Helm is noted for being a member of the Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band in the 1940s. He is most associated with Dixieland music. He led at least one band, which was Bob Helm's Riverside Roustabouts. He recorded relatively little from 1957 to 1988, but started making something of a return in the 1990s. In 1998, he led his first album since 1954.
- Profile, AllMusic.com; accessed May 23, 2017.
- Bob Helm profile, bobschulzjazz.com; accessed May 23, 2017.
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