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Katherine Henderson
Katherine Henderson
Born June 23, 1909
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Origin United States
Died Unknown
Genres Classic female blues
Instruments Vocals
Labels Brunswick, QRS
Clarence Williams

Katherine Henderson (born June 23, 1909;[1] date of death unknown) was an African-American classic female blues singer.[2] Most of her recording sessions took place in Long Island City, New York, in October and November 1928.[3]


Henderson was born in St. Louis, Missouri.[4] She was the niece of Eva Taylor and Clarence Williams.[5]

As a child, she performed in minstrel shows and on the vaudeville circuit.[1] In the late 1920s, she recorded around ten songs, which were issued by Brunswick Records and QRS Records.[5] In 1927, she starred in Bottomland, an ill-fated New York-based stage musical written by Williams.[6] The show included the song "Take Your Black Bottom Dance Outside", which Henderson recorded.[7] In 1928, she married John Jackson.[8]

Henderson continued performing until 1944, long after her recording career was over.[5][8]

According to Derrick Stewart-Baxter, Henderson's vocal style was marred by "more than a suspicion of ham", as "she put her material across in a rather lachrymose manner".[9]

She was unrelated to Fletcher, Horace, Edmonia, and Rosa Henderson.

Selected discography

Year A-side
1927 "Baltimore"[10]
(Danni Healy, Irving Kahal , Jimmy McHugh)
"Take Your Black Bottom Dance Outside"[10]
(Clarence Williams, Eddie Green)
Accompanied by Clarence Williams's Blue Five[10]
1928 "West End Blues"[5]
(Clarence Williams, King Oliver)
"Saint Louis Blues"[11]
(W. C. Handy)
With Clarence Williams & His Orchestra[12]
1928 "Do It Baby"[4]
(Christine Yarian, Freddie Perren)
"If You Like Me"[11]
(Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams, Fats Waller)
With Clarence Williams & His Orchestra[13]
1928 "Lonesome Lovesick Blues"[11]
(Spencer Williams)
"Have You Ever Felt That Way?"[11]
(Agnes Castleton, Spencer Williams)
With Clarence Williams & His Orchestra[13]
1928 "What Can You Do Without Me?"[11]
(Edgar Dowell)
"Mushy Love"[11]
(M. Medina, Edgar Dowell)
With Clarence Williams & His Orchestra[13]


See also


  1. ^ a b "June 23: On This Day in Black Music History". Wchbnewsdetroit.newsone.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Stewart-Baxter, Derrick (1970). Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers. London: Studio Vista Books. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-289-79826-3. 
  3. ^ "Katherine Henderson Accompanied by Clarence Williams and his Orchestra". Redhotjazz.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b c "Katherine Henderson: Songs". Allmusic.com. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ a b c d "Blues Influence". Facebook.com. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Wes, Sandra L.; Aberjhani (2003). Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Infobase Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 1-4381-3017-1. 
  7. ^ "The Mainspring Press Record Collectors' Blog". 78records.wordpress.com. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ a b LeBlanc, Eric S.; Eagle, Bob (2013). Blues: A Regional Experience. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. p. 517. ISBN 978-0-313-34423-7. 
  9. ^ Stewart-Baxter, Derrick (1970). Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers. London: Studio Vista Books. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-289-79826-3. 
  10. ^ a b c "Katherine Henderson Accompanied by Clarence Williams' Blue Five". Redhotjazz.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Clarence Williams & the Blues Singers, vol. 2, 1927-1932". Document-records.com. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Katherine Henderson with Clarence Williams & His Orchestra, "West End Blues", "St. Louis Blues" Images". Discogs.com. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ a b c "Historical Discography". Wirz.de. Retrieved . 

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