Tell Us A Tale Tunes

22 April 2012

Theme: Trekking “Round the Globe and Careful Where You Step

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

We are going to be taking the tunes in all sorts of directions this week, so look out…

The Rainy Day Blues, B.B. King (Various), Big Blues, Music For Little People

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

Fishin’ Blues, Taj Mahal (Various), Big Blues, Music For Little People

The Crawdad Song, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

The Lonely Goatherd (from The Sound of Music), Julie Andrews, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Let’s All Sing A Yodeling Song, Riders in the Sky, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Boll Weevil, Dave Moore, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

New Shoes, Guy Davis, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

McNamara’s Band, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

I’m My Own Grandpa, Asylum Street Spankers (Various), The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

How To Talk To A Little Baby Goat, Jon Byrd (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Freight Train, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Freight Train Blues, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Trekking Around the Globe…

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I’m a Little Cookie
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Boots and the Glass Mountain, a Norwegian tale
Author: Claire Martin (retold by)
Illustrator: Gennady Spirin
Publisher: Dial Books; ISBN 0-803-71110-7

Musical Bed: John Bullard, Bach on the Banjo

The Story of Jumping Mouse, a Native American legend
Author: John Steptoe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Steptoe
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-01902-1

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Rainbow Bridge, a Chumash (Native American) tale
Author: Audrey Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Florczak
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-65475-5

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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