Tell Us A Tale Tunes

27 May 2012

Theme: Critters

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Crawdad Song, Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley, Original Folkways Recordings 1960 – 1962 [Disc 1], Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Free Little Bird, Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley, Original Folkways Recordings 1960 – 1962 [Disc 1], Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Mole in the Ground, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

All God’s Critters, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs

Man Gave Names to all the Animals, Tim O’Brien, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

The Foolish Frog, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Littlest Birds, Be Good Tanyas, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

Little Chickadee, Chenille Sisters, Teaching Hippopotami To Fly, Can-Too Records

The Cuckoo, Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Fox, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Gerald Soriano, LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me, The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Music For Little People

Grey Goose, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

There Ain’t No Bugs on Me, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Earth & Sky Tales…

The Mud Pony, a traditional Skidi Pawnee Native American tale
Author: Caron Lee Cohen(retold by)
Illustrator: Shonto Begay
Publisher: Scholastic; ISBN 0-590-41525-5

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

What’s It Gonna Be?
Performed by: Peter Jones and Jen Hoffman
Adapted from: Janet Stevens’ Tops and Bottoms
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-92851-0

Song: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artists: Alison Krauss + Union Station
CD: New Favorite

Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House; ISBN 0-394-90075-8

Song: Meteors/The Perseid
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Summersongs

The Spider Who Created the World
Author: Amy MacDonald
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-09505-3

Bed: Mozart’s Adagio from Sonata in F-Major K. 332
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’Night Wolfgang

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