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  • Ella Jenkins performs at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1996. Photograph by Jeff Tinsley. Courtesy of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution

    Ella Jenkins performs at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1996. Photograph by Jeff Tinsley. Courtesy of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution

    Sale: Celebrate Ella Jenkins’ 92nd Birthday with Smithsonian Folkways

    Smithsonian Folkways invites you to celebrate two big milestones for Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music.” In honor of her 92nd birthday on August 6th and the 50th anniversary of the all-time best-selling album, You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, Smithsonian Folkways will be dedicating a full week for fans, both new and seasoned, young and old, to experience and explore the extensive catalog of music that Ella has recorded.

    Though we’re celebrating her birthday, Ella wants to spread the gifts around! Head over to the Folkways webstore from Friday, August 5th through Monday, August 15th to receive discounts on all of Ella Jenkins’ music on your preferred musical medium:

    • Not only will you receive 20% off CDs from Ella Jenkins, but when you purchase, you’ll also receive an additional Ella Jenkins CD free of charge.
    • When you purchase the digital album for You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, Smithsonian Folkways will send you a discount code* to use on any Folkways CD, download, LP and merchandise.
    • Enjoy vinyl? When you purchase any available vinyl record from Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian Folkways will send you a discount code* to use on any Folkways CD, download, LP and merchandise.

    * The discount code for the digital or vinyl purchases will be sent to your email address after the initial order has been placed.

    In 1966, Ella released You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, which is the best-selling title in the history of Smithsonian Folkways and Folkways Records. In 2007, the title composition was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress, which exists to maintain and preserve sound recordings that are culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant. More Multicultural Children’s Songs is Ella’s most recent album and her 40th overall.

    Smithsonian Folkways invites you to celebrate two big milestones for Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music.” In honor of her 92nd birthday on August 6th and the 50th anniversary of the all-time best-selling album, You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, Smithsonian Folkways will be dedicating a full week for fans, both new and seasoned, young and old, to experience and explore the extensive catalog of music that Ella has recorded.

    Though we’re celebrating her birthday, Ella wants to spread the gifts around! Head over to the Folkways webstore from Friday, August 5th through Monday, August 15th to receive discounts on all of Ella Jenkins’ music on your preferred musical medium:

    • Not only will you receive 20% off CDs from Ella Jenkins, but when you purchase, you’ll also receive an additional Ella Jenkins CD free of charge.
    • When you purchase the digital album for You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, Smithsonian Folkways will send you a discount code* to use on any Folkways CD, download, LP and merchandise.
    • Enjoy vinyl? When you purchase any available vinyl record from Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian Folkways will send you a discount code* to use on any Folkways CD, download, LP and merchandise.

    * The discount code for the digital or vinyl purchases will be sent to your email address after the initial order has been placed.

    In 1966, Ella released You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song, which is the best-selling title in the history of Smithsonian Folkways and Folkways Records. In 2007, the title composition was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress, which exists to maintain and preserve sound recordings that are culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant. More Multicultural Children’s Songs is Ella’s most recent album and her 40th overall.