Blanton, Jimmy [James]
- J. Bradford Robinson
(b Chattanooga, TN, Oct 1918; d Los Angeles, July 30, 1942). American jazz double bass player. He played locally in groups led by his mother, a pianist, and attended Tennessee State College briefly before moving in the late 1930s to St Louis, where he performed with fellow black musicians in the Jeter–Pillars Orchestra and in Fate Marable’s riverboat bands. There he was discovered in late ...