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Adventures in Rhythm
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 26 mins
An engaging progression of simple to complex rhythmic concepts with Rhythm Workshop participants. Appropriate for children with learning difficulties. Includes Caney Mi Macaro, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Hambone, and more. For more information on Ella Jenkins, please visit www.ellajenkins.com.
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 26 mins
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African-American Folk Rhythms
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 40 mins
Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children's rhymes, and other forms present a cross-section of African-American experience and music in a variety of sty...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 40 mins
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And One and Two
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
Simple songs and rhythm exercises for young children, including I'm Going to School Today, Rhythms Around the Chair, and Dredle, Dredle, Dredle.
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
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Call and Response
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 16 mins
Ella Jenkins’ first recording, originally released on a 10-inch LP record in 1957, features simple call-and-response chants from the United States and Africa, specially adapted for young children. Rhythmic and easy to learn, performed with a group of school children, these songs encourage group singing and deve...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 16 mins
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Come Dance By the Ocean
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 42 mins
Songs dedicated to caring for the environment and appreciating other cultures, languages, and places. Includes You Can't Sink a Rainbow and A Solution to Pollution. Parents' Choice Award winner. "...[A] wonderful collection of songs about caring for the environment and enjoying other cultures, languages, and pl...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 42 mins
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Counting Games and Rhythms For the Little Ones
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 21 mins
Now available on compact disc, this collection exemplifies Ella Jenkins’s skill at teaching children basic concepts through songs and games. Memory, a sense of rhythm, coordination, and vocal expression are all exercised in these simple, enjoyable activity songs. Classic counting songs include One Potato, Two...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 21 mins
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Early Early Childhood Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 33 mins
Eight favorites performed with nursery school children. Features melodies performed on folk instruments followed by playful group exercises for melody recognition. Includes Mary Had a Little Lamb, Farmer in the Dell, and Skip to My Lou. "You hear the fits and starts of hesitant children, at first mumbling ditti...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 33 mins
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Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 49 mins
Legendary children’s performer Ella Jenkins and a group of young and older musical friends introduces children to the ideas of unity, cooperation, and labor unions through songs, recitation, and poetry. Recorded in 1999, this CD features harmonica, piano, percussion, banjo, guitar, vocals, and chorus. The reco...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 49 mins
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Growing Up with Ella Jenkins: Rhythms, Songs, and Rhymes
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 42 mins
For generations, singer-storyteller Ella Jenkins has captivated audiences young and old with her educational, engaging songs for children of many cultural backgrounds. This recording captures Ella Jenkins and children from the Mary Crane Day Care Center performing a collections of songs, chants, rhythms, rhymes, p...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 42 mins
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The Coo Coo Bird
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produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924-; in The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 3 mins
Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a w...
produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924-; in The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 3 mins
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