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Two Joe Williams's with Count Basie?

My girlfriend, a big jazz fan, insists that the Joe Williams who began with Cout Basie in 1954 was replaced a couple of years later with a look/sound alike who continued with the band until 1960. She said the 2nd Joe Williams was the one who went on to a successful solo career and the original was never to heard of again. Is there any truth to this? Is there some existing photos that can refute or confirm this? I can find no information to counter her assertion, but it makes no sense to me. Any help or information would be appreciated.

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