Call and Response

Call and Response

Ella Jenkins SFW45030

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 develop musical skills and memory. Call and Response launched Ella Jenkins’ long and highly successful career as a children’s artist and is an excellent introduction to the performer. This edition includes a new introduction by Ella Jenkins and a discography of her recordings. Suitable for children 5-9.

Year Released 1998
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1998 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile

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101 Tah-Boo Ella Jenkins 1:59
102 Zeembah Ella Jenkins 1:14
103 Moon Don't Go Ella Jenkins 1:59
104 Moon Don't Go (with instruments) Ella Jenkins 0:45
105 Toom-Bah-Ee-Lero Ella Jenkins 1:49
106 Toom-Bah-Ee-Lero (with instruments) Ella Jenkins 1:26
107 A Chant from West Africa Ella Jenkins 1:23
108 A Love Chant from North Africa Ella Jenkins 1:12
109 An American Chain Gang Chant Ella Jenkins 2:45
110 An Arabic Chant That Means Welcome Ella Jenkins 1:14
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