American folk singer Ella Jenkins’ ‘Miss Mary Mack‘ was played on this week’s episode of the police procedural drama Will Trent yesterday — Will Trent, Season 1, Episode 3, “Don’t Let It Happen Again“.
It was the song heard on the episode as Will and Amanda are playing the cassette they took from the car.
Ella Jenkins’ ‘Miss Mary Mack‘ is the American singer’s cover of a traditional folk song.
The song was first released by her in 1966 on her album You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song album via the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label.
It is an album that was viewed as being so culturally important, it was eventually added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.
Ella Jenkins herself has had a more than 79-year-long music career.
During that time, she has released almost 70 albums, appeared on many children’s TV series, and released her last album Camp Songs with Ella Jenkins and Friends when she was already at the age of 93.
(The singer is now 98-years-old).
So important is her music deemed to be in the arena of American music history, Jenkins was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2004.
Listen to Ella Jenkins’ ‘Miss Mary Mack‘ as heard on Will Trent on the singer’s You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song album. It’s a cute song, and quite sweet, eh?
You can learn more about this iconic singer on her official website.
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