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Seasons For
Singing

(Smithsonian Folkways
45031)

Seasons for Singing
SFW 45031
CD, Cs
January 2000

A call-and-response session recorded live at a music workshop. Features original and traditional songs from around the world, such as This Train, On a Holiday, and You Look So Sweet.

Originally issued in 1970

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And One and Two
SFW 45016
CD, Cs, LP
January 1996

Simple songs and rhythm exercises for young children, including I’m Going to School Today, Rhythms around the Chair, and Holiday Times.

Originally issued in 1971.

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My Street Begins
At My House

(Smithsonian Folkways
45005)

My Street Begins at My House
SFW 45005
CD, Cs, LP
1989

Ages 2-9

Jenkins’s salute to a child’s own neighborhood experience. Songs and rhythmic activities recorded on Jenkins’s TV series, “The Me-Too Show.”

Originally issued in 1971

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This-A-Way,
That-A-Way

(Smithsonian Folkways
45002)

This-a-Way, That-a-Way
SFW 45002
CD, Cs, LP
1989

Cheerful songs and chants recorded with children from Tennessee. 13 original and traditional songs invite children to participate: Please Is a Pleasant Expression teaches “please” in many languages, while I Like the Way They Stack the Hay is a farm counting song. Jenkins plays ukulele, fiddle, guitar, and kazoo on songs including Miss Mary Mack and The Cuckoo Bird.

Originally issued in 1973

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Jambo And Other
Call-And-Response
Songs And Chants

(Smithsonian Folkways
45017)

Jambo and Other Call-and-Response Songs and Chants
SFW 45017
CD, Cs
August 1996

Twelve of Jenkins’s call-and-response songs with simple rhythmic sounds and Iyrics in English and Swahili. Inspired by music of communities and Jenkins’s experiences in Kenya and Tanzania. Includes On Safari, Counting in Swahili, and Yemayah.

Originally issued in 1974

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Nursery Rhymes:
Rhyming And
Remembering

(Smithsonian Folkways
45019)

Nursery Rhymes: Rhyming and Remembering
SFW 45019
CD, Cs, LP
January 1996

Jenkins encourages group participation by suggesting Iyrics and activities while she sings 22 favorite nursery rhymes. Includes The Muffin Man, Hey Diddle Diddle, Sing a Song of Sixpence, and Little Bo Peep.

Originally issued in 1974

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We Are America's
Children

(Smithsonian Folkways
45006)

We Are America’s Children
SFW 45006
CD, Cs, LP
1989

In this U.S. Bicentennial album, Jenkins and a children’s chorus celebrate America’s diversity and history in folk songs, blues, hymns, and civil rights and historic songs. We Are Native American Tribes, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Ol’ Texas, This Land Is Your Land, In 1776, Happy Birthday Dear America, and more.

Originally issued in 1976
27 minutes.

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Growing Up With
Ella Jenkins:
Rhythms, Songs And Rhymes

(Smithsonian Folkways
45032)

Growing Up with Ella Jenkins:
Rhythms, Songs and Rhymes
SFW 45032
Cs
1990

Nursery school children join Jenkins in a 20-song collection. Includes Little Orphan Annie, I’m Changing, and Hickory Dickory Dock. Teachers’ Choice Award, New York City.

Originally issued in 1976
51 minutes.

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Songs, Rhythms
And Chants For
The Dance

(Smithsonian Folkways
45004)

Songs, Rhythms and Chants for the Dance
SFW 45004
CD, Cs
1992

Jenkins sings originals, blues, and international folk songs and interviews dance professionals to present dance-rhythm concepts. Includes A New Day’s Coming Soon, Plenty Good Room, That’s the Way Things Are, and I Climbed a Mountain.

Originally issued in 1977
68 minutes.

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Travellin' With
Ella Jenkins:
A Bilingual Journey

(Smithsonian Folkways
45009)

Travellin’ with Ella Jenkins: A Bilingual Journey
SFW 45009
CD, Cs, LP
1989

Ages 5-11

Jenkins and friends sing international songs, including Hukilu (Hawai’i), A Yodeling Song (Switzerland), and Que Bonita Bandera (Puerto Rico).

Originally issued in 1979
30 minutes.

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