In His Own Words


Lloyd Trotman, legendary jazz bassist, worked with many of the leading jazz, R&B, and rock&roll singers and musicians of the 50’s and 60’s. Here is his story in his own voice and words, accompanied by many personal and family photographs.

Lloyd Trotman-In My Own Words

Part I



In 2003, Ben E. King met Lloyd Trotman, who played the bass line on “Stand By Me”. They were interviewed for a Tokyo Television show called “And The Music Starts.” “Stand By Me” was selected for preservation at the Library of Congress in March 2015.