Tell Us A Tale Tunes

4 December 2011

Theme: Silliness…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Ain’t Got No Home, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, New Orleans Playground, Putumayo

The Hot Canary, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

I Got Ants in My Pants, James Brown, Songs for the Car, Universal

Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Richard, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Polly Wolly Doodle, Leon Redbone, Folk Playground, Putumayo Kids

Me and My Arrow, Harry Nilsson, A Child’s Celebration of Song 2, Music For Little People

Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun), Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton, Future Idols, Universal

Rappin’ Backwards, Nickeltown (Apr 2003)

Dinosaurus, Nickeltown LIVE on Tell Us A Tale April, 2003

Furry Happy Monsters, REM, Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music, Koch Records

Nella Vecchia Fattoria, Quartetto Cetra, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

Let’s All Sing A Yodeling Song, Riders in the Sky, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Hey You, Get Off of My Cow (Bonus Track), Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

You Only Love Me For My Lunchbox, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No, Yellow Dog Records

Pico de Gallo, Trout Fishing in America, Big Trouble, Trout Records


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 17 December, 2011.

Stephanie’s Ponytail
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press; ISBN 1-550-37485-0

Song: I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
CD: Walt Disney’s Jungle Book

Cinderella’s Rat
Author: Susan Meddaugh
Illustrator: Susan Meddaugh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-86833-5

Song: I’ve Got a Dog and My Dog’s Name is Cat
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey
Author: Aesop
Illustrator: Eugen Sopko
Publisher: North-South Books; ISBN 0-030-05733-7

Song: A Funny Man
Artist: Donovan
CD: Pied Piper

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

Strega Nona’s Magic Lessons
Author: Tomie De Paola
Illustrator: Tomie De Paola
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-81785-9

Song: One Day My Best Friend Barbara Turned Into a Frog
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

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