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HELEN FORREST - I've Heard That Song Before - Her 25 Finest

HELEN FORREST - I've Heard That Song Before - Her 25 Finest
CD / Product Number: RTR4302

12th April 2017 marks the centenary of Swing Era’s voice of the name bands', Helen Forrest (1917-1999), the singer who fronted the bands of Artie Shaw, then Benny Goodman, then Harry James. Retrospective’s tribute contains all 25 of her hits peaking above No.10 in the charts, including seven Number Ones: Thanks For Everything and They Say (with Artie Shaw), Taking A Chance On Love (with Benny Goodman), I Don’t Want To Walk Without You, I Had The Craziest Dream, Mister Five-By-Five and the biggest hit of all I’ve Heard That Song Before (all with Harry James). After leaving James she teamed up with his top male vocalist Dick Haymes for a string of duet recordings that made them the most popular of all duo partnerships of the mid-40s, with huge hits such as Long Ago And Far Away and I’ll Buy That Dream both of which reached number 2! o The relaxed vocal style and innate musicality with which Helen Forrest captivated Shaw, Goodman and James bring the great days of the Big Band Era to life as you listen to these 25 evergreens and say “I’ve heard that song before”.


Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
1. Thanks For Everything
2. Deep In A Dream
3. They Say
4. I Poured My Heart Into A Song
5. Comes Love
6. Melancholy Mood
7. All The Things You Are
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
8. How High The Moon
9. I Can’t Love You Any More
10. Taking A Chance On Love
Harry James and His Orchestra
11. I Don’t Want To Walk Without You
12. He’s My Guy
13. I Heard You Cried Last Night
14. Manhattan Serenade
15. I Had The Craziest Dream
16. Mister Five-By-Five
17. I’ve Heard That Song Before
Toots Camarata and His Orchestra
18. Long Ago And Far Away (With Dick Haymes)
19. Time Waits For No One
Victor Young and His Orchestra
20. It Had To Be You (With Dick Haymes)
21. Together (With Dick Haymes)
22. I’ll Buy That Dream (With Dick Haymes)
23. Some Sunday Morning (With Dick Haymes)
Earle Hagen and His Orchestra
24. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (With Dick Haymes)
25. Oh, What It Seemed To Be! (With Dick Haymes)