Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do

Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do

by Helen HumesHelen Humes


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Helen Humes had not recorded as a leader in seven years when she made the first of three albums for Contemporary, all of which have been reissued on CD via the OJC imprint. Humes, 45 at the time, was at the peak of her powers, although she never really made a bad record. Accompanied by Benny Carter (on trumpet), trombonist Frank Rosolino, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Andrew Previn, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and either Shelly Manne or Mel Lewis on drums, the singer is typically enthusiastic, exuberant, and highly appealing on such numbers as "You Can Depend on Me," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," and "''Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do." She even sings credible versions of "Bill Bailey" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" on this easily recommended CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218645324
catalogNumber: 453

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Helen Humes   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mel Lewis   Drums
Shelly Manne   Drums
André Previn   Piano
Benny Carter   Trumpet
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass

Technical Credits

Mel Lewis   Contributor
Shelly Manne   Contributor
André Previn   Contributor
Benny Carter   Contributor
James Black   Composer
Teddy Edwards   Contributor
Porter Grainger   Composer
Frank Rosolino   Contributor
Leroy Vinnegar   Contributor
Clarence Williams   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Everett Robbins   Composer
Robert Prince   Composer
Hughie Cannon   Composer
Horatio Nicholls   Composer

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