early-1“You don’t know me,
         …but you know me.”

That’s how Lloyd Trotman would introduce himself.

Chances are you have heard Lloyd Trotman’s bass sound on many records, but you would not recognize his name.

Do you recognize the bass on

  • Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”
  • The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak”
  • “Oscalypso” by Duke Ellington
  • “My Prayer” by the Platters
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins” I put a Spell On You”
  • “Let It Be Me” the Everly Brothers

What do all these songs have in common?

Lloyd Trotman played the bass on all these songs and many more.

In the following discography you will learn of the many songs Lloyd Trotman made and the many singers and musicians he worked with from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. Lloyd Trotman was truly a sideman to the stars.