Tell Us A Tale Tunes

22 September 2013

Baton Rouge, LA  Woodpecker

Theme: Our Winged Friends

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Free Little Bird, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children (CD 2), Rounder Records

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

The Eagle’s Lullaby, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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

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

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

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

Two Little Owls, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Mockingbird Hill, Maria Muldaur, On the Sunny Side, Music For Little People

Cat and Mockingbird, Nickeltown LIVE on Tell Us A Tale, April 2004

Rockin Robin, Bobby Day, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along,  Carmen McRae, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

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

Sly Old Crow/Old Blair Store, John McCutcheon, Mail Myself To You, Rounder

Carrion Crow, Paul Kelly & Richard Durrant, Oliver Unleashed on British Isles, Walking Oliver

Grey Goose, Dan Zanes and Kronos Quartet, Catch That Train, Festival Five Records

Fox and the Goose, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 28 September, 2013.

Autumn Tales…

Bearhead, a Russian Folktale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Charles Mikolaycak
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40902-3

Song: The Happy Wanderer
Artist: Bill Staines
CD: The Happy Wanderer

The Ants and the Grasshopper, an Aesop fable
Storyteller: Peter Jones
Musicians: Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang, Gerald Soriano

Song: The Ant and the Grasshopper (What They Didn’t Tell You)
Artist Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Enough To Know Better

Author: Leo Lionni
Illustrator: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Knopf; ISBN 0-394-81040-6

Song: Harvest (live on Tell Us A Tale)
Artists: Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano

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 Crane Wife, a Japanese tale
Author: Odds Bodkin (retold by)
Illustrator: Gennady Spirin
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-01407-1

Musical Bed: Kohachiro Miyata, Shakukachi Flute

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