Tell Us A Tale Tunes

17 June 2012

Theme: Summertime

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Wild Mountain Thyme, Dan Zanes and Friends (Dar Williams), Night Time!, Festival Five Records

The Green Grass Grows All Around. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

Summertime is Here, Gunnar Madsen, Old Mr. Mackle Hackle, G-Spot (City Hall)

Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Raffi, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!, Allan Sherman, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

Camptown Races, Jon Rauhouse, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Late Night Radio, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Route 66, Chuck Berry, Songs for the Car, Universal

It’s My Mother and My Father and My Sister and The Dog, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

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

Fishin’ Blues, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, Music For Little People

I Got Ants in My Pants, James Brown, Songs for the Car, Universal

Firefly, Hot Buttered Rum, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Hawaiian War Chant, 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, June 23, 2012.

The Star Maiden, an Ojibway tale
Author: Barbara Juster Esbensen (retold by)
Illustrator: Helen K. Davie
Publisher: Little, Brown; ISBN 0-316-24951-3

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Song: Meteors (The Perseid)
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Summersongs

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

The Relatives Came
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator: Stephen Gammell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; ISBN 0-027-77220-9

Musical Bed: Jeff Vogelgesang, On the Lam

Song: Family Revival
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Family Garden

Elinda Who Danced in the Sky, an Estonian folktale
Author: Lynn Moroney (retold by)
Illustrator: Veg Reisberg
Publisher: Children’s Press; ISBN 0-892-39066-2

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: Aurora
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Wintersongs

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