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Christopher Columbus

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra


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This recording was made by Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in Chicago on March 27, 1936 featuring Fletcher Henderson (director), Dick Vance, Joe Thomas, and Roy Eldridge (trumpets), Fernando Arbello & Ed Cuffee (trombones), Buster Bailey (clarinet & alto sax) Scoops Carey (alto sax) Elmer Williams and Chu Berry (tenor sax), Horace Henderson (piano), Bob Lessey (guitar), John Kirby (string bass), and Sid Catlett (drums).

*"Christopher Columbus", was composed by tenor saxophonist 'Chu' Berry with lyrics by Andy Razaf and would become one of the most popular riff tunes from the swing Era.

*It would also prove to be the last important hit recording for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

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