Tell Us A Tale Tunes

13 November 2011

Theme: Old & New

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Old Chisholm Trail, Riders in the Sky, Saddle Pals, Rounder

Goodbye Old Pal, King Wilkie LIVE on Tell Us A Tale, May 2003

Old Jimmy Sutton, Jonny and the Jambusters, It Takes One To Know One, Jon Lohman

Johnson’s Old Gray Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Hop, Old Squirrel, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Old 97, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

The Old Woman and Her Pig, David Jones and Bill Shute, Widdecombe Fair, Festival Five Records

Old Man, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Mother Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Old Dog Trey, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

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

The Old Hen, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

I Know an Old Lady, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Jim John, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

New Shoes, Guy Davis, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 19 November, 2011.

Traveling the Globe…

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Lazy Jack, an English tale
Author: Vivian French (retold by)
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
Publisher: Candlewick Press; ISBN 1-564-02130-0

Song: Mama Don’t Allow
Artists: Doc & Merle Watson
CD: Remembering Merle

Jack and the Beanstalk
Author: John Howe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9

Song: Hey Jack, What’s in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

Heckedy Peg, an English tale
Author: Audrey Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Don Wood
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-33678-8

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

Elephant’s Wrestling Match, an African tale from Cameroon
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-67366-0

Song: The Elephant
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

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