Andrew Jenkins

The Rev. Andrew W. Jenkins (November 26, 1885 – April 25, 1957) was a leading composer of American country, folk and gospel songs. He is credited with more than 800 compositions, about a third of which were nonsacred. He and his stepchildren performed as the Jenkins Family, a group considered to be the first family act to record country music, while Jenkins himself was among the most important country composers of the 1920s.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 26th, 1895, Died April 25th, 1957

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, guitar, violin, songwriter, speaker, whistling, arranger

Notes: Sometimes listed as "Rev. Andrew Jenkins."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33287 10-in. 10/5/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-33288 10-in. 10/5/1925 Dreams of the Southland Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-33374 10-in. 9/9/1925 Death of Floyd Collins Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-33587 10-in. 10/20/1925 Dream of a miner's child Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-34662 10-in. 3/2/1926 Floyd Collins waltz Vernon Dalhart Trio Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-37594 10-in. 2/2/1927 The wreck of the Royal Palm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-38458 10-in. 4/12/1927 Billy the Kid Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-38906 10-in. 5/12/1927 Dream of the miner's child Johnson Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-40751 10-in. 11/30/1927 Ben Dewberry's final run Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-49793 10-in. 3/26/1929 Flood song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-56618 10-in. 11/28/1929 A drunkard's child Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-63199 10-in. 11/6/1930 The prison child Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-63200 10-in. 11/6/1930 The fate of the Fleagle Gang Bud Billings Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-82810 10-in. 7/30/1934 Death is only a dream Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82811 10-in. 7/30/1934 The glory-land way Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82812 10-in. 7/30/1934 When we all get to heaven Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82813 10-in. 7/30/1934 The haven of rest Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82814 10-in. 7/30/1934 Jesus is all the world to me Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82815 10-in. 7/30/1934 I will sing of my Redeemer Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82816 10-in. 7/30/1934 Dying from home, and lost Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82817 10-in. 7/30/1934 We are going down the valley Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82818 10-in. 7/30/1934 Under the blood Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82819 10-in. 7/30/1934 When I see the blood Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82820 10-in. 7/30/1934 Jesus I come Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82821 10-in. 7/30/1934 Eat at the welcome table Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 202 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Andrew," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

Jenkins, Andrew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

"Jenkins, Andrew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794

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