Ella Jenkins- ABCs and 123s
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Having a preschool aged little one, we get to listen to a wide variety of music...
Some is enjoyable, while others make you hope the batteries run out on the cd player...
We were sent the "123s and ABCs" cd from Ella Jenkins and Broxton was having a great time listening to it on the way to school.
The songs on the cd:
Easy as ABC
Johnny Had One Friend
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
One, Two Buckle My Shoe
One Potato, Two Potato
Eight Clay Pigeons
Counting from One to Ten in Spanish
Counting in Swahili
One, Two, Three O'Leary
Numbers and Alphabets
And One and Two
Ten Green Bottles
Farmer Brown had ten Green Apples
The Rabbi teaches ABCs / English ABC Song
This Old Man
Out of all of them, we seem to both like the Farmer Brown had ten Green Apples the best!!!!
Chicago-based Ella Jenkins has received many awards over her long career, including a2004 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, ‘cELLAbration,’ an album of Ella’s songs performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock, Riders in the Sky, Tom Paxton, Cathy & Marcy, Pete Seeger, Tom Chapin, and others won the 2005 GRAMMY for best children’s album. In 2013, Ella kicked off the Lollapalooza festival kid’s stage. She was the first woman and first children’s musician to receive the ASCAP Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and in 2009 earned a United States Artists award. She is one of the first African American women to have a TV show, when in the 1950s she hosted “The Totem Club,” a weekly children’s program broadcast in Chicago. Her “Me Too Series” films were featured numerous times on “Sesame Street,” and she has also appeared on “Barney and Friends” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Her 1966 album ‘You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song’ is the best-selling title in the history of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and is part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
Parents and educators continue to rely on Ella's inviting style to lead sing-alongs with children. She has won multiple awards from Parents' Choice, the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) and the American Library Association.