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Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking Back and Looking Forward

As Ella Jenkins and the children from the St. Vincent DePaul Center of Chicago look forward to the outdoor activities of spring, Ella looks back to the springtime games and activities of her childhood. Ella begins by leading the chorus of children through a variety of chants to accompany games such as jump rope, jacks, marbles, and top spinning. She then introduces piano and guitar accompaniment, singing a few songs by herself and also having the children join in for several call-and-response and clapping songs.

This album was originally released in 1981 by Educational Activities, Inc. and was acquired in 2014 by Smithsonian Folkways.

Track Listing

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Little Sally Colors Ella Jenkins 2:12
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102
Little Ella Bella, Little Tommy Breen Lemonade Stand Ella Jenkins 4:48
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103
Ice Cream Soda Ella Jenkins 1:18
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104
Scooping Up Jacks, Shooting Marbles Ella Jenkins 3:41
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105
How Long Will The Top Spin? (Sound of Top), Counting How Long the Top Spins Ella Jenkins 1:29
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106
Counting From One to Ten in Spanish Ella Jenkins 0:58
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107
Spinning Tops Ella Jenkins 2:20
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108
One Top Is Spinning Ella Jenkins 2:02
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109
The Music Maker Has Come to Town Ella Jenkins 1:56
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110
We'll Go-A-Sailing Ella Jenkins 3:01
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111
Everybody, Clap Your Hands #1 Ella Jenkins 3:28
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112
Everybody, Clap Your Hands #2 Ella Jenkins 4:09
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113
Clip Clop Song Ella Jenkins 2:31
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114
What Shall We Do Today? Ella Jenkins 2:43
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115
Everybody Loves Saturday Night Ella Jenkins 3:17
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