Tell Us A Tale Tunes

1 May 2011

Theme: Down on the Farm

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

There were a few calves born at Mr. Crickenberger’s  place this week, so thought it was time for another trip to the farm…

The Farmer is the Man, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Old MacDonald, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Gerald Soriano, LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

If I Were a Rich Man, Zero Mostel, Fiddler on the Roof, EMI

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Did You Feed My Cow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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

Cartoon Chicken, Instrumental, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

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

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

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Buck Howdy & Miss BB, Chickens, Prairie Dog Entertainment*

My Little Rooster, Alameda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Little Red Rooster, Joe Ayers, Official Bootleg, Tuckahoe

Three Foolish Piglets, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Little Pig, Barbara and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Pig in a Pen, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Fred Boyce, Live on Tell Us A Tale

* Buck has created a new game called RoXzai, which sounds very cool.


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 7 May, 2011.

Fractured Fairytales…

Cinder Edna
Author: Ellen Jackson
Illustrator: Kevin O’Malley
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-12322-8

Song: Just the Way You Are
Artist: Billy Joel and Oscar the Grouch
CD: Songs From the Street (Sesame Street)

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by A. Wolf
Author: Jon Scieszka (as told to)
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-82759-2

Song: Big Bad Wolf
Artists: Sugar Beats
CD: Wild Thing

The Frog Prince Continued
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Steve Johnson
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-83421-1

Song: My Best Friend Barbara Turned Into a Frog
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Dinorella, a Prehistoric Fairy Tale
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; ISBN 0-786-80309-6

Song: Dinosaurus
Artists: Nickeltown (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Goldilocks Returns
Author: Lisa Campbell Ernst
Illustrator: Lisa Campbell Ernst
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-689-82537-4

Song: Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Artist: Trout Fishing In America
CD: Big Trouble

Cinderella’s Rat
Author: Susan Meddaugh
Illustrator: Susan Meddaugh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-86833-5

Song: I’ve Got a Dog and My Dog’s Name is Cat
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

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