Tell Us A Tale Tunes

14 October 2012

Theme: Colors & Numbers

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Deep Blue Sea, Sweet Honey in the Rock, I Got Shoes, Music For Little People

The Blue Danube, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

And the Green Grass Grows All Around, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Green Sally, Up, Jessie Pratcher, Mattie Gardner & Mary Gardner, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Green Corn, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Green Leaf, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Bein’ Green, Kermit the Frog, Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music, Koch Records

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

Little Red Riding Hood, Freakwater, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Little Red Caboose, Sweet Honey In the Rock, All For Freedom, Music For Little People

Little Brown Dog, Bill Staines, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

Brown Girls in the Ring, Taj Mahal, Songs For the Young at Heart, Music For Little People

The Three Bears, Gary Rosen, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

I’m a 3-Toed, Triple-Eyed, Double-Jointed Dinosaur, Barry Louis Polisar, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Rainbow Morning Music

Eight Little Notes, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

The Song Of The One-Legged Chicken, Mark & Mike (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Four Wet Pigs, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Three Foolish Piglets, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Nine Little Goblins, Anne Hills, Ef You Don’t Watch Out: Anne Hills Sings the Poems of James Whitcomb Riley, Collective Works

18 Wheels on a Big Rig, Trout Fishing in America, Mine!, Trout Records

Cocktails For Two, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, October 30, 2012.

Goofy Tales…

Fearless Jack, an Appalachian Jack tale
Author: Paul Brett Johnson (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul Brett Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-83296-6

Song: Old Dan Tucker
Artists: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
CD: Guest House

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by A. Wolf
Author: Jon Scieszka (as told to)
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-82759-2

Song: Big Bad Wolf
Artists: Sugar Beats
CD: Wild Thing

The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches, a talmudic legend
Author: Marilyn Hirsh (retold by)
Illustrator: Marilyn Hirsh
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40270-3

Song: Our Next-Door Neighbor, The Moon
Artist: Tom Chapin
CD: In My Hometown

Feathers, a legend of Chelm
Author: Ruth Gordon (retold by)
Illustrator: Lydia Dabcovich
Publisher: Macmillan; ISBN 0-027-36511-5

Song: Splish Splash
Artist: Bobby Darin

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