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Katherine Henderson (1909-?)
Katherine HendersonKatherine Henderson was born St. Louis, Missouri on June 23, 1909. She got her start in show business as a small child working in minstrel shows and on the vaudeville circuit. Katherine was the niece of Eva Taylor and Clarence Williams and came under their wing when she settled in New York in the early Eva Taylor and substituted for her occasionally on local radio shows. She performed in Clarence Williams’ musical review Bottomland and in several other theatrical shows and revues including Keep Shuffling. She remained active in show business until 1944 when she moved back to her hometown of St. Louis and got married and had three children.

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Katherine Henderson accompanied by Clarence Williams’ Blue Five
Katherine Henderson accompanied by Clarence Williams and his Orchestra

Katherine Henderson (1909-?)

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Keep It To Yourself * 2-13-1930 New York City, New York Velvet Tone 7066-V
What If We Do * 2-13-1930 New York City, New York Velvet Tone 7076-V

* The Velvet Tone records were issued under the name of Catherine Henderson
accompanied by

Artist Instrument
Ed Anderson Cornet
Garvin Bushell Alto Saxophone
Albert Socarras Clarinet
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