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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 151-175 of 382 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140063 10-in. 9/26/1924 The bye bye blues Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140090 10-in. 10/7/1924 Broken busted blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140091 10-in. 10/7/1924 San Francisco blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with 2 clarinets and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140092 10-in. 10/7/1924 Manda Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140093 10-in. 10/7/1924 Go 'long, mule Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140134 10-in. 11/13/1924 Box car blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140135 10-in. 11/13/1924 Western Union blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140138 10-in. 11/14/1924 The meanest kind of blues Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140139 10-in. 11/14/1924 Naughty man Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140171 10-in. 12/9/1924 Poor house blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140174 10-in. 12/10/1924 Anybody here want to try my cabbage? Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140175 10-in. 12/10/1924 Thunderstorm blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140187 10-in. 12/17/1924 If I lose, let me lose Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140188 10-in. 12/17/1924 Screamin' the blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140191 10-in. 12/17/1924 Good time flat blues Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140192 10-in. 12/17/1924 You may go but you'll come back some day Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140193 10-in. 12/17/1924 Early every morn' (I want my lovin') Maggie Jones Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with trombone and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140226 10-in. 1/7/1925 Nobody knows the way I feel dis mornin' Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140227 10-in. 1/7/1925 Broken busted blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140266 12-in. 1/17/1925 My John blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140267 12-in. 1/17/1925 Shipwrecked blues Clara Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 140356 10-in. 1/23/1925 Bye and bye Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140357 10-in. 1/23/1925 Play me slow Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140396 10-in. 2/26/1925 Will you love me while you're gone? Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with clarinet and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W140429 10-in. 3/13/1925 She's my Sheba, I'm her sheik Bessie Brown ; George W. Williams Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with clarinet, trombone, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 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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