BOBO JENKINS





SINGLES

CHESS 1565 (78/45 rpm) BOBO JENKINS  Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble4/1954 US
FORTUNE 838 (78 rpm)  BO-BO JENKINS  Baby, Don't You Want To Go / 10 Below Zero1957 US
BOXER 202 (78 rpm, white & red label/45 rpm, yellow/blue label) BO BO JENKINS  Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who
(Note: also available as 45 rpm blue/black label US 2012/UK 2018 repro editions)
6/1959 US 
BIG STAR 001 BOBO JENKINS & BAND  You Will Never Understand / Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night1960 US
DUCHESS DR-101 (reissue) BOBO JENKINS  Tell Me Who / Nothing But Love196? US
FORTUNE 838 (reissue)  BO-BO JENKINS  Baby, Don't You Want To Go / 10 Below Zero
(Note: both sides are alternative takes of the songs that appeared on 78 rpm release Fortune 838)
1966 US
BIG STAR A024/B033 (green label)  BOBO JENKINS  Shake 'Em On Down / Watergate Blues
(Note: also available as an unofficial white label edition Big Star A-024/B-033, probably released in the 2000's)
1974 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
(c. 1972 Detroit recordings)
1972 US
BIG STAR B.S. 11-33 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
(1972-1974 Detroit recordings with The Big Star Band, except *= 1956 Fortune recordings, **= c. 1959 Chicago recording)
1975 US
BIG STAR B.S. 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)
1977 US




COLLECTIONS

P-VINE PCD-5640 THE LIFE OF BOBO JENKINS/HERE I AM A FOOL IN LOVE AGAIN  (CD)
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 / 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 Blow Zero / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Nothing But Love / Watergate Blues
(cd reissue of 2 Big Star LP's)
2001 JPN
SOUL JAM 806191 DECORATION DAY BLUES  (CD)
Democrat Blues / Bad Luck & Trouble / Decoration Day Blues / Baby, Don't You Want To Go / 10 Below Zero / Seasick And Water Bound / Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who / Shake 'Em On Down / I Love That Woman / Cold Hearted Blues / You Will Never Understand / Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night / Have You Heard The News? / If You Were The Only Woman / 24 Years / Reeling & Rocking / She Wanna Sell My Monkey / Decoration Day Blues (alt. take) / Baby, Don't You Want To Go (alt. take) / 10 Below Zero (alt. take)
2021 UK




COMPILATIONS

BLUES CLASSICS BC 6 V/A: COUNTRY BLUES CLASSICS, VOLUME 2  (LP)
Democrat Blues
1965 US
BLUES CLASSICS BC 12 V/A: DETROIT BLUES - THE EARLY 1950'S  (LP)
10 Below Zero / Baby Don't You Want To Go
1966 US
POST WAR BLUES PWB 5 V/A: DETROIT - THE POST WAR BLUES, VOLUME 5  (LP)
Bad Luck And Trouble
1968 UK
FORTUNE FTS 3012 V/A: BLUES SOUNDS OF THE HASTINGS STREET ERA (THE ORIGINAL DETROIT BLUES)  (LP)
Seasick And Waterbound
197? 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 HOL
BARRELHOUSE BH-012 V/A: BLUES GUITAR KILLERS - DETROIT 1950'S  (LP)
Decoration Day Blues (take 1) / Decoration Day Blues (take 2)
1977 US
SPECIAL DELIVERY ONE V/A: SPECIAL DELIVERY ONE POST WAR BLUES  (LP)
Bad Luck & Trouble
19?? UK
SUNDOWN CG 709-06 V/A: JUICY HARMONICA  (LP)
Bad Luck And Trouble
1983 HOL
P-VINE PLP-6061 V/A: BLUES FOR BIG TOWN - CHESS BLUES ARCHIVES, VOL.1  (LP)
Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble
-- lp reissue: Chess-MCA GCH 8119, 1988 ITA / cd reissue: Chess-Green Line CDCHESS 1013, 1989 HOL --
1985 JPN
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)
Seasick And Waterbound
19?? UK
SCHOOLKIDS' RECORDS SKR 2101-2 V/A: MOTOR CITY BLUES AT THE ABB ARBOR BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL 1973 - PLEASE MR. FOREMAN  (CD)
Bobo Jenkins & The Vipers: 24 Years / Reelin' And Rockin'
(recorded at Otis Spann Memorial Field, September 8, 1973)
-- UK cd edition: Sequel NEX CD 274, 1994 / Japanese cd edition: P-Vine PCD-1978, 1996 / extended lp reissue: Total Energy NER-3019, 1998 US / extended cd reissue: Total Energy NER-3019, 1998 US --
1994 US
OFFICIAL CD 503 V/A: GONNA ROCK THE BLUES  (CD)
Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who
1995 DEN
DIGIMODE ENTERTAINMENT LTD. RB 47310 V/A: THE STORY OF RHYTHM & BLUES, VOL.10  (CD)
Nothing But Love
1995 GER
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
2001 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
AGRAM BLUES ABCD 2018 V/A: THE TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER BLUES - AFRICAN-AMERICAN BLUES AND GOSPEL SONGS, 1945-1960  (CD)
Democrat Blues
2003 HOL
P-VINE/TOWER PTR-CD-1 V/A: FUNKY BLUES JUNCTION  (CD)
I Love That Woman
2005 JPN
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
HUSSARD HR 5002 V/A: GOODBYE NEW YORK, HELLO NEW ORLEANS  (LP)
If You Were The Only Woman
2007 US
SUB ROSA SRV 279 [LP]/SR 279 [CD] V/A: DR. BOOGIE PRESENTS SHIM SHAM SHIMMY  (LP/CD)
Nothing But Love
-- lp reissue: Sub Rosa SRV 279, 2020 BEL --
2008 BEL
BULLSEYE BE 109 (2-LP+CD)/EL TORO ETCD 1023 (CD) V/A: GOT THEM HILL BILLY BLUES - 32 BLACK BLUES BOPPERS  (2-LP/CD)
Tell Me Who
2009 SPA
REGENCY CD 8011 V/A: A FORTUNE OF DETROIT  (CD)
Ten Below Zero
2009 US
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT2LP162 [2-LP]/NOT2CD445 [2-CD] V/A: ESSENTIAL DETROIT BLUES  (2-LP/2-CD)
Baby Don't You Want To Go / Ten Below Zero
2012 UK
NOT NOW MUSIC NOT3CD097 V/A: ESSENTIAL DETROIT BLUES  (3-CD)
Nothing But Love / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Ten Below Zero
2013 UK
ROCKBEAT ROC-CD-3254 V/A: SUPER RARE ELECTRIC BLUES '60S ERA  (2-CD)
Nothing But Love
2014 US
JSP JSP77188 V/A: GARDEN CITY BLUES - DETROIT'S JUMPING SCENE 1948-1960  (4-CD)
Decoration Day Blues (take 1) / Seasick And Water Bound / Ten Below Zero / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Decoration Day Blues (take 2)
2015 UK
WIENERWORLD PRESENTATION WNRCD5095 V/A: DOWN HOME BLUES - DETROIT - DETROIT SPECIAL  (3-CD)
Democrat Blues (Democrat Man) / Bad Luck And Trouble / Baby Don't You Want To Go / Ten Below Zero / Seasick And Waterbound / Nothing But Love / Tell Me Who / Baby Don't You Want Me To Go (alt. take) / Ten Below Zero (alt. take)
2016 UK
STAG-O-LEE STAG-O-131 V/A: ROCKINITS, VOLUME ONE - ELECTRIC BLUES FROM THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA  (LP)
Tell Me Who
2018 GER
STAG-O-LEE STAG-O-138 V/A: ROCKINITS, VOL.1 & 2  (CD)
Tell Me Who
2019 GER
NOT NOW MUSIC CATLP168 V/A: ESSENTIAL DETROIT BLUES  (LP)
Nothing But Love
2019 UK


                                                      

© 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)

Online sources: www.allmusic.com | www.ebay.com | www.gemm.com | www.musicstack.com | www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads | www.discogs.com/artist/661852-Bobo-Jenkins | www.wirz.de/music/jenkins.htm | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_Jenkins | www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/bobo-jenkins | www.45cat.com/artist/bobo-jenkins

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