Ella Jenkins’ Camp Songs

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

The wonderful Ella Jenkins is back with a new album from Smithsonian Folkways called Camp Songs, available June 23, 2017.  Family singalong classics include “Down by the Riverside” and “This Land is Your Land.”  This is perfect for family car rides, instead of letting each kid listen to something different.

Ella, who turns 93 in August, remembers sharing camp songs with her brother when she was growing up in Chicago. As a teenager and young woman, she was a camp counselor herself, and that’s where her career as “The First Lady of Children’s Music”  began. Ella’s love for sharing folk and world music with children continues to this day.


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