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Birth Year : 1900
Death Year : 1947
Born Jennie Katherine Edmonia Henderson, she became a blues singer and later an evangelist. She sang with Jelly Roll Morton, Tommy Ladnier, and Johnny Dobbs. By 1928 she was teaching and giving gospel concerts at the Griffith Conservatory of Music in Louisville. By 1932 she had married and become Reverend Edmonia Buckner. For more see Katherine B. Johnson at the University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center; and A Guide to the Blues. History, who's who, research sources, by A. Sonnier, Jr.
See images and listen to Edmonia Henderson Jelly Roll Blues (1924) on YouTube.
Subjects: Musicians, Opera, Singers, Song Writers
Geographic Region: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky