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Velma Middleton

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Background information
Birth name Velma Middleton
Born c. 1917
Origin St. Louis, Missouri
Died 10 February 1961
Genres Jazz
Occupations Singer
Instruments drums
Associated acts Louis Armstrong

Velma Middleton (c. 1917–10 February 1961) was an American jazz vocalist born in St. Louis, Missouri, best-known for having sung with Louis Armstrong big bands and small groups. She was with Louis Armstrong from 1942-1961, when she had a stroke in Africa on tour with him and died soon after in Sierra Leone.



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