BOBO JENKINS





SINGLES

CHESS 1565 Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble1954 US
FORTUNE 838  Ten Below Zero / Baby, Don't You Want To Go1957 US
BOXER 202 Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who
(also available as a repro pressing)
6/1959 US 
DUCHESS 101 Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who195? US
BIG STAR 001 You Will Never Understand / Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night (1960 Detroit recordings) 1964 US
BIG STAR 033  Watergate Blues / Shake 'Em On Down1975 US




ALBUMS

BIG STAR BB 008-19 THE LIFE OF BOBO JENKINS  (LP)
When I First left Home / Realing And Rocking / Cold Hearted Blues / I Love That Woman / Solid Gold / You Will Never Understand / Trying To Get You Off My Mind / 24 years / I Sure Got To Leave Your Town / Have You Heard The News / Tell Me Who / I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Always
(new recordings)
1972 US
BIG STAR BS 11-73 HERE I AM A FOOL IN LOVE AGAIN BY BOBO JENKINS  (LP)
Playboy Blues / If You Were The Only Woman / Shake 'Em On Down / Scared To Call Her Name / Monkey Not For Sale / Here I Am A Fool In Love Again / Somebody Been Talkin' / Share Cropper Blues / Ten Below Zero* / Baby Don't You Want To Go* / Nothing But Love / Watergate Blues
(1974 recordings with The Big Star Band, except *= 1956 Fortune recordings)
1975 US
BIG STAR 15-50 DETROIT ALL PURPOSE BLUES BY BOBO JENKINS WITH THE BIG STAR BAND AND OTHER NEW DETROIT BLUES ARTISTS  (LP)
I Love That Woman / Heard The News? / New 44 Blues / First Left Home / Nothing But Love / Walking With The Devil (by Blind Child=Gerry Gaugham) / Door Lock Blues (by Steel Wheels) / Detroit Jump (by Steel Wheels) / How Can A Honkey Sing The Blues? (by Blind Child) / When A Fool Gets To Drinking (by Blind Child) / My Baby Done Left Me (by Buddy Folks) / Baby What You Trying To Do? (by Buddy Folks)
1978 US
P-VINE PCD-5640 THE LIFE OF BOBO JENKINS/HERE I AM A FOOL IN LOVE AGAIN  (CD)
(cd reissue of 2 Big Star LP's)
2001 JPN




COMPILATIONS

BLUES CLASSICS BC-6 V/A: COUNTRY BLUES CLASSICS, VOL.2  (LP)
Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble
1965 US
BLUES CLASSICS BC-12 V/A: DETROIT BLUES - THE EARLY 1950'S  (LP)
Ten Below Zero / Baby, Don't You Want To Go
1966 US
FORTUNE FTS 3012 V/A: BLUES SOUNDS OF THE HASTINGS STREET ERA (THE ORIGINAL DETROIT BLUES)  (LP)
Sea Sick And Water Bound (?)
197? US
BIG STAR LP 11-33 V/A: ?  (LP)
Ten Below Zero / Baby Don't You Want To Go
19?? US
BLUES OSCURITIES BOV 7 V/A: DO THE CHICKEN - BLUES OBSCURITIES, VOLUME 7  (2-LP)
Tell Me Who / Nothing But Love
1971 US
RARITIES # V/A: BLUES RARITIES  (2-LP)
Tell Me Who / Nothing But Love
1972? UK
SUNDOWN CG 709-06 V/A: JUICY HARMONICA  (LP)
Bad Luck And Trouble
198? HOL
CHESS/MCA GCH 8119/GREEN LINE CDCHESS-1013 V/A: BLUES FOR BIG TOWN - CHESS BLUES ARCHIVES, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble
-- Japanese edition: P-Vine PLP-6061, 1985 --
198? US
STOMPIN' 102 V/A: STOMPIN', VOL.2  (LP)
Nothing But Love
19?? UK
SAVAGE KICK SK-504 V/A: SAVAGE KICK - BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.4  (LP)
Tell Me Who
19?? UK
SAVAGE KICK SK-509 V/A: SAVAGE KICK - BLACK ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.9  (LP)
Sea Sick And Water Bound
19?? UK
OFFICIAL CD 503 V/A: GONNA ROCK THE BLUES  (CD)
Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who
1995 DEN
P-VINE PCD-1978 V/A: MOTOR CITY BLUES - PLEASE MR. FOREMAN (THE ANN ARBOR BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL VOL.1)  (CD)
Bobo Jenkins & the Vipers: 24 Years / Reelin' And Rockin'
(recorded at Otis Spann Memorial Field, September 8, 1973)
-- UK edition: Sequel NEXCD 274, 1996 --
1996 JPN
REGENCY RR.119 V/A: A FORTUNE OF BLUES, VOL.1  (LP/CD)
Ten Below Zero (versions 1-2) / Baby Don't You Want To Go (versions 1-2)
1996 CAN
REGENCY RR.120 V/A: A FORTUNE OF BLUES, VOL.2  (LP/CD)
Tell Me Who / Nothing But Love
1997 CAN
TOTAL ENERGY NER-3019 V/A: MOTOR CITY BLUES - ANN ARBOR BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL 1973  (LP/CD)
Bobo Jenkins & the Vipers: 24 Years / Reelin' And Rockin' / She Wanna Sell My Monkey
(recorded at Otis Spann Memorial Field, September 8, 1973)
1998 US
STILL STCD 1156 V/A: REAL BLACK RHYTHM  (CD)
If You Were The Only Woman
199? HOL
P-VINE PCD-5416 V/A: DETROIT BLUES RARITIES 1 - BLUES GUITAR KILLERS!  (CD)
Decoration Day Blues (take 1) / Decoration Day Blues (take 2)
2001 JPN
P-VINE PCD-5641 V/A: BOBO JENKINS PRESENTS : BIG STAR ALL STARS  (CD)
I Love That Woman / Heard The News? / New 44 Blues / First Left Home / Nothing But Love / You Will Never Understand / Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
2001 JPN
PAST PERFECT 220256-325 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES GOES ROCK & ROLL, VOL.2  (15-CD)
Tell Me Who / Sea Sick And Water Bound
2002 GER
STOMPIN' ST 326 V/A: STOMPIN' 26  (CD)
You Will Never Understand / Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
2005 UK
MEMBRAN MUSIC LTD./DOCUMENTS 223007-321 V/A: RHYTHM & BLUES - ORIGINAL MASTERS   (10-CD)
Tell Me Who
2005 GER
EL TORO ETCD 1023 V/A: GOT THEM HILL BILLY BLUES- 32 BLACK BLUES BOPPERS  (CD)
Tell Me Who
2009 SPA


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Acknowledgments: Fred Reif | Pierre Monnery

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Blues News 3/1975 | Living Blues #3 (1970) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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