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|
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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