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 101-125 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9808 10-in. Oct. 1926 What about you? Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9809 10-in. Oct. 1926 Drive away your troubles with a song Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9810 Not documented Oct. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9811 Not documented Oct. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh 9812 10-in. Oct. 1926 Georgia girl Gooby Jenkins Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9813 10-in. Oct. 1926 Papa's got a home Gooby Jenkins Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9814 Not documented Oct. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Gooby Jenkins Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9815 Not documented Oct. 1926 [Unknown title(s)] Gooby Jenkins Fiddle (violin) solo, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh 9816 10-in. Oct. 1926 The Kennessaw Mountain blues Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, lyricist, composer  
OKeh 9817 10-in. Oct. 1926 The prisoner's dream Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
OKeh 9818 10-in. Oct. 1926 Fiddlin' Bill Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, composer, lyricist  
OKeh 9819 10-in. Oct. 1926 Gypsy's warning Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
OKeh S-73413 10-in. June 1925 Just as the sun went down Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-73414 10-in. June 1925 Break the news to Mother Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-73415 10-in. June 1925 Floyd Collins in Sand Cave Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 73606 10-in. 9/14/1925 The fate of the Shenandoah Tobe Little Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73610 10-in. 9/14/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Tobe Little Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73668 10-in. 10/1/1925 Dreams of the Southland Tobe Little Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, harmonica, and bird effects composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73696 10-in. 10/9/1925 The dream of the miner's child Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73999 10-in. Feb. 1926 The death of Floyd Collins Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica lyricist, composer  
OKeh 74001 10-in. Feb. 1926 Kinnie Wagner Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo and whistling, with fiddle (violin), guitar, harmonica, and jew's harp composer, lyricist  
OKeh 80102 10-in. 9/11/1926 Kinnie Wagner's surrender Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80370 10-in. 2/1/1927 The wreck of the Royal Palm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80450 10-in. 2/21/1927 Billy the Kid Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80530 10-in. 3/15/1927 The wages of sin is death The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, vocalist  
(Results 101-125 of 202 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Andrew," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

Jenkins, Andrew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112794.

"Jenkins, Andrew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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