Related Information for Helen Humes Helen Humes (June 23, 1913 - September 9, 1981) was an American jazz and blues singer. Helen was born in Louisville, Kentucky.She moved to New York and became a recording vocalist with Harry James big band in 1937.Her swing recordings with Harry James included "Jubilee", "I Can Dream Can't I", "That's The Dreamer In Me" and "Song Of The Wanderer".Helen Humes became one of the vocalists with Count Basie's band in the late 1930s... read more