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This is the full length NAMM Oral History interview with Snooky Young, which was captured on October 18, 2005. For his biography and web clip, please follow the link: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/snooky-young

This is the full length NAMM Oral History interview with Trummy Young, which was captured on July 27, 1984. For his biography and web-clip, please follow this link: https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/trummy-young

Chip Young was one of the best known recording session guitarists in Nashville. His thumb picking style can be heard on countless recordings and hundreds of hit records made in Nashville between the early 1960s into the 2000s. One of his longest associations was with Elvis Presley. He began recording with Elvis in 1965, continuing until Elvis's passing in 1977.

Snooky Young was given his first trumpet from the local junk man who saw he had an interest in music, but whose family could not afford the expense. The gift served him well as young Snooky went on to record with the famous 1939 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, Count Basie, Gerald Wilson and Lionel Hampton.

Linda (Wert) Young asked her parents, when she was twenty, to assist her in the upstart of a music store after realizing her passion for helping children identify their interest and abilities in playing music. Her dad mortgaged the family farm, which lead to the opening of Wert Music in 1973.

Reggie Young is known throughout the world as one of the great studio session players referred to as the Memphis Boys.  He played guitar on thousands of recordings as a session player in Memphis and later Nashville during the 1960s, 70s and 80s - turning out hit recordings that forever changed popular music.  The Memphis Boys became the name of a group of session players at Ame

Rick Young has spent over 20 years with Yamaha making several important contributions to the Pro Audio Division and Band Instrument Division. Rick has also played a vital role in the Music Achievement Council providing his background and passion for music to enhance successful programs and initiatives, which have assisted in strengthening the music products industry.

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Trummy Young was a noted jazz trombonist who performed and recorded with the likes of Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday.  While playing with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra for 6 years, Trummy also occasionally sang on the band’s 193

Casey Young has designed synthesizers and programed electronic instruments for a string of albums and movies over his long career.  As a keyboardist in the late 60s, Casey found it easy and natural to explore the exciting new developments in electronic musical instruments.  As a result he began programming synths such as the Synclavier for studio recordings as well as live conc

Dr. Carlton Young has had a most interesting career as an editor and arranger of church music for hymnals and for music publishers such as Hope Music.  His passion for church music began in his childhood and continued to grow and develop after college.  He served as editor for two editions of the United Methodist’s Hymnal, first in 1966 and again in 1989.  His work with Hope includes “Music of the Heart” in 1995 and “Our Lives Be Praise” in 1990.