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Today I Sing The Blues (1944-1955)

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Today I Sing The Blues (1944-1955)
Today I Sing The Blues (1944-1955)


"I've been called a blues singer, a jazz singer, and a ballad singer - well, I'm all three, which means I'm just a singer". That is a quote that Helen Humes was fond of using throughout her career. She was, like many singers of her generation, Caucasian or African American, proud of her versatility and proud of her resistance to any kind of musical genre pigeon holing. Having said that, this collection of 28 of her recordings does indeed put her firmly into the blues genre, albeit blues with a definite Jazz bias.

Playing with her across these various recording dates are, Conte Candoli, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Chico Hamilton, Chuck Norris, Ernie Freeman, Jackie Kelso, Camille Howard, Roy Milton, Buck Clayton, Teddy Wilson, Maxwell Davis, Lester Young, Bill Doggett and even more. How cool is that list. This CD contains several of her jukebox hit records like "Be-Baba-Leba", "Million Dollar Secret". Includes fully detailed liner notes.


  1. Name
  2. Be-Baba-Leba
  3. Voo-It
  4. Central Avenue Boogie
  5. He Don't Love Me Anymore
  6. Pleasing Man Blues
  7. It's Better To Give Than To Receive
  8. Jet Propelled Papa
  9. They Raided The Joint
  10. Mad About You
  11. Flippity Flop Flop
  12. Jumpin' On Sugar Hill
  13. Today I Sing The Blues
  14. Married Man Blues
  15. Don't Fall In Love With Me
  16. I've Got The Strangest Feeling
  17. Free
  18. Million Dollar Secret
  19. Airplane Blues
  20. Helen's Advice
  21. The Laziest Gal In Town
  22. Hey, Hey Baby
  23. All Night Long
  24. Loud Talkin' Woman
  25. They Raided The Joint
  26. Woojamacooja
  27. All I Ask Is Your Love
  28. Real Fine Daddy
  29. I'll Surrender Anytime
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