Helen Merrill

Real Name:
Jelena Ana Milčetić
Profile:
US jazz vocalist (* 21 July 1930 in New York City, New York, USA) who has worked with some of the most notable artists in Jazz history.
Her parents Antoinette and Frank Milčetić were Croatian immigrants from the island of Krk in the Adriatic Sea.

Her first album, the eponymous 1955 release Helen Merrill, was an immediate success and associated her with the first generation of bebop jazz musicians. After a prolific 1950s and '60s when she recorded with Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, Merrill spent time recording and touring in Europe and Japan, falling into obscurity in the United States.

In the 1980s and '90s, a contract with Verve Records and high-profile performances in America returned her to prominence. Noted for her emotional, sensual vocal performances, her career continues in its sixth decade with concerts and recordings.
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MG-36057 Helen Merrill With Strings — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Helen Merrill With Strings (Album) Emarcy MG-36057 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MG 36006 Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Helen Merrill (Album) EmArcy MG 36006 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
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MG-36078 Dream Of You — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Dream Of You (Album) Emarcy MG-36078 US 1956 Sell This Version
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MG 36107 Merrill At Midnight — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill With Hal Mooney And His Orchestra Helen Merrill With Hal Mooney And His Orchestra - Merrill At Midnight (Album) EmArcy MG 36107 US 1957 Sell This Version
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MG 36134 The Nearness Of You — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill The Nearness Of You (Album) Emarcy MG 36134 US 1958 Sell This Version
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33-112 American Country Songs — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill American Country Songs (Album) ATCO Records 33-112 US 1959 Sell This Version
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SE1010 You've Got A Date With The Blues — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill You've Got A Date With The Blues (Album) Metrojazz SE1010 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LPM-10105, PML 10105 Parole E Musica  — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Con Piero Umiliani E Il Suo Complesso E La Voce Di Fernando Caiati Helen Merrill Con Piero Umiliani E Il Suo Complesso E La Voce Di Fernando Caiati - Parole E Musica (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA LPM-10105, PML 10105 Italy 1960 Sell This Version
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SKJ 5 Helen Merrill In Tokyo = ヘレン・メリル・イン・トウキョウ — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Helen Merrill In Tokyo = ヘレン・メリル・イン・トウキョウ (Album) King Records SKJ 5 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
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S/6014 The Artistry Of Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill The Artistry Of Helen Merrill (Album) Mainstream Records S/6014 US 1965 Sell This Version
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SLH (J) 58 Sings Folk — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Sings Folk (Album) London Records SLH (J) 58 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
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SMJ-7453 Autumn Love — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Autumn Love (Album) Victor World Group SMJ-7453 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
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SJET-7932 Bossa Nova In Tokyo — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Bossa Nova In Tokyo (Album) Victor SJET-7932 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
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MSP 9003 The Feeling Is Mutual — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Together With Dick Katz Helen Merrill Together With Dick Katz - The Feeling Is Mutual (Album) Milestone (4) MSP 9003 US 1967 Sell This Version
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SJET-8054 Sings Screen Favorites — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Sings Screen Favorites (Album) Nivico SJET-8054 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
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MSP 9019 A Shade Of Difference — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill / Dick Katz Helen Merrill / Dick Katz - A Shade Of Difference (Album) Milestone (4) MSP 9019 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SJET-8166 Plaisir D'Amour — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Plaisir D'Amour (Album) Victor SJET-8166 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
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SMJX−10092 Helen Merrill Sings Beatles — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Sings Beatles (Album) Victor SMJX−10092 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
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ST 21027 Sposin' — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill With Gary Peacock Trio Helen Merrill With Gary Peacock Trio - Sposin' (Album) Victor World Group ST 21027 France 1971 Sell This Version
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CAT-7903 Helen Sings, Teddy Swings — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill With Teddy Wilson Helen Merrill With Teddy Wilson - Helen Sings, Teddy Swings (Album) Nivico CAT-7903 US 1976 Sell This Version
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PAP-9086 Love In Song — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Love In Song (Album) Trio Records PAP-9086 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-1150 John Lewis / Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill John Lewis (2) / Helen Merrill John Lewis (2) / Helen Merrill - John Lewis / Helen Merrill (Album, MiniAlbum) Mercury SRM-1-1150 US 1977 Sell This Version
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VFC-3106 Mas Que Nada = マシュ・ケ・ナダ — Helen Merrill Bossa Brazilia / Helen Merrill Bossa Brazilia / Helen Merrill - Mas Que Nada = マシュ・ケ・ナダ(LP) Victor VFC-3106 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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PAP-9246 Casa Forte — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Casa Forte (Album) Trio Records PAP-9246 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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IC 1080 Chasin' The Bird — Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Chasin' The Bird (Album) Inner City Records IC 1080 US 1980 Sell This Version