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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 76-100 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81075 10-in. 6/14/1923 Bleeding hearted blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81078 10-in. 6/14/1923 Lady-luck blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81079 10-in. 6/14/1923 Yodeling blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81080 10-in. 6/15/1923 Midnight blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81091 10-in. 6/21/1923 Play 'em for mama, sing 'em for me blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81092 10-in. 6/21/1923 If you don't I know who will Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81095 10-in. 6/22/1923 Nobody in town can bake a sweet jelly roll like mine Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81127 10-in. 7/12/1923 Afternoon blues Fletcher Henderson ; Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81128 10-in. 7/12/1923 I need you Fletcher Henderson ; Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81150 10-in. 7/27/1923 Kind lovin' blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81151 10-in. 7/27/1923 Down South blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81153 10-in. 7/27/1923 All night blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81154 10-in. 7/27/1923 Play it (do it a long time, papa) Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81157 10-in. 8/2/1923 Satisfied blues Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81158 10-in. 8/2/1923 Double crossin' daddy Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81183 10-in. 8/31/1923 I want my sweet daddy now Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81184 10-in. 8/31/1923 Irresistible blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81198 10-in. 9/6/1923 Don't never tell nobody Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81199 10-in. 9/6/1923 Georgia blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81202 10-in. 9/7/1923 I never miss the sunshine (I'm so used to the rain) Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81210 10-in. 9/13/1923 Awful moanin' blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81211 10-in. 9/13/1923 Dicty blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia 81212 10-in. 9/13/1923 Do doodle oom Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia 81250 10-in. 10/1/1923 Waitin' for the evenin' mail Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81253 10-in. 10/2/1923 Uncle Sam blues Fletcher Henderson ; Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 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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