Margaret Young

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b. Margaret Youngblood, 23 February 1891, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 3 May 1969, Inglewood, California, USA. Young sang as a child and from 1920 had a career on radio and records and she also toured vaudeville…
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b. Margaret Youngblood, 23 February 1891, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 3 May 1969, Inglewood, California, USA. Young sang as a child and from 1920 had a career on radio and records and she also toured vaudeville theatres. Her repertoire was filled with novelty songs and mildly risqué numbers, all delivered in a piping voice that oozed sly innocence. Her first recording career with Brunswick Records ended in 1925 and little was heard of her until 1949 when she recorded a few sides for Capitol Records. In the mid-50s she appeared on The Record Collectors, a CBS radio show.

One of Young's three sisters, Eleanore, married songwriter Richard Whiting; their daughter was singer Margaret Whiting. Among Young's recordings were some co-composed by her brother-in-law, including "Somebody's Wrong" and "Ukulele Lady". Other songs she recorded were "Oh! By Jingo! Oh! By Gee!", "O-oo Ernest", "Hard-Hearted Hannah, The Vamp Of Savannah", "Lovin' Sam (The Sheik Of Alabam)", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "Stumbling", "Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time", "Louisville Lou, The Vampin' Lady", "He May Be Your Good Man Friday", "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Or Papa Don't Go Out Tonight)", "Red Hot Henry Brown", "He Loves It", "Oogie Oogie Wa Wa" and "Sweet Henry".