b. c.1913, Thebedux, Louisiana, USA. Given birth to into a extremely musical family members, she was motivated to try out the alto saxophone and became a member of the family music group that was led by her dad, W.H. Small, and including her younger sibling, Lee Small, on drums, and her old brother, Lester Small, on tenor saxophone. Her mom also performed in the clothing, as did many cousins, and Ben Webster is usually reputed to possess performed piano using the band for a while. Relating to Paul Quinichette, himself a dedicated admirer of Lester Youthful, Irma Youthful was an exceedingly good musician and would gladly jam with her sibling and additional jazzmen. As well as the alto, she also performed baritone and soprano saxophones. Nevertheless, her choice was for non-e of these devices and in the 30s she offered all of them up to focus on dance. Thereafter, she worked well like a dancer and periodic vocalist until her pension in the middle-50s. She was still surviving in California in the first 80s. Her child, Martha Young, is usually a specialist pianist.