Phil Walden
Otis Redding
Dr. John
Duane Allman
Butch Trucks

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Johnny Jenkins

Knowledge Identifier: +Johnny_Jenkins


Johnny Jenkins

American left-handed blues guitarist, who helped launch the career of Otis Redding add

Category: Music

Born in 1939.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Phil Walden, Otis Redding, Dr. John

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Johnny Jenkins was born in 1939 add something


Otis Redding - In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins' band, the Pinetoppers, and toured the Southern United States as driver and musician


In the 1960s Jenkins was the leader of the Pinetoppers, who employed a young Otis Redding as singer add something


During a recording session in 1962 organized by the band's manager Phil Walden, Jenkins left forty minutes of studio time unused add something


In 1964 Jenkins released an instrumental single called "Spunky add something


With Phil Walden concentrating on Redding's flourishing career, Jenkins was sidelined and it was not until after Redding's death in 1967 that Walden again concentrated on Jenkins's career add something


Dr. John - John's song "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" was covered in 1969 by Marsha Hunt and produced by Tony Visconti; in June 1969 by Cher on her "3614 Jackson Highway" album, and was released as a single; and in July 1970 by Johnny Jenkins, whose supporting musicians included slide guitarist Duane Allman and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai_Johanny_Johanson; Allman performed on "Ton Ton Macoute", the album that contained it


With Walden again becoming involved in other projects, Jenkins became disillusioned with the music industry and did nothing of note until 1996 add something

Johnny Jenkins died in 2006 add something


Jenkins died from a stroke in June 2006 in the same town he was born: Macon, Georgia add something


In 2012, Jenkins was inducted in to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed his previous band, The Pinetoppers, among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something