Henderson Chambers (May 1, 1908 in Alexandria, Louisiana – October 19, 1967 in New York City) was an American jazz trombonist.
Chambers studied at Leland College and Morehouse College, then joined Neil Montgomery's band in 1931. He played in Nashville with Doc Banks in 1932, then with Jack Jackson's Pullman Porters, Speed Webb, Zack Whyte, and Al Sears in Kentucky.
After two years with Tiny Bradshaw in the middle of the 1930s, Chambers moved to New York City, where he played with Chris Columbus at the Savoy Ballroom in 1939-40. Following this he played with Louis Armstrong, a gig which lasted until 1943. Later in the 1940s he worked with Don Redman, Sy Oliver, Lucky Millinder, and Count Basie; in the 1950s he spent time with Cab Calloway, Doc Cheatham, Duke Ellington, and Mercer Ellington. He also did work as a studio musician. After joining Ray Charles's band from 1961 to 1963, Chambers played with Basie again through 1966, then played with Edgar Battle shortly before his death of a heart attack in 1967.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1908, Died 1967 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1963
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 105 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||73128||10-in.||11/14/1945||I left a good deal in Mobile||Josh White||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||73129||10-in.||11/14/1945||Did you ever leave a woman?||Josh White||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74766||2/17/1949||Just in case||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74767||2/17/1949||Gran'ma plays the numbers||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74916||5/13/1949||Caravan||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74917||5/13/1949||Nine o'clock gal||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74918||5/13/1949||That's the gal for me||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||74919||5/13/1949||When my sugar walks down the street||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75203||8/29/1949||Keeps on rainin'||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75204||8/29/1949||Them there eyes||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75221||9/1/1949||Maybe it's because||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75222||9/1/1949||I'll keep the lovelight burning||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75241||9/8/1949||Do your duty||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75242||9/8/1949||Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75279||9/20/1949||In the evening (when the sun goes down)||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75280||9/20/1949||Talk fast, my heart, talk fast||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75281||9/20/1949||I'm waitin' for the junkman||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75282||9/20/1949||Basin Street blues||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75584||12/12/1949||Nashville blues||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75585||12/12/1949||We'll build a bungalow||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75738||1/24/1950||Deep river||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75739||1/24/1950||Siesta at the fiesta||Sy Oliver Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75801||2/2/1950||Baby, won't you say you love me?||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75802||2/2/1950||Don'cha go 'way mad||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||75936||3/6/1950||Solid as a rock||Ella Fitzgerald||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chambers, Henderson," accessed March 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308010.
Chambers, Henderson. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308010.
"Chambers, Henderson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 March 2021.
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