Gravesite of Myron "Tiny" Bradshaw

Rhythm-and-blues bandleader, singer, pianist, and composer

“Tiny” Bradshaw was an outstanding jazz and rhythm & blues musician. Born in 1907 or 1908, he became known as a bandleader, singer, pianist, and composer. He worked extensively with King Records.

In 1934, Bradshaw founded his own swing orchestra, which recorded eight sides that year for Decca records. He recorded for Manor Records and then Savoy Records. The band recorded extensively for King Records between 1949 and early 1955.

Bradshaw’s hit song “Well Oh Well” rose to #2 on the R&B chart in 1950 and stayed on the chart for 21 weeks. His best-known recording today is his 1951 “The Train Kept a Rollin,” which has been covered by a number of artists, including Aerosmith in 1974.

Myron “Tiny” Bradshaw died in Cincinnati in 1958. He was 51. He is buried in Union Baptist Cemetery.


Gravestone of Myron "Tiny" Bradshaw, Union Baptist Cemetery
Gravestone of Myron "Tiny" Bradshaw, Union Baptist Cemetery
"Tiny" Bradshaw in 1946
"Tiny" Bradshaw in 1946 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten photograph collection Creator: Carl Van Vechten



Chris Hanlin, “Gravesite of Myron "Tiny" Bradshaw,” Cincinnati Sites and Stories, accessed April 20, 2024,