Rosa Henderson

Rosa Henderson got her start in show business working in carnivals. In 1918 she married Douglas "Slim" Henderson and traveled with his Mason-Henderson show. In the early 1920s she was appearing in musical comedies in New York and London. Her recording career began in 1923 and ended in 1932. Rosa pretty much left show business in the late 1920s after the death of her husband. She appeared occasionally up until 1932 and then worked in a department store in New York.

Rosa Henderson's records sometimes were issued under the name of Rose Henderson and under the pseudonyms of Sally Ritz, Flora Dale, Sarah Johnson, Josephine Thomas, Gladys White and Mamie Harris. She was no relation to either Edmonia Henderson or Fletcher Henderson.

Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Virginians
Rosa Henderson accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Jazz Five
Rosa Henderson accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
Rosa Henderson accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Club Alabam Orchestra
Rosa Henderson and the Choo Choo Jazzers
Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Kansas City Five
Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Three Jolly Miners
Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Kansas City Four
Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Three Hot Eskimos
Rosa Henderson accompanied by the Four Black Diamonds
Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Afternoon Blues
(N.E. Reed / A.J. Allen)
7-12-1923 New York, New York Columbia
A3958
Basement Blues
(W.C. Handy)
9-29-1924 New York, New York Banner
Barbadoes Blues
(Clarence Williams / Edgar Dowell)
5-20-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14825
Barrel House Blues
(Lovie Austin)
5-23-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
14831-A
Banner
1394-B
Black Snake Moan
(L. Jefferson)
5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7529
Perfect 129
Black Star Line
(A West Indian Chant)

(Clarence Williams / Edgar Dowell)
5-20-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14825
Can't Be Bothered With No Sheik 8-19-1931 New York, New York Columbia
14627-D
Chicago Monkey Man Blues
(Lovie Austin)
5-23-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14832
Deep River Blues 9-29-1924 New York, New York Banner
Doggone Blues 8-19-1931 New York, New York Columbia
14627-D
Do Right Blues
Piano Accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson
2-18-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14770
Down South Blues
(Waters / Henderson)
6-1923 New York, New York Okeh
Dyin' Crap-Shooter's Blues
(Porter Grainger)
9-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7535
Perfect 135
Every Day Blues 12-1923 New York, New York Pathé
Every Woman's Blues
(Smith / Miller)
10-4-1923 New York, New York Okeh
12070
Every Woman's Blues
(Smith / Miller)
10-4-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
12070
Every Woman's Blues
(Smith / Miller)
10-4-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
12071
Fortune Teller Blues
(Porter Granger)
5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7529
Perfect
129 B
Gay Catin' Daddy 5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7534
Perfect 134 B
Git Goin'
(Davis / Grainger)
1-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7519
Perfect 119
Get It Fixed
(Williams)
3-21-1928 New York, New York Vocalion
1177
Goin' Home
(Porter Grainger / Bob Ricketts)
3-1924 New York, New York Emerson
10747
Good Woman's Blues
Piano accompaniment by Wendell P. Talbert

(Hulbert Esmore / George Butts)
5-24-1923 New York, New York Victor
19084-B
Got The World In A Jug
(Stopper's In My Hand)

(Henderson / Gilbert)
12-1923 New York, New York Ajax
17021-B
He May Be Your Dog But He's Wearing My Collar
Piano Accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson

(Henry Creamer)
10-26-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14708
He's Never Gonna Throw Me Down 12-1923 New York, New York Pathé
He's My Man 7-15-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14152-D
Hey Hey And He He, I'm Charleston Crazy
Piano Accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson

(Matson / Booker)
2-18-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14770
Hock Shop Blues
(Sidney Easton)
1-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7522
Perfect 122
How'm I Gonna Get 'Em When You Keep On Holdin' 'Em Back 4-3-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14832
How Come You Do Me Like You Do
(Austin / Bergere)
4-3-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14795
I Ain't No Man's Slave
(Hulbert Esmere / George Butts)
4-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12058
If You Can't Control Your Man 7-1928 New York, New York Marathon
045
If You Don't Give Me What I Want
(I'm Going To Get It Somewhere Else)
(2)

(Henry Creamer)
8-21-1923 New York, New York Okeh
If You Don't Give Me What I Want
(I'm Going To Get It Somewhere Else)

(3)

(Henry Creamer)
8-21-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14652
I'm Broke Fooling With You
Piano accompaniment by Wendell P. Talbert

(Hulbert Esmere / George Butts)
4-1923 New York, New York Paramount
12058
I'm Broke Fooling With You
(Hulbert Esmere / George Butts)
5-24-1923 New York, New York Victor
19084-A
I'm Saving It All For You
(2)

(Williams / Davis)
10-1926 New York, New York Vocalion
1026
I'm Saving It All For You
(5)

(Williams / Davis)
10-1926 New York, New York
I'm Saving It All For You
(5)

(Williams / Davis)
5-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7534
Perfect 134
I Need You
(Fletcher Henderson)
7-12-1923 New York, New York Columbia
3958
In The Apartment Upstairs 7-15-1926 New York, New York Columbia
14152-D
It Wont Be Long Now
(Miller)
9-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
12018
I Want My Sweet Daddy Now
Piano Accompaniment by Fletcher Henderson
10-26-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14708
Low Down Daddy Blues
(Brown)
1925 New York, New York Vocalion
B 15011
Low-Down Papa
(Sweet Mamma's Blues)

(Spencer Williams)
9-19-1923 New York, New York Victor
19157-B
Midnight Blues
(A Wee Hour Chant)

(Babe Thompson / Spencer Williams)
7-19-1923 New York, New York Victor
19124-A
My Papa Doesn't Two-Time No Time
(Walter Donaldson)
4-3-1924 New York, New York Vocalion
A 14795
Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand Is Doin'
(Tom Delaney)
9-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7538
Perfect 138
Nobody Knows The Way I Feel 'Dis Morning New York, New York Vocalion
A 14995
Papa If You Can't Do Better
(I'll Let A Better Papa Move In)
4

(Stanley Miller / Fred Longshaw)
10-1926 New York, New York Banner
1882
Papa If You Can't Do Better
(I'll Let A Better Papa Move In) 5

(Stanley Miller / Fred Longshaw)
10-1926 New York, New York Vocalion
Penitentiary Bound Blues
(Jones)
New York, New York Vocalion
B 14995
Police Blues
(Tom Delaney)
9-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7538
Perfect 138 B
Poplar Bluff Blues
(Mc Keever / Dowell)
7-7-1928 New York, New York Vocalion
1177
Shake It Down 7-1928 New York, New York Marathon
045
Slow Up Papa
(Andy Razaf / Paul Denniker)
1-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7522
Perfect 122
So Long To You And The Blues
(Lem Fowler)
7-19-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14652
Someday You'll Come Back
(Westfield)
1-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7519
Perfect 119 B
12th Street Blues
(Heagney)
1925 New York, New York Vocalion
A 15011
West Indies Blues
(Clarence Williams / Spencer Williams / Edgar Dowell)
3-1924 New York, New York Emerson
10747
When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked Right In
(Irving Berlin)
12-1923 New York, New York Ajax
17021-A
Where
(Can That Somebody Be)

(Mills / Rose)
6-1923 New York, New York Vocalion
B 14635
You Can't Have It Unless I Give It To You
(Andy Razaf)
9-1927 New York, New York Pathé Actuell
7535
Perfect 135
Artist Instrument
Edgar Campbell Clarinet
Elmer Chambers Cornet
Lincoln M. Conway Guitar
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Edgar Dowell Piano
Jake Frazier Trombone
Bob Fuller Clarinet
Porter Grainger Piano
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone, Bass Saxaphone
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Louis Hooper Piano
Tom Morris Cornet
Teddy Nixon Trombone
Don Redman Clarinet
Howard Scott Cornet
Joe Smith Cornet
Elmer Snowden Banjo
Rex Stewart Cornet
Wendall P. Talbert Piano
Fats Waller Piano