Bobo Jenkins | Detroit Music History | tc364
Singer, songwriter, music promoter and record producer John Pickens “Bobo” Jenkins was born on January 7, 1916 and died on August 14, 1984 after a long illness. After serving in the US Forces and settling in Detroit he took up music and met John Lee Hooker, who brought about the recording session for Chess which produced his most famous recording, “Democrat Blues” which was recorded in 1954. Shortly afterwards he set up his own record company, Big Star Records. He organised the first Detroit Blues Festival in 1972.