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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 26-50 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BSHQ-71938 10-in. 3/10/1932 Strangers John Dickens ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BSHQ-71939 10-in. 3/10/1932 Take me away from the river Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ikey Robinson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-71940 10-in. 3/10/1932 Say that you were teasing me Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-71941 10-in. 3/10/1932 Take a picture of the moon Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-71942 10-in. 3/10/1932 I wanna count sheep Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Harlan Lattimore Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BSHQ-71943 10-in. 3/10/1932 Poor old Joe Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81787 10-in. 3/6/1934 Hocus pocus Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-81788 10-in. 3/6/1934 Phantom fantasy Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-81789 10-in. 3/6/1934 Harlem madness Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Charles Holland Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BS-81790 10-in. 3/6/1934 Tidal wave Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-92522 10-in. 6/25/1935 Blue skies Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-92523 10-in. 6/25/1935 Dear old Southland Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-92546 10-in. 7/1/1935 Sometimes I'm happy Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-92547 10-in. 7/1/1935 King Porter Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-92549 10-in. 7/1/1935 Jingle bells Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-96299 10-in. 11/22/1935 Sandman Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor PBS-97713 10-in. 8/13/1936 Down South camp meeting Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-100058 10-in. 3/20/1936 Christopher Columbus Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-100059 10-in. 3/20/1936 I know that you know Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor BS-100383 10-in. 4/23/1936 Walk Jennie, walk Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-100557 10-in. 5/23/1936 Where there's you there's me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 26-50 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.

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

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