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  • Come Dance By the Ocean, Smithsonian Folkways release from 1992

    Come Dance By the Ocean, Smithsonian Folkways release from 1992

    Ella Jenkins Celebrates 50 Years as a Folkways Artist

    The First Lady of Children's Music, Ella Jenkins, recorded her first album, Call and Response, for Folkways Records in 1957. For the past 50 years, she has been an integral part of the Folkways and Smithsonian Folkways catalogue and mission.

    Today, three and sometimes four generations of fans still sing along with Miss Ella. And a whole new generation of children can learn the groundbreaking songs of Ella Jenkins on Smithsonian Folkways where the entire catalogue of Ella Jenkins's songs is available.

    The First Lady of Children's Music, Ella Jenkins, recorded her first album, Call and Response, for Folkways Records in 1957. For the past 50 years, she has been an integral part of the Folkways and Smithsonian Folkways catalogue and mission.

    Today, three and sometimes four generations of fans still sing along with Miss Ella. And a whole new generation of children can learn the groundbreaking songs of Ella Jenkins on Smithsonian Folkways where the entire catalogue of Ella Jenkins's songs is available.