Helen Carr

Helen Carr: Age 38 | Cause Of Death: CAR CRASH

(Died 1960)

With the exception of one song cut with Charles Mingus in 1946 and two with King Curtis later in the 1950s, her CD (which consists of Helen Carr’s two Bethlehem albums) has the complete output of the talented but short-lived singer who died in 1960 at age 36. Carr’s interpretations fall between jazz and middle-of-the-road pop, yet her treatments of the standards consistently swing and uplift the material.  ~Scott Yanow AMG