Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together

Ella Jenkins and a Union of Friends Pulling Together

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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 recording reminds us how unity and strength are part of family ties as well as adult life and work. 47 minutes. 18 -page booklet, discography. Suitable for children ages 4-12 and their parents.

Year Released 1999
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1999 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar; Harmonica; Piano; Tambourine (Drum)
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile

Download Liner Notes

101 Miss Sue Joined the Union Ella Jenkins 0:45
102 Family Reunion / Skip to My Lou (medley) Ella Jenkins 3:33
103 Mabel, Mabel, Mabel Ella Jenkins 2:13
104 Union Train / Train's A-Coming (medley) Ella Jenkins 0:52
105 Hallelujah, We are Traveling Ella Jenkins 2:15
106 Keep Your Hands on the Plow Ella Jenkins 1:00
107 The Farmer is the Man (Who Feeds Us All) Ella Jenkins 3:50
108 Let My People Go Ella Jenkins 1:27
109 Going Down That Road Feeling Bad Ella Jenkins 3:58
110 In Unity There is Strength / Union Maid (Stickin' to the Union) - (medley) Ella Jenkins 1:16
111 What's Your Trade? Ella Jenkins 0:50
112 Hammer, Hammer, Hammer Ella Jenkins 2:05
113 A Singer of Folk Songs Ella Jenkins 1:06
114 Hammer Song (If I Had a Hammer) Ella Jenkins 2:05
115 A Union Meeting Ella Jenkins 0:54
116 Speak Right Up Ella Jenkins 2:14
117 The Picket Line Ella Jenkins 0:23
118 Step by Step Ella Jenkins 2:00
119 Making Music Together Ella Jenkins 1:13
120 One Meat Ball Ella Jenkins 3:56
121 The More We Work Together Ella Jenkins 1:23
122 The Union Team Ella Jenkins 1:03
123 Which Side are You On? Ella Jenkins 2:31
124 Union Maid (Stickin' to the Union) Ella Jenkins 0:57
125 Solidarity Forever Ella Jenkins 2:22
126 Circle of Friends Ella Jenkins 0:14
127 Union Maid (Stickin' to the Union) Ella Jenkins 1:10
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