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Published on Apr 25, 2016
In 1951 Helen Humes recorded two songs with Dexter Gordon. "Helen´s Advice" and "Airplane Blues". She had worked previously in the 30s and 40s with different bands like Count Basie and Jay McShann´s. She was in fact recording blues as early as in the twenties with Sylvester Weaver. If you follow her advice and get yourself a young man remember the warning at the end of the song: "don´t bite off much more than you can chew!" In "Million Dollar Secret" by the way she recommends young girls quite the opposite - if they want to get rich quick - to marry older men. This is anyway how she sounded as a young girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnAr...