Thursday, September 25, 2008
Helen Humes with Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band
Another video, this time Helen sings her big hit "Hey Baba Leba," around 1947. Notice Dizzy is playing a straight trumpet (that is without the upward bend he was known for later). Not too shabby a band he had.
I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to see Helen at NYC's Cookery. What a wonderful performer and person.