|A1||After You've Gone||3:06|
|A4||Somebody Stole My Gal||3:09|
|A5||I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (Take 2)||3:08|
|A6||I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (Take 3)||3:09|
|B1||Blue Rhythm (Take 1)||2:53|
|B2||Blue Rhythm (Take 3)||2:50|
|B3||Sugar Foot Stomp||2:56|
|B4||Low Down On The Bayou||2:59|
|B5||Twelfth Street Rag||3:02|
In 1931 the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra recorded ten titles for the low-budget Crown label. This LP includes all ten numbers plus two alternate takes, giving Henderson's band a chance to play material generally not associated with their early brand of swing including such tunes as "After You've Gone," "Stardust," "Tiger Rag" and even "Twelfth Street Ra. Although not essential (only the remake of "Sugar Foot Stomp" is classic), it is interesting to hear trumpeters Bobby Stark and Rex Stewart, trombonist .
His father, Fletcher H. Henderson Sr. (1857–1943), was the principal of the nearby Howard Normal Randolph School from 1880 until 1942. His home, now known as the Fletcher Henderson House, is a historic site. His mother, a teacher, taught him and his brother Horace to play the piano. During the 1930's, he recorded for Columbia, Crown (as "Connie's Inn Orchestra"), ARC (Melotone, Perfect, Oriole, Vocalion), Bluebird, Victor, and Decca. Starting in the early 1920's, he recorded popular hits and jazz tunes. In 1924 he and his band recorded 80 sides. Jeffrey Magee, The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz (2004). Margery Dews, "Remembering: The Remarkable Henderson Family". Gunther Schuller, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (The History of Jazz, Vol. 2) (1989).
Album · 1984 · 12 Songs. Fletcher Henderson the Harmony & Vocalion Sessions Volume 1 1925-1926. Louis Armstrong: Highlights from His Decca Years (The Original Decca Recordings). The Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit "After Midnight".
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Clarinet Marmalade, Pt. 1. 2:55. Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra – Tozo. Fletcher Henderson – Stockholm Stomp. Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – The Meanest Kind of Blues. Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Ol' Man River.
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra. Fletcher Henderson and the Birth of Big Band Swing, 2008. Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra.
Features Song Lyrics for Fletcher Henderson's The Crown King of Swing album. Fletcher Henderson - The Crown King Of Swing Album. Artist: Fletcher Henderson. Send "Fletcher Henderson" Ringtones to your Cell. Album: The Crown King Of Swing.
Home F Fletcher Henderson The Crown King of Swing. December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast Fletcher is ranked among Duke Ellington as one of the most influential arrangers in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the jazz and swing era.