Tell Us A Tale Tunes

3 April 2011

Theme: Colors (or should that be Colours?)

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Deep Blue Sea, Sweet Honey in the Rock, I Got Shoes, Music For Little People

Blue Canadian Rockies, Riders in the Sky, Public Cowboy #1: The Music Of Gene Autry, Rounder

Once I Had an Old Gray Mare, Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Old Grey Mule, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Grey Goose, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Johnson’s Old Gray Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Hey Little Red Bird, Dan Zanes, House Party, Festival Five Records

Little Red Riding Hood, Freakwater, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Little Red Caboose, Sweet Honey In the Rock, All For Freedom, Music For Little People

Bein’ Green, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Green Sally, Up, Jessie Pratcher, Mattie Gardner & Mary Gardner, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

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

Green Leaf, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Little White Duck, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Purple Elephant, Rick Scott, Making Faces, Jest


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

Week of 3 April 2011 – Trekking Round The Globe In Search Of Tales…

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

Anansi and the Talking Melon, an African Trickster tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41104-4

Song: My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Look There Is A Turtle Flying, a Polish legend
Author: Janina Domanska (retold by)
Illustrator: Janina Domanska
Publisher: MacMillan; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: Margot Leverett, The Art of Klezmer Clarinet

Matreshka, a Baba Yaga tale
Author: Becky Hickox Ayres (retold by)
Illustrator: Alexi Natchev
Publisher: Doubleday Book for Young Readers; ISBN 0-385-30657-1

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

Bearhead, a Russian Folktale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Charles Mikolaycak
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40902-3

Song: The Happy Wanderer
Artist: Bill Staines
CD: The Happy Wanderer

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