Trummy Young

Born: 
01/12/1912
City: 
Savannah
Region: 
GA
Country: 
USA
Died: 
09/10/1984
Years Active: 
1928-1964
Instruments: 
Trombone, Vocals

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James "Trummy" Young was a trombonist in the swing era. Although he was never really a star or a bandleader himself, he did have one hit with his version of "Margie," which he played and sang with Jimmie Lunceford's Time-Life Orchestra.

In 1964, Young quit the road to settle in Hawaii, occasionally emerging for jazz parties and special appearances.

According to his own life story, printed in the July 22nd, 1977 issue of the Awake! magazine published by Jehovah's Witnesses; Trummy Young became a Jehovah's Witness in 1964.