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 playing opposite 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 changed his trombone style to fit Armstrong approach's 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 200 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|
|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|
|Decca||69683||10-in.||8/26/1941||Impromptu-2||Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||70093||10-in.||12/22/1941||Blues in the night, part 1||Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist|
|Decca||70094||10-in.||12/22/1941||Blues in the night, part 2||Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist|
|Decca||70095||10-in.||12/23/1941||I'm losing my mind (because of you)||Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Young, Trummy," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104993.
Young, Trummy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104993.
"Young, Trummy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.
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