Little Johnny Brown with Ella Jenkins and Girls and Boys from “Uptown” ( Chicago)

Little Johnny Brown with Ella Jenkins and Girls and Boys from “Uptown” ( Chicago)

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Called "The First Lady of Children's Music" by many of her admirers, Ella Jenkins has delighted generations of children and adults worldwide with her songs. This recording, made available for the first time on compact disc, represents two of the reasons for Ella Jenkins's popularity with students and teachers alike—her repertoire of traditional and original songs that speak to many cultural backgrounds, and her ability to engage children in musical play. It replicates, in the studio setting, the interplay of this master singer-storyteller and her young audiences typical of her school and library performances. 36 minutes, remastered, with lyrics for children ages 2 to 9.

Year Released 2001
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2001 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 Little Johnny Brown Ella Jenkins 3:46
102 Head and Shoulder Ella Jenkins 1:16
103 What's Your Name Ella Jenkins 2:03
104 Miss Mary Mack Ella Jenkins 2:54
105 Hammer, Hammer, Hammer Ella Jenkins 4:02
106 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Ella Jenkins 3:02
201 The Children's Librarian Ella Jenkins 3:41
202 Freedom Train Ella Jenkins 4:13
203 Be Ready When Your Freedom Comes Ella Jenkins 2:45
204 Shee-nasha Ella Jenkins 3:19
205 Mexican Hand Clapping Chant Ella Jenkins 4:34
206 La Raspa Ella Jenkins 1:14
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