born on 25/5/1923 in Boston, MA, United States
died on 3/10/2007 in New York City, NY, United States
Links www.allmusic.com (English)
Lloyd Trotman (May 25, 1923 – October 3, 2007), born in Boston, was a jazz bassist who backed numerous jazz, dixieland, doo-wop and R&B artists in the 50s and 60s. He provided the bass line on Ben E. King's "Stand by Me".
Trotman began playing the club scene in New York in the late 1940s. One of his earliest recording sessions was on Duke Ellington's 1950 album Great Times! Piano Duets with Billy Strayhorn. Throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s he backed a wide variety of artists, including R&B artists such as Varetta Dillard, LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Al Hibbler, Big Joe Turner, Nappy Brown, Linda Hopkins, Mickey "Guitar" Baker, Chuck Willis, Ben E. King, and Pat Thomas, doo-wop groups such as The Roamers, The Dreams, and The Coasters, and jazz artists such as Johnny Hodges, Woody Herman, Lawrence Brown, Bud Powell. Henry "Red" Allen, Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Scott, and Don Wilkerson.
Trotman died, aged 84, on October 3, 2007 in Long Island, and is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York.
- Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn – Great Times! (1950)
- Big Joe Turner – "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (1954), "Corrine, Corrina" (1956)
- Chuck Willis – "C.C. Rider" (1957)
- Henry "Red" Allen – World on a String (1957)
- The Coasters – "Yakety Yak" (1958)
- Ben E. King – "Spanish Harlem" (1960), "Stand by Me" (1961)
- Don Wilkerson – Elder Don (1962)