From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Henderson, Rosa "Rose"

(born: 1896  -  died: 1968) 

Born Rosa Deschamps in Henderson, KY, she left home to work in her uncle's carnival show and later joined Douglas "Slim" Henderson on the vaudeville circuit; they married in 1918. Rosa Henderson appeared in musical comedies in New York and England in the 1920s. A vaudeville blues singer, she made recordings from 1923 to 1932 under many different names. For more see Blues Who's Who, by S. Harris. View image and listen to He May Be Your Dog But He's Wearing My Collar by Rosa Henderson on YouTube.


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NKAA Source: Blues who's who: a biographical dictionary of blues singers

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