Seasons For Singing


Jenkins recorded these dozen songs, with children pitching in on the sing-along vocals, at a summer music workshop at St. Paul's Church in Chicago in 1969. Like many of Jenkins' albums, it's well above average for a children's-oriented recording, in that it can be enjoyed on strictly musical terms as well as used for educational purposes, and doesn't condescend to either kids or the parents who might buy it for their kids. Jenkins, with some assistance from her audience, plays an assortment of instruments -- ukulele, harmonica, guitar, drums, and rhythm sticks -- to give this more diversity than the usual folk sing-along. The material has more variety than the usual folk sing-along too, getting into blues ("Freight Train Blues"), classic folk ("This Train"), work songs ("Don't You Do Me Wrong"), Greek music ("Tee-kah-nees"), unplugged upbeat R&B ("You Look So Sweet"), and, most surprisingly, acoustic rock & roll ("Go, Aquanetta, Go," which has some riffs close to "California Sun"). The major flaw of this set is that it's only 30 minutes long, although if you use this for educational purposes at home or in school, that could be a bonus given that kids' attention spans might wander during a longer program. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • UPC: 093074503126
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Track listings

  • 1. On A Holiday
  • 2. Carry Me Ackee
  • 3. Tee Kah Nees
  • 4. You Look So Sweet
  • 5. This Train
  • 6. Freight Train Blues
  • 7. Go, Aquanetta, Go
  • 8. Lord, Lord, Lord
  • 9. All Night, All Day
  • 10. Don't You Do Me Wrong
  • 11. Blue Walking
  • 12. I Like Animals
 
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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