Tell Us A Tale Tunes

15 July 2012

Theme: Listener Requests

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

I’m My Own Grandpa, Chet Atkins, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Bob and Bob, Trout Fishing in America, Merry Fishes To All, Trout Records

Polly Wolly Doodle, Leon Redbone, Folk Playground, Putumayo Kids

Man Gave Names to All the Animals, Tim O’Brien, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

All God’s Critters, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs

Melinda the Mousie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Who Stole the Hot Sauce, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Funky Butt, Devil in a Woodpile, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Boogers, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No!, Yellow Dog Records

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor, Lonnie Donegan, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

Never Cook Your Sister In A Frying Pan, Barry Louis Polisar, Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls, Rainbow Morning Music

Old Baloney, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

Did You Feed My Cow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

If I Were a Rich Man, Zero Mostel, Fiddler on the Roof, EMI

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


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Sungura and Leopard, a Swahili Trickster tale
Author: Barbara Knutson (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara Knutson
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-50010-0

Song (CD): Take Me Home Country Roads
Artist: Toots and the Maytals
CD: Putumayo Kids Presents Reggae Playground

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

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: Pete Seeger
CD: Song and Play Time

Seven At One Blow, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Jay Williams (retold by)
Illustrator: Jay Williams
Publisher: Parents’ Magazine Press; ISBN 0-819-30565-0

Bed: Largo from Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major
Artist: John Bullard
CD: Bach on the Banjo

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