Helen Merrill (album)

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Helen Merrill
Studio album by Helen Merrill
Released 1955
Recorded December 22-24, 1954
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 32:33
Label EmArcy
Helen Merrill chronology
Helen Merrill
Helen Merrill with Strings
(1955)Helen Merrill with Strings1955

Helen Merrill is the debut studio album by Helen Merrill, accompanied by trumpeter Clifford Brown.[1]

Merrill recorded a tribute album to Brown in 1995.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album four and a half stars and said that "The music is essentially straight-ahead bop, yet the seven standards...are uplifted by the presence of Merrill (in top form) and Brown".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Explain" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 5:08
  2. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Cole Porter) - 4:17
  3. "What's New?" (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) - 4:56
  4. "Falling in Love with Love" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:52
  5. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 5:56
  6. "(I Was) Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) - 5:12
  7. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:12



  1. ^ a b c "Helen Merrill". Allmusic. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 138. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.