Talk:Joe Henderson

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Question importance of "An Evening with Joe Henderson" on Red[edit]

This needs a source, or needs to be cut...

(QUOTE) It was only after the release of An Evening with Joe Henderson, a live trio set (featuring Charlie Haden and Al Foster) for the Italian independent label Red Records that Henderson underwent a major career change: Verve took notice of him and in the early 1990s signed him. (UNQUOTE)

I've never heard that any of Joe's recordings for Red were particularly important to him getting picked up by Verve -- and I think the wording of the article implies a stronger causality than there really ever was. His move to Verve might have been preceded by the Red date, but I kind of doubt it really precipitated it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.87.133.43 (talk) 10:37, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

I agree, the importance of Joe's recordings for Red do seem unnecessarily prominent as the reference to them in article is current written. Simply removing "It was only..." would probably be enough to add some clarity to the statement -- removing the implication that the Red recordings (which I'm not sure were even all that widely distributed) had anything specifically to do with Joe having been signed by Verve. -- Rooster_Ties — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.141.88.21 (talk) 17:53, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

I love this musician —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.173.65.54 (talk) 11:15, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Joe Henderson didn't record "Snap Your Fingers"[edit]

Or, at least, this Joe Henderson didn't record "Snap Your Fingers" (1962). That was an R&B tune and the JH of this article was a bebop saxophonist. The R&B JH was born in 1937, Como, Mississippi, and died in 1964. It's hard to find info on the "Snap Your Fingers" singer because sources keep confusing him with the saxophonist. The only places I've been able to find information -- all online -- are these:

A page on Todd Records, for which the R&B Joe Henderson recorded [1].

An article about R&B singer Arthur Alexander [2], who apparently was Henderson's roommate at the time of the latter's death.

Also, it's worth noting that when saxophonist was released from the U.S. Army in the Summer of 1962, he went to New York. Meanwhile, R&B singer Joe Henderson was in Nashville, where he'd lived since 1958.


Anyhow, I hope this error gets fixed. Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.191.40.157 (talk) 02:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Outer Links[edit]

It looks like home.ica.net/~blooms/hendersonhome.html for a Joe Henderson discography is no longer valid. Someone ought to confirm their experience with this and either re-locate the resource and re-link to that or remove it altogether. --I.A.M. (talk) 21:08, 7 July 2012 (UTC)