Tell Us A Tale Tunes

3 November 2013

Theme: Woodland Critters

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Frog Went A-Courtin’, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records
Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc
The Fox, Spider John Koerner, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House
Rabbit Chase, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Ole Slewfoot, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Fred Boyce LIVE at the Prism, November 2001
The Three Bears, Gary Rosen, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids
The Bare Necessities, Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book, Walt Disney Records
The Ugly Duckling, Danny Kaye, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People
The Little White Duck, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia
The Cuckoo, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt & Gerald Soriano LIVE at the Prism, 2004
Melinda the Mousie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve
All God’s Critters, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs
Animal Alphabet Song, Alan Mills, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 9 November, 2013.

The Frog Prince, a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Edith Tarcov (retold by)
Illustrator: James Marshall
Publisher: Four Winds Press/Scholastic; ISBN 0-785-71145-7 (Scholastic)

Song: Froggy Went A-Courtin (trad.)
Artist & CD: Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers

Jorinda and Joringel
Author: Brothers Grimm
Illustrator: Bernadette
Publisher: World Publishing Co.; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: J.S. Bach’s Aria for Goldberg Variations BWV988
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

Song: The Spirit of Love
Artist: Molly Andrews
CD: Blue Morning Glory

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 Story of Jumping Mouse, a Native American legend
Author: John Steptoe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Steptoe
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-01902-1

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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