1948-1950

1948-1950

by Helen Humes
     
 

The last two years of the '40s saw Helen Humes growing considerably as a performer. While still showing her mastery of classic blues ("Married Man Blues") and high-octane swing (a frenetic live version of her previous hit, "Be-Baba-Leba"), she continued refining the type of blue-and-sentimental ballads she'd made famous during her Count Basie<See more details below

Overview

The last two years of the '40s saw Helen Humes growing considerably as a performer. While still showing her mastery of classic blues ("Married Man Blues") and high-octane swing (a frenetic live version of her previous hit, "Be-Baba-Leba"), she continued refining the type of blue-and-sentimental ballads she'd made famous during her Count Basie years (also the type of song that would carry her through the '50s). "Time Out for Tears" and "Don't Fall in Love With Me" find Humes reaching out to the trad-pop audience, and her version of "Somebody Loves Me" shows her finding the blues even in a Gershwin standard. As if her range wasn't stunning already, 1948-1950 also includes a splendid one-shot, a title called "I Ain't in the Mood" that sounds like it came straight from the Sun studio.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2004
Label:
Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC:
3307517133328
catalogNumber:
1333
Rank:
154979

Tracks

  1. Time Out for Tears  - Helen Humes
  2. Married Man Blues  - Helen Humes
  3. Somebody Loves Me  - Helen Humes
  4. Don't Fall in Love With Me  - Helen Humes
  5. I've Got the Strangest Feeling  - Helen Humes
  6. Free  - Helen Humes
  7. Sad Feeling  - Helen Humes
  8. Rock Me to Sleep  - Helen Humes
  9. This Love of Mine  - Helen Humes
  10. He May Be Yours  - Marshall Royal
  11. I'm Gonna Let Him Ride  - Helen Humes
  12. Million Dollar Secret  - Helen Humes
  13. Hard Driving Mama  - Helen Humes
  14. Be-Baba-Leba  - Helen Humes
  15. If I Could Be With You  - Helen Humes
  16. I Ain't in the Mood  - Helen Humes
  17. Livin' My Life My Way  - Helen Humes
  18. Hey, Hey, Baby  - Helen Humes
  19. Laziest Gal in Town  - Helen Humes
  20. New Million Dollar Secret  - Helen Humes
  21. Ain't Gonna Quit You  - Helen Humes
  22. Helen's Advice  - Helen Humes
  23. Knockin' Myself Out  - Helen Humes
  24. Airplane Blues  - Helen Humes

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Helen Humes   Primary Artist,Vocals
Roy Milton   Drums
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Leon Bibb   Bass
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Jack McVea   Baritone
Dallas Bartley   Bass
Eddie Beal   Piano
Oscar Lee Bradley   Drums
Red Callender   Bass
Charles Gillum   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Camille Howard   Piano
Jackie Kelso   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Rogers   Guitar
Jack Trainor   Trumpet
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Tenor Saxophone
John Anderson   Trumpet
Henry Bridges   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Simon   Baritone
Ernie Freeman Combo   Piano
Jimmy Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Kato   Bass

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Lonnie Johnson   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Helen Humes   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gladys Bluesboys Hampton   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Henry W. Sanicola   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
James Bevelle   Composer
Abe Schiff   Composer
Irving Berman   Composer
Sol Parker   Composer

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