Tell Us A Tale Tunes

29 May 2011

What with it being Memorial Day weekend, when there are lots of great backyard parties and picnics in between all the tributes to our fallen soldiers, thought it was time for some music celebrating the various food and beverages we might see…

Theme: Fixins…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Shortnin’ Bread, Selloane with Famoro Dioubate, Jazz Playground, Putumayo Kids Present

Cornbread Nation, Tim O’Brien, Cornbread Nation, Sugarhill

Beans and Cornbread, Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Baked Beans, Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Potato Chips, Slim Gaillard and His Baker’s Dozen, Jazz For Kids, Verve

Sweet Potato, Bill Staines, The Happy Wanderer, Red House Records

Ice Cream Man, John McCutcheon, Sumersongs, Rounder

Ice Cream, Asheba, Picnic Playground, Putumayo Kids Presents

Shoo Fly Pie, Johnny Bregar, Picnic Playground, Putumayo Kids Presents

Watermelon, John McCutcheon, Family Garden, Rounder

Green Corn, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Hot Corn, Cold Corn, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana, Barry Louis Polisar, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Rainbow Morning Music

Yes! We Have No Bananas, Louis Prima, Jazz For Kids, Verve

Cheese, Peas, Pickels & Bananas, Nora O’Connor & Steve Frisbie, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Mayonnaise and Pumpernickel Bread, Gunnar Madsen, Ants In My Pants, G-Spot Records

Also played due to air studio computer issues

Arkansas Traveler, 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, 4 June, 2011.

Trekking Through Europe…

Strega Nona: an old tale
Author: Tomie dePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Simon and Schuster; ISBN 0-671-66283-X

Musical Bed: Bela Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: On Top of Spaghetti
Artist: Jane Baxter Miller
CD: The Bottle Let Me Down

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)

Rapunzel, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Paul O. Zelinsky (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky
Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books; ISBN 0-525-44265-0

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Seven At One Blow, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Jay Williams (retold by)
Illustrator: Jay Williams
Publisher: Parents’ Magazine Press; ISBN 0-819-30565-0

Bed: Largo from Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major
Artist: John Bullard
CD: Bach on the Banjo

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