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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 101-125 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81261 10-in. 10/4/1923 Far away blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith ; Clara Smith Female vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81262 10-in. 10/4/1923 I'm going back to my used-to-be Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith ; Clara Smith Female vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81283 10-in. 10/16/1923 Any woman's blues Fletcher Henderson ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81292 10-in. 10/25/1923 You need some loving Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81293 10-in. 10/25/1923 Wish I had you (and I'm gonna get you blues) Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81341 10-in. 11/9/1923 You can't do what my last man did Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81342 10-in. 11/9/1923 If Mamma quits Papa, what will Papa do Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81347 10-in. 11/10/1923 He's never gonna throw me down Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81348 10-in. 11/10/1923 Papa don't you mean your mamma no good Bessie Brown ; Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81351 10-in. 11/14/1923 A woman gets tired of one man all of the time Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81352 10-in. 11/14/1923 The gal ain't born who can treat me like you do Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81353 10-in. 11/14/1923 I'm goin' out tonight and strut my stuff Fletcher Henderson ; George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81366 10-in. 11/21/1923 Chicago bound blues Edna Hicks Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81391 10-in. 12/4/1923 Chicago bound blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81392 10-in. 12/4/1923 Mistreatin' daddy Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81401 10-in. 12/10/1923 I'm so glad trouble don't last alway Carroll Clark ; Fletcher Henderson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81402 10-in. 12/10/1923 Deep river Carroll Clark ; Fletcher Henderson Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81403 10-in. 12/10/1923 Oh, didn't it rain Carroll Clark Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81466 10-in. 1/9/1924 Haunted house blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81469 10-in. 1/9/1924 Eavesdropper's blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81513 10-in. 1/31/1924 Chicago blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81514 10-in. 1/31/1924 31st Street blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81683 10-in. 4/10/1924 War horse mama Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81684 10-in. 4/10/1924 Cold weather papa Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81691 10-in. 4/16/1924 My papa doesn't two-time no time Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 101-125 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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