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 51-75 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 8730 10-in. Aug. 1924 Nobody cares Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist, composer  
OKeh 8731 10-in. Aug. 1924 Make Jesus your choice Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 8835 10-in. Jan. 1925 Will there be any stars in my crown? Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 8836 10-in. Jan. 1925 The old rugged cross Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 8837 10-in. Jan. 1925 Jesus is coming back again Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 8838 10-in. Jan. 1925 Shout and shine for Jesus Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh 8843 Not documented Jan. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 8844 10-in. Jan. 1925 Jesus is calling Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 8845 10-in. Jan. 1925 There shall be showers of blessing Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 8846 10-in. Jan. 1925 Sing it and tell it Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh 8855 10-in. Jan. 1925 Milk and honey Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh 8856 12-in. Jan. 1925 Old time Southern revival Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with organ and talking vocalist, speaker  
OKeh 8857 12-in. Jan. 1925 Georgia camp meeting Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with organ and talking vocalist, speaker  
OKeh 8858 Not documented Jan. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9046 10-in. Apr. 1925 The country church yard Blind "Andy" Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9047 10-in. Apr. 1925 Frank Du Pree Blind "Andy" Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9048 10-in. Apr. 1925 Safe in the arms of Jesus Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9049 10-in. Apr. 1925 That old story Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9051 10-in. Apr. 1925 Whiter than snow Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 9052 Not documented Apr. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9053 10-in. Apr. 1925 The death of Floyd Collins Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) lyricist, composer  
OKeh 9062 10-in. Apr. 1925 That lonesome valley Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9063 Not documented Apr. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9192 10-in. June 1925 A dream of home Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9193 10-in. June 1925 The little news boy Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
(Results 51-75 of 202 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Andrew," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

Jenkins, Andrew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

"Jenkins, Andrew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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

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