Jenkins Institute

Over 125 Years of Caring

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Delaney, “Tom” Thomas Henry (1889-1963)

Born in Charleston; sang in the Jenkins Orphanage choir in the early 1900s; a popular and prolific blues composer/songwriter on Tin Pan Alley and in the 1920s whose songs were used by recording artists of the era.

(From the “Charleston Jazz Initiative” – View this Article)