Helen Forrest: You Made Me Love You

Helen Forrest singing You Made Me Love You with the Harry James Orchestra.

She was signed by Artie Shaw in 1938 and went on to record with Benny Goodman, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Helen sang with Dick Haymes on some duets which became popular.

Even though her name is not recognized as well as Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Helen O’Connell and other female big band singers she was as talented as any of them.

I can remember when the late Town Talk sportswriter Bill Carter was talking about Harry James coming to Alexandria during the big band revival.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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