Rosa Henderson excelled at those mournful ‘my man done me wrong’ blues. A great case in point is Nobody Knows The Way I Feel ‘Dis Mornin’ recorded in February 1925.
Rosa would record around 100 songs under a variety of pseudonyms that included Flora Dale, Sally Ritz, Sarah Johnson and Mamie Harris. Her career went into decline and she would eventually take a job in a department store in the early 30s.
While she would perform live again she never recorded another song. It’s a shame because she was a great vocalist and records like If You Don’t Give Me What I Want from 1923 and Don’t Advertise Your Man, cut a year later, are now highly respected and sought after.
Listen: Rosa Henderson - Nobody Knows The Way I Feel ‘Dis Mornin’ (1925)
Listen: Rosa Henderson with Fletcher Henderson (piano) - If You Don’t Give Me What I Want (1923)
Listen: Rosa Henderson with the Kansas City Five - Don’t Advertise Your Man (1925)