Tell Us A Tale Tunes

11 November 2012

Theme: Critters

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

All God’s Critters, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs

Animal Fair, Maria Muldaur, Swingin’ in the Rain, Music For Little People

Ole Slewfoot, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Fred Boyce Live on Tell Us A Tale Nov, 2001

Whoa Mule! Can’t Get The Saddle On, Various Seegers, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Whoa Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Oh Groundhog, Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell, Catch the Moon Sheridan Square

Old Molly Hare, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Rabbit Chase, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Sly Old Crow/Old Blair Store, John McCutcheon, Mail Myself To You, Rounder

The Cuckoo, Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Three Crows, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Hey Little Red Bird, Dan Zanes and Father Goose, House Party, Festival Five Records

Leatherwing Bat, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Fox and the Goose, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Blue, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Ole Lonesome George The Basset, Tommy Cash (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Sky Tales…

The Day Sun Was Stolen, a Haida tale
Author: Jamie Oliviero (retold by)
Illustrator: Sharon Hitchcock
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; ISBN 0-786-80031-3

Musical Bed: Burning in the Sky
CD: Spirits in the Wind

How the Stars Fell Into the Sky, a Navajo legend
Author: Jerrie Oughton (retold by)
Illustrator: Lisa Desimini
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-58798-0

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Rainbow Bridge, a Chumash (Native American) tale
Author: Audrey Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Florczak
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-65475-5

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Elinda Who Danced in the Sky, an Estonian folktale
Author: Lynn Moroney (retold by)
Illustrator: Veg Reisberg
Publisher: Children’s Press; ISBN 0-892-39066-2

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: Aurora
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Wintersongs

The Mountain That Loved a Bird
Author: Alice McLerran
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster; ISBN 0-887-08000-6

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