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Fletcher Henderson

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Henderson's influence was vast. He helped bridge the gap between the Dixieland and the swing eras. He was often known as "Smack" Henderson (because of smacking sounds he made with his lips).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 18th, 1897 (Cuthbert), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, leader, arranger, director, composer, songwriter, ukulele

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 372 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28293 10-in. 7/18/1923 Afternoon blues Emma Lewis Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28294 10-in. 7/18/1923 I don't let no one man worry me Emma Lewis Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28399 10-in. 8/22/1923 Wish I had you (And I'm gonna get you blues) Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28516 10-in. 8/29/1923 Low-down papa Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28517 10-in. 8/29/1923 I want my sweet daddy now Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28576 10-in. 9/19/1923 Awful moanin' blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28592 10-in. 9/25/1923 Down south blues Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-28755 10-in. 10/18/1923 Mason Dixon blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor B-28920 10-in. 11/8/1923 It won't be long now Viola McCoy Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28921 10-in. 11/8/1923 Ev'ry day blues Viola McCoy Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29190 10-in. 1/8/1924 Do doodle oom Armand J. Piron ; Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-35511 10-in. 5/3/1926 Dynamite Kittens Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36030 10-in. 8/9/1926 Stampede Savoy Bearcats Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38159 10-in. 3/11/1927 Oh! Lizzie Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 1 and 2); with female vocal solo (takes 3-6) director  
Victor BVE-38160 10-in. 3/11/1927 Shufflin' Sadie Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BVE-38496 10-in. 4/27/1927 St. Louis shuffle Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BVE-38497 10-in. 4/27/1927 Variety stomp Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BRC-53066 10-in. 4/29/1931 Sugar foot stomp Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-53067 10-in. 4/29/1931 Roll on, Mississippi, roll on Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-53068 10-in. 4/29/1931 Moan, you moaners Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-53069 10-in. 4/29/1931 Singing the blues Connie’s Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-70140 10-in. 7/31/1931 Oh, it looks like rain Connie’s Inn Orchestra ; Fletcher Henderson ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-70141 10-in. 7/31/1931 Sweet music Connie’s Inn Orchestra ; Fletcher Henderson ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-70142 10-in. 7/31/1931 My sweet tooth says I wanna Connie’s Inn Orchestra ; Fletcher Henderson ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BRC-70143 10-in. 7/31/1931 Malinda's weddin' day Connie’s Inn Orchestra ; Fletcher Henderson ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
(Results 1-25 of 372 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henderson, Fletcher," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103284.

Henderson, Fletcher. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103284.

"Henderson, Fletcher." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103284

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