Tell Us A Tale Tunes

21 July 2013

Old vs New

Theme: Off We Go…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Yippie-Yi-Yi And Away We Go, Riders in the Sky,  Saddle Pals, Rounder

The Tennessee Stud, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Bucky the Bucking Bronco, Gene Autry, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

A Horse Named Bill, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Yankee Doodle, Suzy Roche, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma), Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones and Charlotte Greenwood, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Paddy on the Turnpike, Wade Ward, Charley Higgins and Charley Poe, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Late Night Radio, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

We’re Going UFOing, Jimmy Durante, Hey Mr. Spaceman, Music For Little People

Come Take a Trip in My Airship, Natalie Merchant, For Our Children, Shout Factory

Wabash Cannonball, Dan Zanes and Bob Weir, House Party, Festival Five Records

New River Train, Cathy & Marcy with guest Christylez Bacon, Banjo Beat Box, Community Music, Inc.

Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, Eric Bibb, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Come All You Bold Sailormen, Pete Seeger, Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Sail Away Ladies, Nobody’s Darlin’, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 3 August, 2013.

European Tales…

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

Matreshka, a Baba Yaga tale
Author: Becky Hickox Ayres (retold by)
Illustrator: Alexi Natchev
Publisher: Doubleday Book for Young Readers; ISBN 0-385-30657-1

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

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

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Billy Goats Gruff
Storyteller: Peter Jones (retold by)
Actress: Jen Hoffman

Song: Over in the Meadow
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself To You

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