Sweet And Simple Volume 2

Helen Forrest & Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASMCD2559

Release Date:  01 November 1999

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988255928

Genres:  Jazz  Big Band  

  • Description

    On 11th July, 1999, Helen Forrest died of heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home & Hospital in Los Angeles - she was 82. Thus 'The Voice Of The Big Bands', which sustained many a grieving heart through the later Depression years and the Second World War, was stilled forever. Born Helen Fogel on 12th April, 1918, in Atlantic City, her childhood was not a happy one. Her father had died in the great influenza epidemic which rampaged through America in the year of her birth, and her mother's subsequent remarriage resulted in a stepfather best confined to fiction. Published in 1982, her autobiography (actually co-written with Bill Libby), "I Had The Craziest Dream", chronicles the sad story. The family moved to New York and Helen eventually found refuge with a neighbour. Her natural singing talent surfaced and in her later teens it enabled her to make some kind of living working with local bands and performing on radio.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. I Have Eyes
      • 2. Between A Kiss And A Sigh
      • 3. Deep In A Dream
      • 4. Simple And Sweet
      • 5. I Won't Tell A Soul
      • 6. A Room With A View
      • 7. It Took A Million Years
      • 8. Let's Stop The Clock
      • 9. Two Sleepy People
      • 10. This Can't Be Love
      • 11. What's New
      • 12. Deep Purple
      • 13. You're So Indiff'rent
      • 14. Comes Love
      • 15. Moonray
      • 16. Melancholy Mood
      • 17. Day In, Day Out
      • 18. Two Blind Loves
      • 19. Without A Dream To My Name
      • 20. I've Got My Eyes On You
      • 21. All In Fun
      • 22. All The Things You Are
      • 23. When Love Beckoned