Tell Us A Tale Tunes

24 June 2012

Theme: By Water or Rail?

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Sail Away Ladies, Nobody’s Darlin’, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Blow Ye Winds In The Morning, Dan Zanes, Sea Music, Festival Five Records

Batteau Song, Kim and Jimbo Cary, Animal Friends, Green Hills Music

The Banana Boat Song, Taj Mahal, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

Cape Cod Girls, Father Goose and Dan Zanes, Sea Music, Festival Five Records

Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, Eric Bibb, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Sea Cruise, Frankie Ford,  A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

Old 97, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

In the Pines, King Wilkie Live on Tell Us A Tale May, 2003

Monkey and the Engineer, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

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

New River Train, Cathy & Marcy with guest Christylez Bacon, Banjo Beat Box, Community Music, Inc.

Railroad Bill, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, 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, June 30, 2012.

Trekkin’ Round the Globe…

Anansi and the Talking Melon, an African Trickster tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41104-4

Song: My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

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 Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf
Illustrator: Robert Lawson
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-67424-9

Song: Simple Gifts
Artist: Jan Smith (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Titeliture, a Swedish 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: Adagio, Concierto de Aruenjez
Artist: J. Rodrigo

Tune: Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden
Artist: Tim O’Brien
CD: Fiddler’s Green

Rapunzel, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Paul O. Zelinsky (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books; ISBN 0-525-44265-0

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Look There Is A Turtle flying, a Polish legend
Author: Janina Domanska (retold by)
Illustrator: Janina Domanska
Publisher: MacMillan; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: Margot Leverett, The Art of Klezmer Clarinet

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