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 151-175 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W400808 10-in. 6/20/1928 Silver threads among the gold Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio and talk vocalist, speaker  
OKeh W400809 10-in. 6/20/1928 The mansion of aching hearts Andrew Jenkins Male vocal solo, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W400810 10-in. 6/20/1928 The mansion of aching hearts Andrew Jenkins Male vocal solo, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W400811 10-in. 6/20/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W401099 10-in. 9/5/1928 The death of Floyd Collins Emil Velazco Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402131 10-in. 8/11/1928 His way with thee Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
OKeh W402132 10-in. 8/11/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
OKeh W402133 10-in. 8/11/1928 Swing low, sweet chariot Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
OKeh W402134 10-in. 8/11/1928 I'm gwine to heaven when I die Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
OKeh W402325 10-in. 3/15/1929 Stone Mountain tank explosion Blind Andy Male vocal solo and whistling, with guitar vocalist, composer, whistling  
OKeh W402330 10-in. 3/15/1929 Tragedy on Daytona Beach Blind Andy Male vocal solo and whistling, with guitar vocalist, composer, whistling  
OKeh W402343 10-in. 3/16/1929 Tennessee yodel man blues Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402344 10-in. 3/16/1929 Rambling Yodel Sam Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402345 10-in. 3/16/1929 The little old log cabin in the mountain Jenkins and Whitworth Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W402346 10-in. 3/16/1929 I'll be all smiles tonight Jenkins and Whitworth Vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar vocalist  
OKeh W402395 10-in. 3/21/1929 The Alabama flood Blind Andy Female-male vocal duet, with viola and guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W402396 10-in. 3/21/1929 The fate of Elba, Alabama Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with viola and guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403814 10-in. 3/5/1930 Hello world song (Don't you go 'way) Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403906 10-in. 4/23/1930 That little old hut Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403907 10-in. 4/23/1930 The log cabin orphans Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403908 10-in. 4/23/1930 In the valley where the bluebonnets grow Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403909 10-in. 4/23/1930 Stop and look for the train Blind Andy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403910 10-in. 4/23/1930 The old account was settled long ago Frank Hicks ; Andrew Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
OKeh W403911 10-in. 4/23/1930 Don't stop praying Frank Hicks ; Andrew Jenkins Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer  
OKeh W403912 10-in. 4/24/1930 When we all get to heaven Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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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