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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 51-75 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100558 10-in. 5/23/1936 Do you or don't you love me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-100559 10-in. 5/23/1936 Grand Terrace rhythm Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BS-100560 10-in. 5/23/1936 Riffin' Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Victor BS-100561 10-in. 5/23/1936 Mary had a little lamb Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-100882 10-in. 8/4/1936 Shoe shine boy Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-100883 10-in. 8/4/1936 Sing, sing, sing (With a swing) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Georgia Boy Simpkins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger, director  
Victor BS-100884 10-in. 8/4/1936 Until today Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, director  
Victor BS-100885 10-in. 8/4/1936 Knock, knock, who's there? Ed Cuffee ; Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-100886 10-in. 8/4/1936 Jim Town blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger, director  
Victor BS-100887 10-in. 8/4/1936 You can depend on me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Dick Vance Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger, director  
Victor BS-101258 10-in. 5/27/1936 (I would do) Anything for you Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-102215 10-in. 6/15/1936 I've found a new baby Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-023510 10-in. 5/28/1938 Wrappin' it up Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-025799 10-in. 10/13/1938 Bumble bee stomp Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-030701 10-in. 12/15/1938 Whispering Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor [Trial 1920-10-11-03] Not documented 10/11/1920 Dallas blues Lucille Hegamin Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-24-06] 10-in. 4/24/1923 Down by the river Turner Layton Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80995 10-in. 4/28/1923 Mama's got the blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80996 10-in. 4/28/1923 Outside of that Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81019 10-in. 5/16/1923 Gulf Coast blues Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81020 10-in. 5/16/1923 Your time now Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81059 10-in. 5/31/1923 I got everything a woman needs Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81060 10-in. 5/31/1923 Every woman's blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81071 10-in. 6/11/1923 Midnight blues Fletcher Henderson’s Hot Six Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81074 10-in. 6/14/1923 Sittin' on the curbstone blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 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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