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 176-200 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W403913 10-in. 4/24/1930 Under the blood of Jesus Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W403914 10-in. 4/24/1930 I'm on my way to heaven Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
OKeh W403915 10-in. 4/24/1930 I'm on the sunny side Jenkins Family Female-male vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh W404386 10-in. 8/28/1930 Four cent tobacco and forty cent meat Bob Miller Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
OKeh W404387 10-in. 8/28/1930 Little cotton mill girl Bob Miller Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
OKeh W404539 10-in. 11/7/1930 Where will you be on next New Year's Day? Black Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist, composer  
OKeh W404540 10-in. 11/7/1930 No Christmas times for poor Little Nell Black Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C1875 10-in. 4/5/1928 The fate of Howard Hickman Edd Rice Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1876 10-in. 4/5/1928 The breaking of the St. Francis Dam Edd Rice Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E18279-E18281 10-in. 3/9/1926 Floyd Collins’ waltz Dalhart’s Texas Panhandlers Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E21503-E21505 10-in. 2/15/1927 The wreck of the Royal Palm Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E21511-E21512 10-in. 2/15/1927 Billy the Kid Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E22229-E22230 10-in. 4/2/1927 The miner’s doom Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica songwriter  
Edison 10556 10-in. 9/2/1925 The death of Floyd Collins Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar lyricist, composer  
Edison 10631 10-in. 10/13/1925 Stone Mountain memorial Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Edison 10632 10-in. 10/13/1925 Dreams of the Southland Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Edison 10667 10-in. 11/6/1925 The dream of the miner's child Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica lyricist, composer  
Edison 10801 10-in. 1/28/1926 Frank Dupre Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 10802 10-in. 1/28/1926 Thomas E. Watson Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Edison 11507 10-in. 2/7/1927 Kennie Wagner's surrender Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica lyricist, composer  
Edison 18814 10-in. 10/16/1928 Ben Dewberry's final run Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Edison N-511 10-in. 10/16/1928 Ben Dewberry's final run Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Vocalion E2133-E2135 10-in. 1/14/1926 The dream of the miner’s child Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica lyricist, composer  
Vocalion E2386-E2388 10-in. 2/6/1926 Frank Dupree Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Vocalion E2787-E2788 10-in. 4/17/1926 Kinnie Wagner Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
(Results 176-200 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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