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.
|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|
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.
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