Ella Jenkins & A Union of Friends Pulling Together

Ella Jenkins & A Union Of Friends Pulling Together


Although many of the songs here promote the benefit of labor unions, overall this album's designed to promote the concept of the "union" in general--cooperation in work, working together in support of a cause, pulling together in the name of friendship. Also, as the title of the album indicates, it's not solely an Ella Jenkins record. She does sing, narrate, and play harmonica, but there are also lead vocals by Pete Seeger (on "If I Had a Hammer," actually taken from a Pete Seeger album with no Ella Jenkins connection), Bucky Halker, Mary Ringstad, Josh White, Jr. (doing the protest song his father made famous, "One Meat Ball"), and others. The labor union is a concept that is not always easy to convey to young people, and also a concept that in general (and often unfairly) has taken some hard knocks in American society in the late twentieth century. For the most part, this disc illustrates the virtues of unions, labor and otherwise, in a respectful and suitably understated manner. The repertoire is pretty straightforward in selection and delivery, but if you're looking for something a little different, there's "Let My People Go," performed by Jenkins as a harmonica instrumental. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    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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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB North Lamar
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  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • UPC: 093074504628


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Track listings

  • 1. Miss Sue Just Joined The Union (Song)
  • 2. Family Reunion (Recitation) / Skip To My Lou
  • 3. Mabel, Mabel Mabel (Recitation)
  • 4. Union Train (Recitation) / Train's A Comin'
  • 5. Hallelujah, We Are Traveling
  • 6. Keep Your Hands On The Plow
  • 7. Farmer Feeds Us All, The (The Farmer Is The Man) (Song)
  • 8. Let My People Go (Harmonica Solo)
  • 9. Going Down That Road Feeling Bad (Song)
  • 10. In Unity There Is Strength / Stickin' To The Union (Union Maid)
  • 11. What's Your Trade? (Recitation)
  • 12. Hammer, Hammer, Hammer (Song)
  • 13. Singer Of Folk Songs, A (Recitation)
  • 14. If I Had A Hammer (Song, Featuring Pete Seeger)
  • 15. Union Meeting (Recitation)
  • 16. Speak Right Up (Song)
  • 17. Picket Line, The (Recitation)
  • 18. Step By Step (Song)
  • 19. Making Music Together (Recitation)
  • 20. One Meat Ball (Song, Featuring Josh White, Jr.)
  • 21. More We Work Together, The (Song)
  • 22. Union Team, The (Cheer)
  • 23. Which Side Are You On? (Song)
  • 24. Sticking To The Union (Union Maid) (Harmonica Solo)
  • 25. Solidarity Forever (Song)
  • 26. Circle Of Friends (Recitation)
  • 27. Sticking To The Union (Union Maid) (Song)
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
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.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • 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.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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