Tell Us A Tale Tunes

17 February 2013

Picnic Food

Theme: Tasty Fixins…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Cheese, Peas, Pickles & Bananas, Nora O’Connor & Steve Frisbie, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

On Top of Spaghetti, Little Richard, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Biscuit Blues, Riders in the Sky,  Saddle Pals, Rounder

Shortnin’ Bread, Selloane with Famoro Dioubate, Jazz Playground, Putumayo Kids Present

Cornbread Nation, Tim O’Brien, Cornbread Nation, Sugarhill

Beans and Cornbread, Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Baked Beans, Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Potato Chips, Slim Gaillard and His Baker’s Dozen, Jazz For Kids, Verve

Mashed Potatoes, ALO, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

The Donut Song, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

I Never Harmed an Onion, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

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

Why I Pack My Lunch, Trout Fishing in America, It’s a Puzzle, Trout Records

Soup, John McCutcheon, Winter Songs, Rounder

Boiled Okra and Spinach, Trout Fishing in America, MINE!, Trout Records

Mayonaise and Pumpernickel Bread, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

He Eats Asparagus, Why Can’t You Be That Way, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana, Barry Louis Polisar, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Rainbow Morning Music

Yes! We Have No Bananas, Louis Prima, Jazz For Kids, Verve


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Scandinavian & African Tales…

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

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

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

Anansi and the Talking Melon, an African Trickster tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41104-4

Song: My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Abiyoyo, an adaptation of Pete Seeger’s adaptation of a South African Nursery Rhyme
Told By: Peter Jones & Jen Hoffman, with banjo by Tom Proutt

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky an African folktale from Southern Nigeria
Author: Elphinstone Dayrell (retold by)
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN N/A

Song: Blue Skies (performed live on Tell Us A Tale)
Artists: Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt & Gerald Soriano

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