Bradshaw, Tiny [Myron ]
(b Youngstown, OH, Sept 23, 1905; d Cincinnati, Nov 26, 1958). American bandleader, singer, and drummer. He attended Wilberforce University, where he sang with Horace Henderson’s Collegians. He then moved to New York and played drums with Marion Hardy’s Alabam-ians, the Savoy Bearcats, and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band (all 1932) and sang with Luis Russell. In 1934 he formed his own big band, which included Shad Collins, Russell Procope, and Happy Caldwell; among the titles he recorded are The Darktown Strutters’ Ball and The Sheik of Araby (1934, Decca 194). His groups of the 1930s and 1940s involved Charlie Shavers and Carl Warwick (both 1935), Art Trappier (mid-1930s), Nelson Williams, Little Benny Harris, Henderson Chambers, and Charlie Fowlkes (all 1939), Chambers, Bobby Plater, and Shadow Wilson (all 1940), and John Anderson and Gil Fuller (both early 1940s). Bradshaw continued to lead big bands into the 1950s, toured Japan in ...