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Tiny Bradshaw

Myron (Tiny) Bradshaw (1905 1958) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues bandleader, singer, pianist, and drummer from Youngstown, Ohio. After graduating from Wilberforce University in psychology, he turned to music for a living. He sang with Horace Henderson, drummed for Marion Hardy, the Savoy Bearcats, and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, and sang for Luis Russell. In 1934 he formed his own swing orchestra, which recorded eight sides that year. The band's next recording date was in 1944, when its music was closer to rhythm and blues. The band recorded extensively for the rhythm and blues market, especially between 1950 and 1954. Bradshaw's best known recording was "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (1951) which passed from rhythm and blues into rock.

Bradshaw employed many important musicians and arrangers, including Shad Collins, Gil Fuller, Gigi Gryce, Russell Procope, Red Prysock, Sonny Stitt, and Shadow Wilson.