Re: Obit: Lee Young; Jazz drummer
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Gilber M. Erskine" <gerskine@...>
>Almost nobody associates Lester Young with New Orleans, but in fact he
> Thanks for posting. Interesting stuff about the Young family roots.
was as close to N.O. from his birthplace in Mississippi as Zutty
Singleton was from his birthplace in Louisiana. And Lester gigged with
> -------GILBERT M. ERSKINE...and Lee Young recorded with Bunk Johnson's V-Disc Veterans. His and
Lester's cousin, Austin Young, also recorded with Bunk as well as with
Big Eye Louis Nelson and Wooden Joe Nicholas. Bunk, I am sure, must
have known Lee & Lester's father, Billy Young.