Tell Us A Tale Tunes

24 July 2011

Theme: Cities, States & Other Locales

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Blue Moon of Kentucky, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys,  Smithsonian Folkways Roots Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Tennessee Stud, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Tennessee Wig Walk, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

Down in the Arkansas, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Arkansas Traveler, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Alabama Jubilee, Red Foley, …Country Music Hall of Fame Series, MCA

San Antonio Rose, Bob Wills, Best of the Best Bob Wills, Gusto

I Got the Kansas City Blues, Delmore Brothers, The Delmore Brothers: More from the 1930 Plus the 1940s and 1950s, JSP Records

Old Virginia, Crooked Still, Hop High, Signature Sounds

East Virginia Blues, Jonny and the Jambusters, It Takes One To Know One, Jon Lohman

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Buffalo Gals, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Cape Cod Girls, Dan Zanes, Sea Music, Festival Five Records

Going To Boston, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

California, Dan Zanes, Parades and Panoramas, Festival Five Records

Fairbanks Cabin Waltz, Ken Waldman, Fiddling Poets on Parade, Self

Hawaiian War Chant, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 30 July, 2011.

Australian, Japanese & African Tales…

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)

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

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky an African folktale from Southern Nigeria
Author: Elphinstone Dayrell (retold by)
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN N/A

Song: Blue Skies (performed live on Tell Us A Tale)
Artists: Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt & Gerald Soriano

The Funny Little Woman, a Japanese legend
Author: Arlene Mosel (retold by)
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-30265-4

Musical Bed: Shakuhachi Flute
Artist: Kohachiro Miyata

Song: Ha, Ha, This A-Way
Artist: Lead Belly
CD: Lead Belly Sings For Children

Oniroku, a Japanese tale from the collection, Can You Guess My Name?
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Stefano Vitale
Publisher: Clarion Books; ISBN 0-618-13328-3

Musical Bed: Shakuhachi Flute
Artist: Kohachiro Miyata

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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