Tell Us A Tale Tunes

25 September 2011

In honor of my local station, WTJU, getting ready for its annual fall jazz and blues fundraising marathon, nothing but jazz and blues tunes…

Theme: Jazz & Blues

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

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

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

Old Mother Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Hello, Dolly!, Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & His Orchestra, It Might As Well Be Swing, Reprise/Wea

Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Barbara Morrison (Various), Jazz Playground, Putumayo Kids Present, Swing Around the World, Putumayo

Tea For Two, Thelonious Monk, Standards, Columbia

When You Wish Upon a Star, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Digs Disney, Columbia Legacy

That Old Black Magic, Ella Fitzgerald, Mack The Knife: The Complete Ella In Berlin (Live), Polygram

That Old Black Magic, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Gypsy Fire, Romane (Various), Swing Around the World, Putumayo

Minor Swing: To Django, Children Of The Revolution (Various), Swing Around the World, Putumayo

Spider Man, Chris McKhool (Various), Jazz Playground, Putumayo Kids Present

Basin Street Blues (Stereo Film Version from ‘The Strip’, 1951), Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden, Now You Has Jazz: Louis Armstrong At M-G-M, Rhino

The Rainy Day Blues, B.B. King (Various), Big Blues, 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, 8 October, 2011.

Listener Requests…

Jorinda and Joringel
Author: Brothers Grimm
Illustrator: Bernadette
Publisher: World Publishing Co.; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: J.S. Bach’s Aria for Goldberg Variations BWV988
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

Song: The Spirit of Love
Artist: Molly Andrews
CD: Blue Morning Glory

Jack the Giant Chaser, an Appalachian tale
Authors: Kenn and Joanne Compton (retold by)
Illustrator: Kenn Compton
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40998-8

Song: Hey Jack, What’s in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I’m a Little Cookie
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Coyote: a trickster tale from the American Southwest
Author: Gerald McDermott
Illustrator: Gerald McDermott
Publisher: Harcourt; ISBN 0-152-00811-X

Song: Shake It Off
Artists: Buck Howdy and BB
CD: Chickens

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears, a Native American tale
Author: Heather Irbinskas (retold by)
Illustrator: Ken Spengler
Publisher: Northland; ISBN 0-873-58566-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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