Bobo Jenkins

Bobo Jenkins

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bobo Jenkins (January 7, 1916 - August 14, 1984) was an American Detroit blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He also built and set up his own recording studio and record label in Detroit. Jenkins is best known for his recordings of "Democrat Blues" and "Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night." He was born John Pickens Jenkins in Forkland, Alabama, but when less than a year old his father, a sharecropper, died and Jenkins grew up with his mother and uncle. However, he left home before the age of 12, and arrived in Memphis, Tennessee. He had a wife at the age of 14, the first of ten marriages. Jenkins took casual work in the Mississippi Delta for several years and then enrolled in the United States Army. Following his 1944 military discharge, he relocated to Detroit, working for Packard and managing a garage, before spending twenty seven years working for Chrysler.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973041
  • 9786134973045