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This-a-Way, That-a-Way


  • 1. This-a-Way That-a-Way
    2. Miss Mary Mack
    3. I Like the Way That They Stack the Hay
    4. Do You Know Your County?
    5. I Know a Tom
    6. Miss Sue
    7. Please Is a Pleasant Expression
    8. Cuckoo, The
    9. Jolly Bus Line, The
    10. I Love to Ride
    11. Goin' to Kentucky
    12. Turkey in the Straw
    13. Sing Me a Song Again, Ella
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD-SF-45002

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerStu Black

    Personnel: Guy Guilbert (guitar, sound effects); Earl J. White (fiddle).
    Photographer: Bernadelle Richter.
    Ella Jenkins' This-a-Way, That-a-Way finds the famous folksinger leading a group of school children in fun call and response numbers and singalongs that are as energetic and sunny as they are educational. Jenkins leads her charges on the title track and "Miss Mary Mack," and has them snap along with her rhythm on "Do You Know Your County?" "I Know a Tom" is alliterative and funny, while "Please Is a Pleasant Expression" illuminates the word in numerous languages over a lilting, almost Hawaiian guitar line. Jenkins is masterful at keeping things simple, fun, and easy to follow, yet never patronizing or tiresome. Whether she's singing, calling out words, or playing an instrument, it always seems like she's simply having a conversation with the children, not to mention any grownups who might find themselves caught up in her particular easygoing magic. This-a-Way, That-a-Way is for laughing as much as it is for learning. ~ Johnny Loftus

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