Tell Us A Tale Tunes

12 February 2012

While our tales focused on true love, the songs looked at both sides of the equation.

Theme: Love is in the air?

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The “I Never Did Like You Anyhow” Stomp, Barry Louis Polisar,  Old Enough To Know Better, Rainbow Morning Music

You Only Love Me For My Lunchbox, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No, Yellow Dog Records

I Love Trash, Oscar the Grouch, Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music, Koch Records

Why Do I Love You?, Barry Louis Polisar, Juggling Babies, Rainbow Morning Music

Marie Laveau (Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor song), Nickeltown (live on Tell Us A Tale 2003)

I Really Don’t Want To Know, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Lydia the Tattooed Lady, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Everybody Loves My Baby, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No, Yellow Dog Records

They All Ask’d For You, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

The Monkey’s Wedding, Dan Zanes, Parades and Panoramas, Festival Five Records

Abba Dabba Honeymoon, Maria Muldaur, Swingin’ in the Rain, Music For Little People

I Love You (There’s No Doubt About It), The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Music For Little People

Bushel and a Peck, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

The Apple of My Eye, Barry Louis Polisar, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Rainbow Morning Music

You Are My Sunshine, Jimmie Davis, The Country Music Hall Of Fame, MCA

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Gene Autry, …Greatest Hits, Sony Special Product

I Love You Because, Ernest Tubb (Various), Only Country – 1950-1954, MCA

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To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 25 February, 2012.

European Tales of Love…

The Glass Mountain, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Nonny Hogrogian (retold by)
Illustrator: Nonny Hogrogian
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; ISBN 0-394-86724-6

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion
Song: Ain’t Gonna Work
Artists: King Wilkie (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Jorinda and Joringel
Author: Brothers Grimm
Illustrator: Bernadette
Publisher: World Publishing Co.; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: J.S. Bach’s Aria for Goldberg Variations BWV988
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

Song: The Spirit of Love
Artist: Molly Andrews
CD: Blue Morning Glory

Rumpelstiltskin, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Paul O. Zelinsky (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-44265-0

Musical Bed: John Bullard, Bach on the Banjo

The Three Wishes: an old story
Author: Margot Zemach (retold by)
Illustrator: Margot Zemach
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux; ISBN 0-374-37529-1

Musical Bed: John Bullard, Bach on the Banjo
Song: Simple Gifts
Artist: Jan Smith (live performance)

Oyez! Oyez! The Story of the Three Sillies, an English folktale
Author: Sheila Front (adapted by)
Illustrator: Charles Front
Publisher: Addison-Wesley; ISBN 0-201-09188-7

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

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