Tell Us A Tale Tunes

14 July 2013

Woody Guthrie

Theme: Woody Guthrie Tunes in honor of his 101st Birthday & Some Friends’ Stories

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Riding in My Car, Woody Guthrie, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways

This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie, This Land is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Ain’t Got No Home, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, New Orleans Playground, Putumayo

Don’t You Push Me Down, Taj Mahal, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Mail Myself To You, John McCutcheon, Mail Myself To You, John McCutcheon, Rounder

So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You, Del McCoury Band with Tim O’Brien, Woody Guthrie at 100, Sony Legacy

Abiyoyo, Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Foolish Frog, Pete Seeger, Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Big Toe
Storyteller: Bill Wellington
CD: Radio Woof Presents Forbidden Forest; Label: Well-In-Tune

Song: Monsters & Giants Artist: Greg Brown
CD: Bathtub Blues

The Magic Fiddle, an old tale

Storyteller/Musician: Bill Wellington (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Tune: The Boatman (trad.) performed by Bill Wellington


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 29 July, 2013.

Round the World…

Three Sacks of Truth, a French Tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Rayevsky
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40921-X

Song: Honesty is the Best Policy
Artists: Smothers Brothers

The Funny Little Woman, a Japanese legend
Author: Arlene Mosel (retold by)
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-30265-4

Musical Bed: Shakuhachi Flute
Artist: Kohachiro Miyata

Song: Ha, Ha, This A-Way
Artist: Lead Belly
CD: Lead Belly Sings For Children

Puss in Boots, a French tale
Author: Charles Perrault, translated by Malcolm Arthur
Illustrator: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux; ISBN 0-374-36160-6

Song: There’s No Substitute For a Cat
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Songs for Well Behaved Children

Titeliture, a Swedish tale from the collection, Can You Guess My Name?
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Stefano Vitale
Publisher: Clarion Books; ISBN 0-618-13328-3

Musical Bed: Adagio, Concierto de Aruenjez
Artist: J. Rodrigo

Tune: Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden
Artist: Tim O’Brien
CD: Fiddler’s Green

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