Helen Ward

Helen Ward

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I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling (feat. Benny Goodman And His Orchestra)
3:57
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (feat. Percy Faith & His Orchestra)
3:50
I'm Feeling High and Happy
2:43
Goody Goody
2:36
When You Make Love to Me (Don't Make Believe) [feat. Percy Faith & His Orchestra]
4:10

Singles

Let’s Put Two and Two Together
2:49
Gone With The Wind
2:08

Biography

Helen Ward

Helen Ward (born September 19, 1913, New York City – died April 21, 1998, Arlington, Virginia) was an American singer. Her father had taught her piano, and she appeared on radio broadcasts with WOR and WNYC. She also worked as a staff musician at WNYC. Starting in 1934, she sang in Benny Goodman's first band, and became one of the first popular swing "girl singers", as they were then called, and among Goodman's most popular. She and Benny had a brief romance and he came very close to proposing marriage to her in either 1935 or 1936. However, according to Ward in the documentary, Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing, he called it off at the last minute, citing his career. She married financier Albert Marx the following year and left the band. In 1938, Marx arranged for Goodman's Carnegie Hall concert to be recorded for her as an anniversary present. That recording was later released as a dual LP set by Columbia Records in 1950. During the 1940s, Ward worked with the bands of Hal McIntyre and Harry James. She became a radio show producer for WMGM in 1946-1947.