One doesn’t hear much about Helen Baylor, but she is a gifted gospel singer and I really like her contemporary songs. In the 90’s she put out several successful albums.
- There's No Greater Love Helen Baylor 5:11
In the “EVERYONE HAS A STORY” department, Helen has a good one. Breifly…she was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At age 11 she moved to Los Angeles as her Dad had been transferred. There she first performed as a nightclub act. She is one of seven kids, she has five brothers and one other sister. At age sixteen she had her first child.
Baylor opened for Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and B.B. King while still in her teens, and performed in the musical Hair. She began using marijuana and pain pills. Before going on tour with Chaka Khan she began dating the lighting director who was also a drug dealer. They moved in together and she had all the cocaine she wanted. Together they quit and found God. In 1982 she happily married her former cocaine dealer: James Baylor.