Tell Us A Tale Tunes

1 April 2012

Theme: Silly Tunes

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Chicken Dance, Tiny Tim, Goobers, Vol. 1, Elemental Music

Chicken Road, Gunnar Madsen, Old Mr. Mackle Hackle, G-Spot (City Hall)

The Song Of The One-Legged Chicken, Mark & Mike (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

Chicken Rhythm, Slim Gaillard, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

The Barn Dance, Gary Bennett (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Hey You, Get Off of My Cow (Bonus Track), Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Mexican Hat Dance (Bonus Track), Buck Howdy & Miss BB, Chickens, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Boogers, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No!, Yellow Dog Records

Great Green Gobs, Penn Jillette, Goobers, Vol. 1, Elemental Music

Deli, Gemini, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Richard, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

The Hot Canary, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

My Brother Threw Up on My Stuffed Toy Bunny, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

Sneaky Snake, Buddy Miller Featuring Duane Eddy (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

I’m a Slug, Barry Louis Polisar, A Little Different, Rainbow Morning Music

I’m My Own Grandpa, Chet Atkins, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Carbon Paper, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Cocktails For Two, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Coming up on next week’s Tell Us A Tale – Ellis Paul

Woody Guthrie, Working Man, Ellis Paul, The Hero In You, Black Wolf


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Silly Tales For April Fools

The Man Who Kept House, a Norwegian tale
Author: Kathleen and Michael Hague (retold by)
Illustrator: Michael Hague
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-51698-0

Song: Respect
Artist: Aretha Franklin

Things Could Be Worse, an old Yiddish tale
Storyteller: Peter Jones (adapted by)
Actress: Jen Hoffman

Song: Papa’s on the Housetop
Artists: Tim and Mollie O’Brien

Stone Soup, an old story
Storytellers: Peter Jones and Jen Hoffman

Song: Let Us Come In
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Song and Play Time

Feathers, a legend of Chelm
Author: Ruth Gordon (retold by)
Illustrator: Lydia Dabcovich
Publisher: Macmillan; ISBN 0-027-36511-5

Song: Splish Splash
Artist: Bobby Darin

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