Personalities | Blind Andy Jenkins | Early Years of Hillbilly | Country

(Vocals, songwriter, 1885–1957)

The Rev. Andrew Jenkins, a blind Georgia minister, made numerous records in the 1920s, both solo and with family members, but his importance lies chiefly in his huge folio of songs, particularly topical pieces like ‘The Death Of Floyd Collins’ and ‘Ben Dewberry’s Final Run’ (recorded by Jimmie Rodgers), and gospel songs such as ‘God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds’. He and two stepdaughters formed The Jenkins Family, which sang sacred music on Atlanta’s WSB throughout the 1920s.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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