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 201-202 of 202 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion E3866-E3867 10-in. 9/28/1926 Kinnie Wagner’s surrender Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica composer, lyricist  
Vocalion 1075-1077 10-in. 8/7/1925 The death of Floyd Collins Charlie Oaks Male vocal solo, guitar, and Jew's harp composer, lyricist  
(Results 201-202 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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