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Bob Helm

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Bob Helm is famous chiefly to be a member from the highly influential Lu Watters’ Yerba Buena Jazz Music group within the 1940s. Through the entire years, he offers mainly been a sideman, and, although definately not a virtuoso (and quite erratic tonewise in old age), he offers made his existence felt. Helm analyzed trumpet, acoustic guitar, and saxophones before buying clarinet. He originally fulfilled Lu Watters and Turk Murphy soon after shifting to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in 1935. After some freelancing, he spent a lot of the last fifty percent of the ’40s with Watters’ music group, helping to produce the revival of New Orleans jazz as well as the rise of Watters’ make of freewheeling SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA jazz. After departing Watters, Helm mainly played on / off with Turk Murphy’s rings, particularly within the ’50s and ’60s. In newer times, Helm offers occasionally made an appearance with Pat Yankee and been used like a sideman by way of a selection of San Francisco-style rings. As a innovator, Helm documented one recording for Riverside in 1954. He also participated in Watters’ popular recording classes of 1946-1949, was noticed with Murphy’s rings on records with an semi-regular basis through the 1947-1978 period and made an appearance on a number of stomp albums within the ’80s and 90s.

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Full Name Bob Helm
Music Songs Weary Blues, Alcoholic Blues, Willie The Weeper, Ace In The Hole, Antigua Blues, Canal St. Blues, C C Rider, Irish Black Bottom, Careless Love, Bill Bailey, St. James Infirmary, Sweet Georgia Brown, If I Had You, Write Myself A Letter, Mandy, 1919 Rag, After You've Gone


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