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 126-150 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W80531 10-in. 3/15/1927 How will it be with your soul? The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist  
OKeh W80532 10-in. 3/15/1927 Pictures from life's other side The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
OKeh W80533 10-in. 3/15/1927 The Glory Land way The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
OKeh W80534 10-in. 3/15/1927 When I see the blood The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
OKeh W80535 10-in. 3/15/1927 Mother and Dad The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal quartet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
OKeh W80587 10-in. 3/19/1927 Let the lower lights be burning Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist  
OKeh W80588 10-in. 3/19/1927 Only a prayer The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, composer  
OKeh W80589 10-in. 3/19/1927 Jesus I come Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh W80590 10-in. 3/19/1927 Be of good cheer Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist, composer  
OKeh W80591 10-in. 3/19/1927 Gather the golden sheaves Jenkins Family Vocal duet, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh W80661 10-in. 3/23/1927 The church in the wildwood The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal trio, with bell and organ vocalist  
OKeh W80662 10-in. 3/23/1927 If I could hear my mother pray again The Jenkins' Sacred Singers Mixed vocal trio, with organ vocalist  
OKeh W80966 10-in. 6/3/1927 Gruver Meadows Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with guitar, harmonica, and whistling vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W80967 10-in. 6/3/1927 Hopefull Walter Booth Gooby Jenkins Male vocal solo, with guitar, harmonica, and whistling vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400275 10-in. 2/20/1928 The fate of Edward Hickman Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with 2 fiddles (violins), guitar, and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400276 10-in. 2/20/1928 Little Marian Parker Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with 2 fiddles (violins), guitar, and piano vocalist, composer  
OKeh W400799 10-in. 6/19/1928 Only a tear Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W400800 10-in. 6/19/1928 On the banks of the old Omaha Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W400801 10-in. 6/19/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W400802 10-in. 6/19/1928 The sidewalks of New York Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W400803 10-in. 6/19/1928 My Dixie home Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400804 10-in. 6/19/1928 Just tell them that you saw me Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W400805 10-in. 6/19/1928 The little flower girl Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400806 10-in. 6/19/1928 I hear dem bells Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio vocalist  
OKeh W400807 10-in. 6/20/1928 In the baggage coach ahead Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
(Results 126-150 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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