It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Helen Kane

Helen Kane is one of an elite group of performers, the essence of whose entire careers can be captured with a simple, silly, and catchy expression. "Boop-boop-be-doop!" does it for Kane, just like "I can't get no satisfaction" sums up Mick Jagger. It is a pity that these two careers have little else in common; how nice it would be, for example, if a cartoon character based on some aspect of Jagger's personality had become much more famous than Jagger himself. That's just what happened with Betty Boop and Kane, but it was not the singer who actually worked the voice of the flapper-cartoon heroine. The Boop-scoop, so to speak, was provided by a performer named Mae Questal, first-place winner in a contest to imitate the sound of Kane's voice.

Like many performers burdened with one overwhelming association, Kane's career was actually much more diverse. She was involved with show business for much of her life, not only as a singer but also as an actress in the early-'30s Hollywood films, and a costume designer as well. Kane was a Bronx gal whose real name was Helen Schroeder. Some mildly amusing siblings known as the Marx Brothers were the ones who got her started in show business; she was 17 at the time. She began appearing in Broadway musicals in 1927, and a 1928 show entitled Good Boy was the source of the "boop-boop-be-doop," a musical request entitled "I Wanna Be Loved by You," specifically. An aspect of her approach to the song, delivering it in a toddler's voice, in turn became a stylistic trademark of some of the so-called "flapper" tuneage created by singers such as Kane and Annette Hanshaw.

The character of Betty Boop evolved out of all this while Kane was a contract player at the Paramount studio, also the home of animation genius Max Fleischer. It wasn't he who first drew the character, however. The original animator, the pleasant-sounding Grim Natwick, supposedly created Betty Boop by combining attributes of Kane and a French poodle! In a 1950 film biography of "I Want to Be Loved by You" songwriters Kalmar & Ruby, the part of Kane was played by none other than Debbie Reynolds, but it is actually Kane's voice providing the "boop-boop-be-doop." ~ Eugene Chadbourne
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Betty Boop Musical Cabaret

1. I Wanna Be Loved By You

2. Fever

3. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

4. He's So Unusual

5. Cry Me A River

7. Dark Moon

9. Up Pops Love

11. Broken Hearted

12. I Wanna Be Loved By You

x

Track List: Boop-Boop-A-Doop' Girl

1. I Wanna Be Loved By You

2. Get Out And Get Under The Moon

3. That's My Weakness Now

4. Is There Anything Wrong In That?

5. Don't Be Like That

6. Me And The Man In The Moon

7. Button Up Your Overcoat

8. I Want To Be Bad

9. Do Something

10. That's Why I'm Happy

12. He's So Unusual

13. Ain'tcha?

14. I Have To Have You

16. Dangerous Nan McGrew

17. Thank Your Father

18. I Owe You

19. Readin , Ritin , Rhythm

20. I've Got It But It Don't Do Me No Good

21. My Man Is On The Make

22. If I Knew You Better

24. Hug Me! Kiss Me! Love Me!

25. Aba Daba Honeymoon

26. The Beanbag Song

x

Track List: House Of 1000 Corpses

2. House Of 1000 Corpses

4. Everybody Scream

7. Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass

8. Run, Rabbit, Run

11. I Wanna Be Loved By You

12. P**sy Liquor

15. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

18. I Remember You

21. Little Piggy

24. Brick House 2003

x

Track List: Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 20's

1. Let's Misbehave

2. My Blue Heaven

3. Collegiate

4. Alice Blue Gown

5. Little Orphan Annie

9. Whispering

10. I Wanna Be Loved By You

12. Makin' Whoopee

13. Charleston

14. The Prisoner's Song

16. My Man

17. Black And Tan Fantasy

18. Louise

x

Track List: Pennies From Heaven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

3. I'll Never Have To Dream Again

5. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?

6. Pennies From Heaven

7. It's The Girl

9. Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep

11. I Want To Be Bad

13. Let's Misbehave

16. Let's Face The Music And Dance

x

Track List: The Hits Of Rodgers & Hart

5. You Took Advantage Of Me

6. My Heart Stood Still

8. My Man Is On The Make

10. Where's That Rainbow?

11. Isn't It Romantic

12. It Never Entered My Mind

15. Blue Moon

16. A Tree In The Park

17. With A Song In My Heart

19. Ten Cents A Dance

20. Lover

21. You Are Too Beautiful

22. The Lady Is A Tramp

23. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

Comments

Report as inappropriate
saqib_jodi
I love her!
Report as inappropriate
Too cute cute cute boop boop boop!
Report as inappropriate
drakestraw96
Helen Kane is not the singing voice of Betty Boop in the cartoons. She sued the producers, but lost because they were able to prove that Helen had no claim to being the originator of the style. The original was ''Baby'' Esther Jones, seen by Kane in 1928.
Report as inappropriate
drakestraw96
No, double quotes still don't work in these blogs. ''Just key the single twice.''
Report as inappropriate
drakestraw96
I'm pretty sure that this is Helen Kane on the tracks that actually sound like Betty Boop. What are all these unrelated artists doing on the album? I recommend ''Boop-Boop- A - D o o p - G i r l ' ' if you really want to eliminate the others.
Report as inappropriate
she has such a little voice. So cute!
Report as inappropriate
She's so cute! I can't handle it
Report as inappropriate
♥♥♥!
Report as inappropriate
kellied
This voice-- I thought it was a commercial for Bugs Bunny! Argh!

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[116, 90, 94, 97, 78, 69, 89, 114, 110, 90, 98, 126, 80, 70, 120, 81, 98, 108, 91, 65, 83, 106, 97, 90, 77, 94, 74, 110, 109, 68, 117, 81, 99, 85, 83, 91, 74, 100, 107, 112, 67, 97, 76, 76, 126, 110, 102, 94, 81, 114, 104, 82, 110, 93, 121, 108, 93, 103, 88, 66, 80, 73, 117, 65, 70, 117, 109, 101, 123, 109, 117, 105, 68, 102, 124, 97, 125, 108, 110, 92, 107, 83, 127, 121, 117, 79, 91, 115, 92, 112, 111, 76, 118, 102, 121, 101, 67, 75, 122, 75, 100, 65, 109, 95, 111, 113, 103, 100, 123, 109, 88, 110, 103, 66, 110, 70, 89, 101, 119, 81, 79, 111, 65, 107, 87, 105, 105, 111, 98, 86, 87, 99, 122, 125, 107, 71, 69, 107, 100, 90, 100, 67, 72, 82, 127, 107, 93, 106, 112, 71, 119, 80, 124, 86, 90, 67, 73, 73, 125, 114, 85, 86, 120, 106, 120, 112, 125, 120, 118, 117, 75, 92, 94, 87, 100, 70, 80, 78, 104, 85, 122, 115, 69, 118, 72, 113, 76, 99, 68, 119, 92, 95, 86, 118, 120, 115, 71, 82, 78, 111, 86, 87, 78, 106, 123, 93, 84, 88, 105, 116, 86, 127, 80, 79, 79, 78, 105, 108, 99, 75, 109, 116, 90, 108, 77, 92, 98, 72, 80, 124, 100, 92, 117, 102, 111, 120, 74, 92, 104, 122, 105, 108, 85, 116, 81, 94, 88, 120, 81, 98, 125, 77, 83, 86, 113, 86, 81, 83, 70, 112, 113, 96, 114, 64, 69, 124, 109, 103, 93, 114, 76, 118, 74, 92, 83, 76, 116, 120, 65, 97, 110, 74, 112, 92, 111, 82, 89, 85, 100, 82, 68, 96, 86, 75, 64, 74, 95, 110, 69, 110, 117, 115, 105, 105, 64, 88, 95, 106, 94, 100, 104, 78, 104, 116, 92, 105, 83, 120, 91, 103, 90, 101, 98, 80, 114, 93, 104, 87, 87, 77, 118, 118, 93, 66, 87, 98, 65, 81, 101, 102, 91, 118, 122, 85, 107, 102, 125, 114, 106, 114, 69, 73, 114, 112, 89, 126, 94, 83, 103, 102, 115, 107, 85, 103, 106, 65, 121, 68, 100, 74, 110, 122, 91, 73, 95, 85, 115, 65, 113, 97, 85, 111, 91, 75, 89, 85, 116, 81, 91, 66, 73, 107, 106, 106, 97, 92, 111, 67, 101, 82, 103, 98, 126, 91, 77, 70, 86, 108, 106, 74, 125, 91, 101, 92, 94, 85, 100, 117, 86, 112, 119, 98, 94, 93, 75, 73, 111, 87, 85, 79, 126, 115, 75, 100, 124, 89, 69, 127, 106, 110, 124, 64, 69, 97, 112, 67, 90, 127, 109, 79, 96, 115, 83, 84, 86, 103, 104, 67, 74, 86, 96, 100, 84, 104, 90, 113, 111, 105, 66, 93, 87, 72, 70, 81, 69, 93, 124, 119, 76, 100, 116, 127, 124, 75, 82, 111, 94, 76, 112, 104, 116, 99, 97, 84, 123, 125, 67, 105, 71, 117, 115, 96, 77, 117, 123, 88, 123, 66, 82, 102, 71, 124]