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  • Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra - The Best of Smack Henderson

    1:18:04

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    SMACK’S BEST
    Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
    1926-1934

    (00:00) The Stampede 1926
    solos: Fletcher Henderson (p), Rex Stewart (cn), Fletcher Henderson (p), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Joe Smith (tp), Rex Stewart (cn)
    (03:15) St. Louis Shuffle 1927
    arr.: Don Redman / solos: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Jimmy Harrison (tb), Tommy Ladnier (cn), Charlie Dixon (bj), Buster Bailey (cl)
    (06:04) D Natural Blues 1928
    arr.: Bill Challis / solos: Bobby Stark (tp), Jimmy Harrison (tb)
    (09:36) Freeze And Melt 1929
    arr.: Benny Carter / solos: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Rex Stewart (cn), Jimmy Harrison (tb), Harvey Boone (cl), Rex Stewart (cn)
    (12:43) Raisin' The Roof 1929
    arr.: Benny Carter / solos: Rex Stewart (cn), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Buster Bailey (cl), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Harvey Boone (as)
    (15:25) Somebody Loves Me 1930
    arr.: Benny Carter / solos: Bobby Stark (tp), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Jimmy Harrison & unk. quartet (voc)
    (18:31) Sweet And Hot 1931
    arr.: Benny Carter / solos: Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones (tb), Jimmy Harrison (voc) Rex Stewart (cn), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Claude Jones (tb)
    (22:00) Hot And Anxious 1931
    arr.: Horace Henderson / solos:: Coleman Hawkins (cl), Clarence Holiday (g)
    (25:23) Comin' And Goin' 1931
    arr.: Benny Carter / solos: Benny Morton (tb), Bobby Stark (tp), Russell Procope (as), Benny Morton (tb), Bobby Stark (tp), Morton (tb), Horace Henderson (p)
    (28:35) I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby 1931
    solos: Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones (tb), unknown (voc), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Russell Procope (cl)
    (31:48) Just Blues 1931
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Claude Jones (tb), Bobby Stark (tp), Rex Stewart (cn), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bobby Stark (tp), Benny Morton (tb)
    (35:00) Sugar Foot Stomp 1931
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Claude Jones (tb), Rex Stewart (cn), Fletcher Henderson (p), Benny Morton (tb), Coleman Hawkins (ts)
    (38:07) Singin' the Blues 1931
    arr.: Bill Challis / solos: Rex Stewart (cn), Russell Procope (cl)
    (41:23) The House Of David Blues 1931
    solos: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bobby Stark (tp), Edgar Sampson (vn), Benny Morton (tb)
    (44:36) Strangers 1932
    solos: Coleman Hawkins (ts), John Dickens (voc), Rex Stewart (cn)
    (47:50) Blue Moments (Henderson) - March 11, 1932
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Rex Stewart (cn), Coleman Hawkins (ts)
    (50:27) Honeysuckle Rose 1932
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: J. C. Higginbotham (tb), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Bobby Stark (tp), Fletcher Henderson (p)
    (53:42) King Porter Stomp 1933
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Bobby Stark (tp), Russell Procope (cl), Dickiy Wells (tb), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Red Allen (tp)
    (56:41) It's the Talk of the Town 1933
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Hilton Jefferson (cl), Red Allen (tp), Coleman Hawkins (ts)
    (1:00:15) Queer Notions 1933
    arr.: Horace Henderson / solos: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Red Allen (tp)
    (1:03:06) Hocus Pocus 1934
    arr.: Will Hudson / solos: Buster Bailey (cl), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Red Allen (tp)
    (1:06:23) Big John's Special 1934
    arr.: Horace Henderson / solos: Irving Randolph (tp), Hilton Jefferson (as), Horace Henderson (p)
    (1:09:14) Down South Camp Meetin' 1934
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Red Allen (tb), Hilton Jefferson (as),
    (1:12:13) Wrappin' It Up 1934
    arr.: Fletcher Henderson / solos: Hilton Jefferson (as), Red Allen (tp), Buster Bailey (cl)
    (1:14:56) Rug Cutter's Swing 1934
    arr.: Horace Henderson / solos: Red Allen (tp), Buster Bailey (cl), Claude Jones (tb), Ben Webster (ts), Keg Johnson (tb), Red Allen (tp)

    Fletcher Henderson’s orchestra, discographically active since 1921, was the seminal influence on the birth of Big Band Swing Style. This collection covers the most creative period of his career ranging from the middle Twenties, when he was often refferred to as the “black Paul Whiteman” to 1934 when he disbanded and joined the Benny Goodman organization, becoming chief arranger of the “King of Swing”’s band.
    Listening to these masterworks in chronological sequence tells the story the birth of swing, really.
    Besides great arrangements by himself and other top names like his brother Horace and Benny Carter, we have a chance to hear some of the greatest soloists of the period: trumpeters Rex Stewart and the nearly forgotten Bobby Stark, trombonists Jimmy Harrison, Benny Morton and Dicky Wells, clarinetist Buster Bailey and, above all, the one and only saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.

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  • Fletcher Henderson and his orch. - SUGARFOOT STOMP

    3:00

    From my 78rpm record collection
    The History of Jazz

    # 3
    SUGARFOOT STOMP

    Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra

    Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith (tp)
    Charlie Green(tb)
    Don Redman(as,cl)
    Buster Bailey(cl,as)
    Coleman Hawkins(ts,cl)
    Fletcher Henderson(p)
    Charlie Dixon(banjo)
    Bob Escudero(tu)
    Kaiser Marshall(ds)

    Recorded May 1925

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    The History of Jazz
    This album was released after World War II
    by Nippon Columbia.

    This album was edited based on historic good acting
    of recorded jazz to mainly boil a disk affiliated
    with CBS.

    There are all 12 discs, 24 tunes.
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  • Swing 1929 To 1937 1988 - Fletcher Henderson

    48:17

    Label: BBC Records And Tapes - CD 682
    Format: CD (Remastered)
    Country: UK
    Released: 1988

    Song List:
    【00:00】01 - Shanghai Shuffle 3:06
    【03:12】02 - Wang Wang Blues 3:00
    【06:17】03 - Chinatown, My Chinatown 3:01
    【09:23】04 - Clarinet Marmalade 3:09
    【12:37】05 - Sugarfoot Stomp 3:17
    【16:00】06 - Just Blues 3:07
    【19:12】07 - Singing The Blues 2:46
    【22:02】08 - New King Porter Stomp 3:06
    【25:13】09 - The Harlem Moon 3:13
    【28:31】10 - Big John's Special 2:52
    【31:29】11 - Happy As The Day Is Long 2:48
    【34:22】12 - Wild Party 3:03
    【37:29】13 - Hotter Than 'Ell 2:50
    【40:25】14 - Jangled Nerves 2:32
    【43:03】15 - Ler 'Er Go
    【45:32】16 - Wrappin' It Up 2:41

    Musicians:
    ・Fletcher Fenderson Orchestra

  • Fletcher Henderson - Wrappin It Up - N.Y.C. 12.09.34

    2:46

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Russell Smith Irving Randolph Henry Red Allen (tp) Claude Jones Keg Johnson (tb) Buster Bailey (cl)
    Russell Procope Hilton Jefferson (cl as) Ben Webster (ts) Horace Henderson (p) Lawrence Lucie (g)
    Elmer James (b) Walter Johnson (d)

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  • Fletcher Henderson - Wrappin It Up

    2:48

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Wrappin' It Up »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « 99 Hits : Fletcher Henderson Vol 1 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Fletcher Henderson - The Stampede - New York City, May 14, 1926

    3:20

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchester
    Russell Smith, Joe Smith (tp); Benny Morton (tb); Rex Stewart (cnt);
    Buster Bailey (cl,as);
    Don Redman (cl,as,gfs,vcl); Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts,bsax); Fletcher Henderson (p);
    Charlie Dixon (bj); Escudero (tuba) Kaiser Marshall (d);
    Don Redman (arr)
    New York City, May 14, 1926

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  • Fletcher Henderson - Some Of These Days - N.Y.C. 19.01.1927

    3:01

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchester
    Russel & Joe Smith & Tommy Landner (tp) Benny Morton & Jimmy Harrison(tb) Buster Bailey (cl & as) Don Redman (cl & as)
    Coleman Hawkins (cl & ts & bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (g) Kaiser Marshall (d) June Cole (tu)
    Evelyn Preer Thompson (vcl)

  • The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra MY PRETTY GIRL

    3:25

    Written by Charles Fulcher in the mid twenties. Became a modestly popular song and played by several other orchestras including Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Casa Loma Stomp - N.Y.C. 11.03.32

    3:16

    Fletcher Henderson Connie's Inn Orchestra
    Rex Stewart (cnt)
    Leora Henderson, Bobby Stark (tp)
    Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbotham (tb)
    Edgar Sampson (cl as vln)
    Russell Procope (as cl)
    Coleman Hawkins (ts cl)
    Fletcher Henderson (p)
    Clarence Holiday (g bj)
    John Kirby (tu b)
    Walter Johnson (d)


    J.C. Higginbotham bats lead-off,
    then Coleman Hawkins knocks him home with a double.
    Bobby Stark gets on base and Russell Procope sends Hawkins and Stark with a base hit of his own on clarinet.

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  • Fletcher Henderson - Fidgety Feet - N.Y.C. 19.03.1927

    2:55

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Joe Smith & Tommy Ladnier (tp) Benny Morton & Jimmy Harrison (tb) Buster Bailey (cl & as) Russell Smith (tp) June Cole (tu)
    Don Redman (cl & as) Coleman Hawkins (cl & ts & bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj g) Kaiser Marshall (d)

    Arriba Buster Bailey!!!...Genio del clarinete!!!....Buster is the mustachioed lad leaning against he piano behind Fetch's baton.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Chime Blues - New York, ca. 06.25.1923

    3:25

    F.H.Henderson (p solo)

  • Fletcher Henderson - Suger Foot Stomp - New York City, Mai 29 1925

    3:01

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Coleman Hawkins (ts); Louis Armstrong (ct); Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith (tp);
    Charly Green (tb); Buster Baily (ts) Don Redmann (vcl,ts); Fletcher Henderson (lead + p);
    Charlie Dixon (bj); Ralph Escuderos (tu); Kaiser Marshall (dm);
    New York City, Mai 29 1925

  • Fletcher Henderson - Stealin Apples

    3:08

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Stealin' Apples »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « Fletcher Henderson Part 1 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Fletcher Henderson Naughty Man - Columbia 294-D.

    2:55

    Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as,sop) Don Redman (cl,as,oboe,arr) Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d).



    Fletcher Henderson, in full Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr., original name James Fletcher Henderson, byname Smack, (born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y.), American musical arranger, bandleader, and pianist who was a leading pioneer in the sound, style, and instrumentation of big band jazz.
    Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-1934), Ben Webster, Lester Young (whose brief stint was not recorded), and Chu Berry; altoists Benny Carter, Russell Procope, and Hilton Jefferson; bassists John Kirby and Israel Crosby; drummers Kaiser Marshall, Walter Johnson, and Sid Catlett; guest pianist Fats Waller; and such arrangers as Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edgar Sampson, and Fletcher's younger brother Horace Henderson. And yet, at the height of the swing era, Henderson's band was little-known.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Down South Camp Meetin

    3:05

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Down South Camp Meetin' »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « 99 Hits : Fletcher Henderson Vol 1 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • 1932, Poor Old Joe, Harlan Lattimore with Fletcher Henderson Orch, HD 78rpm

    6:06

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    Poor Old Joe 1932 voc: Harlan Lattimore
    I Wanna Count Sheep 1932 voc: Harlan Lattimore

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  • FLETCHER HENDERSON Variety Stomp Victor 20944-B

    3:16

    Here's the flip side of St. Louis Shufle; again, this, the third and most polished take, was not used on any reissue except the comprehensive CD collections.
    New York, April 27, 1927
    Matrix 38497-3
    FLETCHER HENDERSON'S ORCHESTRA:
    Fletcher Henderson - Piano, Arranger, Director
    Joe Smith, Russell Smith - trumpet (?)
    Some sources cite Tommy Ladnier on Trumpet
    Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison - Trombone
    Buster Bailey, Don Redman - Clarinet, Alto
    Coleman Hawkins - Clarinet, Tenor
    Charlie Dixon - Banjo
    June Cole - Brass Bass
    Kaiser Marshall - Drums

  • Fletcher Henderson - Shanghai Shuffle - New York, ca. 10.13.1924

    3:30

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (tp); Charlie Green (tb);
    Buster Bailey (cl,as); Don Redman (cl,as,oboe); Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts);
    Fletcher Henderson (p); Charlie Dixon (bj); Ralph Escudero (tu); Kaiser Marshall (d)
    New York, c. October 13, 1924

  • Fletcher Henderson - T.N.T. - New York , October 21 1925

    2:56

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts,bassax ); Louis Armstrong (ct); Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith (tp);
    Charly Green (tb); Buster Baily (ts) Don Redmann (as,ts,arr); Fletcher Henderson (lead + p);
    Charlie Dixon (bj); Ralph Escuderos (tu); Kaiser Marshall (dm)
    New York City, October 21 1925

  • Fletcher Henderson - Hocus Pocus

    3:22

    Fletcher Henderson - Hocus Pocus

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  • Fletcher Henderson - Sugar Foot Stomp - N.Y.C. 10.04.31

    3:16

    Fletcher Henderson & Connie's Inn Orchestra
    Rex Stewart (cnt) Russell Smith Bobby Stark (tp) Benny Morton Claude Jones (tb)
    Russell Procope (cl as) Harvey Boone (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts cl bar)
    Fletcher Henderson (p) Clarence Holiday (g) John Kirby (tu b) Walter Johnson (d)

  • Fletcher Henderson - Harlem Madness - 06.03.1934

    3:35

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Russell Smith Joe Thomas Henry Red Allen (tp); Claude Jones Keg Johnson (tb); Buster Bailey (cl)
    Russell Procope Hilton Jefferson (as cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p)
    Bernard Addison (g) John Kirby (b) Vic Engle (d)
    Coleman Hawkins? Charles Holland ? (vcl)

  • Fletcher Henderson - Jim Town Blues - Chicago 04.08.36

    2:51

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Dick Vance Joe Thomas Roy Eldridge (tp) Fernando Arbello Ed Cuffee (tb)
    Buster Bailey (cl as) Jerome Pasquall (as cl) Elmer Williams Chu Berry (ts cl)
    HoraceHenderson (p) Bob Lessey (g) Israel Crosby(b) Sidney Catlett (d)

  • Tea Pot Dome Blues - Fletcher Henderson and His Club Alabam Orchestra

    2:59

    Fletcher Henderson and His Club Alabam Orchestra.

    Fletcher Henderson , p , a , dir : Elmer Chambers , Howard Scott , c / Teddy Nixon , tb / Don Redman , cl , as / ? Lonnie Brown , as / Coleman Hawkins , ts , bsx / Charlie Dixon , bj / Ralph Escuduro , bb / Kaiser Marshall , d .

    New York , April 15 , 1924.

  • Fletcher Hendersons Orchestra - The Grass Is Always Greener, 1924

    3:09

    Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra- The Grass Is Always Greener (In Thge Other Fellows's Yars) (Music: Richard A.Whiting, Lyrics: Raymond B.Egan) Regal 1924 (UK)

    NOTE: It's one of these Roaring Twenties bands I can listen and listen to and never get bored. Perhaps the reason is the outsttanding secret of Fletcher Henderson's arrangements: a perfect balance his band always kept between the popular hot dance and the jazzy instrumental styles - these two mainstreams of the pop music of the Roaring Twenties.

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  • Fletcher Henderson - Memphis Blues - N.Y.C. 12.09.34

    2:37

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Russell Smith, Irving Randolph, Henry Red Allen (tp)
    Claude Jones, Keg Johnson (tb)
    Buster Bailey (cl)
    Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson (cl as)
    Ben Webster (ts)
    Horace Henderson (p)
    Lawrence Lucie (g)
    Elmer James (b)
    Walter Johnson (d)


    Lawrence Lucie wurde über hundert Jahre alt (1907-2009) und spielte sogar noch 2005 in einem New Yorker Club regelmässig.

  • The Benny Goodman Trio ‎– Plays For The Fletcher Henderson Fund

    29:55

  • Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Beale Street Mama - Puritan 11247.

    3:15

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra: Russell Smith, Elmer Chambers (tp) prob George Brashear (tb) Don Redman (cl,as) unknown (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj).


    Fletcher Henderson, in full Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr., original name James Fletcher Henderson, byname Smack, (born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y.), American musical arranger, bandleader, and pianist who was a leading pioneer in the sound, style, and instrumentation of big band jazz.
    Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-1934), Ben Webster, Lester Young (whose brief stint was not recorded), and Chu Berry; altoists Benny Carter, Russell Procope, and Hilton Jefferson; bassists John Kirby and Israel Crosby; drummers Kaiser Marshall, Walter Johnson, and Sid Catlett; guest pianist Fats Waller; and such arrangers as Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edgar Sampson, and Fletcher's younger brother Horace Henderson. And yet, at the height of the swing era, Henderson's band was little-known.

  • Stampede - Fletcher Henderson

    3:31

    This is the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra's 1937 recreation of their 1926 hit The Stampede.

    For this record, Fletcher reworked this tune from a hot instrumental into a driving swing number that sounds as fresh as the arrangements that he was concurrently writing for Benny Goodman.

    The brief solos are by Emmett Berry on trumpet and Chu Berry on tenor sax.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Christopher Columbus - Chicago 27.03.36

    3:06

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Dick Vance Joe Thomas Roy Eldridge (tp) Fernando Arbello Ed Cuffee (tb)
    Buster Bailey (cl as) Scoops Carey (as) Elmer Williams Chu Berry (ts cl)
    Horace Henderson (p) Bob Lessey (g) John Kirby (b) Sidney Catlett (d)

  • Money Blues - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra

    3:03

    Fletcher Henderson, p, a, dir: Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith, Louis Armstrong, c / Charlie Green, tb / Buster Bailey, cl, as / Don Redman, as, ts / Coleman Hawkins, ts / Charlie Dixon, bj / Bob Escudero, bb / Kaiser Marshall, d. New York, May 19, 1925.

  • Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Thats Georgia - Columbia 202-D.

    3:10

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra: Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (cnt) Charlie Green (tb) Don Redman (cl,as) poss ?(as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,cl,bassax,bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d).


    Fletcher Henderson, in full Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr., original name James Fletcher Henderson, byname Smack, (born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y.), American musical arranger, bandleader, and pianist who was a leading pioneer in the sound, style, and instrumentation of big band jazz.
    Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-1934), Ben Webster, Lester Young (whose brief stint was not recorded), and Chu Berry; altoists Benny Carter, Russell Procope, and Hilton Jefferson; bassists John Kirby and Israel Crosby; drummers Kaiser Marshall, Walter Johnson, and Sid Catlett; guest pianist Fats Waller; and such arrangers as Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edgar Sampson, and Fletcher's younger brother Horace Henderson. And yet, at the height of the swing era, Henderson's band was little-known.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Come On, Baby! - N.Y.C. 12.1928

    2:55

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Rex Stewart Bobby Stark (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Benny Carter (as vcl)
    Coleman Hawkins (cl ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Clarence Holiday (bj)
    Jun Cole (tu); Kaiser Marshall (dm);

  • Copenhagen - Fletcher Henderson

    2:54

    Copenhagen - Fletcher Henderson

  • Fletcher Henderson - Nagasaki

    3:34

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Nagasaki »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « 99 Hits : Fletcher Henderson Vol 1 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Fletcher Henderson - Sensation - N.Y.C. 19.03.1927

    2:56

    Joe Smith & Tommy Ladnier (tp) Benny Morton & Jimmy Harrison (tb) Buster Bailey (cl & as) Russell Smith (tp) June Cole (tu)
    Don Redman (cl & as) Coleman Hawkins (cl & ts & bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj g) Kaiser Marshall (d)

  • Fletcher Henderson - Chinatown, My Chinatown

    3:08

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Chinatown, My Chinatown »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « 99 Hits : Fletcher Henderson Vol 2 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Fletcher Henderson - Hocus Pocus - N.Y.C. 06.03.1934

    3:21

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Russell Smith Joe Thomas Henry Red Allen (tp); Claude Jones Keg Johnson (tb); Buster Bailey (cl)
    Russell Procope Hilton Jefferson (as cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p)
    Bernard Addison (g) John Kirby (b) Vic Engle (d)

  • 1931 Fletcher Henderson - Sweet Music

    3:11

    From the Rick Colom Collection: ‘Sweet music to worry the wolf away!’ Fred and (sister) Adele Astaire introduced this Dietz & Schwartz tune in the 1931 stage revue “The Band Wagon.” The song was heard only in instrumental form in the 1953 film adaptation. See also the Henderson 78 flip side “Malinda’s Weddin’ Day.”

    78rpm Victor 22775 - Sweet Music (Dietz-Schwartz) by Fletcher Henderson and His Connie Inn Orchestra, vocal by Dick Robertson, recorded in NYC July 31, 1931

  • Fletcher Henderson - Charleston Crazy, New Youk, mid October, 1923

    3:05

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Elmer Chambers (cnt);
    Teddy Nixon (tb);
    Don Redman (cl,as);
    Coleman Hawkins (ts,as,cl,bassax);
    Fletcher Henderson (p);
    Charlie Dixon (bj);
    Kaiser Marshall (d)
    New York, mid October 1923

  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Fletcher Henderson 1936

    3:01

    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Fletcher Henderson,recorded in Chicago on March 27, 1936 and released on this Vocalion label 78 rpm record. The band includes Fletcher Henderson-p, Dick Vance-t-a, Joe Thomas-Roy Eldridge-t, Fernando Arbello-Ed Cuffee-tb, Buster Bailey-cl-as, Scoops Carey-as, Elmer Williams-Chu Berry-ts, Horace Henderson-p, Bob Lessey-g, John Kirby-sb, and Sid Catlett-d.


    Just found a small collection of 78 rpm records by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra spanning the years from 1924 to 1938. Enjoy!

  • Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Me Neenyah - New York, February 1925 - Pathe

    3:10

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra: Elmer Chambers, Louis Armstrong, Howard Scott (Tp) Charlie Green (Tb) Buster Bailey, Don Redman (Cl,As,Arr) Coleman Hawkins (Cl,Ts,C-Mel,Bassax) Fletcher Henderson (P)Charlie Dixon (Bj) Ralph Escudero (Tu) Kaiser Marshall (D) .

    Fletcher Henderson, in full Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr., original name James Fletcher Henderson, byname Smack, (born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y.), American musical arranger, bandleader, and pianist who was a leading pioneer in the sound, style, and instrumentation of big band jazz.
    Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-1934), Ben Webster, Lester Young (whose brief stint was not recorded), and Chu Berry; altoists Benny Carter, Russell Procope, and Hilton Jefferson; bassists John Kirby and Israel Crosby; drummers Kaiser Marshall, Walter Johnson, and Sid Catlett; guest pianist Fats Waller; and such arrangers as Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edgar Sampson, and Fletcher's younger brother Horace Henderson. And yet, at the height of the swing era, Henderson's band was little-known.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Yeah Man - N.Y.C. 18.08.33

    3:01

    Fletcher Hennderson & His Orchestra
    Russell Smith Henry Red Allen Bobby Stark (tp) Dicky Wells (tb) Russell Procope Hilton Jefferson (cl as)
    Coleman Hawkins (ts cl) Fletcher Henderson (p) Bernard Addison (g) John Kirby (b) Walter Johnson (d)

  • Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra - Just Hot - 1923

    3:26

    Just Hot played by Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra. The third release on Vocalion by Henderson's band.

    Recorded on 5 October 1923.

  • Fletcher Henderson - Ill See You In My Dreams - New York January 12, 1925

    2:59

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Elmer Chambers, Louis Armstrong, Howard Scott (tp); Charlie Green (tb);
    Buster Bailey, Don Redman (cl,as,arr); Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts,c-mel,bassax);
    Fletcher Henderson (p); Charlie Dixon (bj); Ralph Escudero (tu); Kaiser Marshall (d)
    New York City, January 12 1925

  • Fletcher Henderson - Blue Lou

    3:15

    Performer(s): « Fletcher Henderson »
    « Blue Lou »
    Audio : Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 320 Kbps

    Album : « 99 Hits : Fletcher Henderson Vol 2 » by « Fletcher Henderson »

    Genre et sous style:
    Jazz

  • Fletcher Henderson - Singin The Blues - Camden 29.04.31

    3:16

    Fletcher Henderson & Connie's Inn Orchestra
    Rex Stewart (cnt) Russell Smith Bobby Stark (tp) Claude Jones Benny Morton (tb)
    Russell Procope Harvey Boone (cl as) Coleman Hawkins (cl ts)
    Fletcher Henderson (p) Clarence Holiday (g) John Kirby (tu) Walter Johnson (d)

  • Fletcher Henderson - Down south camp meeting - Chicago 11.07.38

    3:11

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Russell Smith, Dick Vance, Emmett Berry (tp) Ed Cuffee, Albert Wynn, Fred Robinson (tb)
    Eddie Barefield, Budd Johnson (as, cl) Elmer Williams, Franz Jackson (ts,cl) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr)
    Lawrence Lucie (g) Israel Crosby (b) Pete Suggs (d,vib)
    Chicago, IL., July ll, 1938 - Broadcast, Grand Terrace

  • Fletcher Henderson - All Gods Chillun Got Rhythm - Chicago 30.06.37

    2:45

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
    Dick Vance (tp) Emmett Berry Russell Smith (tp) John McConnell, Albert Wynn, Ed Cuffee (tb)
    Jerry Blake (cl as) Hilton Jefferson (cl as) Elmer Williams, Chu Berry (cl ts) Fletcher Henderson (p)
    Lawrence Lucie (g) Israel Crosby (b) Pete Suggs (d Jerry Blake (vcl)
    Chicago IL. June 30 1937

  • Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Carolina Stomp - Columbia 509-D

    3:15

    Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra: Elmer Chambers, Joe Smith, Louis Armstrong (Tp) Charlie Green (Tb)Buster Bailey (Cl,As) Don Redman (As,Ts,Vcl,Arr) Coleman Hawkins (Ts,Cl,C-Mel,Bassax) Fletcher Henderson(P) Charlie Dixon (Bj) Bob Escudero (Tu) Kaiser Marshall (D).


    Fletcher Henderson, in full Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr., original name James Fletcher Henderson, byname Smack, (born Dec. 18, 1897, Cuthbert, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 29, 1952, New York, N.Y.), American musical arranger, bandleader, and pianist who was a leading pioneer in the sound, style, and instrumentation of big band jazz.
    Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C. Higginbottham, and Dickie Wells; clarinetist Buster Bailey; tenors Coleman Hawkins (1924-1934), Ben Webster, Lester Young (whose brief stint was not recorded), and Chu Berry; altoists Benny Carter, Russell Procope, and Hilton Jefferson; bassists John Kirby and Israel Crosby; drummers Kaiser Marshall, Walter Johnson, and Sid Catlett; guest pianist Fats Waller; and such arrangers as Don Redman, Benny Carter, Edgar Sampson, and Fletcher's younger brother Horace Henderson. And yet, at the height of the swing era, Henderson's band was little-known.

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