Will Bradley

Will Bradley

Real Name:
Wilbur Schwichtenberg
Profile:
Legendary trombonist and bandleader (July 12, 1912, Newton, NJ - July 15, 1989, Flemington, NJ).

Bradley enjoyed commercial success after forming a big band with drummer Ray McKinley and recording the hit "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." This tune and others propelled Bradley to the forefront of the boogie-woogie scene, though he was also known for his swing playing. Later in his career, he spent many years playing trombone on "The Tonight Show" during the Johnny Carson era.

Bradley's son is Will Bradley, Jr., a noted jazz drummer.
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Will Bradley Discography

Albums

Ray Eberle Featuring The Ray Eberle Orchestra, Will Bradley, Hy Schertzer* Ray Eberle Featuring The Ray Eberle Orchestra, Will Bradley, Hy Schertzer* - Plays Glenn Miller Favorites (Album) Tops Records US 1957 Sell This Version
MHK 1209 Bud Freeman, Rex Stewart, Bobby Byrne, Pee Wee Erwin, Peanuts Hucko, Cliff Leeman, Jack Lesberg, Eddie Safranski, Will Bradley, Trigger Alpert, Lou Stein Bud Freeman, Rex Stewart, Bobby Byrne, Pee Wee Erwin, Peanuts Hucko, Cliff Leeman, Jack Lesberg, Eddie Safranski, Will Bradley, Trigger Alpert, Lou Stein - Dixieland Jazz(LP) Waldorf Record Corp. MHK 1209 US 1957 Sell This Version
none Glenn Miller / Will Bradley / Don Redman / Georgie Auld Glenn Miller / Will Bradley / Don Redman / Georgie Auld - The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band Era 1 / 2 / 3 / 4(4xLP, Win) The Franklin Mint Record Society none Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
Will Bradley, Ray McKinley Will Bradley, Ray McKinley - Will Bradley And Ray Mckinley: Best Of The Big Bands (Album) CBS Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
LN 1127 Will Bradley, Ray McKinley And Junior Bradley Will Bradley, Ray McKinley And Junior Bradley - Bradley Will, McKinley Ray, And Bradley Junior(10", MiniAlbum) Epic LN 1127 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-112, Ajax-112 Will Bradley Will Bradley In Disco Order, Volume One(LP) Ajax, Ajax LP-112, Ajax-112 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

04 Michael Stewart (2), The Sandpipers (2), William Bradley* Michael Stewart (2), The Sandpipers (2), William Bradley* - Extra Play Golden Record(7", EP) Golden Record (4) 04 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Glenn Miller / Will Bradley / Orrin Tucker / Don Redman Glenn Miller / Will Bradley / Orrin Tucker / Don Redman - The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band Era (Comp) The Franklin Mint Record Society US 1980 Sell This Version
AJAX 149 Will Bradley In Disco Order Volume 7(LP, Comp) Ajax AJAX 149 US Unknown Sell This Version
AJAX 131 Will Bradley In Disco Order Volume 4(LP, Comp) Ajax AJAX 131 US Unknown Sell This Version
AJAX-168 Will Bradley In Disco Order, Volume 9(LP, Comp) Ajax AJAX-168 US Unknown Sell This Version