Humes, Helen

Humes, Helen

(1913–85) jazz musician; born in Louisville, Ky. She was a vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra between 1938–41, a rhythm and blues stylist in the late 1940s, and a popular nightclub attraction thereafter.
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