick Haymes, Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra With Helen Forrest, 4 Hits And A MissCompil.
The Dick Haymes Show, Volume 2Helen Forrest And Gordon Jenkins And His OrchestraAlbum
Something To Remember You ByHelen Forrest, Dick HaymesCompil.
My Reverie / Deep PurpleLarry Clinton And His Orchestra Vocal Helen ForrestSingle
I'll Dance At Your Wedding / That's All I Want To KnowHelen ForrestAlbum
The Dick Haymes Show - 1945Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, Gordon Jenkins And His OrchestraAlbum
Black MagicBuddy DeFranco, Helen ForrestAlbum
The Big Band's Greatest Vocalist Series Volume ThreeHelen Forrest With Artie Shaw And His OrchestraCompil.
Sentimental JourneyHelen Forrest / Doris DayCompil.
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