Tell Us A Tale Tunes

28 April 2013

Tony Trischka Territory

Theme: Tony Trischka LIVE and Happy (Early) Birthday Pete Seeger

Banjo legend Tony Trischka stopped by with his band for live tunes, and we also celebrated Pete Seeger’s 93rd birthday a little early (was born May 3, 1920).

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Abiyoyo, Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Sam the Whaler, Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Foolish Frog, Pete Seeger, Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday,11 May, 2013.

Silly Tales…

Oyez! Oyez! The Story of the Three Sillies, an English folktale
Author: Sheila Front (adapted by)
Illustrator: Charles Front
Publisher: Addison-Wesley; ISBN 0-201-09188-7

Song: Papa’s on the Housetop
Artists: Tim and Mollie O’Brien

The Man Who Kept House, a Norwegian tale
Author: Kathleen and Michael Hague (retold by)
Illustrator: Michael Hague
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-51698-0

Song: Respect
Artist: Aretha Franklin

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 Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches, a talmudic legend
Author: Marilyn Hirsh (retold by)
Illustrator: Marilyn Hirsh
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40270-3

Song: Our Next-Door Neighbor, The Moon
Artist: Tom Chapin
CD: In My Hometown

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