Freddy Helms was the brother of Bobby Helms, who recorded such classic tunes
as "Jingle Bell Rock" and "You Are My Special Angel".
He worked with his brother for a time on Uncle Bob Hardy's Hayloft Frolic show
that originated from Indianapolis, Indiana. While the Hayloft Frolic cameras and spotlights
were on his singing brother, Bobby, it was the steady rhythmic hands of Freddy Helms
on the guitar that set the pace for his soon to be famous brother.
Uncle Bob noted that this quiet member of the Hayloft Frolic was acclaimed as one of
the very best rhythm guitarists in the country music business back then. He notes, such
"side" musicians were said to "put the twinkle in the stars".
In addition to providing the rhythm and beat behind his vocalist brother,
Freddy was a solid member of both of Uncle Bob Hardy's Happy Valley Folks
and the Hayloft Frolic.
Freddy Helms is now entertaining his audiences as part of that big band in the sky.
Credits & Sources
- Hillbilly-Music.com wishes to express its appreciation to
Uncle Bob Hardy for providing his a biography of Scotty's career.