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Oral history interview with Helen Humes

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Creator:Humes, Helen
Creator:Bobo, Mary
Title:Oral history interview with Helen Humes
Date:1979 June 12, 1913-1979

Oral history interview with Helen Humes, a jazz singer from Louisville, conducted on June 12, 1979 by Mary Bobo, for the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center. In this interview, Ms. Humes discusses her career, including her start in Louisville; her friendships; her musical style; and her thoughts on the changes the years have brought to Louisville.

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Types:Sound recordings | Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Humes, Helen | African Americans--Kentucky | African American singers--Kentucky | African American musicians--Kentucky | Jazz | Jazz singers--Kentucky | Women jazz musicians--Kentucky | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407
Collection:African American Oral History Collection
Institution:University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center
Contributors:University of Louisville. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections
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Persistent Link to Item:https://ohc.library.louisville.edu/interviews/record.php?q=Humes%2C%20Helen