Tell Us A Tale Tunes

20 May 2012

Theme: Colors

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Deep Blue Sea, Sweet Honey in the Rock, I Got Shoes, Music For Little People

The Blue Danube, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Once I Had an Old Gray Mare, Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Old Grey Mule, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Johnson’s Old Gray Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Hey Little Red Bird, Dan Zanes, House Party, Festival Five Records

Little Red Riding Hood, Freakwater, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Little Red Caboose, Sweet Honey In the Rock, All For Freedom, Music For Little People

Green Sally, Up, Jessie Pratcher, Mattie Gardner & Mary Gardner, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Green Corn, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Green Leaf, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

Purple Elephant, Rick Scott, Making Faces, Jest

Little Brown Dog, Taj Mahal, Songs For the Young at Heart, Music For Little People


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Fractured Tales…

Cinder Edna
Author: Ellen Jackson
Illustrator: Kevin O’Malley
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-12322-8

Song: Just the Way You Are
Artist: Billy Joel and Oscar the Grouch
CD: Songs From the Street (Sesame Street)

Cinderella’s Rat
Author: Susan Meddaugh
Illustrator: Susan Meddaugh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-86833-5

Song: I’ve Got a Dog and My Dog’s Name is Cat
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by A. Wolf
Author: Jon Scieszka (as told to)
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-82759-2

Song: Big Bad Wolf
Artists: Sugar Beats
CD: Wild Thing

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle
Artist: Burl Ives

Dinorella, a Prehistoric Fairy Tale
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; ISBN 0-786-80309-6

Song: Dinosaurus
Artists: Nickeltown (live on Tell Us A Tale)

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