Andrea Young


Oral History Information

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Daughter of Trummy Young

Andrea Young is the daughter of jazz trombonist James “Trummy” Young. As a child, she rode in the band bus with her father who at the time was a member of Louie Armstrong’s All Stars. As the group toured, Andrea met many musical icons and referred to many of the legendary performers that she knew as her uncles. In the 1970s she began singing with her father, who was also a noted songwriter who penned “Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” and “Trav’lin’ Light” which he co-wrote with Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Mundy. Andrea’s NAMM Oral History interview also included her thoughts about her father’s 1984 radio interview, which was the very first interview conducted by NAMM Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino when he was 16.