Tiny Bradshaw

Myron c. (Tiney) Bradshaw was born in Youngstown, OH in 1907.  After high school, he graduated from Wilberfore University TBradshaw1with a psychology degree, but turned to music as a career.  Early in his music career, he sang and played the drums with many fine big band orchestras, to include Horace Henderson, the Savoy Bearcats, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band and Luis Russell.In 1934 he formed his first orchestra and recorded a few sides for Decca Records.  When his orchestra next recorded 10 years latter in 1944, the music was becoming closer to rhythm and blues (R & B), and Bradshaw’s style of music began to experience some success.

His bands recorded extensively for King Records in Cincinnati, OH in the R& B genre between 1949 and 1955.  His most famous recording was the 1951 King record “Train Kept A-Rollin’”; other notable recordings include “Well Oh Well” and “Breakin’ Up the House”.

Bradshaw died in Cincinnati, OH in 1958.