Tell Us A Tale Tunes

22 January 2012

Theme: Bird Tunes & Tales

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

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

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

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

Poor Little Turtle Dove, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Fly Through My Window, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Red Red Robin, Rosie Flores, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

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

Three Crows, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Blackbird, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano LIVE on Tell Us A Tale, 2004

The Cuckoo, Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Red Bird, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

This Song Is For The Birds, Bill Staines, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

The Hot Canary, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Five Little Ducks, Trout Fishing in America, Mine!, Trout Records

The Ugly Duckling, Danny Kaye, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

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

Wintertime Bird Tales…

Rainbow Crow, a Lenape tale
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Beatriz Vidal
Publisher: Knopf; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie DePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

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