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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Canaries, 10/03/20

Big Band singer Helen Forrest
Big Band singer Helen Forrest

Episode # 2040

10/3      Canaries Through the 1930s and into the 1940s, big bands dominated popular music, but the band singers became increasingly important. The “boy singers” handled the romantic ballads,” but the “girl singers,” otherwise known as “canaries,” saw to the rhythm tunes. Among the best of them were Martha Tilton, Helen Ward, Helen O’Connell, and Helen Forrest.