- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 2
American jazz guitarist who played with major dance orchestras. Down Beat magazine rated Hames as one of the top ten guitarists in the USA.
In the mid-1940s Hames was a member of the Jan Garber Orchestra and the Orrin Tucker band before enrolling at the University of North Texas. He played electric guitar in 1945 with the Aces of Collegeland, the forerunner to the One O'Clock Lab Band. He also taught guitar on and off campus.
Hames was a guitarist on the Jerry Haynes Show on WFAA TV in the mid-1950s, which aired Monday through Friday at noon. In 1951 Hames received a bachelor of music from the University of North Texas College of Music and during the early 1950s he played guitar for several well-known bands, including Stan Keller and His Orchestra.
Hames also had a music store in Greenville, Texas. He died in Texas on 6 September 1998.