Gus Jenkins

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Blues and R&B pianist, vocalist and bandleader Jaarone Pharoah, born Augustus D. “Gus” Jenkins, (Gus Jenkins) was born on March 24, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama and died on December 22, 1985. He moved to Chicago in the 1940s. Jenkins first recorded for the Chess label in January 1953, accompanied by Walter Horton and Willie Nix.

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