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 26-50 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047562 10-in. 2/6/1940 God put a rainbow in the clouds Delmore Brothers Male vocal duet, with guitar and tenor guitar composer  
Columbia W140627 10-in. 5/27/1925 The death of Floyd Collins Al Craver Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar lyricist, composer  
Columbia W140930 10-in. 9/11/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140931 10-in. 9/11/1925 Frank Dupree Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer  
Columbia W141152 10-in. 10/17/1925 The dream of the miner's child Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141314 10-in. 11/24/1925 Thomas E. Watson Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141637 10-in. 2/16/1926 The death of Floyd Collins Dalhart’s Texas Panhandlers Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and whistling lyricist, composer  
Columbia W141638 10-in. 2/16/1926 Kinnie Wagner Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Columbia W141640 10-in. 2/16/1926 He will lead me home Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and organ composer, lyricist  
Columbia W142616 10-in. 9/14/1926 Kinnie Wagner's surrender Al Craver Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W143309 10-in. 1/14/1927 The wreck of the Royal Palm Express Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Columbia W143554 10-in. 3/1/1927 Billy the Kid Al Craver Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Columbia W151484 10-in. 4/4/1931 The wreck of the west bound air liner Ira Ball Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W151908 10-in. 10/23/1931 Too late Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W151909 10-in. 10/23/1931 Just a lonely cowboy Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W151910 10-in. 10/23/1931 Cowboy's letter from home Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W151911 10-in. 10/23/1931 My long stem pipe Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W151922 10-in. 10/24/1931 A sweetheart's promise Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W151923 10-in. 10/24/1931 When the dew is on the rose Wanner and Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh 8724 10-in. Aug. 1924 If I could hear my mother pray again Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 8725 10-in. Aug. 1924 Farewell Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist, composer  
OKeh 8726 10-in. Aug. 1924 The church in the wildwood Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 8727 10-in. Aug. 1924 I got mine Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 8728 10-in. Aug. 1924 The silver lining Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 8729 10-in. Aug. 1924 Sail on Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 202 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Andrew," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

Jenkins, Andrew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

"Jenkins, Andrew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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