Gus "Blues" Jenkins

Born: Mar. 24, 1931 Birmingham, AL

Died: Dec. 22, 1985

A blues pianist and singer who recorded for Chess in the early 1950s but then moved to the West Coast, where he became a popular musician in the Los Angeles area blues scene.  In the 1950s and 60s, he recorded with a number of small West Coast-based independent record companies, including Flash, Combo, Catalina, General Artist, and his own Pioneer label.  Jenkins also toured with bandleader Johnny Otis and traveled with West Coast R&B revues.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

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Chess Blues (Box Set)

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