Tell Us A Tale Tunes

29 January 2012

Theme: Name Game

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Name Game, Shirley Ellis, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

My Name is Hiram Lipshlitz, Barry Louis Polisar, Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls, Rainbow Morning Music

Thumbellina, Danny Kaye, A Child’s Celebration of Song 2, Music For Little People

Cushie Butterfield, Sting, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Clementine, Riders in the Sky,  Saddle Pals, Rounder

Pecos Bill, Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Barefoot Nellie, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

Jenny Jenkins, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Cindy, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Charlie Brown, The Coasters, A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

Railroad Bill, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, Music For Little People

Fooba Wooba John, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Godfrey, Robbie Fulks, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Nasty Dan, Johnny Cash & Oscar the Grouch, Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music, Koch Records

Bucky the Bucking Bronco, Gene Autry, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

Chloe, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Oh Mary Mac – This A Way Valerie – Little Sally Walker, Cultural Heritage Choir, Eric Bibb & Taj Mahal, That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of, Music For Little Kids

Jenny The Bubble Gum Queen, Rosenshantz, That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of, Music For Little Kids

Liza Jane, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 4 February, 2012.

Trekking the Globe…

The Funny Little Woman, a Japanese legend
Author: Arlene Mosel (retold by)
Illustrator: Blair Lent
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-30265-4

Musical Bed: Shakuhachi Flute
Artist: Kohachiro Miyata

Song: Ha, Ha, This A-Way
Artist: Lead Belly
CD: Lead Belly Sings For Children

Three Sacks of Truth, a French Tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Rayevsky
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40921-X

Song: Honesty is the Best Policy
Artists: Smothers Brothers

The Mysterious Giant of Barletta: an Italian Folktale
Author: Tomie DePaola (Retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie De Paola
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-30776-1

Song: Bella Notte (Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp)

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

Elephant’s Wrestling Match, an African tale from Cameroon
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-67366-0

Song: The Elephant
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

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