Tell Us A Tale Tunes

17 March 2013

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Theme: Wild Critters

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Blue Jay, Forest Sun, Just For Fun, Painted Sun

Young Robin, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Sly Old Crow/Old Blair Store, John McCutcheon, Mail Myself To You, Rounder

The Cuckoo, Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Two Little Owls, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Grey Goose, Dan Zanes and Kronos Quartet, Catch That Train, Festival Five Records

Fox and the Goose, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Mysterious Fox of Fox Hollow, Eric Brace & Last Train Home (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

The Fox, Spider John Koerner, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

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

Ole Slewfoot, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Fred Boyce Live on Tell Us A Tale Nov, 2001

Bear to the Left, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

Frog Went a-Courtin’, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

The Frog Song, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Frog in the Well, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Rabbit Chase, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Rabbit and Otter, Django Rose, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

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


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


The First Strawberries, a Cherokee tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac (retold by)
Illustrator: Anna Vojtech
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71331-2

Musical Bed (CD): R. Carlos Nakai (Desert Dance)

Song: Look! Look! The Sun Woke Up!
Artists: Sweet Honey in the Rock
CD: I Got Shoes

Make Way For Ducklings
Author: Robert McCloskey
Illustrator: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-140-56434-9

Song: I Speak Duck
Artist: Rick Scott
CD: Making Faces

Beardream, a Ute tale
Author: Will Hobbs (adapted by)
Illustrator: Jill Kastner
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-689-31973-8

Musical Bed (CD): R. Carlos Nakai (Desert Dance)

What’s It Gonna Be?
Performed by: Peter Jones and Jen Hoffman
Adapted from: Janet Stevens’ Tops and Bottoms
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-92851-0

Song: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artists: Alison Krauss + Union Station
CD: New Favorite

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, a Native American tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac (retold by)
Illustrator: Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-72404-7

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Dessert Dance
Song: Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Artist: Tim O’Brien
CD: Putumayo Kids Presents Sing Along with Putumayo

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