Born : July 27, 1916 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Died : February 28, 1994 in New York City, New York.
"Skippy" played with : "Chester Clark Band" (1933), "Toledo
Frank Terry Orchestra" (1934), with an his own band (1936),
"Count Basie Orchestra" (1939), Claude Hopkins, Edgar Hayes, Earl Bostic, Jimmy Mundy, Duke Ellington, Lucky Millinder, Bob Chester, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Reynolds, led his own band for a year and in 1940s in Florida with his own small combo.
In the late 1950s moved to New York and continued playing (1973 in the Ellington Band during its last Carnegie Hall concert).