Tell Us A Tale Tunes

20 November 2011

Theme: Food & Family (in honor of Thanksgiving)

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Turkey Song, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children (CD One), Rounder

Turkey in the Straw, John McCutcheon and Friends, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Turkey in the Straw, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Turkey Gone, Ken Waldman, Fiddling Poets on Parade, Self

Mayonnaise and Pumpernickel Bread, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

Potato Chips, Slim Gaillard and His Baker’s Dozen, Jazz For Kids, Verve

Mashed Potatoes, ALO, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Cheese, Peas, Pickles & Bananas, Nora O’Connor & Steve Frisbie, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Pickle Juice, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

I Never Harmed an Onion, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips, Bruce Springsteen, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Never Cook Your Sister In A Frying Pan, Barry Louis Polisar, Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls, Rainbow Morning Music

Winter Squash Soup, Forest Sun, Just For Fun, Painted Sun

Soup, Soup, Cathy & Marcy with guest Christylez Bacon, Banjo Beat Box, Community Music, Inc.

I’m My Own Grandpa, Chet Atkins, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

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

Is My Family, John McCutcheon, Family Garden, Rounder


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 26 November, 2011.

Traditional Tales…

Sody Sallyratus, an Appalachian tale
Author: Teri Sloat (retold by)
Illustrator: Teri Sloat
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books; ISBN 0-525-45609-0

Song: Biscuit Blues
Artists: Riders in the Sky
CD: Saddle Pals

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 the Stars Fell Into the Sky, a Navajo legend
Author: Jerrie Oughton (retold by)
Illustrator: Lisa Desimini
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-58798-0

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Fearless Jack, an Appalachian Jack tale
Author: Paul Brett Johnson (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul Brett Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-83296-6

Song: Old Dan Tucker
Artists: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
CD: Guest House

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

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