Tell Us A Tale Tunes

3 July 2011

We celebrate the Fourth of July with some traditional tales and tunes from these fifty, nifty United States (and fourteen original colonies…).

Theme: American Tunes

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Yankee Doodle, Old Threshers Drum and Fife Band, Art of Field Recording Vol. 1 (Instrumental and Dance CD), Dust to Digital

When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Various, American Songs of Revolutionary Times…, Delta

Dixie, Various, American Songs of Revolutionary Times…, Delta

Lorena, John Hartford and His Genius Pickers, Live at the Prism Coffeehouse February 9, 1996

Freedom Road, Josh White, That’s Why We’re Marching, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

When The Yanks Go Marching In, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry, That’s Why We’re Marching, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Yankee Doodle, Suzy Roche, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

Swannee River Rock, Ray Charles, Celebration of America, Music For Little People

Ol’ Man River, Paul Robeson, Celebration of America, Music For Little People

Shenandoah, Dan Zanes, Sea Music, Festival Five Records

Yankee Doodle Dandy, James Cagney, Celebration of America, Music For Little People

This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie, This Land is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton, A Child’s Celebration of Dance Music, Music For Little People

The Ballad of Davy Crockett, Fess Parker, The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, Disney

White House Blues, Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys, Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways, Smithsonian Folksways Recordings

Rebel Girl, Hazel Dickens, Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways, Smithsonian Folksways Recordings

Orange Blossom Special, The Stonemans, 20 Bluegrass Originals – Instrumentals (Various), Gusto Records

Old Home Place, J.D. Crowe and the New South, The Old Home Place: Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music , Rounder

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To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 9 July, 2011.

Tales From Around The United States…

The Rainbow Bridge, a Chumash (Native American) tale
Author: Audrey Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Florczak
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-65475-5

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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

The Legend of Slappy Hooper, an American Tall Tale
Author: Aaron Shepard (retold by)
Illustrator: Toni Goffe
Publisher: Scribner’s; ISBN 0-684-19535-6

Song: I Got the Sun in the Morning
Artist: Mary Martin (and cast of Annie Get Your Gun)
CD: A Child’s Celebration of Broadway

Fearless Jack, an Appalachian Jack tale
Author: Paul Brett Johnson (retold by)
Illustrator: Paul Brett Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. Elderberry Books; ISBN 0-689-83296-6

Song: Old Dan Tucker
Artists: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
CD: Guest House

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