Rosa Henderson

Rosa Henderson (November 24, 1896 – April 6, 1968) was an American jazz and classic female blues singer and vaudeville entertainer of the Harlem Renaissance era.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 24th, 1896 (Henderson), Died April 6th, 1968 (Roosevelt Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Notes: Rosa Henderson sang under many pseudonyms, including Rosa Deschamps (her maiden name), Rose Henderson, Sally Ritz, Flora Dale, Sarah Johnson, Josephine Thomas, Gladys White, and Mamie Harris.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28026 10-in. 5/24/1923 Good woman's blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28027 10-in. 5/24/1923 I'm broke fooling with you Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28299 10-in. 7/19/1923 Midnight blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28300 10-in. 7/19/1923 Struttin' blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28516 10-in. 8/29/1923 Low-down papa Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28517 10-in. 8/29/1923 I want my sweet daddy now Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28576 10-in. 9/19/1923 Awful moanin' blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-28755 10-in. 10/18/1923 Mason Dixon blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-05-01] 10-in. 5/5/1923 I'm broke fooling with you Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-05-02] 10-in. 5/5/1923 I ain't no man's slave Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81127 10-in. 7/12/1923 Afternoon blues Fletcher Henderson ; Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 81128 10-in. 7/12/1923 I need you Fletcher Henderson ; Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W141740 10-in. 3/2/1926 Let's talk about my sweetie Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W141741 10-in. 3/2/1926 Mama is waitin' for you Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W142450 10-in. 7/15/1926 He's my man Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W142451 10-in. 7/15/1926 In that apartment upstairs Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151739 10-in. 8/19/1931 Doggone blue Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia W151740 10-in. 8/19/1931 Can't be bothered with no sheik Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12520-12521 10-in. 2/13/1924 I’m a good gal (But I’m a thousan’ miles from home) Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12522-12523 10-in. 2/13/1924 Papa will be gone Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12843-12845 10-in. 4/10/1924 The clearing house blues Fletcher Henderson's Jazz Five ; Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12846-12847 10-in. 4/10/1924 West Indies blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 9812 10-in. 10/28/1924 Don't advertise your man Rosa Henderson ; Kansas City Five Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 9861 10-in. 11/21/1924 Undertaker's blues Rosa Henderson ; Kansas City Five Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
Vocalion E7266 10-in. 4/7/1928 Poplar Bluff blues Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with trombone and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Henderson, Rosa," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116609.

Henderson, Rosa. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116609.

"Henderson, Rosa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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