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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 126-150 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81692 10-in. 4/16/1924 Somebody stole my gal Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81694 10-in. 4/17/1924 Back woods blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 81695 10-in. 4/17/1924 West Indies blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia 81697 10-in. 4/17/1924 Mean papa turn in your key Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81698 10-in. 4/17/1924 The clearing house blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81838 10-in. 1/21/1924 Houston blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81839 10-in. 1/21/1924 Muscle Shoals blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81847 10-in. 6/27/1924 No second handed lovin' for mine Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81848 10-in. 6/27/1924 If you hit my dog I'll kick your cat Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81854 10-in. 6/30/1924 Hard headed gal George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81855 10-in. 6/30/1924 I'm tired of begging you to treat me right George W. Williams Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with alto saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81888 10-in. 7/29/1924 When I get the devil in me Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81890 10-in. 7/29/1924 My right man Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81893 10-in. 7/31/1924 Salt water blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81907 10-in. 8/8/1924 Rainy weather blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81916 10-in. 8/19/1924 Mississippi Delta blues Bessie Brown Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81917 10-in. 8/15/1924 When you go huntin', I'm goin' fishin' Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81924 10-in. 8/19/1924 Pork chop blues Bessie Brown Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81931 10-in. 8/19/1924 Deep blue sea blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81932 10-in. 8/19/1924 Texas moaner blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tenor saxophone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81948 10-in. 8/21/1924 That's Georgia Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81949 10-in. 8/21/1924 You'll never get to heaven with those eyes Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81981 10-in. 9/8/1924 He's the hottest man in town Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81982 10-in. 9/8/1924 I never care 'bout to-morrow Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140062 10-in. 9/26/1924 Weeping willow blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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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