Tell Us A Tale Tunes

25 November 2012

Theme: Old & Numbers

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Old Joe Clark, Mountain Ramblers, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Jim John, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

The Old Woman and Her Pig, David Jones and Bill Shute, Widdecombe Fair, Festival Five Records

The Old Chisholm Trail, Riders in the Sky, Saddle Pals, Rounder

Old MacDonald, Rufus Thomas, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

The Old Fiddler and His Cow, Kim and Jimbo Cary, Animal Friends, Green Hills Music

Old Yeller, Music of Disney: Legacy in Song, Walt Disney

This Old Man, Bob Dylan, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Old Mr. Mackle Hackle, Gunnar Madsen, Old Mr. Mackle Hackle, G-Spot (City Hall)

So Long, You Old Tooth, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

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

Cocktails For Two, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth), Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Three Men Went A Hunting, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Three Billy Goats Gruff, Carolyn Mark, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Three Little Fishes, Jon Rauhouse, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Route 66, Chuck Berry, Songs for the Car, Universal

Seventy-Six Trombones, Robert Preston & Ensemble, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

I Wish I Had A Million Friends, Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll, I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, December 1, 2012.


A Bad Case of Stripes
Author: David Shannon
Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: Blue Sky Press; ISBN 0-590-92997-6

Song: Cindy’s Absent
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Teacher’s Favorites

Something From Nothing, an old Yiddish Tale
Author: Phoebe Gilman (Retold by)
Illustrator: Phoebe Gilman
Publisher: Scholastic; ISBN 0-590-47280-1

Song: Coat of Many Colors
Artist: Maria Muldaur
CD: On the Sunny Side

Lazy Jack, an English tale
Author: Vivian French (retold by)
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
Publisher: Candlewick Press; ISBN 1-564-02130-0

Song: Mama Don’t Allow
Artists: Doc & Merle Watson
CD: Remembering Merle

The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey
Author: Aesop
Illustrator: Eugen Sopko
Publisher: North-South Books; ISBN 0-030-05733-7

Song: Old Grey Mule
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes

Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids,a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40789-6

Song: The Goat
Artist: Burl Ives

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