Helen Merrill (born Jelena Ana Milcetic July 21, 1930) is an American jazz vocalist. Her first album, the eponymous 1955 release Helen Merrill, was an immediate success and associated her with the first generation of bebop jazz musicians. After a prolific 1950s and '60s when she recorded with Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, Merrill spent time recording and touring in Europe and Japan, falling into obscurity in the United States.
The material focuses on two distinct Beatles periods (1965-1966 and 1968-1969), and Merrill studiously avoids many of the standards that older artists were then latching onto.
Helen Merrill is the debut studio album by vocalist Helen Merrill, on which she's accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown in arrangements by the young Quincy Jones. Brown had recorded a somewhat similar album with Sarah Vaughan only a few days previously, on December 16 and 18, 1954. In 1995, on the fortieth anniversary of this debut album, Merrill recorded a tribute album to Brown, who had been killed in a car crash in 1956, the year after their collaborative album was released.
Album · 1969 · 12 Songs. Helen Merrill With Strings. You've Got a Date With the Blues.
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|I'm Through With Love|
|Bye Bye Blackbird|
|Little Girl Blue|
|Don't Worry 'Bout Me|
|Fine And Dandy|
|The Things We Did Last Summer|
|In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning|
|AM2||Linda Merrill||Linda Merrill Sings (LP, Mono)||AMR Records||AM2||US||1961|
|XQAM-1033||Linda Merrill||Linda Merrill Sings (CD, Album, Mono)||SSJ||XQAM-1033||Japan||2009|