Bobby Donaldson

Robert Stanley "Bobby" Donaldson ( born November 29, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, † July 2, 1971 ) was an American jazz drummer of the swing.

Bobby Donaldson played in the early 1940s, first in local bands; during military service, he performed in the New Yeok, he played with Russell Procope. 1946/47, he worked at Cat Anderson, and went on tour with him; then he worked in the bands of Edmond Hall, Andy Kirk, Lucky Millinder, Buck Clayton, Red Norvo, and Sy Oliver / Louis Armstrong. Donaldson was in the 1950s and 1960s as a prolific session musician and was involved in numerous record productions, among others, Helen Merrill, Ruby Braff, Mel Powell, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Bobby Jaspar, Herbie Mann, Andre Hodeir, Kenny Burrell, Lonnie Johnson, Frank Wess, Willis Jackson and Johnny Hodges. He also took on albums under his own name, so in 1958 the album Dixieland Jazz Party for Savoy, where a and Rex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Seldon Powell, Al Lucas and Bucky Pizzarelli participated.