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Skinnay Ennis (1909–1963)

Skinnay Ennis joined Hal Kemp's band as a drummer while both attended the University of North Carolina. They stayed together after college when Kemp formed his own professional band. Ennis soon started singing as well as drumming, and by the mid-30s, his spotlight singing solos made him Kemp's biggest star. Ennis formed his own orchestra in 1938 ... See full bio »

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Swing It Soldier
Swing It Soldier Orchestra Leader
Radio Stars on Parade
Radio Stars on Parade Skinnay Ennis
All Star Melody Masters
All Star Melody Masters Himself (from Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra [1940])
College Swing
College Swing Skinnay - Orchestra Leader


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 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
Skinnay Ennis
 1945 Let's Go Steady
Larry Tyler (as Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra)
 1943 Follow the Band
Skinnay Ennis
 1942 Sleepytime Gal
Danny Marlowe
 1941 Swing It Soldier
Orchestra Leader
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
 1938 College Swing
Skinnay - Orchestra Leader
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Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra

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