Gus Jenkins

Real name: Augustus D. Jenkins
Born: March 24, 1931, Birmingham, Alabama
Died: December 22, 1985, Inglewood, California

 


SINGLES

SPECIALTY SP-475 (78 rpm)/SP-475-45 (45 rpm) – LITTLE TEMPLE AND HIS “88” (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno)
Cold Love / I Ate The Wrong Part (1953 US)

COMBO 85 (78 rpm)/45-85 (45 rpm) – MAMA REE AND YOUNG WOLF WITH THE GUS JENKINS BAND (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno)
Your Lovin’ Is Just All Right / I Wake Up In The Morning (1955 US)

COMBO 87 (78 rpm)/45-87 (45 rpm) – GUSS JENKINS
I Miss My Baby / I Been Working (1955 US)

COMBO 88 (78 rpm)/45-88 (45 rpm) – THE YOUNG WOOLF (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno)
I Tried / Worries And Troubles (1955 US)

COMBO 93 (78 rpm)/45-93 (45 rpm) – MAMA REE AND YOUNG WOLF WITH THE GUS JENKINS BAND (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno)
You Lied / Caught (1955 US)

FLASH FL-115 (78/45 rpm) – GUS JINKINS AND ORCHESTRA
You Told Me / Tricky (11/1956 US)

FLASH FL-116 (78/45 rpm) – GUS JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA
I Remember Last Christmas / Spark Plug (12/1956 US)

FLASH FL-116 (78/45rpm) – GUS JENKINS & HIS ORCHESTRA
So What / Spark Plug (1/1957 US)

FLASH FL-123 (78/45 rpm) – GUS JENKINS AND ORCHESTRA
Pay Day Shuffle – Pt. 1/ Pay Day Shuffle – Pt. 2 (8/1957 US)

FLASH FL-126 (78/45 rpm) – GUS JENKINS AND ORCHESTRA
Stand By Me / Copper Tan (1/1958 US)

FLASH FL-128 (78/45 rpm) – GUS JENKINS AND ORCHESTRA
Hit The Road / Road Runner (3/1958 US)

FLASH FL-131 (45 rpm) – GUS JENKINS AND ORCHESTRA
Slow Down / Drift On (10/1958 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL 101 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Spanky / Gonna Take Time (1959 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL 1003 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Signing In / Cutting Out (1/1960 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1006 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
You Made Me / Vine St. Shuffle (1961 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1009 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Jealous Of You Baby / Off The Road (11/1961 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-10011/10012 – GUS JENKINS
Too Tough / Right Messy (8/1962 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-10013 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Celebrate (Part One) / Celebrate (Part Two) (11/1962 US)

CATALINA 711 – GUS JENKINS BAND
The New Tricky / Tuba Twist (4/1962 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-1001/1002 – GUS JENKINS AND HIS BAND
Right Shakey / Don’t Get Sassy (1963 US)

SAR 149 (promo) – GUS JENKINS
Right Shakey / Don’t Get Sassy (1/1964 US)

SAR 149 – GUS JENKINS
Right Shakey / Don’t Get Sassy (1/1964 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-1003 – GUS JENKINS
Chittlins / You’ll Be The One (9/1964 US)

TOWER 107 – GUS JENKINS
Chittlins / You’ll Be The One (10/1964 US)

GENERAL ARTIST 1004 – GUS JENKINS
Cutie / What A Dream (1964 US)

TOWER 122 – GUS JENKINS
‘Frosty / You Used Me (3/1965 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-10002/10003 – GUS JENKINS
I Don’t Mind / Don’t Wait For Me (1967 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-10004/10005 – GUS JENKINS
Get Out Of Town / Going Down Yonder? (1967 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-10006 – GUS JENKINS
Up Tight / Mellow Mood (1968 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-10007 – GUS JENKINS
Funk With A Feeling / Soulin (1968 US)

GENERAL ARTIST GA-10008 – GUS JENKINS WITH THE ORJAE SINGERS
A Mind Is A Precious Thing To Lose / Those Good Days Are Gone (1968 US)

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SESSION WORKS / SINGLES

SPECIALTY SP-476 (78 rpm)/SP-476-45 (45 rpm) – HONEYBOY (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno & Frank Patt:vcl)
My Time Ain’t Long / Bloodstains On The Wall (1953 US)

FLASH FL-117 (78/45 rpm) – FRANK PATT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno & Frank Patt:vcl)
You Going To Pay For It Baby / Gonna Hold On (1956 US)

FLASH FL-124 (78/45 rpm) – MAMIE JENKINS WITH GUS JENKINS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Ham Bone (What You Doing) / Jump With Me Baby (1957 US)

FLASH FL-130 (45 rpm) – MAMIE PERRY WITH GUS JENKINS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
I’m Hurted / My Baby Waited Too Long (1958 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL 1002 – MAMIE PERRY WITH GUS JENKINS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Lament / Love Lost (1959 US)

SPECIALTY 688 – NEAL JOHNSON (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Just Got To Make It / True To You, Baby (1960 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1004 – ACE HOLDER AND HIS BLUES ROCKERS (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Lonesome Harmonica / Homeless Boy (1961 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1005 – ALBERT AND CHARLES WITH GUS JENKINS’ ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Weird / Leisha (1961 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1007 – BLUES SLIM AND HIS BAND (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno & Neal Johnson:vcl/gtr)
Let’s Talk It Over / Tell The Truth Baby (1961 US)

PIONEER INTERNATIONAL PI-1008 – HAZE HART WITH GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Last Time / Red River Shuffle (1961 US)

SWINGIN’ 45-638 – HAZE HART WITH GUS JENKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno)
Last Time / Red River Shuffle (1962 US)

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EP’S

CAPITOL EAP 1-22007 (promo, no cover) – FROSTY (1965 FRA)
Frosty / You Used Me / You’ll Be The One / Chittlins

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COLLECTIONS

DIVING DUCK DD 4309 [LP] – COLD LOVE (1986 HOL)
Eight Ball / Cold Love / Gonna Take Time / You Made Me / Let’s Talk It Over (by Blues Slim) / Weird (by Albert & Charles) / Jealous Of You Baby (prev. unissued alt. take of 1961 Pioneer recording) / Get Out Of Town / I Ate The Wrong Part / Worries And Troubles / Last Time (by Haze Hart) / Tell The Truth (by Blues Slim) / Leisha (by Albert & Charles) / You Used Me / You’ll Be The One / What A Dream

JASMINE JASMCD3200 [2-CD] – TOO TOUGH – WEST COAST BLUES AND R&B, 1953-1962 (2020 UK)
Cold Love (Little Temple & His ’88’) / I Ate The Wrong Part (Little Temple & His ’88’) / I Miss My Baby / I Been Working / Worries And Troubles (The Young Woolf) / I Tried (The Young Woolf) / You Lied (Mamie Ree with The Gus Jenkins Band) / Caught (Mamie Ree with The Gus Jenkins Band) / You Told Me / Tricky / Remember Last Xmas / So What / Spark Plug / Pay Day Shuffle – Pt. 1 / Pay Day Shuffle – Pt. 2 / Hambone /Jump With Me Baby / Stand By Me / Copper Tan / Hit The Road / Road Runner / My Baby Waited Too Long (Mamie Perry) / I’m Hurted (Mamie Perry) / Slow Down / Drift On / Spanky / Gonna Take Time / Lament (Mamie Perry with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra) / Lost Love (Mamie Perry with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra) / Signing In / Cutting Out / Leisha (Albert And Charles with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra) / Weird (Albert And Charles with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra) / You Made Me / Vine St. Shuffle / Tell The Truth Baby (Blues Slim & His Band) / Let’s Talk It Over (Blues Slim & His Band) / Jealous Of You Baby / Off The Road / The New Tricky / Tuba Twist / Too Tough / Right Messy / Celebrate (Part 1) / Celebrate (Part 2) / Red River Shuffle (Haze Hart with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra) / Last Time (Haze Hart with Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra)

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COMPILATIONS

AMAZON AM 1008 [LP] – V/A: THE GREATEST RHYTHM AND BLUES HITS! VOL. 2 (1963 US)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky

HIGHWAY 51 H-101 [LP] – V/A: DECADE OF THE BLUES – THE 1950S, VOLUME TWO (1967 UK)
Gus Jenkins: You Told Me

BLUES OBSCURITIES BOV3/BOE 3 [LP] – V/A: THE HURT IS ON – BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOLUME 3/DON AND DEWEY FEATURING SUGARCANE HARRIS (1971 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Gonna Take Time / You Told Me
– reissue: “Blues Obscurities, Volume Three – Stretchin’ Out”, London HAU 8456, 1974 UK –

PHONOGRAM/CHESS 6641 174 [4-LP] – V/A: GENESIS, VOL. 3 – SWEET HOME CHICAGO (1972 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Eight Ball (prev. unissued 1/1953 Chess recording)

LONDON HAU 8456 [LP] – V/A: BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOLUME THREE – STRETCHIN’ OUT (1974 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Gonna Take Time / You Told Me
– Japanese edition: London/King GXF 2003, 1975 –

SONET/SPECIALTY SNTF 5015 [LP] – V/A: THE CITY BLUES (1977 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Cold Love / Worries And Troubles
– French edition: Specialty SPY, 28099, 1977 –

SONET/SPECIALTY SNTF 5024 [LP] – V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES (1977 UK)
Little Temple (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno): I Ate The Wrong Part
– French edition: Specialty SPY 28092, 1977 –

P-VINE SPECIAL PLP 9052/9053 [2-LP] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY BLUES FLASH! – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1955-59 (1983 JPN)
Gus Jenkins: Drift On / Stand By Me / Tricky / Slow Down / Remember Last Xmas/ Copper Tan / Done Changed (prev. unissued 1957 Flash recording) / You Told Me / Frank Patt Orchestra (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno): I’m Your Slave / Just A Minute Baby (c. 12/1956 Flash recordings)

ACE CH 84 [LP] – V/A: THE JAKE PORTER STORY, VOL. 1 (1984 UK)
Mamie Perry (with Gus Jenkins:pno): No Need Acting Like That (prev. unissued 1955 Combo recording)

ACE CHD 104 [LP] – V/A: JAKE PORTER’S COMBO RECORDS’ STORY – VOLUME 2 – THE BLUES (1984 UK)
The Young Wolf: I Tried / The Young Wolf: Worries & Troubles / Gus Jenkins: I Miss My Baby

FLAME 003 [LP] – V/A: DESPERATE ROCK’N’ROLL, VOL. 3 (1987 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

DIVING DUCK DD 4312 [LP] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY BLUES FLASH! VOL. 1 – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1955-1958 (1988 HOL)
Frank Patt & his Orchestra (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno): Gonna Hold On / You’re Going To Pay For It Baby / I’m Your Slave (c. 12/1956 Flash recordings)

DIVING DUCK DD 4313 [LP] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY BLUES FLASH! VOL. 2 – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1955-1959 (1988 HOL)
Gus Jenkins: Drift On / Stand By Me / Tricky / Slow Down / Remember Last Xmas / Copper Tan / Done Changed / You Told Me (1957 Flash recordings) / Frank Patt Orchestra (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno): Just A Minute Baby (c. 12/1956 Flash recording)

ACE CH 276 [LP]/CDCH 276 [CD]/CHC 276 [CS] – V/A: KINGS OF THE BLUES (1989 UK)
The Young Wolf: I Tried

SAVAGE KICK SK 502 [LP] – V/A: SAVAGE KICK VOL. 2 – BLACK ROCK’N’ROLL (19?? UK)
Gus Jenkins: Slow Down

VOGUE/CHESS 660531 [2-CD] – V/A: AN EARLY CHESS BLUES ANTHOLOGY 1947-1953 (1991 FRA)
Gus Jenkins: Eight Ball

ACE LTD 601 [LP] – V/A: BACK TO THE ALLEY – LEGENDARY COMBO BLUES (1991 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Stop Treating Me Wrong / Gus Jenkins: I Been Workin’ (alt. take) / Mamie Ree & Gus Jenkins: No Need Of Acting Like That / Gus Jenkins: All My Days (prev. unissued 1955 Combo recordings)

FLAME CD-002 [CD] – V/A: DESPERATE ROCK’N’ROLL, VOL. 2 (1992 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

MCA/CHESS CHD4-9340/CHC4-9340 [4-CD/4-CS] – V/A: CHESS BLUES (1992 US)
Gus Jenkins: Eight Ball

BLUES INTERACTIONS, INC. PCD-1832/3 [2-CD] – V/A: DAKR MUDDY BOTTOM BLUES (1992 JPN)
Gus Jenkins: Cold Love

SPECIALTY 5SPCD-4412-2 [5-CD] – V/A: THE SPECIALTY STORY (1994 US)
Little Temple (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno): I Ate The Wrong Part

SPECIALTY SPCD-7061-2 [CD] – V/A: BLOODSTAINS ON THE WALL – COUNTRY BLUES FROM SPECIALTY (1994 US)
Little Temple (feat. Gus Jenkins:vcl/pno): I Ate The Wrong Part (alt. take) / What A Mistake / Mean And Evil (prev. unissued 4/1953 Specialty recordings) / Cold Love / Honeyboy (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno): You Better Move On Away From Here / Have You A Match (prev. unissued 8/1953 Specialty recordings)

OFFICIAL OFF CD 5008 [CD] – V/A: WILD & FRANTIC AGAIN (1995 DEN)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

FLASH CD-101 [CD] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1955-1959, VOLUME 1 (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky / Remember Last Xmas / Mamie Jenkins: Hambone / Jump With Me Baby

FLASH CD-102 [CD] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1956-1965, VOLUME 2 (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Vine St. Shuffle / Mamie Perry: I’m Hurted / Gus Jenkins: Spanky / You Made Me / Mamie Perry: My Baby Waited Too Long

FLASH CD-103 [CD] – V/A: JERICHO ALLEY – BLUES IN LOS ANGELES 1956-1967, VOLUME 3 (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Gonna Take Time / Don’t Get Sassy / You’ll Be The One / You Used Me / Chittlins

CHEESECAKE CHCD 277 [CD] – V/A: RED HOT RHYTHM (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

PANIC 100 [CD] – V/A: JUST SHUCKIN’ AROUND 1953-1963 – WILD & CRAZY L.A. R N’B (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

RHM # [CD] – V/A: RECORD HOP MADNESS! VOLUME 2 (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

PS 1002 [CD] – V/A: PASS THE SOUL – STEPPIN’ OUT VOL. 2 (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Too Tough

MISTLETOE XMS-1003 [CDR] – V/A: SANTA’S ON HIS WAY! (200?)
Gus Jenkins: Remember Last Christmas

FLAME 1-17 [17-LP] – V/A: DESPERATE ROCK’N’ROLL, VOLS 1-17 (200? UK)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

PAST PERFECT 220256-325 [15-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2 (2002 GER)
Gus Jenkins: Slow Down

STOMPIN’ ST 317 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 17 – 22 CRAZED RHYTHM’N’BLUES POUNDERS! (2002 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Slow Down

STILL SLCD 1162 [CD] – V/A: SCREAMING BLACK (2003 HOL)
Albert & Charles (feat. Gus Jenkins:pno): Weird

MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 [10-CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES – ORIGINAL MASTERS (2005 GER)
Gus Jenkins: Slow Down

ACE CDCHD 1037 [CD] – V/A: CENTRAL ROCKS! THE CENTRAL AVENUE SCENE 1951-58, VOL. 2 (2005 UK)
Mamie Ree, Young Wolf & The Gus Jenkins Band: No Need Acting Like That / Mamie Ree, Young Wolf & The Gus Jenkins Band: Caught

ACE CDCHD 1099 [CD] – V/A: COOL DADDY – THE CENTRAL AVENUE SCENE 1951-1957, VOLUME 3 (2006 UK)
The Young Wolf: Worries And Troubles

STOMPIN’ ST 331 [CD] – V/A: STOMPIN’ 31 – 23 MORE R’N’B BLASTERS (2006 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

HARTE RECORDINGS HR 101 [2-LP/CD] – V/A: ROOTS OF HIP HOP (2008 US)
Mamie Ree & Young Wolf With The Gus Jenkins Band: Caught

KENT DANCE CDKEND368 [CD] – V/A: MOD JAZZ FOREVER (2012 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky Too

SHEIK LP-701 [LP] – V/A: THE RHYTHM SHACK, VOL. 1 (2012 SPA)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

KOMET MUSIKBAR # [CS] – V/A: THE COLE SLAW TAPE (2015 GER)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB034 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1960 (2016 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky Too

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB037 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1959 (2016 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Cutting Out / Spanky

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB038 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1961 (2016 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Off The Road

HISTORY OF SOUL SOUL029 [2-CD] – V/A: SOUL ON THE WEST COAST 2 – CALL ON ME (2016 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Gonna Take Time

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB044 [2-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1962 (2017 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Too Tough

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB050 [4-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1942-1963 (2018 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky

KOKO MOJO KM-CD 06 [CD] – V/A: IT’S A MAN DOWN THERE (WAITING FOR BETTER TIMES) (2018 GER)
Gus Jenkins: Jealous Of You Baby

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB053 [4-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1963-1964 (2019 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Chittlins

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB054 [4-CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1956-1957 (2019 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Tricky

1960S R&B37 [LP] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1964 (2019 UK)
Gus Jenkins: Chittlins

WIENERWORLD PRESENTATION WNRCD5106 [5-CD] – V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES – CHICAGO, VOLUME 2 – SWEET HOME CHICAGO (2019 EU)
Gus Jenkins: Eight Ball

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006) | Whiskey, Women, And… #5 (1973; interview by J. Harmer & F. Scott) | Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth #17 | Blues Unlimited #40 | Blues Unlimited #81 (1971; article by D. Stolper) | Blues Unlimited #105

Online sources: http://www.ebay.com | http://www.popsike.com | http://www.discogs.com/artist/1283348-Gus-Jenkins | http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/gus_jenkins | http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/csearch.php?type=artist&key=Jenkins,%20Gus | http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gus-jenkins-p178163/credits | http://www.45cat.com/artist/gus-jenkins | http://www.rocknroll-schallplatten-forum.de/topic.php?t=11388&sid=2da561b852cdf4e8af59746fe0065757

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on August 4, 2021

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