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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 18, 1897 (Cuthbert), Died December 29, 1952 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1938

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142146 10-in. 5/4/1926 Money blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith ; Joe Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142147 10-in. 5/4/1926 Baby doll Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith ; Joe Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142148 10-in. 5/4/1926 Hard driving papa Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith ; Joe Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142149 10-in. 5/4/1926 Lost your head blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142205 10-in. 5/14/1926 The stampede Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W142206 10-in. 5/14/1926 Jackass blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142252 10-in. 5/26/1926 Salty dog Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142253 10-in. 5/26/1926 My brand new papa Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 142845 10-in. 10/20/1926 Off to Buffalo Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 142846 10-in. 10/20/1926 Brotherly love Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 142847 10-in. 10/20/1926 Alabama stomp Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142874 10-in. 10/25/1926 Hard time blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142875 10-in. 10/25/1926 Honey man blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142876 10-in. 10/26/1926 One and two blues Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142877 10-in. 10/26/1926 It's just that feeling for home Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142878 10-in. 10/26/1926 Young woman's blues Blue Boys [Bessie Smith ensemble] ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142902 10-in. 11/3/1926 The Henderson stomp Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W142903 10-in. 11/3/1926 The chant Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143125 10-in. 11/19/1926 Sweet thing Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143126 10-in. 11/19/1926 I need lovin' Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 143332 10-in. 1/20/1927 Have it ready Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 143333 10-in. 1/20/1927 Ain't she sweet? Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 143334 10-in. 1/20/1927 Snag it Dixie Stompers Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143344 10-in. 1/21/1927 Rocky Mountain blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W143345 10-in. 1/21/1927 Tozo! Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
(Results 226-250 of 382 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henderson, Fletcher," accessed October 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103284.

Henderson, Fletcher. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103284.

"Henderson, Fletcher." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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