Tell Us A Tale Tunes

20 March 2011

Theme: Springtime (and a little celebration of the VA Festival of the Book)

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Far Away Places, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano, on Tell Us A Tale March, 2003 (Official VA Festival of the Book Event)

The Storybook Ball, Maria Muldaur, On the Sunny Side, Music For Little People

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

I Got the Sun in the Morning ( from Annie Get Your Gun), Mary Martin and Company, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Look! Look! The Sun Woke Up!, Sweet Honey in the Rock, I Got Shoes, Music For Little People

On the Sunny Side of the Street, Maria Muldaur, On the Sunny Side, Music For Little People

Branching Out, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

Bend Down the Branches, Tom Waits, For the Kids, Nettwerk Records

Night Owl, Dan Zanes and Aimee Mann, Night Time!, Festival Five Records

The Littlest Birds, Be Good Tanyas, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

Little Chickadee, Chenille Sisters, Teaching Hippopotami To Fly, Can-Too Records

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

Red, Red Robin, The Nields, All Together Singing in the Kitchen, Peter Quince Productions

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

A Robin Sat in a Cherry Tree, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Over in the Meadow, 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, 26 March, 2011.

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)

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)

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

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

Round Robin
Author: Jack Kent
Illustrator: Jack Kent
Publisher: Prentice-Hall; ISBN 0-137-83332-6

Song: Rockin’ Robin (live on Tell Us A Tale)
Artists: Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang and Tom Proutt

The Little Girl and the Big Bear, a Slavic tale
Author: Joanna Galdone
Illustrator: Paul Galdone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-29029-5

Musical Bed: W.A. Mozart’s Andante Grazioso (from Sonata in A Major, K. 331)
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

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