July 11, 2010

Little Johnny Brown with Ella Jenkins, Uptown Music

We had posted information about this record a while back, and have heard from a few of the people who had originally sang with Ella. You can read their comments here.

Ella Jenkins (born August 6, 1924) is an American folk singer. Dubbed “The First Lady of the Children’s Folk Song” by the Wisconsin State Journal, Jenkins has been a leading performer of children’s music for fifty years.

In the 1970s, she put together an album of tunes with the backup help of a group of Uptown Chicago school kids, now reissued by Smithsonian Folkways.

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