Growing Up with Ella Jenkins: Rhythms, Songs, and Rhymes
by Ella Jenkins
Released: Sep 2002
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Ella Jenkins has great diction and an easy musicality, but that's not what makes her such a gem among children's musicians. She takes the business of being a kid seriously, and her recordings reflect that. She never talks down to her charges; this recording draws logical connections for kids while keeping it playful.