Tell Us A Tale Tunes

26 February 2012

Theme: Celebrating Black History Month

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Ain’t Got No Home, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, New Orleans Playground, Putumayo

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

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

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

Dreams and Youth, Langston Hughes, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways

Merrily We Roll Along, Lord Invader, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways

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

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

The Twist, Chubby Checker, Dance Music, 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, 2012.

African Tales…

How the Ostrich Got a Long Neck, a Kenyan tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Marcia Brown
Publisher: Scholastic; ISBN 0-590-48367-6

Song: Trust In Me (The Python’s Song)
CD: Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book

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

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 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’

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

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