Edmonia Henderson

Edmonia Henderson (c. 1898 or 1900 – February 17, 1947) was an African-American classic female blues singer. She was active as a recording artist in the mid-1920s, recording at least 14 songs between 1924 and 1926. She later became an evangelist.

At various times, Henderson sang accompanied by Jelly Roll Morton, Tommy Ladnier, Lovie Austin, Eddie Heywood, and Johnny Dodds.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1900 (Jefferson County), Died February 17th, 1947 (Louisville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter

Notes: It is possible that Edmonia Henderson and Katherine/Catherine Henderson are the same person.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9243 10-in. July 1925 Sweet de papa blues Katherine Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh 9244 10-in. July 1925 Four-thirty blues Katherine Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh S-73339 10-in. May 1925 Don't start nothin' here tonight Butterbeans & Susie ; Eddie Heywood Female-male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C176-C177 10-in. 4/20/1926 Who’s gonna do your lovin’ (When your good man’s gone away) Edmonia Henderson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C178-C179 10-in. 4/20/1926 Nobody else will do Edmonia Henderson Female vocal solo, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C512-C513 10-in. 7/21/1926 Georgia grind Edmonia Henderson Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick C514-C515 10-in. 7/21/1926 Dead man blues Edmonia Henderson Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henderson, Edmonia," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100882.

Henderson, Edmonia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100882.

"Henderson, Edmonia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100882

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