Trummy Young

James "Trummy" Young (January 12, 1912 – September 10, 1984) was an American trombonist in the swing era. He established himself as a star during his 12 years performing with Louis Armstrong in Armstrong's All Stars. He had one hit with his version of "Margie", which he played and sang with Jimmie Lunceford's orchestra in 1937. During his years with Armstrong, Young modified his playing to fit Armstrong's approach to jazz.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12, 1912 (Savannah), Died September 10, 1984 (San Jose)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-032944 10-in. 3/9/1939 'Tain't what you do (It's the way that cha do it) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-056484 10-in. 10/14/1940 Whatcha know, Joe? Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Ford Leary ; Three Moaxes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-060609 10-in. 1/31/1941 Whatcha know Joe Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-060627 10-in. 2/7/1941 Whatcha know Joe? The Pied Pipers ; Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-063892 10-in. 5/13/1941 Twenty-four robbers Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick B23760 10-in. 11/28/1938 You're so desirable Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23761 10-in. 11/28/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23762 10-in. 11/28/1938 Hello, my darling Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23763 10-in. 11/28/1938 Let's dream in the moonlight Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63133 10-in. 1/6/1938 Margie-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Decca 63134 10-in. 1/6/1938 The love nest-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63135 10-in. 1/6/1938 I'm laughing up my sleeve-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63585 10-in. 4/12/1938 Down by the old mill stream-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63586 10-in. 4/12/1938 My melancholy baby-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63587 10-in. 4/12/1938 Sweet Sue, just you-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 63588 10-in. 4/12/1938 By the River Sainte Marie-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 68874 10-in. 3/26/1941 Blue prelude-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 68875 10-in. 3/26/1941 I had a proposition-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 68876 10-in. 3/26/1941 Twenty-four robbers-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Decca 68877 10-in. 3/26/1941 Battle axe-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 69035 10-in. 4/22/1941 Peace and love for all-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Decca 69036 10-in. 4/22/1941 Chocolate Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist  
Decca 69680 10-in. 8/26/1941 Gone-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 69681 10-in. 8/26/1941 Hi spook-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 69682 10-in. 8/26/1941 Yard dog mazurka-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Young, Trummy," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104993.

Young, Trummy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104993.

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