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 376-382 of 382 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||38723||10-in.||9/25/1934||Wild party-1, 5||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||38724||10-in.||9/25/1934||Rug cutter's swing-1, 2, 4||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano, arranger|
|Decca||38725||10-in.||9/25/1934||Hotter than 'ell-1, 4||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||38728||10-in.||9/25/1934||Liza-1, 3||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||67509||10-in.||4/9/1940||Boog it-1||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||1406||10-in.||May 1923||Down-hearted blues||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano, arranger, leader|
|Decca||1413||10-in.||May 1923||Gulf coast blues||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||instrumentalist, piano, arranger, leader|
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.
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