Tiny Bradshaw

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": jazz swing rhythm and blues mod rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Myron Bradshaw, 23 September 1905, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 26 November 1958, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. While studying psychology at Wilberforce University, Ohio, Bradshaw became involved in the campus’ flourishing musical subculture. He joined Horace Henderson’s Collegians as the band’s singer. In 1932, he went to New York where he played drums with several bands, including the Savoy Bearcats and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. In the same year he sang with Luis Russell and then formed his own band, which toured extensively, playing several long engagements at hotels and dancehalls. During this period, Bradshaw modelled his style on that of Cab Calloway, both men having spent time in Marion Hardy’s Alabamians. He had some success on record in the 30s, notably with ‘Shout, Sister, Shout’ and ‘The Darktown Strutters’ Ball’. During World War II Bradshaw led a US Army big band. After the war he kept a band together by adapting to...

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