Margaret Young

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For the American author and filmmaker, see Margaret Blair Young.
Margaret Young
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Margaret Young in 1921
Background information
Birth name Margaret Youngblood
Born February 23, 1891
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 3, 1969
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1920-1930
1949-1969
Labels Capitol, Brunswick
Notable instruments
Vocals

Margaret Youngblood (born February 23, 1891 - May 3, 1969) better known by her stage name Margaret Young, was an American singer and comedienne who was popular in the 1920s. Margaret Young was born in Inglewood, California. Young is best known for her songs "Hard Hearted Hannah", "Lovin' Sam The Sheik Of Alabam'", and "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans".

Early life[edit]

White was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1891. Margaret has four sisters; three older and one younger.

Recording career[edit]

Young began her professional career in Detroit, Michigan. She sang at theaters, dinner clubs, and on Vaudeville. Young first recorded commercially for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1920. She recorded a series of records for Brunswick from 1922 through 1925 which sold well. She continued as a popular entertainer until the end of the decade.

Young came out of retirement to record for Capitol Records in 1949.

Her sister was married to composer Richard A. Whiting, some of whose songs she introduced, and her niece Margaret Whiting also would become a popular singer throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

Death[edit]

Margaret Young died in Inglewood, California, aged 78 after a brief illness. She was buried next to her late sister, Eleanore (widow of composer Richard Whiting and mother of singer Margaret Whiting) and is interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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