Tell Us A Tale Tunes

4 April 2010

Theme: Down on the Farm…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Little Red Rooster, Joe Ayers, Tuckahoe Music

Cluck Ol’ Hen, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Traditional Crossroads

Chicken Rhythm, Slim Gaillard, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five, Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake, Verve

The Old Hen, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Pig in the Parlor, Pete Seeger, American Folk, Game and Activity Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Three Foolish Piglets, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Pig in a Pen, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Fred Boyce, Live on Tell Us A Tale

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Did You Feed My Cow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Horse and Buggy, Sweet Honey In the Rock, All For Freedom, Music For Little People

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma), Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones and Charlotte Greenwood, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Did You Go to the Barney, Mike and Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Barnyard Dance, Kim and Jimbo Cary, Animal Friends, Green Hills Music

Old MacDonald, Rufus Thomas, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

A Horse Named Bill, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Tell Us A Tale Story Segments: Simple & Sometimes Funny Tales… (Week of 4 April 2010)

Something From Nothing, an old Yiddish Tale
Author: Phoebe Gilman (Retold by)
Illustrator: Phoebe Gilman
Publisher: Scholastic; ISBN 0-590-47280-1

Song: Coat of Many Colors
Artist: Maria Muldaur
CD: On the Sunny Side

Horton Hatches the Egg
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House; ISBN 0-394-90077-4

Song: Elephant Traffic Jam
Artist: Gunnar Madsen
CD: Old Mr. Mackle Hackle

Mule Eggs
Author: Cynthia DeFelice
Illustrator: Mike Shenon
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-06843-9

Song: Old Grey Mule
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

Things Could Be Worse, an old Yiddish tale
Storyteller: Peter Jones (adapted by)
Actress: Jen Hoffman

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

MP3 Downloads
Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie DePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I’m a Little Cookie (Mail Myself to You)
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Jack and the Beanstalk
Author: John Howe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9

Song: Hey Jack, What’s in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle Song
Artist: Burl Ives

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artist: Sugar Beats

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