Tell Us A Tale Tunes

2 September 2012

Theme: Once More But Different

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Fox, Waco Brothers, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

The Fox, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo’ McCoury, McCoury Music

The Fox, Mike Seeger Live at the Prism 1996, studio version available on Mike and Peggy Seeger’s Animal Folk Songs For Children (CD Two), Rounder

Old MacDonald, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano LIVE on Tell Us A Tale 2003

Old MacDonald, Rufus Thomas, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Old McDonald, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Big Rock Candy Mountain, The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Music For Little People

Big Rock Candy Mountain, Burl Ives, Future Idols, Universal

Big Rock Candy Mountain, Harry McClintock, O Brother, Where Art Thou Soundtrack, Lost Highway

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children,(CD One), Rounder Records

Frog Went-A-Courtin’,  Alameda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Froggy Went A-Courtin’, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Froggie Went A-Courtin’,  Spider John Koerner, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

Frog Went A-Courtin’, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Labor Day Weekend…

Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka, an Irish tale
Author: Tomie De Paola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie De Paola
Publisher: Putnam; ISBN 0-399-23467-5

Song: Tomorrow
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Teacher’s Favorites

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato, an Irish tale
Author: Tomie De Paola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie De Paola
Publisher: Putnam; ISBN 0-399-22257-X

Song: The Leprechaun
Artist: Larry Kirwan
CD: Keltic Kids

The Ants and the Grasshopper, an Aesop fable
Storyteller: Peter Jones
Musicians: Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang, Gerald Soriano

Song: The Ant and the Grasshopper (What They Didn’t Tell You)
Artist Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Enough To Know Better

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears, a Native American tale
Author: Heather Irbinskas (retold by)
Illustrator: Ken Spengler
Publisher: Northland; ISBN 0-873-58566-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Man Who Kept House, a Norwegian tale
Author: Kathleen and Michael Hague (retold by)
Illustrator: Michael Hague
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-51698-0

Song: Respect
Artist: Aretha Franklin

[Show 120]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: