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Ethel Ennis

voc, *1932 US, Baltimore
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Ethel Llewellyn Ennis

Ethel Ennis (November 28, 1932 – February 17, 2019) was an American jazz musician with a career which spanned seven decades. Ennis spent the majority of her life in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where she was affectionately known as the "First Lady of Jazz". Ethel Ennis first won national recognition for her recording “Lullaby for Losers” in 1955. In 1958, she was selected by Benny Goodman as the female vocalist for his all-star band. Later, she was chosen as a featured singer on the Arthur Godfrey Show. After performing at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival with Billy Taylor, Cozy Cole, and Slam Stewart, she appeared with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra on television's “Bell Telephone Hour.” She followed those amazing achievements by wowing them at the Monterey Jazz Festival in duets with Joe Williams. She returned to her hometown to perform in concerts with the Count Basie Band and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. During that same period, she shared the bill with Cab Calloway at Harlem's Apollo Theater and played supper clubs and concert halls all over the country.

  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
My Foolish Heart on Change Of Scenery by Ethel Ennis
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye on Change Of Scenery by Ethel Ennis
Serenade In Blue on Have You Forgotten? by Ethel Ennis
I Still Get A Thrill on Change Of Scenery by Ethel Ennis
The Moon Was Yellow (And the Night Was Young) on This Is Ethel Ennis by Ethel Ennis
I Only Have Eyes for You on Eyes for You by Ethel Ennis
Takin' A Chance On Love on Change Of Scenery by Ethel Ennis
Too Close for Comfort - From the Musical, "Mr. Wonderful" on Eyes for You by Ethel Ennis
A Little Bit Square But Nice on Have You Forgotten? by Ethel Ennis
Have You Forgotten? on Have You Forgotten? by Ethel Ennis

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Title Artist Year Type
The Complete 1955-1958Ethel Ennis2012Compil.
Sings Lullabys For Losers, Change Of Scenery, Have You Forgotten?Ethel Ennis2012Album
Change Of Scenery / Have You ForgottenEthel Ennis1999Compil.
Blue In GrrenMarc Copland With Ethel Ennis1999Compil.
If Women Ruled The WorldEthel Ennis1998Album
Ethel EnnisEthel Ennis1994Album
Live At The International World Exhibition, Brussels 1958 The Unissued RecordingsBenny Goodman And His Orchestra With Featured Vocalists Jimmy Rushing And Ethel Ennis1989Album
The Moon Was Yellow (And The Night Was Young)Ethel Ennis1987Single
Ethel (Live At The Maryland Inn)Ethel Ennis1980Album
Eyes For YouEthel Ennis1974Album
I Believe In LoveEthel Ennis1973Single
God Bless The ChildEthel Ennis1973Compil.
10 Sides Of Ethel EnnisEthel Ennis1973Album
Sing Me A Tune / I Wonder Who My Daddy IsEthel Ennis1972Single
My Kind Of WaltztimeEthel Ennis1965Album
We Could Learn TogetherEthel Ennis1965Single
I've Got That Feeling / About LoveEthel Ennis1965Single
This Is Ethel EnnisEthel Ennis1964Album
He Loves MeEthel Ennis1964Single
This Is Ethel EnnisEthel Ennis1964Album
Now I Have Everything / Matchmaker, MatchmakerEthel Ennis1964Single
The Boy From Ipanema / When Will The Hurt Be OverEthel Ennis1964Single
This Is Ethel EnnisEthel Ennis1964Album
For A Little WhileEthel Ennis1964Single
Once Again...Ethel Ennis1964Album
Eyes For YouEthel Ennis1964Album
Ethel Ennis SingsEthel Ennis1963Album
Have You Forgotten?Ethel Ennis1958Album
A Pair Of Fools / Got It In My Blood (To Love You)Ethel Ennis With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra1957Single
Change Of SceneryEthel Ennis1957Album
I Still Get A Thrill / My Foolish HeartEthel Ennis1957Single
I've Got You Under My Skin / Off ShoreEthel Ennis1956Single
Lullabies For LosersEthel Ennis1955Album
Who Is It This Time?Ethel EnnisSingle
SingsEthel EnnisAlbum
Does It Hurt To Love? * Clown TownEthel EnnisSingle
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