There was always music at Helena's place in Dartmouth, N.S., in the late 70's, and not only all day, as musicians would often drop by after their gigs and we'd jam all night as well. Some of it was caught on cassette tapes, which have since been digitized, making it possible for sharing here. Helena's band is also featured, as well as one song she and her friend Branko did out in Alberta in the 80's.


Helena's Place
T For Texas
Afternoon Jam
-Helena, Randy Russell, Ronnie Banks-
After Hours Jam
-Dave McIsaac, Scott MacMillan-

Helena & Ronnie
Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
The Bottle Let Me Down
Cold Cold Heart

Randy Russell
Always Loving You
I'll Break Out Again Tonight





Helena & Branko
We're All Alone
Helena's Band
(Sly Fox, September 16, 1978)

Dale Boutilier (guitar, vocals)
Ronnie Banks (bass, harmonica, vocals)
Walter Alward (drums)
Segment 1 (37:53)
Segment 2 (32:36)
Segment 3 (22:16)
Helena - Working Girl Blues
Helena - Mama Don't Allow
Dale - Only You & Together Again
Dale - Tiger By The Tail

Bob Murphy
She Thinks I Still Care
-sitting in with Helena's band-







Here is Helena's last performance before retiring from the stage, also recorded on cassette tape, at Boxcar Willie's in the Dover Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta (1984). Band members are...
Branko Maric (lead guitar, beat box)   Norm Roberts (bass)   Branko Milinkovic (keyboard)
Segment 1 (34:49)   Segment 2 (37:44)   Segment 3 (24:15)   Segment 4 (18:03)