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Sunday, January 19, 2014

De Lovely - De Lys

You're Mine, You
De Lovely
De Lys
Helen De Lys
Jubilee JLP-1077

De Lys seems to have made just this one album. I could find no other direct references to her or her father online.

From the back cover: How about Helene: Her polished swinging performances belie a more formal education. She is a "natural" singer having learned by performance literally since childhood. Actually, she worked professionally for the first time when she was four years old. Her mother was a headliner on the Keith circuit, and Helene often traveled with her. This atmosphere had much importance on her feel for theatrics and music in general.

Unlike many of today's quickie singers, she is an accomplished musician, having led her own orchestra (all boys!) while in grade school, and she plays crazy piano.

Though born in Camden, New Jersey, Helene graduated from New York University. After leaving school she temporarily retired from singing to take over as active head of The World-Wide Advertising Agency, which was founded by her father, Emile Scholz, the distinguished newspaper publisher and advertising executive.

The whole of every person is made up of the parts of his or her background, and the stability, insight, and balance, which of necessity became a part of Helene as Advertising Executive, is apparent in the sure, forthright approach she uses to captivate audiences. She's a charmer and her many night club fans in New York and the east will attest to this un-hesitatingly. As a matter of fact, this, her first Jubilee album, is a outgrowth of one of those performances: After seeing her conquer a hard-core New York club audience with her first song, I suggested she tape a portion of the material that she uses in her in-person performances.

– Jack Lazare

Automobile courtesy of Austin Clark, Jr.'s Long Island Automotive Museum, Southhampton, L.I. N.Y.
Gown courtesy of Harold Oberson, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Cover design by Sy Leichman
Photograph by Charles Varon

I've Got My Eyes On You
You're Mine, You
Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Find Me A Primitive Man
How Long Has This Been Going On
Don't Worry 'Bout Strangers
He Was To Good To ME
I Must Have That Man
Smokey Morning
Let's Misbehave
You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night

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