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Helen Merrill (album)

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Released  1955
Length  32:33
Release date  1955
Genre  Vocal jazz
Recorded  December 22-24, 1954
Artist  Helen Merrill
Label  EmArcy Records
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Helen Merrill is the debut studio album by Helen Merrill, accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown.


Merrill recorded a tribute album to Brown in 1995.

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The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four and a half stars and said that "The music is essentially straight-ahead bop, yet the seven standards...are uplifted by the presence of Merrill (in top form) and Brown".

Track listing

  1. "Don't Explain" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 5:08
  2. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Cole Porter) - 4:17
  3. "What's New?" (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) - 4:56
  4. "Falling in Love with Love" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:52
  5. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 5:56
  6. "(I Was) Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 5:12
  7. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:12


  • Helen Merrill - vocals
  • Clifford Brown - trumpet
  • Danny Bank - bass clarinet, flute, baritone saxophone
  • Jimmy Jones - piano
  • Barry Galbraith - guitar
  • Milt Hinton - double bass (tracks 1, 2, 6, and 7)
  • Osie Johnson - drums (tracks 1, 2, 6, and 7)
  • Oscar Pettiford - cello, double bass (tracks 3, 4, and 5)
  • Bobby Donaldson - drums (tracks 3, 4, and 5)
  • Quincy Jones - arranger, conductor
  • Songs

    1Don't Explain5:15
    2You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To4:23
    3What's New5:01


    Helen Merrill (album) Wikipedia