Henderson Chambers

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  
(Results 1-25 of 105 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308010

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