Tell Us A Tale Tunes

24 February 2013

Scholastic March On

Theme: Black History Month

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

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

Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie, Clifton Chenier, New Orleans Playground, Putumayo

No Particular Place To Go, Chuck Berry, Dance Music, Music For Little People

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

Get on the Good Foot, James Brown, A Child’s Celebration of Soul, Music For Little People

Skip to My Blues, Buckwheat Zydeco, Choo Choo Boogaloo, Music For Little People

Organ Grinder’s Swing, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Mumbles, Oscar Peterson Featuring Sonny Terry, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

Manana Iguana, Bobby McFerrin, Songs for the Car, Universal

Rag Mop, Lionel Hampton, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner, A Child’s Celebration of Soul, Music For Little People

I Got Ants in My Pants, James Brown, Songs for the Car, Universal

Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Richard, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Boll Weevil, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Shake Sugaree, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, Music For Little People

On Top of Spaghetti, The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop, 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, 3 March, 2013.

African Tales…

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck…, an East African folktale
Author: Michael Rosen (retold by)
Illustrator: John Clementson
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71621-4

Song: Deepest Africa
Artists: Chenille Sisters
CD: Teaching Hippopotami To Fly

Zzzng! Zzzng! Zzzng!, a Yoruba tale
Author: Phyllis Gershator (retold by)
Illustrator: Theresa Smith
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-09523-1

Song: There Ain’t No Bugs On Me
Artists: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
CD: Not For Kids Only

Elephant’s Wrestling Match, an African tale from Cameroon
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-67366-0

Song: The Elephant
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

The Name of the Tree, a Bantu folktale
Author: Celia Barker Lottridge (retold by)
Illustrator: Ian Wallace
Publisher: M.K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-50490-X

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life
CD: Bill Harley Presents, ‘I’m Gonna Let It Shine’

Sungura and Leopard, a Swahili Trickster tale
Author: Barbara Knutson (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara Knutson
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-50010-0

Song (CD): Take Me Home Country Roads
Artist: Toots and the Maytals
CD: Putumayo Kids Presents Reggae Playground

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